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A weekly discussion about the ever-changing world of classical music. Hosts: Tiffany Lu, Kensho Watanabe, and William White. Contact us at classicalgabfest@gmail.com. New listener tip: start with the most recent episode! :)
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42: Podium Time

42: Podium Time

2021-06-1754:21

This week, we start out with a rousing round of Listening Limbo and then we proudly present Kensho’s interview on the Podium Time podcast with host Jeremy D. Cuebas.PODIUM TIMEKensho’s EpisodePT on Apple PodcastsCLASSICAL MIXTAPEThe full playlistTHINK YOU CAN STUMP US? GO AHEAD AND TRY!Google Form for “Name that Tune: Stump the Hosts Edition” You can reach us at classicalgabfest@gmail.com and on social media:FacebookTwitterInstagram
41: Non-Idiomatic

41: Non-Idiomatic

2021-06-1001:06:25

This week, we start out with a rousing round of Listening Limbo and then we move on to our three topics:SEXUAL MISCONDUCT AT EL SISTEMAWashington Post OpinionAll That Matters is How Good It Sounds (VAN)NEW SIBELIUS OVERTURE DROPSLost Sibelius Work Re-Premiered After 120 YearsThe Premiere PerformanceNON-IDIOMATIC BLACK CHORAL MUSICDr. Marques L.A. Garrett’s ResearchCLASSICAL MIXTAPEThe full playlistMarquesAdolphus Hailstork, NocturneWillSibelius, Karelia OvertureTiffanySibelius, En Saga, Op. 7KenshoStewart Goodyear, CallalooTHINK YOU CAN STUMP US? GO AHEAD AND TRY!Google Form for “Name that Tune: Stump the Hosts Edition” You can reach us at classicalgabfest@gmail.com and on social media:FacebookTwitterInstagram
40: Projects Special!

40: Projects Special!

2021-06-0301:11:03

This week, we start out with a rousing round of Name that Tune AKA Stump the Hosts and then we move on to our three projects:KENSHO’S WORKSHOP OF KEVIN PUTS’ “THE HOURS”https://hub.americanorchestras.org/2020/08/03/philadelphia-orchestra-and-metropolitan-opera-co-commission-the-hours-by-kevin-puts/ TIFFANY’S DISSERTATIONhttps://www.proquest.com/docview/2288107693 WILL PIANO SONATA FOR JOEYhttps://youtu.be/5ttbiqxyPk0 CLASSICAL MIXTAPEThe full playlistTiffanyGlazunov, Theme and Variations for String Orchestra, Op. 97JoeyEd Bland, Chaconne in Blue No. 1WillDebussy, Images Book I: Reflets dans l’eauKenshoPhilip Glass, “The Hours” main titlesTHINK YOU CAN STUMP US? GO AHEAD AND TRY!Google Form for “Name that Tune: Stump the Hosts Edition” You can reach us at classicalgabfest@gmail.com and on social media:FacebookTwitterInstagram
This week, we start out with a rousing round of Game of Pairs and then we move on to our three topics:STAR CONDUCTOR REAPS CORONA WINDFALLhttps://www.derstandard.at/story/2000126652835/corona-hilfe-fuer-den-stardirigenten “THE GREEN” AT LINCOLN CENTERhttps://www.lincolncenter.org/lincoln-center-at-home/show/the-green-521THE 2021 MENUHIN COMPETITIONhttps://www.youtube.com/c/MenuhinCompetition/featuredCLASSICAL MIXTAPEThe full playlistTiffanyGrieg, Two Elegiac Melodies: “The Last Spring”KenshoHandel, Ariodante: “Dover, giustizia, amor”WillClara Schumann, Romance No. 1 for violinTHINK YOU CAN STUMP US? GO AHEAD AND TRY!Google Form for “Name that Tune: Stump the Hosts Edition” You can reach us at classicalgabfest@gmail.com and on social media:FacebookTwitterInstagram
This week, we‘re joined by guest host Olivia Giovetti (https://twitter.com/ogiovetti). We start out with a rousing round of Stolen Strains and then we move on to our three topics:LOUIS FARRAKHAN’S PLAYS THE BEETHOVEN VIOLIN CONCERTOhttps://youtu.be/l-iE9uNKwU0IN DEFENSE OF THE 1812 OVERTUREhttps://van-magazine.com/mag/1812-overture/IS OXFORD UNIV CANCELLING SHEET MUSIC?https://apnews.com/article/fact-checking-9947592002 CLASSICAL MIXTAPEThe full playlistKenshoPiotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Francesca da Rimini OliviaBeethoven, String Quartet op. 131, mvmt 4WillLuís de Freitas Branco, Symphony No. 1, mvmt. 2THINK YOU CAN STUMP US? GO AHEAD AND TRY!Google Form for “Name that Tune: Stump the Hosts Edition” You can reach us at classicalgabfest@gmail.com and on social media:FacebookTwitterInstagram
37: Who Hurt You, Glenn?

37: Who Hurt You, Glenn?

2021-05-1301:04:22

This week, we start out with a rousing round of Back to the Future AKA Retrogradus ad Parnassum with Jeremy D. Cuebas of the Podium Time podcast, and then we move on to our three topics:CURTIS WADES INTO THE ARTIST MANAGEMENT GAMEFacebook announcementGLENN GOULD’S “HOW MOZART BECAME A BAD COMPOSER”https://youtu.be/1pR74rorRxs DALE TRUMBORE ON “STAYING COMPOSED”Dale TrumboreBuy the bookCLASSICAL MIXTAPEThe full playlistDaleReena Esmail, Piano Trio, mvmt. 3WillSchnittke, Concerto for Mixed Chorus, mvmt. 1KenshoHaydn, String Quartet in D major, No.5, mvmt. 4. FinaleTiffanyLiszt, “Consolation” No. 3THINK YOU CAN STUMP US? GO AHEAD AND TRY!Google Form for “Name that Tune: Stump the Hosts Edition” You can reach us at classicalgabfest@gmail.com and on social media:FacebookTwitterInstagram
This week, we start out with Classic FM’s “Mozart or Beyoncé” quiz, then we move on to our main topics:“WEST SIDE STORY” TRAILER DROPShttps://youtu.be/1NVobQjj6uYCOMPOSERS’ ROUTINES“I Tried 5 Composers’ (Ridiculous) Daily Routines (Van)STRING STARS AS ADVERTISING GURUSStrings Magazine FeatureCLASSICAL MIXTAPEThe full playlistKenshoIlmari Hannikainen, Valse Op. 17 No. 1WillCPE Bach, Symphony in D, Wq. 183/1TiffanyKalinnikov, Serenade for StringsTHINK YOU CAN STUMP US? GO AHEAD AND TRY!Google Form for “Name that Tune: Stump the Hosts Edition” You can reach us at classicalgabfest@gmail.com and on social media:FacebookTwitterInstagram
35: Aesthetic Appeal

35: Aesthetic Appeal

2021-04-2901:01:12

This week, we start out with a rousing round of Name that Tune AKA Stump the Hosts and then we move on to our three topics:3D PRINTED VIOLINS3D-Printed Violins Have Me Hopeful for the Future of Classical Music“THE ORCHESTRA” 2015 ANIMATED SHORTWatch it on YouTube DARK ACADEMIA CLASSICAL PLAYLISTSDark Academia TikTok (NYT)Dark Academia Guide to Getting into Classical MusicCLASSICAL MIXTAPEThe full playlistWillGlière, Huit morceaux for violin and cello (arr. viola and bass)TiffanyDaugherty, Night Owl: 3. “Thunder on Blue Ridge”KenshoMarc-André Dalbavie, Flute Concerto THINK YOU CAN STUMP US? GO AHEAD AND TRY!Google Form for “Name that Tune: Stump the Hosts Edition” You can reach us at classicalgabfest@gmail.com and on social media:FacebookTwitterInstagram
This week, we start out with a rousing round of the Game of Pairs and then we move on to our three topics:THE 2021 GRAWEMEYER AWARDThe Grawemeyer Prize in Music CompositionLei Liang’s “A Thousand Mountains, A Million Streams”BELUGA WHALES SAVED BY CLASSICAL MUSICClassic FM’s RetellingThe Original NYT PieceGABRIEL LENA FRANK ON “COMPOSING EARTH”The GLF Foundation’s “Composing Earth” ProgramCLASSICAL MIXTAPEThe full playlistGabbyFrank, The Five Moons of LorcaTiffanyDe Falla, Nights in the Gardens of SpainWillSondheim, Incidental music from “Invitation to a March”Will's appearance on "Putting It Together"KenshoFrank, Elegia AndinaTHINK YOU CAN STUMP US? GO AHEAD AND TRY!Google Form for “Name that Tune: Stump the Hosts Edition” You can reach us at classicalgabfest@gmail.com and on social media:FacebookTwitterInstagram
This week, we start out with a rousing round of Classical Chronology and then we move on to our three topics:UNFINISHEDOrchestra comes back to bargaining table Met players invited to join Dallas for concerts Yo-Yo Ma’s Post-Vaccine RecitalLondon plans for new concert hall scrapped Pappano takes LSOMUSIC FOR 420Could Weed Be Your Gateway to Classical Music?LOWELL LIEBERMANN’S “PERSONAL DEMONS”Listen to the album on Spotify CLASSICAL MIXTAPEThe full playlistLowellLiszt, Totentanz TiffanyRavel, Piano Trio in A minorKenshoErnst, The Last Rose of SummerWillJohn Eccles, The Mad LoverTHINK YOU CAN STUMP US? GO AHEAD AND TRY!Google Form for “Name that Tune: Stump the Hosts Edition” You can reach us at classicalgabfest@gmail.com and on social media:FacebookTwitterInstagram
32: A Whole New World

32: A Whole New World

2021-04-0801:15:10

This week, we start out with a rousing round of Back to the Future AKA Retrogradus ad Parnassum and then we move on to our three topics:TULSA OPERA “DECOMISSIONS” COMPOSER DANIEL ROUMAINGuardian articleOperawire (includes full aria text)Daniel Roumain’s tweetMOVIE CLUB: “LE CONCERT”Watch the film on YouTube!DOUGLAS SHADLE ON DVORAK’S NEW WORLD SYMPHONYAntonin Dvorak’s “New World Symphony” (OUP)Let’s Make the Future That the ‘New World’ Symphony Predicted (NYT)Douglas ShadleCLASSICAL MIXTAPEThe full playlistDougNkeiru Okoye, Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line to Freedom: “I am Moses the Liberator”KenshoDvorak, The Golden Spinning Wheel WillBronislau Kaper, Auntie Mame: Title SequenceTiffanyDvorak, Serenade for StringsTHINK YOU CAN STUMP US? GO AHEAD AND TRY!Google Form for “Name that Tune: Stump the Hosts Edition” https://forms.gle/NbCgtefUXkNgF7c49You can reach us at classicalgabfest@gmail.com and on social media:FacebookTwitterInstagram
April Fools! It’s another All-Games Extravaganza!Want to join us on the podcast to play a game? Just email your friends (cc’ing us) about our podcast or post about us on social media (tagging us) and you’ll be entered for a chance to come on the show and test your knowledge!You can reach us at classicalgabfest@gmail.com and on social media:FacebookTwitterInstagramCLASSICAL MIXTAPEThe full playlistTiffanyJanáček, On an Overgrown Path: “They Chattered Like Swallows”KenshoColeridge Taylor, Ballade in A minor WillJ. S. Bach, Mass in B minorCrucifixusEt resurrexitTHINK YOU CAN STUMP US? GO AHEAD AND TRY!Google Form for “Name that Tune: Stump the Hosts Edition” 
30: Sun Dance

30: Sun Dance

2021-03-2501:02:44

This week, we start out with a rousing round of Viola Hero and then we move on to our three topics:PCMS SUCCEEDS WITH LIVE STREAMSPhiladelphia Chamber Music SocietyDigital shows have brought in 10 times the audience for Philly’s PCMS, real money, and maybe a new business model (Inquirer)UGEARS’ HURDY GURDY KITUGears' Hurdy GurdyHurdy Gurdy demo from the Orch of the Age of EnlightenmentPatty Gurdy (YouTube)“THE SUN DANCE OPERA” OF ZITKALA-SAPBS mini-documentaryAbout the revivalMeg SingerCLASSICAL MIXTAPEThe full playlistMegJanelle Monae, “I like that”TiffanyMozart, “Kegelstatt” TrioWillSusato, Danserye of 1551: Den HoboeckendansKenshoSusan Botti, EchoTempo: mvmt I. “Spring is Opening” THINK YOU CAN STUMP US? GO AHEAD AND TRY!Google Form for “Name that Tune: Stump the Hosts Edition” You can reach us at classicalgabfest@gmail.com and on social media:FacebookTwitterInstagram
This week, we start out with a rousing round of Match the Interpreter and then we move on to our three topics:SF SYMPHONY RE-ORG AND RE-BRANDSFS Collaborative PartnersCan Branding Help Save Classical Music? (Fast Company)Play with the new SFS dynamic font!MBC’S VIOLIN METHOD BOOKMusic by Black ComposersYale Student Creates Project to Integrate Violin RepertoireNATHALIE STUTZMANN ON “CONTRALTO”Listen on SpotifyWatch the recording sessionCLASSICAL MIXTAPEThe full playlistNathalieBoccherini, Concerto No. 9, mvmt 2TiffanyVictor Herbert, Cello Concerto No. 2 in E minorKenshoKevin Puts, If I Were a SwanWillLotti, Crucifixus a 8THINK YOU CAN STUMP US? GO AHEAD AND TRY!Google Form for “Name that Tune: Stump the Hosts Edition” You can reach us at classicalgabfest@gmail.com and on social media:FacebookTwitterInstagram
28: Garter Toss Playlist

28: Garter Toss Playlist

2021-03-1101:02:03

This week, we start out with a rousing round of Listening Limbo and then we move on to our three topics:CHARLES VILLIERS STANFORD’S IRISH RHAPSODY NO. 1https://youtu.be/1IYtpAuuMGIBRIDES.COM’S 65 BEST CLASSICAL MUSIC WEDDING SONGShttps://www.brides.com/best-classical-music-wedding-songs-4774513MARTIN BERGEE’S MUSIC EDUCATION STUDYPress releaseDr. Bergee’s bioCLASSICAL MIXTAPEThe full playlistMartinBeethoven, Quartet No. 14: 6. Adagio quasi un poco andanteKenshoLouise Farrenc, Symphony No. 3WillBoccherini, Cello Concerto No. 7TiffanyC. V. Stanford, Irish Rhapsody No. 6THINK YOU CAN STUMP US? GO AHEAD AND TRY!Google Form for “Name that Tune: Stump the Hosts Edition” You can reach us at classicalgabfest@gmail.com and on social media:FacebookTwitterInstagram
27: Five Minutes in Heaven

27: Five Minutes in Heaven

2021-03-0401:04:19

This week, we start out with a rousing round of Who Dis? and then we move on to our three topics:ENO “BREATHE”https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/16/arts/music/opera-singers-covid-19-treatment-eno-breathe.htmlLISTENER FEEDBACK“5 MINUTES TO LOVE...” WITH ZACH WOOLFEhttps://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/03/insider/five-minutes-love-classical-music.htmlCLASSICAL MIXTAPEThe full playlistZachLou Harrison, Suite for Violin with American Gamelan: V. ChaconneTiffanyShostakovich, String Quartet 3 mvt. 3KenshoMahler, Symphony No. 8 “Alles Vergängliche”WillRued Langgaard, Carl Nielsen vor store componistTHINK YOU CAN STUMP US? GO AHEAD AND TRY!Google Form for “Name that Tune: Stump the Hosts Edition” You can reach us at classicalgabfest@gmail.com and on social media:FacebookTwitterInstagram
26: An American in Bordeaux

26: An American in Bordeaux

2021-02-2501:12:31

This week, we start out with a rousing round of Name That Tune AKA Stump the Hosts and then we move on to our three topics:LES VICTOIRES DE LA MUSIQUE CLASSIQUE2021 Overview (France TV Info.fr)2021 Nominations“ICONS ON INSPIRATION” BY THE LA PHILhttps://youtu.be/yF0hSoeRD_kTHE LIFE OF ÉDMOND DÉDÉ“The Exile’s Song” by Sally McKeeDr. McKee’s Site at UC-DavisCLASSICAL MIXTAPEThe full playlistSallyHalévy, La Juive: “Rachel! Quand du seigneur”TiffanyCouperin, Les Barricades MystérieusesWillRossini, Kyrie from Petite Messe SolennelleKenshoDédé, “Chicago,” Grande valse à l'AméricaineTHINK YOU CAN STUMP US? GO AHEAD AND TRY!Google Form for “Name that Tune: Stump the Hosts Edition” You can reach us at classicalgabfest@gmail.com and on social media:FacebookTwitterInstagram
This week, we start out with a rousing round of the Game of Pairs and then we move on to our three topics:NEWS!Tampa Bay Soprano at Capitol InsurrectionOrgan Music Underscores Covid Jabs in SalisburyMirga Departs CBSOPutin’s Mega-Palace  French Stagehand Saboteur The Met’s Vienna RecitalThe Met Orchestra’s Streaming Recital; Feb 21NEW MOZART PIANO PIECEMini-documentary and Premiere PerformanceTANTACRUL ON HIS NEW MUSIC FONTYouTube explainerDownload the Font for Free!CLASSICAL MIXTAPEThe full playlistMartinFrank Martin, Petite symphonie concertanteWillReza Vali, Folk Songs: 1. LongingKenshoJean Sibelius Symphony No. 5 (original 1915 version) TiffanyElgar, MinaTHINK YOU CAN STUMP US? GO AHEAD AND TRY!Google Form for “Name that Tune: Stump the Hosts Edition” You can reach us at classicalgabfest@gmail.com and on social media:FacebookTwitterInstagram
This week, we start out with a rousing round of Ravish / Wed / Vanquish, and then we move on to our three topics:CLASSIC FM’S VALENTINE’S QUIZhttps://www.classicfm.com/discover-music/occasions/valentines-day/how-to-spend-based-on-music-taste-quiz/ALL THE ROMEOS AND JULIETSJEFF BROWN ON RANKING ALL THE SCHUBERT LIEDEREvery Schubert Song, Ranked (VAN)CLASSICAL MIXTAPEThe full playlistJeffWilliam Dougherty, soft brown waxTiffanyJohan Svendsen - Romeo and Juliet, Op. 18, fantasy for orchestraKenshoViktor Ullmann, Fünf Liebeslieder II. Am KlavierWillBrahms, Liebeslieder Waltzes op. 53“Putting It Together” PodcastTHINK YOU CAN STUMP US? GO AHEAD AND TRY!Google Form for “Name that Tune: Stump the Hosts Edition” TAG US ON SOCIAL MEDIA OR CC US IN AN EMAIL TO YOUR FRIENDS FOR A CHANCE TO COME ON THE SHOW FOR A PRELUDE GAMEYou can reach us at classicalgabfest@gmail.com and on social media:FacebookTwitterInstagram
23: Hail to the Chief

23: Hail to the Chief

2021-02-0401:05:18

This week, we start out with a rousing round of Back to the Future AKA Retrogradus ad Parnassum, and then we move on to our three topics:MUSIC AT THE BIDEN INAUGURATION WITH COL. JASON FETTIGThe US Marine Band “Inaugural Soundtrack” (YouTube)TIKTOK SEA SHANTIESSea Shanties Like “The Wellerman Song” Are Trending on TikTok (Vox)Adam Neely’s Sea Shanty ExplainerTHE STATE OF THE NEA WITH PROF. MICHAEL SY UYTrump Tried to End Federal Arts Funding; It Grew (NYT) Ask The ExpertsMichael Sy UyCLASSICAL MIXTAPEThe full playlistMichaelVijay Iyer, “A Song for Flint”WillPurcell, Dido & Aeneas: “Come away fellow sailors”KenshoGrieg, Violin Sonata No. 1 in F Major, mvmt. 1TiffanyBarber, Second Essay for OrchestraTHINK YOU CAN STUMP US? GO AHEAD AND TRY!Google Form for “Name that Tune: Stump the Hosts Edition” You can reach us at classicalgabfest@gmail.com and on social media:FacebookTwitterInstagram
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