Archive for the 'Turn of the Century' Category

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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Bonjour! C'est la Chateaux du Cafe! This week we look at Frenchman Maurice Ravel and his whimsical and powerful impressionist masterpiece, Daphnis and Chloe!   

Music:

https://imslp.org/wiki/Daphnis_et_Chlo%C3%A9_Suite_No.2_(Ravel%2C_Maurice)

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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!

Music:

https://imslp.org/wiki/Imperial_March%2C_Op.32_(Elgar%2C_Edward)

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In the modern era, is there really much left to tweak with musical instruments? The cornetist Charles Conn thought there was and made lasting impacts on instrument manufacturing as you'll learn in this week's episode!

Music:

https://imslp.org/wiki/Fatherland_(Hartmann%2C_John)

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https://imslp.org/wiki/Erinnerung_an_Prag%2C_Op.18_(Hoch%2C_Theodore)

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https://imslp.org/wiki/Symphony_No.5_(Mahler%2C_Gustav)

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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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Be careful out in those forests this summer! As Edward MacDowell shows us in this week's piece, they can be pretty scary places!

Music: http://imslp.org/wiki/Suite_No.1%2C_Op.42_(MacDowell%2C_Edward)
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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)

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As we reach this midpoint of summer, we might stop to reminisce about childhood joys. This suite of music by Roger Quilter is the perfect backdrop for daydreaming about a childhood summer in the countryside. 

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You'll need some good walking shoes this week as we march into the history of John Philip Sousa! It's a spectacular display of patriotic spirit to help celebrate the 4th of July weekend.

Music: https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/
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https://musopen.org/music/43799-the-gladiator/
https://musopen.org/music/43828-stars-and-stripes-forever/
https://musopen.org/music/43792-the-stars-and-stripes-forever/
https://musopen.org/music/43789-sabre-and-spurs/
http://imslp.org/wiki/El_Capitan_March_(Sousa,_John_Philip)
http://imslp.org/wiki/The_Honored_Dead_(Sousa%2C_John_Philip)

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Put on your dancing shoes and get your jazz hands ready! We're looking at George Gershwin's lesser known, yet still jazzy and fun Second Rhapsody. Get ready for a rip-roaring good time!

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