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Archive for the ' Romantic' Category

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 74: Modest Mussorgsky and the Persian Dances

Sunday, May 5th, 2019 Romantic, Russian | Comments

We're in Russia again! And we're keeping it just among friends, this time looking at Borodin's good fried Mussorgsky!



Episode 73: Alexander Borodin and the Prince Igor Overture

Sunday, April 21st, 2019 Romantic, Overture, Russian, Science, STEAM | Comments

Borodin was a scientist, but he had a fondness and knack for music. One of his many gifts to the world was the opera Prince Igor. Is it E-gor or I-gor? Let us know if we said it wrong! 



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:


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 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: 






Episode 61: Smetana and Vysehrad

Sunday, November 4th, 2018 Romantic | Comments

Look! Up there! It's a castle! Oh, you can't see it? Don't worry, Smetana will describe it to you in song form in this week's episode!


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.


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!


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!