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It happens to be Oscar season, but we love film scores any time of year! In this month's podcast, we discuss the beloved Star Wars soundtrack, which was designated "the best film score ever" by the American Film Institute. You won't believe where the music actually came from!

 

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Direct download: Star-Wars-013015.mp3
Category:music -- posted at: 7:11pm EDT

Autumn fever came early this year with Starbucks' early release of the PSL. While this podcast is not laden with pumpkin spice, it does offer some music for your autumn soundtrack!

 

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Direct download: Takemitsu-092014.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 1:38pm EDT

In this month's podcast, we highlight the life and music of American composer Ferde Grofe. Many aren't aware of the enormous contributions Grofe made to classical music (and jazz!) in this country, but you'll learn all about it here!

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Direct download: Grofe-072214.mp3
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We're highlighting Richard Wagner this month since his birthday was last week! His life was full of drama and his music was no less interesting. This episode is packed with trivia and a look at a very famous piece of music that now permeates popular culture. Get ready for some fun!

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Direct download: Wagner-05282014.mp3
Category:music -- posted at: 4:16pm EDT

"The Planets" by Gustav Holst is an awesome piece of music. And a perfect place to start if you are new to classical music! Learn all about it in this month's podcast episode.

 

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Direct download: Holst-042014.mp3
Category:music -- posted at: 2:13pm EDT

Since it's March, we're celebrating Marches Madness! Learn all about John Philip Sousa, aka "The March King," and one of his most famous works.

 

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Direct download: Sousa-031314.mp3
Category:music -- posted at: 8:28pm EDT

Yes, it's true! Martin Luther King Jr. studied classical music as a child and had a special place in his heart for the genre. We uncover the details in this podcast and also highlight a famous classical work that played a prominent role in King's life. Do you know which piece it is?

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Direct download: MLK-011614.mp3
Category:music -- posted at: 5:25pm EDT

With Thanksgiving just a week away, we take a look at Beethoven's fascinating life and listen to his "Song of Thanksgiving." Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

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Direct download: beethoven-thanksgiving-112113.mp3
Category:music -- posted at: 2:35pm EDT

This Halloween we celebrate a particularly creepy piece of music--Modest Mussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain. Always a fan favorite!

 

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Direct download: night-on-bald-mountain-102613.mp3
Category:music -- posted at: 4:47pm EDT

Today we explore the world of Johannes Brahms, a very prolific and prominent Romantic era composer. His life was a bit on the dramatic side (as you'll find in this episode) and his intense emotions showed through in his music as well.

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Direct download: johannes-brahms-091913.mp3
Category:music -- posted at: 6:10pm EDT