Classical Classroom, Episode 35: Percussionist Craig Hauschildt gets fresh with Golijov's "Ayre"

Osvaldo Golijov's "Ayre" - an amazing exercise in contrasts - is unlike any other piece you've ever heard on Classical Classroom. In fact, is it classical music?? Percussionist Craig Hauschildt (who works for a group called Da Camera that brings tons of classical music to Houston) answers that question, plus, we both try and fail at pronouncing a lot of words.

Audio production by Todd "Trouble" Hulslander, with snacking and oversight by Dacia Clay.

Music used in this episode:

- Ayre (2004) by Osvaldo Noé Golijov

- Folk Songs by Luciano Berio

- "Debaser", from the album Doolittle, by the Pixies

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Dacia Clay

Curator/Content Producer

Dacia is a native Texan, and has lived in Houston for most of her life. She moved to Olympia, Washington to attend the Evergreen State College...