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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

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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. 

Episode 14: Debussy and Premier Rhapsody

Sunday, January 29th, 2017 DefaultTag | Comments

Join us as we journey once again to France! Debussy is one of the more well known composers, and his Premier Rhapsody is a real delight! 

Music: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/legalcode
https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/
https://musopen.org/music/451/claude-debussy/la-mer/
http://imslp.org/wiki/Premi%C3%A8re_rhapsodie_(Debussy,_Claude)
https://musopen.org/music/42994-prelude-to-the-afternoon-of-a-faun/
https://musopen.org/music/14381-la-mer/
http://imslp.org/wiki/Suite_bergamasque_(Debussy,_Claude)

Episode 12: Franz von Suppe and the Pique Dame Overture

Sunday, January 1st, 2017 DefaultTag | Comments

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

Merry New Year from the Coffee House! Ring in 2017 with a bit more light music from Vienna, this time with a work from the stage. 

On our next episode, we'll be leaving the German-speaking romantic influence for Paris, so be sure to subscribe so you don't miss it!

Episode 1: Mvt. 2 of Tchaikovsky’s 4th Symphony

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016 DefaultTag | Comments

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