Join Alexander McCall, Themba Searles and Kali Blevins as they take you on a journey through different periods and styles of classical music. Along the way we’ll share interesting facts and expose you to a diverse range of pieces to increase your knowledge and appreciation of the different forms of classical music.
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The Last Stop
We end our Classical Road Trip by learning from our hosts how they became interested in classical music.
If it ain’t Baroque…
The Classical Road Trip crew takes a look at the incredible, complex and decorated Baroque period. We examine the new forms and instruments used by composers like Bach and Vivaldi to cement their place in the history books. Still life, Attributes of Music , 1770 by Anne Vallayer-Coster.
The Mighty, Mighty Beethoven
On this episode we take a look at the Classical period, which defined one of the major musical forms of the genre – the symphony.
Romantic – not Romance
The lush expressive soundscapes of the romantic era are the subject of discussion on this episode. We take a look at the stars of the Romantic era including Berlioz, Tchaikovsky and Liszt.
The 20th Century
Classical Road Trip takes an interesting turn as we examine pieces from the 20th century that flipped classical music on its head. Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring is highlighted, as well as, works from Shostakovich and Debussy. Photoportrait of Igor Stravinsky; Wikipedia .
The New School
We start the road trip by taking a look at the most interesting and groundbreaking contemporary composers, including Mason Bates, and Philip Glass. Image of Philip Glass; philipglass.com.