Archive for August 2019

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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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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