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Saturday will mark the 183rd birthday of the celebrated German composer and pianist Johannes Brahms. A complicated and utterly self-guarded man, Brahms liked to claim that his music didn't flow from his heart, but the soulful and passionate nature of his compositions tells another tale.
"White Christmas," the holiday classic penned by Irving Berlin and most famously crooned by Bing Crosby, helped to create the very idea of the American holiday we hold dear today. Composer and pianist Rob Kapilow joins Jeffrey Brown to examine the song that became the best-selling single of all time.
Composer Rob Kapilow shared his rendition of "Summertime" with the NewsHour's Jeffrey Brown.
Music composer and commentator Rob Kapilow enthusiastically takes apart the version of "Angels We Have Heard On High" by the a cappella group Pentatonix, on "The Kojo Nnamdi Show" from WAMU 88.5 in Washington, on Dec. 15, 2014.
Composer, conductor and commentator Robert Kapilow identifies what makes several well-known song introductions so great. Kapilow reviewed Symphony No. 5 by Beethoven, Eminem's Sing For The Moment, Handel's Messiah and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles. He says anything that's great art changes our sense of what's possible in the universe.