It’s fair to say that “Do-Re-Mi” is etched into the pop culture mind — you probably knew it before you took your first music class. But the origins of those syllables predate Rodgers and Hammerstein, and aren’t arbitrary sounds. To find out where they came from, we talked to Associate Dean and Professor of Musicology Andrew Dell’Antonio of the University of Texas at Austin’s Butler School of Music. Full story.
James Bennett, II (WQXR) / March 31, 2018