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Classical Classroom

Classical Classroom, Episode 35: Percussionist Craig Hauschildt gets fresh with Golijov’s “Ayre”

Osvaldo Golijov's "Ayre" – an amazing exercise in contrasts – is unlike any other piece you've ever heard on Classical Classroom. In fact, is it classical music?? Percussionist Craig Hauschildt (who works for a group called Da Camera that brings tons of classical music to Houston) answers that question, plus, we both try and fail at pronouncing a lot of words.


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Audio production by Todd “Trouble” Hulslander, with snacking and oversight by Dacia Clay.

Music used in this episode:

– Ayre (2004) by Osvaldo Noé Golijov

Folk Songs by Luciano Berio

– “Debaser”, from the album Doolittle, by the Pixies

For more about Da Camera of Houston, visit