Posted on · Brahms' Opus 118 - plus the first two Intermezzos live! In this episode, Associate Professor Timothy Hester from the University of Houston Moores School of Music, teaches Dacia a bonafide lesson. Don't miss Prof. Hester waxing nostalgic about his childhood love of Steppenwolf.
Posted on · Query: Hi Dacia, I just want to say THANK YOU from Toronto, Canada. I recently found your podcast and absolutely love the sessions! I'm not sure if this is possible but I think it would be really useful to know what piece we'd be learning about next time. That way I can prepare as you do. Looking forward to your sessions! Cheers, T
Posted on · Debussy's piano works! In this episode, Windsync bassoonist, Tracy Jacobson, takes Dacia on her journey to continue musical education as a professional musician. She steps outside of her comfort zone and into Debussy. Come with us to Paris, talk in your museum voice, and have some wine. It'll be awesome!
Posted on · Mendelssohn's "A Midsummer Night's Dream", Suite from Incidental Music! In this episode, Classical 91.7 announcer and producer, and Cheeto the cat's person, Catherine Lu chats with Dacia. Learn about scherzos, nerds, and Dacia's totally plausible theory about Puck's "love potion".
Posted on · In this episode, River Oaks Chamber Orchestra's Artistic Director, founder, and principal oboist, Alecia Lawyer takes Dacia inside the mind of an oboe player. In this strange world, people grow their own (bamboo), enjoy fame alongside Willie Nelson, and live on the edge without all of the annoying parachutes and bungee cords.
Posted on · In this episode, Classical 91.7's Saturday Morning Music host and contra dancer extraordinaire, Amy Bishop takes Dacia on a journey with Smetana, Strauss, and Gershwin to learn about tone poems, invoking a surprising number of mermaids and mimes.
Posted on · In this episode, independent producer, author, documentary filmmaker, Peabody Award-winner (et cetera, et cetera...), Wesley Horner chats with Dacia about Bach's B Minor Mass and bringing classical music to people who hate wearing tuxedos.
Posted on · In this episode, Classical 91.7's Senior Recording Engineer, host of Music from the Movies, and Emmy-nominated composer, Brad Sayles talks to Dacia about his own work and the creative process of a classical music composer.
Posted on · In this episode, Grammy-nominated Producer, Director of Music and Organist at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Houston, and Artistic Director of Grace Song, Inc. Keith Weber teaches Dacia about Camille Saint-Saëns' Organ Symphony.
Posted on · In this episode, Classical 91.7 program director St. John Flynn teaches Dacia all about Richard Strauss' "achingly beautiful" work, Four Last Songs.
Posted on · In this episode, Brett Mitchell (former assistant conductor of the Houston Symphony) teaches Dacia all about John Williams use of leitmotif in the score to the original Star Wars movie.
Posted on · In this episode, Dacia Clay talks with MusicLab intern and Moores School graduate student, Daniel Webbon, about Steve Reich's "Piano Phase" and classical music minimalism.
Posted on · In this episode, Dacia Clay talks with Angela Schmidt about bel canto aria and sleepwalking, wrongly-accused hussies.
Posted on · In this episode, Dacia Clay talks with Chris Johnson about Vivaldi's "Autumn", and rich people having picnics.