Archive for the 'French' Category

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! 

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

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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!

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

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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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Q: What has a one room apartment with umbrellas, newspapers, pianos, and castles? 

A: French composer, Erik Satie! Learn all about his eccentric life in this week's episode!

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https://imslp.org/wiki/Fantaisie-valse_(Satie%2C_Erik)

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

 

Music: https://imslp.org/wiki/Suite_in_A_minor%2C_RCT_5_(Rameau%2C_Jean-Philippe)

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We have a fantastique episode to share with you this week, filled with cunning plans, plot twists, and demonic dances! 

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http://imslp.org/wiki/Symphonie_fantastique,_H_48_(Berlioz,_Hector)

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Welcome to the CoffeeHouse classical music salon-podcast! We're simply delighted you could join us today. Do relax and enjoy this scrumptious piece from the French music salons of old written by one of the most important composers in modern French history!

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http://imslp.org/wiki/Violin_Sonata_No.1,_Op.13_(Faur%C3%A9,_Gabriel)

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