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Archive for the 'German' Category


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.  

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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. 

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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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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. 

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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!

Episode 23: Weill and Symphony No. 2

Sunday, June 4th, 2017 symphony, American, German | Comments

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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!

Episode 7: Brahms and Symphony #3, Mvt I

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016 Romantic, symphony, brahms, German | Comments

Why did it take Brahms so long to write his four symphonies, and why are they so fantastic? Find out in this episode!

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