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The CoffeeHouse Classical

Caution: Contents may be historical, but they’re still hot! We’re serving the classics!
10
Sep 2017

Do you know this melody? If not, you will after this episode about one of the great melody composers, Serge Rachmaninoff and his iconic Symphony No. 2!

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27
Aug 2017
Posted in Uncategorized by coffeehouseclassical at 8:45 am

Step right up folks, and be dazzled by the miraculous Rag King himself: Scott Joplin! Tap your toes to his upbeat music, and join us in discussions of the mysterious life of this national treasure!

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13
Aug 2017

You may have been hearing this week's piece from various sources for years, but have you ever heard of its composer, Carl Orff? We're back in Germany yet again to look at the life and times of this dramatic composer and his dramatic works!

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30
Jul 2017

As we reach this midpoint of summer, we might stop to reminisce about childhood joys. This suite of music by Roger Quilter is the perfect backdrop for daydreaming about a childhood summer in the countryside. 

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16
Jul 2017
Posted in Overture, Russian by coffeehouseclassical at 8:45 am

Happy Birthday to us here at the CoffeeHouse Classical Music Podcast! That’s right, it’s been one year since our first episode went live. So, we’re celebrating in style with Shostakovich’s Festive Overture.

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2
Jul 2017

You'll need some good walking shoes this week as we march into the history of John Philip Sousa and his Free Lance March. It's a spectacular display of patriotic spirit to help celebrate the 4th of July weekend.

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18
Jun 2017

A happy Father's Day to all our listeners out there! We have a holiday special of sorts today featuring a bunch of Bachs! You didn't know there was more than one? Well, there are actually more than 70! Listen to this episode for a deeper look into the lives of 4 members of this musical dynasty. 

*EDIT* This piece missed getting in the credits: The Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F, Mvt I. Allegro was performed by Henryk Szeryng, Sir Neville Marriner, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Michala Petri, Heinz Holliger & André Bernard.

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4
Jun 2017
Posted in symphony, American, German by coffeehouseclassical at 5:37 am

We're at it again with a composer who loved the theatre but was equally as comfortable in the concert hall: German composer Kurt Weill. His symphonic masterpiece, the Second Symphony, will illuminate how wonderful this underappreciated composer really is!

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21
May 2017

Put on your dancing shoes and get your jazz hands ready! We're looking at George Gershwin's lesser known, yet still jazzy and fun Second Rhapsody. Get ready for a rip-roaring good time!

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7
May 2017
Posted in classical, Contemporary, American by coffeehouseclassical at 9:55 am

You may know American composer Aaron Copland for his ballets or symphonies, but did you know he was also composed numerous film scores? The Red Pony Suite is taken from the soundtrack to a great Western film of the same name, and if full of Copland-isms!

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