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Episode 71: Bach & Son Part II: The Solo Flutes of the Bachs

Sunday, March 24th, 2019 classical, Baroque, German | Comments

Welcome back to the Bachs! This week we're diving right into some unique works for solo flutes written by JS and CPE!

Music:

https://imslp.org/wiki/Partita_in_A_minor%2C_BWV_1013_(Bach%2C_Johann_Sebastian)

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https://imslp.org/wiki/Flute_Sonata_in_A_minor%2C_H.562_(Bach%2C_Carl_Philipp_Emanuel)

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Episode 70: Bach & Son, Part I: JS and CPE

Sunday, March 10th, 2019 classical, Baroque, Family, German | Comments

So, you've heard of Johann Sebastian. But have you heard of Carl Phillip Emanuel? You will have after listening to this week's episode looking at just a small branch of the musical Bach family tree!

Music:

https://imslp.org/wiki/Herz_und_Mund_und_Tat_und_Leben%2C_BWV_147_(Bach%2C_Johann_Sebastian)

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https://imslp.org/wiki/Prelude_and_Fugue_in_C_major%2C_BWV_846_(Bach%2C_Johann_Sebastian)

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https://imslp.org/wiki/Flute_Sonata_in_E-flat_major%2C_H.545_(Bach%2C_Carl_Philipp_Emanuel)

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https://imslp.org/wiki/Symphony_in_B-flat_major%2C_H.658_(Bach%2C_Carl_Philipp_Emanuel)

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Episode 68: The Schumanns Part II: Robert Schumann and 4 Sketches for Pedal Piano

Sunday, February 10th, 2019 Romantic, Schumann, Family, German | Comments

Welcome to Part II of the Schumanns! This week we look at Robert's side of the Schumann story and also learn about the organ! It will be a grand time!

YouTube video about organs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2GFPM-pwB8

Music:

https://imslp.org/wiki/4_Skizzen_f%C3%BCr_den_Pedalfl%C3%BCgel%2C_Op.58_(Schumann%2C_Robert)

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Episode 67: The Schumanns Part I: Clara Schumann and Scherzo No. 2

Sunday, January 27th, 2019 Romantic, Schumann, Piano, German | Comments

Welcome to our next mini-series, this time on the married couple Clara and Robert Schumann! We're kicking it off this episode with a look at Clara's life and beautiful music!

Music:

https://imslp.org/wiki/Scherzo_No.2%2C_Op.14_(Schumann%2C_Clara)

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Episode 49: The Musical Mendelssohns, Part I

Sunday, June 3rd, 2018 Romantic, Family, German | Comments

Who were Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn? Find out here on the CoffeeHouse in Part I of our deep dive into the Mendelssohn lives!

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http://imslp.org/wiki/Piano_Trio_No.1%2C_Op.49_(Mendelssohn%2C_Felix)
http://imslp.org/wiki/Piano_Trio%2C_Op.11_(Hensel%2C_Fanny)
http://imslp.org/wiki/Symphony_No.5,_Op.107_(Mendelssohn,_Felix)
http://imslp.org/wiki/Lieder_ohne_Worte%2C_Op.19b_(Mendelssohn%2C_Felix)

Episode 47: Micheal Preatorius and Lo How a Rose E’er Blooming

Sunday, May 6th, 2018 Baroque, German | Comments

Jump in those time machines, we're going way back to the beginning of the Baroque! Praetorius will serenade us with us with his ancient aesthetic.  

Music: http://imslp.org/wiki/Es_ist_ein_Ros_entsprungen_(Praetorius%2C_Michael)
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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/
https://musopen.org/music/2571-symphony-no-9-in-dm-op-125/

Episode 43: Richard Strauss and Don Juan

Sunday, March 11th, 2018 Romantic, Turn of the Century, Contemporary, German | Comments

Look out! This episode is bursting with music fun in the form of a brand new genre (for the time)- the tone poem! We'll see how Richard Strauss made history with this new form as we go on an adventure with his Don Juan. 

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http://imslp.org/wiki/Don_Juan,_Op.20_(Strauss,_Richard)
http://imslp.org/wiki/Symphonie_fantastique,_H_48_(Berlioz,_Hector)

Episode 42: Mahler and the Symphony No. 1

Sunday, February 25th, 2018 Romantic, symphony, German | Comments

He's the new "it" guy in recent years. This once overlooked and snubbed composer gets the attention he deserves this week as we look into the first movement of his first symphony. 

Music: http://imslp.org/wiki/Symphony_No.1_(Mahler,_Gustav)
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Episode 28: Carl Orff and “O Fortuna” from Carmina Burana

Sunday, August 13th, 2017 Gregorian Chant, Vocal, Contemporary, German | Comments

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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!