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Feb 9, 2019

Author of Year of Wonder: Classical Music to Enjoy Every Day

Interview starts at 18:16 and ends at 42:30

“I wanted to demystify the music itself, and I wanted to humanize the people who created it, because I think we often think about classical composers being these dead, white European guys invariably from Germany and Austria somewhere in the 18th century maybe with a frock coat, maybe with a powdered wig, definitely on some kind of pedestal occupying a lofty, elevated  space that has no bearing on real people’s everyday lives. What’s incredibly humbling when you start to get to know these composers is that they’re just human beings like you and me, just trying to survive their lives, to express themselves through this particular art form.”


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Next Week’s Guest

Kelsey Skea, head of the new Amazon Crossing Kids imprint

Music for my podcast is from an original Thelonius Monk composition named "Well, You Needn't." This version is "Ra-Monk" by Eval Manigat on the "Variations in Time: A Jazz Perspective" CD by Public Transit Recording" CD.

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