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Episode 96: Tell Me About Conductors! feat. Jeremy Cuebas (Part 1)

Sunday, March 22nd, 2020 classical, Romantic, interview, Contemporary, Baroque, Concerts | Comments

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/

Music:

Music:

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

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Episode 93: Mini Series- Musical Gadgets: The History of the Humble Metronome

Sunday, February 9th, 2020 classical, Romantic, Contemporary, Science, STEAM | Comments

Welcome to a new mini-series that will introduce you, a music listener, to some tools musicians use behind the scenes! This week we'll be spending our time learning about the rudimentary clock known as the metronome. Be sure to share with a friend! 

Music:

https://imslp.org/wiki/Samson_et_Dalila%2C_Op.47_(Saint-Sa%C3%ABns%2C_Camille)

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https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Minimal_1625/Phase_2_1586

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Episode 92: Max Bruch and Selections from 8 Pieces for Clarinet, Viola, and Piano

Sunday, January 26th, 2020 classical, Romantic, Turn of the Century, clarinet, Contemporary, German | Comments

Welcome to the Modern Era, where you can write music in whatever style you want! Bruch did just that- for his entire life! Be sure to share this episode with a friend!

Music: https://imslp.org/wiki/8_Pieces_for_Clarinet%2C_Viola_and_Piano%2C_Op.83_(Bruch%2C_Max)

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Episode 86: Maurice Ravel and the Daphnis and Chloe Suite No. 2

Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 classical, Romantic, Turn of the Century, Impressionist, Contemporary, Suite, French | Comments

Bonjour! C'est la Chateaux du Cafe! This week we look at Frenchman Maurice Ravel and his whimsical and powerful impressionist masterpiece, Daphnis and Chloe!   

Music:

https://imslp.org/wiki/Daphnis_et_Chlo%C3%A9_Suite_No.2_(Ravel%2C_Maurice)

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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!

Music:

https://imslp.org/wiki/Violin_Sonata_No.9%2C_Op.47_(Beethoven%2C_Ludwig_van)

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https://imslp.org/wiki/Violin_Sonata_in_D_minor%2C_Op.5_No.12_'La_Folia'_(Corelli%2C_Arcangelo)

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Episode 66: Emily Kerski: Guest Interview

Sunday, January 13th, 2019 clarinet, interview, Contemporary, Concerts | Comments

 Welcome to the New Year! Today, we have a very special interview with musician extraordinaire, Emily Kerski! She'll talk to us about attending concerts, discovering new music, and teaching. Links discussed in the episode are listed below:

Episode Resources:

Emily Kerski: http://egkerski.wixsite.com/emilykerski/contact

Thomas Lack: https://www.thomaslack.com/

Benjamin Wallfisch: https://www.benjaminwallfisch.com/

Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDiD8F9ItX0

I Care If You Listen: https://www.icareifyoulisten.com/

Ensemble Dal Niente: http://www.dalniente.com/

Eighth blackbird: https://www.eighthblackbird.org/

International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE): https://www.iceorg.org/

Cacophony Magazine: http://cacophonymag.com/

Modern Reeds: https://www.facebook.com/modernreeds/

Music:

Veiled Entropy used with composer and performer permission.

 

https://imslp.org/wiki/Symphony_No.2%2C_Op.27_(Rachmaninoff%2C_Sergei)

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https://freepd.com/epic.php

 

https://imslp.org/wiki/Clarinet_Duet_2_(Reintjes%2C_Roy)

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Episode 51: Concerts: A Listening Review

Sunday, July 1st, 2018 Romantic, Contemporary, Concerts | Comments

This week's episode is a little different. Instead of our normal historical perspective, we are talking about attending concerts or listening to music in our modern world and how audiences perceive what they hear! We hope you'll humor us in this little experiment. Let us know what you think by emailing or posting on our Facebook page!

Links to the pieces:

Trace: http://zhoutianmusic.com/Works%20-%20Orchestral/trace.html

Piano Concerto No. 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEGOihjqO9w

Pictures at an Exhibition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEGOihjqO9w

 

Music: http://imslp.org/wiki/Piano_Concerto_No.2,_Op.18_(Rachmaninoff,_Sergei)

https://musopen.org/music/4736-pictures-at-an-exhibition/

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Episode 43: Richard Strauss and Don Juan

Sunday, March 11th, 2018 Romantic, Turn of the Century, Contemporary, German | Comments

Look out! This episode is bursting with music fun in the form of a brand new genre (for the time)- the tone poem! We'll see how Richard Strauss made history with this new form as we go on an adventure with his Don Juan. 

Music: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/legalcode
http://imslp.org/wiki/Don_Juan,_Op.20_(Strauss,_Richard)
http://imslp.org/wiki/Symphonie_fantastique,_H_48_(Berlioz,_Hector)

Episode 28: Carl Orff and “O Fortuna” from Carmina Burana

Sunday, August 13th, 2017 Gregorian Chant, Vocal, Contemporary, German | Comments

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You may have been hearing this week's piece from various sources for years, but have you ever heard of its composer, Carl Orff? We're back in Germany yet again to look at the life and times of this dramatic composer and his dramatic works!

Episode 21: Copland and the Red Pony Suite

Sunday, May 7th, 2017 classical, Contemporary, American | Comments

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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!