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Archive for August 2010

August 1, 2010

 

Hazardous to Your Health

Ether Game asks: can you name this tune? Try tapping out the rhythm, but be careful!

August 9, 2010

 

At the Museum

Ether Game asks: can you name this tune? Try taking a “promenade” and thinking about it…

August 16, 2010

 

Dancing the Night Away

Ether Game asks: can you name this tune? Listen closely to see if anything “strikes a spark”…

August 23, 2010

 

Around the Clock

Ether Game asks: can you name this tune? Listen for the clock striking twelve…

August 31, 2010

 

Mom and Dad

Ether Game asks: can you name this tune? Ask Mother: she’d probably have an opinion…

August 9, 2010

 

Where Was The Premiere Of “The Pirates Of Penzance”?

Can you guess this piece? Here’s a hint: the very model of a modern comic opera…

August 10, 2010

 

A British Tune, As Heard By A German Composer

Can you guess this piece? Here’s a hint: A reign of encyclopedic proportions.

August 11, 2010

 

Did Henry VIII Really Write Greensleeves?

Can you guess this piece? Here’s a hint: that’s what you get for rolling around in the grass in your Oxford!

August 12, 2010

 

British Traditions: The Origins Of “God Save The Queen”

Can you guess this piece? Here’s a hint: A patriotic melody fit for many nations.

August 13, 2010

 

Edward Elgar’s “Caractacus” …and Ian Fleming?

Can you guess this piece? Here’s a hint: Pomp and circumstance for the Roman age.

August 16, 2010

 

The Most Boring Classical Music Composition, Twice

Can you guess this piece? Here’s a hint: A love letter for Spillville.

August 17, 2010

 

The Origin of “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” (Not Bach)

Can you guess this piece? Here’s a hint: A human craving for happiness.

August 18, 2010

 

Holst’s Jupiter And Galileo’s Heliocentric Universe

Can you guess this piece? Here’s a hint: Celestial wanderers

August 19, 2010

 

A Memorable List: Handel’s “Israel in Egypt” And The Ten Plagues

Can you guess this piece? Here’s a hint: Bugs, frogs, and darkness, oh my!

August 20, 2010

 

Pure Kismet: Alexander Borodin’s “In The Steppes Of Central Asia”

Can you guess this piece? Here’s a hint: Music that is pure kismet

August 23, 2010

 

Death Plays A Mean Fiddle

Here’s a hint: There are weird things going down the graveyard tonight!

August 24, 2010

 

Rockstars Of The Romantic Era: Niccolò Paganini

Here’s a hint: This guy is good . . . maybe too good. . .

August 25, 2010

 

Judgement Day And Verdi’s Requiem Mass Of The Dead

Here’s a hint: It’s music that’s meant to scare the pants off of you!

August 26, 2010

 

The Devil’s Trill, Resurrected

Here’s a hint: It’s a work that was way ahead of its time.

August 27, 2010

 

Goethe, Gounod And An Operatic Staple

Here’s a hint: You don’t always have to do what the devil says!

August 30, 2010

 

Felix Mendelssohn: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage

Here’s a hint: smooth sailing and a successful travels...

August 31, 2010

 

Claudio Monteverdi: Ave Maris Stella

Here’s a hint: faith rides the waves of the Mediterranean...

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