Opus 20 - Classic vs. Classical

Garrett McQueen and Scott Blankenship

Opus 20 - Classic vs. Classical

The phrase “classical music” will always be attached to the works of Beethoven, Brahms and Mozart, but what if that phrase was connected to other “classic” styles and artists? Earlier this year, Garrett visited the Jennings School in St. Paul, Minn., with that exact question, and the students were more than happy to share their ideas. In this opus, Garrett and Scott unpack what a few of those students had to say about what they consider music that’s a “classical” part of their experiences – from works by Brahms and Verdi, all the way to Tupac and Beyonce. In the prelude, Garrett and Scott talk about music that’s classic to their experiences, and they share examples of how the power of “classical” music enriches their lives.

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