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It Takes Two To Tango
4/4/2013 2:08:39 PM

Leah and Darko explore the new popularity of tango in the concert hall, and delve into the history of this most passionate of dances.

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It Takes Two To Tango
Copland's American Sound
11/2/2012 2:22:18 PM

In honor of Veterans' Day, Leah and Darko chat about what makes a uniquely American sound, by parsing through some of Copland's best works, including the Fanfare for the Common Man and the Lincoln Portrait.

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Copland's American Sound
Rhapsodic Gershwin
9/26/2012 11:10:21 AM

Leah and Darko check out the story behind one of the best known American works - the saga of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue. 

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Rhapsodic Gershwin
Parsing Prokofiev
4/6/2012 7:30:00 AM

Leah and Darko take a closer look at the amazing creator of Peter and the Wolf fame. From the mad, driving rhythms of his first symphony to the scary music of Alexander Nevsky (this is where Jaws got the idea!) - we go behind the music of one of the most exciting composers of the 20th century.

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Parsing Prokofiev
Back to Bach
3/9/2012 8:26:49 AM

Leah and Darko go on a quest to discover why Bach is maybe the coolest composer who ever lived, and examine the best of his instrumental music - from the great Cello Suites to the Air on the G-string ;-)

And after listening, if you are still curious why it's not called the Bad-tempered Clavier, check this page out: Well Temperament

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Back to Bach
Holiday Dish
12/1/2011 9:04:29 AM

No, Leah and Darko did not dress up Mozart in a Santa outfit, but do have a riotous time parsing about the MSO holiday offerings this week! Find out what Rudolf the Red-nosed Reindeer, Brazil and Orthodox chant have in common!

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Holiday Dish
What do Franz Liszt and Gypsy music have in common?
9/30/2011 3:58:05 PM

Leah and Darko take on the hottest Hungarian pianist of all time to find out what inspired him in writing his famous rhapsodies.

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Franz Liszt
Sexy Strauss
5/4/2011 4:27:35 PM

Leah and Darko examine the life and work of Richard Strauss, who came to fame with works about racy subjects such as Don Juan, Salome and Rosenkavalier.

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Sexy Strauss
The Puccini Case
3/3/2011 4:02:28 PM

This months featured composer is Giacomo Puccini of operatic fame, the creator of La Boheme, Madama Butterfly and Tosca. Get ready for some melodramatic moments and find out how and why the Star Spangled Banner appears in one of the most famous Italian operas!

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The Puccini Case
Ciao tutti!
2/9/2011 4:56:38 PM

Leah and Darko explore the best of Joe Green, aka Giuseppe Verdi. A story of a boy from a rural family who rose to become a member of parliament and whose funeral still marks the greatest public gathering in Italy. Andiamo!

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Ciao tutti!

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