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Episode 44: Beethoven and Symphony No. 9, “Choral”

Sunday, March 25th, 2018 classical, Romantic, symphony, Vocal, German | Comments

What a joy it is to be presenting one of the worlds greatest composers of all time: Ludwig van Beethoven and his extraordinary final symphony, the "Choral" Symphony. 

Music: https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/

Episode 40: Johann Hummel and the Rondo in Eb Major

Sunday, January 28th, 2018 classical, Romantic, Piano | Comments

What do you think it would be like to personally know both Mozart and Beethoven? Our composer this week, Johann Hummel, certainly knew! Check out this lesser known rockstar and his Rondo in Eb Major!

Music: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/legalcode

Episode 27: Roger Quilter and Where the Rainbow Ends

Sunday, July 30th, 2017 classical, Turn of the Century, Suite, English | Comments

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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. 

Episode 24: The Bach Family (Father’s Day Special)

Sunday, June 18th, 2017 classical, Baroque, Holiday Special, Family | Comments

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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.

Episode 22: Gershwin and the Second Rhapsody

Sunday, May 21st, 2017 classical, Turn of the Century, Piano, American, Gershwin | Comments

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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!

Episode 21: Copland and the Red Pony Suite

Sunday, May 7th, 2017 classical, Contemporary, American | Comments

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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!

Episode 17: Soler and the Fandango in D Minor

Sunday, March 12th, 2017 guitar, classical, Spanish | Comments

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We'll go on a whirlwind trip to Spain and dance our way out of the Baroque era and into the Classical!

Episode 5: Beethoven and Symphony #7, Mvt. III

Monday, September 26th, 2016 classical, Romantic, symphony | Comments

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Let's take a look at Beethoven's fantastic life and works by analyzing his Symphony #7, mvt. III, a scherzo-trio movement!

Episode 4: Ottorino Respighi and Church Windows, Mvt. II: St. Michael Archangel

Sunday, September 11th, 2016 classical, Respighi, Church Windows, Gregorian Chant, Romantic | Comments

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Join us this episode as we discuss Ottorino Respighi's masterpiece, "Church Windows," and the influence that Gregorian Chant had on both his music and the classical repertoire at large! 

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Episode 3: Rodrigo’s Fantasia Para un Gentilhombre, mvt. IV: Canario

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 guitar, Rodrigo, classical | Comments

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