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Archive for Ether Game

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

chant manuscript

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

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