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Archive for Ether Game

December 23, 2019


Ethercast: Classical Comforts

In celebration of the Christmas spirit, the Ether Game Brain Trust looks back at our Hygge themed Ether Game and presents an extra round of quizzing!

December 23, 2019

2019 into 2020

Year In Review 2019

Before the ball drops, the Ether Game Brain Trust explores some important music news in the year the was!

December 17, 2019

Pine Trees

Evergreen Classical Music

Ether Game explores music about firs, cypresses, pine cones, and holly berries.

December 10, 2019


Hygge: Comfort in Classical Music

This week, Ether Game celebrates the Danish concept of "Hygge," that feeling of coziness, in classical music.

December 3, 2019

Guitar Case

Charitable Music for Giving Tuesday

This Giving Tuesday, Ether Game explores the theme of "Charity" in classical music!

November 27, 2019

sheet music

Why Don't Classical Musicians Improvise?

Join the Ether Game Brain Trust in exploring the history of improvisation in classical music and its departure from the tradition.

November 26, 2019

geometry chalkboard

Do The Math: Math and Classical Music

We're exploring the vertex between classical music and mathematics on this episode!

November 19, 2019

Wedding Escape

High Infidelity

J’accuse! It’s a scandalous week on Ether Game, exploring affairs and other acts of infidelity in classical music.

November 12, 2019

Paper Airplane

Flying Home

It's up, up and away on this lofty episode, looking at music all about flight!

November 5, 2019

Venus Torso Statue

Body of Works: Torso Music

Our musical anatomy theme ends this week by looking inside to the music of hearts, lungs, and guts!

October 29, 2019

Hands and Feet

Body of Works: Limb Music

Our "Body of Works" theme continues, looking at the music of shoulders, knees, and toes!

October 26, 2019

finger print

The Ether Game Brain Trust's Top Five Musical Mix-ups

Just because a composer's name is written on the music doesn't mean they wrote it! Explore five moments when history got it wrong.

October 22, 2019

Hair Dryer

Body of Works: Hair Music

Our musical anatomy theme continues with a look at some hirsute pieces of classical music!

October 15, 2019

head sculpture

Body of Works: Head Music

Our "Body of Works" shows explore music about body parts. We begin with some "head" music.

October 8, 2019


Licorice Stick: A Salute to the Clarinet

Ether Game's salute to the clarinet, featuring some of our favorite clarinet pieces!

October 1, 2019

william shakespeare

The Bard

If music be the food of love, then play on with this collection of tunes based on Shakespeare's words!

September 30, 2019


Why Should You Listen to Saint-Saëns' Organ Symphony?

Find out how the theme of Camille Saint-Saëns' 3rd Symphony endured for a century

September 17, 2019


Back In Time: Composers Working In Older Styles

The playlist for our "Back In Time" episode, looking at composers mining music history for inspiration

September 10, 2019

Drop Outs

A list of composers who dropped out of school, only to find success in music.

September 3, 2019


All In A Day's Work

For Labor Day, Ether Game looks at work songs and music about labor!

August 27, 2019


Follow The Rules

For back-to-school week, Ether Game looks at principles, precepts, tenets, and doctrines in classical music.

August 20, 2019


Composer In Residence

The playlist for our "Composer In Residence" show, looking at the homes of different composers.

August 13, 2019


Pulling On The Harp Strings

Some favorite harp pieces from the Ether Game Brain Trust.

August 8, 2019

fencing duel

The Ether Game Brain Trust's Top 5 Classical Music Duels

This week the Brain Trust picks 5 epic duels in classical music

August 6, 2019

cadillac car

Hit The Road: Classical Music and Cars

The playlist for our 'Hit The Road' episode, exploring the connection between classical music and cars

July 30, 2019

friendship bracelet

Some Famous Musical Friendships

The playlist for Ether Game's "Famous Friendships" episode, looking at some musical friends.

July 23, 2019


Heavy Metal

The playlist for the "Heavy Metal" episode, all about metallic music!

July 16, 2019

Apollo 11

Man On The Moon

The lunar playlist for our "Man On The Moon" episode of Ether Game, in honor of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11

July 15, 2019

gold record

What is the Most Famous Piece of Classical Music?

What piece is the top dog in classical music? We try to figure it out on this week's Ethercast

July 9, 2019

Home Office

Side Hustle: Composers With Other Jobs

The playlist for Ether Game's "Side Hustle" episode

June 28, 2019

opera house stage

When Should We Clap? (Concert Etiquette Part 3: The Transition)

The Ether Game Brain Trust concludes its first exploration on concert etiquette

June 26, 2019

Walk Sign

Walk It Off

The playlist for the latest episode of Ether Game, featuring music all about walking!

June 18, 2019

bassoons in a row

Bassoon As Possible

We have bassoon fever on this week’s show!

June 11, 2019

map of the constellations


What musical stories are written in the stars? We’re exploring constellations this week on the show!

June 10, 2019

hands clapped together

When Should We Clap? (Concert Etiquette Part 2: The Frontier)

This week on Ethercast, the Ether Game Brain Trust continues its exploration of concert etiquette with a listen to the Mannheim steamroller and the Mannheim rocket!

June 4, 2019


East Meets West

We’re travelling east this week, looking at Eastern influences in Western classical music!

May 28, 2019


All About That Brass

We're going bells up on this brassy episode of Ether Game!

May 25, 2019

Piano Black and White

Why is Silence the Cardinal Rule? (Concert Etiquette Part 1)

This week on Ethercast, we delve into the murky origins of concert etiquette.

May 21, 2019

Lightning Bolt

Stormy Weather: Music About Storms

Grab your umbrellas, because a musical storm is a-brewin' on this week's show!

May 14, 2019


Must See TV

We're flipping through the channels this week, exploring classical music on classic television.

May 9, 2019

a field of purple violets

May Flowers

We’re blooming with excitement this week, as we stop and smell the roses for some flowery music.

May 4, 2019

Forest scene from fantasia

Why Should I Listen to Debussy’s Clair de Lune?

On this week's Ethercast, we explore Debussy's Clair de Lune, and question why the piece is so popular,

April 30, 2019

kids recorders

Kid Stuff: Music Written For Children

We're diving into the fountain of youth this week! Check out the playlist for our "Kid Stuff" episode.

April 20, 2019

Notre Dame Cathedral

Music At Notre-Dame

The Ether Game Brain Trust pays tribute to one of Europe’s most musical churches

April 1, 2019


Vienna's Fortepiano: The Casio Synthesizer of the 18th Century

An iconic sound of the 1980s finds its origin in the 1780s

March 14, 2019

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Palestrina: Protector of Polyphony

On Ethercast this week, join the Ether Game Brain Trust to debunk a centuries-old urban legend about the composer Giovanni Palestrina

February 25, 2019


When Were the First "Recordings" of Classical Music?

This week on Ethercast, we discover how the mechanically-minded Josef Haydn composed the earliest "recordings" of classical music

February 8, 2019


Ethercast: Are Conductors Necessary?

The companion classical music podcast to Ether Game takes a deep dive on the orchestral conductor

February 5, 2019

The Devil's Interval: The Tritone In Classical Music

The augmented fourth, the diminished fifth, the "devil in music"... it's the tritone, and it's our topic this week!

January 29, 2019

Musical Inventions and Inventors

Ether Game is the mother of invention this week on the show!

January 22, 2019


Rule, Britannia!

A proper British show that will make you chuffed to bits

January 15, 2019


Songs Without Words

We're keeping our lips sealed on this show, looking at vocal pieces without words!

January 8, 2019

Making An Entrance

We're busting through the doors with a look at famous entrances in classical music!

January 1, 2019


The Year In Review: 2018

What were the big stories in music in 2018? Turn back the clock with Ether Game!

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