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Re-Release Episode 55: Strauss, Space, and Also Sprach Zarathustra

Sunday, July 14th, 2019 DefaultTag | Comments

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

Episode 78: Concert Chat: But What Do I Wear?

Sunday, June 30th, 2019 DefaultTag | Comments

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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Episode 77: Johan Halvorsen and the Passacaglia After Handel

Sunday, June 16th, 2019 DefaultTag | Comments

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! 

Episode 72: Concert Chat: Where to Perform? A comparison of venues

Sunday, April 7th, 2019 DefaultTag | Comments

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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Episode 37: Emmanuel Chabrier and Espana Rhapsody for Orchestra

Sunday, December 17th, 2017 DefaultTag | Comments

Come along with us to an auditory Spanish festival with this French piece! Think we don't know geography? Tell that to the French impressionists.

 Music: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode
http://imslp.org/wiki/Espa%C3%B1a_(Chabrier,_Emmanuel)

Episode 36: Dvorak and String Quartet No 12, Mvt. IV

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017 DefaultTag | Comments

This week on the CoffeeHouse we're taking a look at a real American show stopper in a classic episode. 

Music: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/legalcode
http://imslp.org/wiki/String_Quartet_No.12%2C_Op.96_(Dvo%C5%99%C3%A1k%2C_Anton%C3%ADn)
https://musopen.org/music/4571-slavonic-dances-op-46/
http://imslp.org/wiki/Symphony_No.9,_Op.95_(Dvo%C5%99%C3%A1k,_Anton%C3%ADn)

Episode 35: Gounod and the Funeral March of a Marionette

Sunday, November 19th, 2017 DefaultTag | Comments

Whoever says that classical music is stuffy and uptight obviously doesn't understand satire! Join us as we look at a humerous piece by French composer Charles Gounod that has made its way into pop culture! 

Music: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/legalcode
http://imslp.org/wiki/Marche_fun%C3%A8bre_d%27une_marionnette_(Gounod,_Charles)

Episode 34: Weber and the Clarinet Concertino in E Flat Major

Sunday, November 5th, 2017 DefaultTag | Comments

Meet Carl Maria von Weber. He should have been called "Europe's Next Top Mozart", and he arguably changed the course of music history. Take a listen as we explain his history and dissect his well loved Clarinet Concertino.

Music: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode
https://musopen.org/music/6168-clarinet-concertino-in-e-flat-major-op-26/

Episode 29: Scott Joplin and the Magnetic Rag

Sunday, August 27th, 2017 DefaultTag | Comments

Step right up folks, and be dazzled by the miraculous Rag King himself: Scott Joplin! Tap your toes to his upbeat music, and join us in discussions of the mysterious life of this national treasure!

Music: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/legalcode
https://musopen.org/music/43092-magnetic-rag/
https://musopen.org/music/43164-maple-leaf-rag/
https://musopen.org/music/43166-peacherine-rag/
https://musopen.org/music/33547-heliotrope-bouquet/
https://musopen.org/music/43390-treemonisha/
http://imslp.org/wiki/Piano_Sonata_No.11_in_A_major,_K.331/300i_(Mozart,_Wolfgang_Amadeus)

Episode 18: Clara Schumann and the Scherzo in D Minor

Sunday, March 26th, 2017 DefaultTag, Romantic, brahms, Schumann, Piano | Comments

*This episode is being updated and is temporarily unavailable!*

This week we invite you to fall in love with the German romantic pianist, Clara Schumann. Her works are just as stunning as her husband's as you'll hear in our selected focus piece, the Scherzo in D minor.