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Archive for October 2010

October 4, 2010

 

Capital Idea

Ether Game asks: can you name this tune? Where does it transport you to?

October 11, 2010

 

What do Critics Know?

Ether Game asks: can you name this tune? Don’t “rush” to judgment too quickly!

October 18, 2010

 

Tall Tales

Ether Game asks: can you name this tune? Pierre can’t bear to lose her head again.

October 25, 2010

 

Spooky Stuff

Ether Game asks: can you name this tune? Try asking the ghost who just arrived for dinner…

October 1, 2010

 

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

Can you guess this piece? Here’s a hint: It’s the perfect union of jazz and classical music.

October 4, 2010

 

Beethoven: Wellington’s Victory

Can you name this piece? Here’s a hint: tick tock, boom boom…

October 5, 2010

 

Josquin: Vultum Tuum Deprecabuntur

Can you name this piece? Here’s a hint: music hot off the presses…

October 6, 2010

 

Verdi: Ora e per sempre addio

Can you name this piece? Here’s a hint: his master’s voice…

October 7, 2010

 

Gossec: Symphony in D

Can you guess this piece? Here’s a hint: a composer who kept a good head on his shoulders…

October 8, 2010

 

Antheil: Symphony for 5 Instruments

Can you guess this piece? Here’s a hint: Paris, we have lift-off…

October 11, 2010

 

Beethoven: Variations on a Theme

Can you guess this piece? Here’s a hint: It’s a favorite piece among cellists!

October 12, 2010

 

Bach: A Mighty Fortress

Can you guess this piece? Here’s a hint: It features two German innovators from two centuries apart.

October 13, 2010

 

Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini

Here’s a hint: Two virtuosos come together in a musical showstopper!

October 14, 2010

 

Brahms: Variations on Haydn Theme

Here’s a hint: A Romantic German composer pays homage to his musical hero.

October 15, 2010

 

Mozart: Don Giovanni

Here’s a hint: Wait! Which opera are we listening to?

October 18, 2010

 

Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty Waltz

Here’s a hint: It’s a piece about a princess who takes a VERY long nap.

October 19, 2010

 

Rossini: La Cenerentola aria

Here’s a hint: A price searches for his bride in this operatic classic.

October 20, 2010

 

Stravinsky: “Infernal Dance” from The Firebird

Here’s a hint: It’s an intense setting of a popular Russian fairy tale.

October 21, 2010

 

Dvorak: Rusalka aria

Here’s a hint: Think of it as the song “Part of Your World”. . . in Czech!

October 22, 2010

 

Glinka: Ruslan and Ludmilla Overture

Here’s a hint: It’s a work from what many call the “founder” of Russian classical music.

October 25, 2010

 

Bach: “Kyrie” B minor mass

Can you guess this piece? Here’s a hint: a rare trip into Latin territory…

October 26, 2010

 

Ravel: Jeu d’Eau

Here’s a hint: not a “passing mark” in the judges’ eyes…

October 27, 2010

 

Liszt: Transcendental Etude

Can you guess this piece? Here’s a hint: a “test” of musical skill…

October 28, 2010

 

Offenbach: “Student Chorus” Tales of Hoffman

Can you guess this piece? Here’s a hint: beware of poets bearing beverages…

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