The Sound of 13

Series produced by KVNO

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Host Garrett McQueen opens an historical and contemporary conversation of race in a 13-week classical music series with the 13th amendment as the guide.

If you’re looking for a classical music program that addresses the racial injustice in our society through the lens of classical music, look no further. In “The Sound of 13,” host Garrett McQueen opens an historical and contemporary conversation of race with classical music and the 13th amendment as the guide.
Garrett is a professional bassoonist who has performed with symphonies and in venues across the country. He is also an accomplished instructor and has performed in multiple Broadway Musicals and television series. Garrett is a strong advocate for the diversification of classical music and the advancement of Black musicians in the field.


13 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First

  • Added: Feb 03, 2021
  • Length: 56:58
  • Purchases: 6

  • Added: Feb 03, 2021
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 5

  • Added: Feb 03, 2021
  • Length: 56:59
  • Purchases: 5
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Paul Freeman the musician, conductor, and recording artist

Bought by WXXI Rochester, Louisville Public Media, and Texas Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 03, 2021
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Seven Last Words of the Unarmed

Bought by Classic107.3, WXXI Rochester, Louisville Public Media, and Texas Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 03, 2021
  • Length: 56:59
  • Purchases: 4
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Ballet music of William Grant Still

Bought by Classic107.3, WXXI Rochester, Louisville Public Media, and Texas Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 03, 2021
  • Length: 56:59
  • Purchases: 4
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Henry Thacker Burleigh in America's Reconstruction Era

Bought by Classic107.3, WXXI Rochester, Louisville Public Media, and Texas Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 03, 2021
  • Length: 56:59
  • Purchases: 4

  • Added: Jan 28, 2021
  • Length: 57:01
  • Purchases: 5

  • Added: Jan 28, 2021
  • Length: 56:59
  • Purchases: 6

  • Added: Jan 20, 2021
  • Length: 56:59
  • Purchases: 5

  • Added: Jan 20, 2021
  • Length: 56:59
  • Purchases: 6
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An Englishman's connection to American slavery.

Bought by WUAL, Louisville Public Media, WXXI Rochester, Vermont Public Radio, Classic107.3 and more


  • Added: Jan 20, 2021
  • Length: 56:59
  • Purchases: 6
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Dvorak falls in love with "Negro melodies" on his trip to America.

Bought by WXXI Rochester, KBBI Alaska, Louisville Public Media, Vermont Public Radio, Classic107.3 and more


  • Added: Jan 20, 2021
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 6