Instrumentally Speaking!

Sep 24, 2013

The bassoon, is that the one that looks like a clarinet? What puts the double in a double bass, and how come brass instruments are so darn loud? If you’ve found yourself wondering about the ins and outs of instruments, the VPR Classical team has everything you always wanted to know about the instruments of the orchestra with Instrumentally Speaking, a month-long celebration of musical instruments of all shapes, sizes, and sounds!

Listen weekdays at 8:05, 12:05, and 4:05

Our hosts give their favorite facts and musical moments of their instrument of the day. Each week has a different focus –  strings, winds, percussion and beyond!

Fun videos:

Copenhagen flash mob Bolero

No-hands trombones

What's wrong with this fiddling technique?

Alpine trombone

National Anthem oops