Classical Classroom

Classical Classroom, Episode 17: History of REEEEMIX!! with Daniel Webbon

Music’s more like it was yesterday than it has ever been before.


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August is Arts Appreciation Month! During August, Houston Public Media Arts and Culture is paying tribute to art forms that have inspired other art forms. We thought this Classical Classroom rerun fit with that theme perfectly, hence the rerunning.

The remix has been alive as long as the Beastie Boys’ “License to Ill”. JK! It’s been around for as long as music. Learn how composers have been inspired by, paid tribute to, given tips of the hat to, and plain ripped off, each other since the very beginning. MusicLab intern, composer, drummer, and snappy dresser, Daniel Webbon tells all.

Audio production by Todd “Sir Toddeus of Toddleton” Hulslander with serving suggestions by Dacia Clay.

Music used in this episode includes:

– Aerosmith and RUN-DMC “Walk This Way” (with an appearance by Missy Elliott)
– Dies Irae: Gregorian Chant from the 13th century
– Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Twelve Variations on “Ah vous dirai-je, Maman”, K. 265/300e
– Gustav Mahler, Symphony No. 1 in D major
– Dmitri Shostakovich, String Quartet No. 8 in C minor (Op. 110)
– George Gershwin and DuBose Heyward, “Bess, You Is My Woman Now” from the opera Porgy and Bess
– Miles Davis and Gil Evans, “Bess, You Is My Woman Now” from the album Porgy and Bess
– Luciano Berio, Sinfonia