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Archive for the 'Piano' Category

Episode 95: Manuel de Falla and Nights in the Gardens of Spain

Sunday, March 8th, 2020 Impressionist, Spanish, Piano | Comments

We hope you've had a nice siesta, because now it's time to awaken and take a night tour of the Gardens of Spain! Join us and our musical guide de Falla this week on the CoffeeHouse! Like and share with a friend!


Episode 87: Ferruccio Busoni and Fantasia Nach J.S. Bach

Sunday, November 17th, 2019 Romantic, Piano, Baroque | Comments

We're just in love the Baroque era, there's something so Romantic about it! 


Episode 85: Franz Schubert and the Impromptu in Gb Major

Sunday, October 20th, 2019 classical, Romantic, Piano | Comments

"I like playing in F major, but I like singing in F#!" ~Tim Minchin

Appropriate this week as our piece is in Gb! Schubert's lovely, if challenging, music had a lasting impact! 


Episode 84: Sir Edward Elgar and the Imperial March

Sunday, October 6th, 2019 Romantic, March, Turn of the Century, Piano, English | Comments

A lack of good native composers had been the phantom menace to the English people until Sir Edward Elgar came on the scene! He brought about the return of "good" English music and provided a new hope for the composers who came after him! Be sure to subscribe and share with a friend!


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! 



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! 



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!


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!


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!



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: