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Episode 81: Charles Gerard Conn and Crafting the Cornet

Sunday, August 25th, 2019 Turn of the Century, Band, American, Science | Comments

In the modern era, is there really much left to tweak with musical instruments? The cornetist Charles Conn thought there was and made lasting impacts on instrument manufacturing as you'll learn in this week's episode!

Music:

https://imslp.org/wiki/Fatherland_(Hartmann%2C_John)

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https://imslp.org/wiki/Erinnerung_an_Prag%2C_Op.18_(Hoch%2C_Theodore)

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https://imslp.org/wiki/Symphony_No.5_(Mahler%2C_Gustav)

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Episode 80: Bartolomeo Cristofori and A New Keyboard Instrument

Sunday, August 11th, 2019 Piano, Baroque, Science, STEAM | Comments

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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Episode 73: Alexander Borodin and the Prince Igor Overture

Sunday, April 21st, 2019 Romantic, Overture, Russian, Science, STEAM | Comments

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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Episode 55: Strauss, Space, and Also Sprach Zarathustra

Saturday, August 11th, 2018 Romantic, Strauss, Science, STEAM | Comments

We visited Richard Strauss back in episode 43, but we're going on a new adventure with his music this week! Tune in for our most out there episode yet!

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