Growing Up Musical

November 30, 2003
(was 12.08.2002)

Muddy Waters grew up on a cotton plantation with an insatiable hunger to play music.  He beat on kerosene cans before he finally got a guitar.  Muddy Waters went on to become a legendary bluesman.  In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, why some people grow up musical.  Also, pianist Christopher O’Riley on the passions of young musicians.

  1. Christopher O'Riley on Young People and Classical Music

    Christopher O'Riley chats with Jim Fleming about classical music's image problem among young people and how he makes the music seem cool.

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  2. Jane Hamilton on Piano Lessons

    Novelist Jane Hamilton remembers her old piano teacher and their battles over practicing.

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  3. They Might Be Giants on Kid's Music

    John Linnel and John Flansburgh comprise the alternative rock duo They Might Be Giants. Their first album for children, "No!" is quite different.

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  4. Robert Gordon on Musician Muddy Waters

    Robert Gordon talks with Steve Paulson about Muddy Waters and his music, placing him at the crux of the blues and rock.

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  5. Mona Golabek on Music in Her Family

    Mona Golabek is a concert pianist.  She tells Anne Strainchamps that her grandmother made loving music her parting gift to her daughter.

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