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What Makes It Great, Bernstein at Celebrity Series of Boston

REVIEW: NPR’s Rob Kapilow’s engaging ‘What Makes It Great? The Songs of Leonard Bernstein’ hit all the right notes

The Sleepless Critic

March 21, 2018

“Part teacher, humorist, and historian, Rob Kapilow proved once again that this engaging series is as fascinating as ever… …After 22 years, Rob Kapilow continues to captivate audiences with his vast musical knowledge, sense of humor, and his careful analysis of what makes music such a rich, fulfilling experience.”

What Makes It Great, Dvorák with the St. Lawrence String Quartet

‘What Makes It Great?’ Rob Kapilow explains Dvorák with the St. Lawrence String Quartet

by David Bratman The Daily Journal

October 14, 2017

“Kapilow speaks quickly and passionately, generating involvement by sheer enthusiasm. He is skilled at involving the audience, asking us questions, having us sing motives or clap rhythms to show how they’re built up and mutated. He tried to keep from getting too complex and would often stop himself and explain differently. He kept going with the serene confidence that comes from sure knowledge and, more importantly, deep understanding of his topic.”