Classical Classroom

Classical Classroom, Episode 4: Leitmotif In Star Wars – Brett Mitchell

Conductor Brett Mitchell on why Williams’ Star Wars score is so awesome.

In this episode, conductor Brett Mitchell — Assistant Conductor for the Cleveland Orchestra, man of too many accolades to mention, and former Assistant Conductor of the Houston Symphony — talks about John Williams’ use of leitmotif in the score to the original Star Wars movie. Listen, you must.

Audio production by Todd “Tatooine” Hulslander, with use of the Force by Dacia Clay.

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Dacia Clay

Dacia Clay

Host/Producer, Classical Classroom; Web Editor, Arts & Culture

Dacia began her career in public radio as the Audio Librarian for Houston Public Media (then KUHF) in 2009. She earned her Master of Library Science degree from the University of North Texas' School of Library and Information Science, where she focused on special collections (thanks to the sage advice...

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