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Archive for the 'Turn of the Century' Category


Episode 92: Max Bruch and Selections from 8 Pieces for Clarinet, Viola, and Piano

Sunday, January 26th, 2020 classical, Romantic, Turn of the Century, clarinet, Contemporary, German | Comments

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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Episode 86: Maurice Ravel and the Daphnis and Chloe Suite No. 2

Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 classical, Romantic, Turn of the Century, Impressionist, Contemporary, Suite, French | Comments

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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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!

Music:

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

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Episode 81: Charles Gerard Conn and Crafting the Cornet

Sunday, August 25th, 2019 Turn of the Century, Band, American, Science | Comments

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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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 48: Edward MacDowell and In a Haunted Forest

Sunday, May 20th, 2018 Romantic, Turn of the Century, American | Comments

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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Episode 43: Richard Strauss and Don Juan

Sunday, March 11th, 2018 Romantic, Turn of the Century, Contemporary, German | Comments

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 27: Roger Quilter and Where the Rainbow Ends

Sunday, July 30th, 2017 classical, Turn of the Century, Suite, English | Comments

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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. 

Episode 25: The Marches of Sousa (4th of July Holiday Special)

Sunday, July 2nd, 2017 March, Turn of the Century, Band, American, Holiday Special | Comments

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)

Episode 22: Gershwin and the Second Rhapsody

Sunday, May 21st, 2017 classical, Turn of the Century, Piano, American, Gershwin | Comments

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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!