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Archive for the 'Piano' Category


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! 

Music:

Music:

https://imslp.org/wiki/Keyboard_Sonata_in_E_major%2C_K.380_(Scarlatti%2C_Domenico)

https://imslp.org/wiki/Keyboard_Sonata_in_D_minor%2C_K.517_(Scarlatti%2C_Domenico)

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https://imslp.org/wiki/Piano_Concerto_No.5%2C_Op.73_(Beethoven%2C_Ludwig_van)

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Episode 76: Arthur de Greef and the Perpetual Motion Etude

Sunday, June 2nd, 2019 Romantic, Piano | Comments

Arthur de Greef is a little known musical gem. And he'll challenge you to perform with your left hand like never before! 

 

Music:

https://imslp.org/wiki/Nouvelles_%C3%A9tudes_de_concert_(Greef%2C_Arthur_de)

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Episode 75: Erik Satie and the Fantasie Valse

Sunday, May 19th, 2019 Waltz, Impressionist, Satie, Piano, French | Comments

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!

Music:

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

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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 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!

 

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

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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: 

Hindemith: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLsDD1SJbjM

Hovhaness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-gVLMNSV_Y

Glass: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLhFnmaO_fg

Einaudi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRjNiiTVOys

Music: https://imslp.org/wiki/Variations%2C_interlude_et_final_sur_un_th%C3%A8me_de_Rameau_(Dukas%2C_Paul)

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Episode 60: Chopin and Scherzo No. 1

Sunday, October 21st, 2018 Romantic, Piano | Comments

We're off to Poland... and then France! And we'll tell a not-so-funny joke with this week's piece, the Scherzo No. 1 by Chopin.

Music: https://imslp.org/wiki/Scherzo_No.1%2C_Op.20_(Chopin%2C_Fr%C3%A9d%C3%A9ric)

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Episode 57: Edvard Grieg and Jeg Elsker Dig

Sunday, September 9th, 2018 Romantic, Piano | Comments

We always tell you Romanticism doesn't mean romance- but this week we take a look at a song by Grieg that goes against that motto: I Love You!

Music: https://musopen.org/music/755-melodies-of-the-heart-op-5/

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https://imslp.org/wiki/Melodies_of_the_Heart%2C_Op.5_(Grieg%2C_Edvard)

Episode 56: Burgmuller and his Piano Etudes

Sunday, August 26th, 2018 classical, Romantic, Piano | Comments

We all have to start somewhere, right? Join us this week as we learn about how to learn with piano etudes! 

Music: https://imslp.org/wiki/25_%C3%89tudes_faciles_et_progressives%2C_Op.100_(Burgm%C3%BCller%2C_Friedrich)

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https://imslp.org/wiki/IMSLP:Creative_Commons_Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike_4.0

Episode 46: Franz Liszt and Mephisto Waltz No. 1

Sunday, April 22nd, 2018 Romantic, Waltz, Piano | Comments

Roll out the red carpet, we've got a real romantic rock star on the podcast today! 

Music: http://imslp.org/wiki/Mephisto_Waltz_No.1%2C_S.514_(Liszt%2C_Franz)
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