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What do you do when your students say your pieces are too difficult? Give them the title of "easy"! This week we'll meet Sor and his deceptively simply etudes! Like, and share with a friend! 

Music:

https://imslp.org/wiki/24_Exercices_tr%C3%A8s_faciles%2C_Op.35_(Sor%2C_Fernando)

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This week, the CoffeeHouse pretends to be English majors as we learn all about the famous Bard himself. But more importantly, we'll look at how Shakespeare left his mark not just on the literature community, but also the music world! Remember to like and share with a friend!

Music:

https://imslp.org/wiki/Othello%2C_Op.93_(Dvo%C5%99%C3%A1k%2C_Anton%C3%ADn)

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https://imslp.org/wiki/Romeo_and_Juliet_(overture-fantasia)_(Tchaikovsky%2C_Pyotr)

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Stories, diseases, music, and history! This episode of the CoffeeHouse has it all! Join us for some vignettes during these trying time with Godowsky's Triakontameron. Like, and share with a friend!

Music: 

https://imslp.org/wiki/Triakontameron_(Godowsky%2C_Leopold)

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It's our 100th episode!!! We are so pleased that you've stuck with us for this long, so we wanted to revisit one of the first composers we ever looked at, Dvorak! Please like, and share with a friend!

Music:

https://imslp.org/wiki/Sonatina%2C_Op.100_(Dvo%C5%99%C3%A1k%2C_Anton%C3%ADn)

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https://imslp.org/wiki/Also_sprach_Zarathustra,_Op.30_(Strauss,_Richard)

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Feeling overwhelmed from the day to day current events? What to escape into a peaceful world of sweet violin tones? We have you covered this week as we look into the life of French composer Jules Massenet and his iconic Meditation from Thais. Remember to like and share with a friend!

Music:

https://imslp.org/wiki/Tha%C3%AFs_(Massenet%2C_Jules)

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This week, we're talking about a marvelous melody-maker who deserves some more credit! It's Georges Bizet, and we'll look at at a lesser known work of his, the Roma Symphony. Remember to like and share with a friend!

Music:

https://imslp.org/wiki/Roma_(Bizet%2C_Georges)

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Keep calm, and (Herbert von) Karajan! We're back with Part 2 of our chat about conductors, with friend of the CoffeeHouse, Jeremy Cuebas. Remember to check out Jeremy's podcast, Podium Time! Like and share with a friend!

Podium Time Podcast: https://podiumtimepod.wordpress.com/

Links discussed in this episode:

Kleiber https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHmkl7GM_es

Berlioz: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AF8mds4VULE

Music:

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

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https://imslp.org/wiki/Symphony_No.5%2C_Op.107_(Mendelssohn%2C_Felix)

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We all make mistakes, but usually they can be edited out! Here's a goof reel of what made us laugh from our recording sessions from the past year! Like, and share with a friend!

Music:

https://imslp.org/wiki/Scheherazade%2C_Op.35_(Rimsky-Korsakov%2C_Nikolay)

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Not just anyone can stand in front of a crowd of people and wave their hands in the air! And we're not just taking about mimes. The skills of a music conductor are unique and are what hold most music together! We're joined by Jeremy Cuebas of the Podium Time Podcast to discuss the history and art of conducting. Be sure to like and share with a friend!

Find Podium Time here: https://podiumtimepod.wordpress.com/

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Music:

https://imslp.org/wiki/Le_bourgeois_gentilhomme%2C_LWV_43_(Lully%2C_Jean-Baptiste)

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We hope you've had a nice siesta, because now it's time to awaken and take a night tour of the Gardens of Spain! Join us and our musical guide de Falla this week on the CoffeeHouse! Like and share with a friend!

Music:

https://imslp.org/wiki/Noches_en_los_Jardines_de_Espa%C3%B1a_(Falla,_Manuel_de)

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