The CoffeeHouse Classical

Caution: Contents may be historical, but they’re still hot! We’re serving the classics!
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
Posted in DefaultTag by coffeehouseclassical at 8:45 am

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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5
May 2019
Posted in Romantic, Russian by coffeehouseclassical at 8:45 am

We're in Russia again! And we're keeping it just among friends, this time looking at Borodin's good fried Mussorgsky!

 

Music:

https://imslp.org/wiki/Khovanshchina_(Mussorgsky%2C_Modest)

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21
Apr 2019

Borodin was a scientist, but he had a fondness and knack for music. One of his many gifts to the world was the opera Prince Igor. Is it E-gor or I-gor? Let us know if we said it wrong! 

 

Music:

https://imslp.org/wiki/Prince_Igor_(Borodin%2C_Aleksandr)

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7
Apr 2019

Hello, and welcome to the CoffeeHouse! Join us for another friendly chat, this time about the pros and cons of a variety of venues.

Music:

https://imslp.org/wiki/Lyric_Pieces%2C_Op.65_(Grieg%2C_Edvard)

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https://imslp.org/wiki/In_Nature's_Realm%2C_Op.91_(Dvo%C5%99%C3%A1k%2C_Anton%C3%ADn)

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