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Archive for the 'Baroque' Category

Episode 83: George Freidrich Handel and the Concerto Grosso in A major

Sunday, September 22nd, 2019 Baroque | Comments

A baroque concerto grosso? Sounds like it could be a big mess! But it's we promise it's not broken or gross, it's well Handel-ed in this week's episode!


Episode 82: Carl Freidrich Abel and the Sonata in G major for Viola da Gamba

Sunday, September 8th, 2019 classical, Baroque | Comments

Are you able to play the viola da gamba? Abel was, with great virtuosity! Join us this week to learn about this old baroque instrument and the wonderful music it can produce!


Episode 80: Bartolomeo Cristofori and A New Keyboard Instrument

Sunday, August 11th, 2019 Piano, Baroque, Science, STEAM | Comments

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! 



Episode 79: Antonio Stradivari: The History of a Luthier

Sunday, July 28th, 2019 classical, Contemporary, Baroque | Comments

This week, we're looking at perhaps the most famous instrument maker in history, Antonio Stradivari, maker of the legendary Stradivarius violins that are still sought after today!


Episode 71: Bach & Son Part II: The Solo Flutes of the Bachs

Sunday, March 24th, 2019 classical, Baroque, German | Comments

Welcome back to the Bachs! This week we're diving right into some unique works for solo flutes written by JS and CPE!


Episode 70: Bach & Son, Part I: JS and CPE

Sunday, March 10th, 2019 classical, Baroque, Family, German | Comments

So, you've heard of Johann Sebastian. But have you heard of Carl Phillip Emanuel? You will have after listening to this week's episode looking at just a small branch of the musical Bach family tree!


Episode 69: Soler and the Fandango in D minor

Sunday, February 24th, 2019 classical, Spanish, Baroque | Comments

You can't have a dreary day listening to the sunny piece we're listening to this week! Join us for a discussion of Spanish composer Antonio Soler! 


Episode 63: Rameau and the Gavotte and Six Variations

Sunday, December 2nd, 2018 Piano, Baroque, French | Comments

Music upon music! We're looking at a set of variations again this episode, based on Dukas' muse, Rameau!



Episode 62: Dukas and the Theme, Interlude, and Finale on a Theme of Rameau

Sunday, November 18th, 2018 Romantic, Turn of the Century, Piano, Baroque | Comments

One hit wonder? We think not! Dukas wrote many works filled with magic and wonder! 

If you would like to hear excerpts from the other composers mentioned in this podcast, here are some selected YouTube links: 






Episode 58: Telemann and The Gulliver Suite

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018 Baroque, Suite | Comments

Join us for travels far and wide with a Baroque composition by Telemann inspired by a book!