The CoffeeHouse Classical

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22
Sep 2019

A baroque concerto grosso? Sounds like it could be a big mess! But it's we promise it's not broken or gross, it's well Handel-ed in this week's episode!

Music: 

https://imslp.org/wiki/Concerto_Grosso_in_A_major%2C_HWV_329_(Handel%2C_George_Frideric)

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8
Sep 2019

Are you able to play the viola da gamba? Abel was, with great virtuosity! Join us this week to learn about this old baroque instrument and the wonderful music it can produce!

Music:

https://imslp.org/wiki/Viola_da_Gamba_Sonata_in_G_major%2C_WK_155_(Abel%2C_Carl_Friedrich)

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25
Aug 2019
11
Aug 2019

Can you guess what instrument we're talking about this week? Hint: it's probably the most popular and influential instrument in the world, and it didn't even come on the scene until the late Baroque era when Cristofori invented it! 

Music:

Music:

https://imslp.org/wiki/Keyboard_Sonata_in_E_major%2C_K.380_(Scarlatti%2C_Domenico)

https://imslp.org/wiki/Keyboard_Sonata_in_D_minor%2C_K.517_(Scarlatti%2C_Domenico)

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https://imslp.org/wiki/Piano_Concerto_No.5%2C_Op.73_(Beethoven%2C_Ludwig_van)

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28
Jul 2019
14
Jul 2019

Due to some work travels, we didn't get out a new episode this week. However, the 50th anniversary of the moon landing is soon to be here on July 20th, so we thought we'd re-share our memorable moon landing history from last summer. We hope you enjoy, and we'll be back with a new episode in 2 weeks! 

Music: https://imslp.org/wiki/Also_sprach_Zarathustra,_Op.30_(Strauss,_Richard)

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NASA Audio: https://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/diypodcast/re-audio-index-diy.html


30
Jun 2019
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A musician can wear whatever color they want to the concert, as long as it's black. Join us as we chat about concert dress and what musicians really think about dress cloths.

Music:

https://imslp.org/wiki/The_Planets%2C_Op.32_(Holst%2C_Gustav)

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https://imslp.org/wiki/Membra_Jesu_Nostri%2C_BuxWV_75_(Buxtehude%2C_Dietrich)

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16
Jun 2019
Posted in DefaultTag by coffeehouseclassical at 8:45 am

If it is Baroque, maybe you should fix it! That's what Norwegian composer Halvorsen tried to do, at least! Find out more in this week's episode, and be sure to share with a friend! 


2
Jun 2019
Posted in Romantic, Piano by coffeehouseclassical at 8:45 am

Arthur de Greef is a little known musical gem. And he'll challenge you to perform with your left hand like never before! 

 

Music:

https://imslp.org/wiki/Nouvelles_%C3%A9tudes_de_concert_(Greef%2C_Arthur_de)

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19
May 2019
Posted in Waltz, Impressionist, Satie, Piano, French by coffeehouseclassical at 8:45 am

Q: What has a one room apartment with umbrellas, newspapers, pianos, and castles? 

A: French composer, Erik Satie! Learn all about his eccentric life in this week's episode!

Music:

https://imslp.org/wiki/Fantaisie-valse_(Satie%2C_Erik)

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