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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 90: King Ludwig II of Bavaria: Patron of the Arts

Sunday, December 29th, 2019 classical, Romantic, Wagner, German | Comments

Once upon a time there lived a king deep in the heart of the Bavarian forests. He loved music and stories and wanted to make a difference in world. Like so many who try to do the impossible, he was thought to be insane! Learn about King Ludwig II in this week's edition of the CoffeeHouse!

Music:

https://imslp.org/wiki/Der_fliegende_Holl%C3%A4nder%2C_WWV_63_(Wagner%2C_Richard)

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https://imslp.org/wiki/Die_Walk%C3%BCre%2C_WWV_86B_(Wagner%2C_Richard)

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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!

Music:

https://imslp.org/wiki/Partita_in_A_minor%2C_BWV_1013_(Bach%2C_Johann_Sebastian)

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https://imslp.org/wiki/Flute_Sonata_in_A_minor%2C_H.562_(Bach%2C_Carl_Philipp_Emanuel)

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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!

Music:

https://imslp.org/wiki/Herz_und_Mund_und_Tat_und_Leben%2C_BWV_147_(Bach%2C_Johann_Sebastian)

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https://imslp.org/wiki/Prelude_and_Fugue_in_C_major%2C_BWV_846_(Bach%2C_Johann_Sebastian)

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https://imslp.org/wiki/Flute_Sonata_in_E-flat_major%2C_H.545_(Bach%2C_Carl_Philipp_Emanuel)

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https://imslp.org/wiki/Symphony_in_B-flat_major%2C_H.658_(Bach%2C_Carl_Philipp_Emanuel)

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Episode 68: The Schumanns Part II: Robert Schumann and 4 Sketches for Pedal Piano

Sunday, February 10th, 2019 Romantic, Schumann, Family, German | Comments

Welcome to Part II of the Schumanns! This week we look at Robert's side of the Schumann story and also learn about the organ! It will be a grand time!

YouTube video about organs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2GFPM-pwB8

Music:

https://imslp.org/wiki/4_Skizzen_f%C3%BCr_den_Pedalfl%C3%BCgel%2C_Op.58_(Schumann%2C_Robert)

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Episode 67: The Schumanns Part I: Clara Schumann and Scherzo No. 2

Sunday, January 27th, 2019 Romantic, Schumann, Piano, German | Comments

Welcome to our next mini-series, this time on the married couple Clara and Robert Schumann! We're kicking it off this episode with a look at Clara's life and beautiful music!

Music:

https://imslp.org/wiki/Scherzo_No.2%2C_Op.14_(Schumann%2C_Clara)

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Episode 49: The Musical Mendelssohns, Part I

Sunday, June 3rd, 2018 Romantic, Family, German | Comments

Who were Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn? Find out here on the CoffeeHouse in Part I of our deep dive into the Mendelssohn lives!

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http://imslp.org/wiki/Piano_Trio_No.1%2C_Op.49_(Mendelssohn%2C_Felix)
http://imslp.org/wiki/Piano_Trio%2C_Op.11_(Hensel%2C_Fanny)
http://imslp.org/wiki/Symphony_No.5,_Op.107_(Mendelssohn,_Felix)
http://imslp.org/wiki/Lieder_ohne_Worte%2C_Op.19b_(Mendelssohn%2C_Felix)

Episode 47: Micheal Preatorius and Lo How a Rose E’er Blooming

Sunday, May 6th, 2018 Baroque, German | Comments

Jump in those time machines, we're going way back to the beginning of the Baroque! Praetorius will serenade us with us with his ancient aesthetic.  

Music: http://imslp.org/wiki/Es_ist_ein_Ros_entsprungen_(Praetorius%2C_Michael)
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Episode 44: Beethoven and Symphony No. 9, “Choral”

Sunday, March 25th, 2018 classical, Romantic, symphony, Vocal, German | Comments

What a joy it is to be presenting one of the worlds greatest composers of all time: Ludwig van Beethoven and his extraordinary final symphony, the "Choral" Symphony. 

Music: https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/
https://musopen.org/music/2571-symphony-no-9-in-dm-op-125/

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. 

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http://imslp.org/wiki/Don_Juan,_Op.20_(Strauss,_Richard)
http://imslp.org/wiki/Symphonie_fantastique,_H_48_(Berlioz,_Hector)