Last episode, we saw the creation of the first public concerts in Germany; they were solemn affairs. This week on Ethercast, we find out how concert etiquette transitioned from the church-like ambiance of early public concerts to the mid-movement cheering and applause of the Mannheim Orchestra concerts. Tune in to hear about the Mannheim Steamroller and the Mannheim Rocket!
Music heard on this week’s episode:
Johann Stamitz (1717–1757)
Symphony No. 3, Allegro assai
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)
Symphony No. 40 in G minor KV. 550, Finale
Ethercast is a production of WFIU and the companion podcast to Ether Game, a classical music trivia show. Join us on Tuesday nights at 8 o’clock to test your classical music knowledge and win a prize!