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Music has the ability to speak to us with a depth that can far surpass words, especially in uncertain times like today. But have you ever stopped to ask yourself why? Composer Robert Kapilow has the answer.

This hour, Robert Kapilow explains what makes great music great. From "Appalachin Spring" to "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," Kapilow dissects note-by-note what makes a piece of music powerful.

For classical music buffs, Kapilow's analysis adds a new level of appreciation. Those who know nothing about classical music will learn more with one hour of Robert Kapilow than many learn in semester-long classes. This hour, Robert Kapilow explains what makes great music great.

Guests:

Robert Kapilow, Conductor, Composer, pianist and commentator

written 15 commissioned pieces including the first musical setting of a Dr. Seuss work

This program aired on March 22, 2002.

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