Rob Kapilow: Music Traditions And The Holidays

Rob Kapilow: Music Traditions And The Holidays

"What Makes It Great" creator Rob Kapilow joins Kojo to explore how tradition shapes how composers write holiday music, and how we hear it.

In his acclaimed "What Makes It Great" series, conductor and composer Rob Kapilow urges us to listen with new ears to music we've heard before. But during the holidays, it can be difficult to appreciate endless loops of "Feliz Navidad" and "Jingle Bells." Rob and Kojo take the plunge into holiday songs and find out how tradition shapes both how composers write music and how we hear it.

Guests

Robert Kapilow

Composer, conductor, commentator. Author, "What Makes it Great: Short Masterpieces, Great Composers (Wiley, 2011)

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