The CoffeeHouse Classical
Episode 43: Richard Strauss and Don Juan

Episode 43: Richard Strauss and Don Juan

March 11, 2018

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 42: Mahler and the Symphony No. 1

Episode 42: Mahler and the Symphony No. 1

February 25, 2018

He's the new "it" guy in recent years. This once overlooked and snubbed composer gets the attention he deserves this week as we look into the first movement of his first symphony. 

Music: http://imslp.org/wiki/Symphony_No.1_(Mahler,_Gustav)
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/legalcode

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

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

August 13, 2017

*This episode is being updated and is temporarily unavailable!*

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 23: Weill and Symphony No. 2

Episode 23: Weill and Symphony No. 2

June 4, 2017

*This episode is being updated and is temporarily unavailable!*

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!

Episode 7: Brahms and Symphony #3, Mvt I

Episode 7: Brahms and Symphony #3, Mvt I

October 23, 2016

Why did it take Brahms so long to write his four symphonies, and why are they so fantastic? Find out in this episode!

Music: http://imslp.org/wiki/IMSLP:Creative_Commons_Attribution_3.0 http://imslp.org/wiki/IMSLP:Creative_Commons_Attribution_Non-commercial_Share_Alike_3.0 http://imslp.org/wiki/IMSLP:Creative_Commons_Attribution_Non-commercial_No_Derivatives_3.0 http://imslp.org/wiki/IMSLP:Creative_Commons_Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs_4.0
http://imslp.org/wiki/Symphony_No.3,_Op.90_(Brahms,_Johannes)
http://imslp.org/wiki/21_Hungarian_Dances_(Piano),_WoO_1_(Brahms,_Johannes)
http://imslp.org/wiki/Symphony_No.1%2C_Op.68_(Brahms%2C_Johannes)
http://imslp.org/wiki/Clarinet_Sonata_No.1%2C_Op.120_No.1_(Brahms%2C_Johannes)

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