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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!

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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!

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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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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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Be careful out in those forests this summer! As Edward MacDowell shows us in this week's piece, they can be pretty scary places!

Music: http://imslp.org/wiki/Suite_No.1%2C_Op.42_(MacDowell%2C_Edward)
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You'll need some good walking shoes this week as we march into the history of John Philip Sousa! It's a spectacular display of patriotic spirit to help celebrate the 4th of July weekend.

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https://musopen.org/music/43799-the-gladiator/
https://musopen.org/music/43828-stars-and-stripes-forever/
https://musopen.org/music/43792-the-stars-and-stripes-forever/
https://musopen.org/music/43789-sabre-and-spurs/
http://imslp.org/wiki/El_Capitan_March_(Sousa,_John_Philip)
http://imslp.org/wiki/The_Honored_Dead_(Sousa%2C_John_Philip)

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We're at it again with a composer who loved the theatre but was equally as comfortable in the concert hall: German composer Kurt Weill. His symphonic masterpiece, the Second Symphony, will illuminate how wonderful this underappreciated composer really is!

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Put on your dancing shoes and get your jazz hands ready! We're looking at George Gershwin's lesser known, yet still jazzy and fun Second Rhapsody. Get ready for a rip-roaring good time!

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You may know American composer Aaron Copland for his ballets or symphonies, but did you know he was also composed numerous film scores? The Red Pony Suite is taken from the soundtrack to a great Western film of the same name, and if full of Copland-isms!

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