21 episodes

A weekly discussion about the ever-changing world of classical music. Hosts: Tiffany Lu, Kensho Watanabe, and William White. Contact us at classicalgabfest@gmail.com.

The Classical Gabfest The Classical Gabfest

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    • 5.0 • 25 Ratings

A weekly discussion about the ever-changing world of classical music. Hosts: Tiffany Lu, Kensho Watanabe, and William White. Contact us at classicalgabfest@gmail.com.

    21: Occidental Orientation

    21: Occidental Orientation

    This week, we start out with a rousing round of Viola Hero and then we move on to our three topics:SIR SIMON RATTLE TO THE BRSOSimon Rattle to Leave the London Symphony for MunichSimon Rattle Decries Brexit as He Applies for German Citizenship...

    • 1 hr 6 min
    20: Live from Augsburg, it's YOUR New York Metropolitan Opera!

    20: Live from Augsburg, it's YOUR New York Metropolitan Opera!

    This week, we start out with a rousing round of “2 Truths and a Lie” and then we move on to our three topics:MET OPERA NYE BROADCAST FROM GERMANYAFM Lambasts Metropolitan Opera (Operawire)Donate at: https://www.metorchestramusicians.org/FULL-NAMING...

    • 1 hr 2 min
    19: Top Brass at the Covid Lab

    19: Top Brass at the Covid Lab

    This week, we start out with a rousing round of Classical Chronology with listener Ted Fishman. Want to join us for a prelude segment? Post about the Gabfest on social media and tag us to be entered for a chance to come on the show. Then we move on to...

    • 1 hr 7 min
    18: All-Games Extravaganza!

    18: All-Games Extravaganza!

    Happy New Year! Enjoy our all-games extravaganza, and if you think you can stump us, go ahead and try!Google Form for “Name that Tune: Stump the Hosts Edition” Want to come on the show and play a game with us? Post about your love of the Classical...

    • 56 min
    17: The Classical Yulefest 🎄

    17: The Classical Yulefest 🎄

    This week, we start out playing along with David Bruce’s fantastic “12 Days of Christmas but each verse is more ATONAL”Then we move on to our three topics:THE HOLY TRINITY OF CHRISTMAS MUSICUNFINISHEDScholarly article on Beethoven’s metronomeDan Brown’s...

    • 1 hr 4 min
    16: Late Romantic Wikipedia Tabs

    16: Late Romantic Wikipedia Tabs

    This week, we start out with a rousing round of Who Dis? and then we move on to our three topics:FORT WAYNE PHIL MUSICIANS ON STRIKEMusicians of the FWP Press Release FWP Musicians Fail to Respond to Repeated Requests to Negotiate (WANE) WAGNERISM BOOK...

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Ken Hutchins ,

Something I never heard or saw before…..

I’ve watched and listened to Kensho Wantanabe’s Phil Orch pre concert lectures for three years. Saw him conduct many of his Phil Orch concerts — from subscriptions to family concerts. And even watched him coach people for a “ConductUs” event. This is the first time I heard Kensho totally lose it when he didn’t correctly get the answer to the Pairs quiz. Obviously this is due to the power of suggestion on the part of the commentary preceding the quiz. “We was robbed!” Come for the humanity, stay for the intelligent conversations on many topics related to the would of classical music.

Tom from Maine ,

Classical Music Fun

An entertaining, light-hearted insight into the world of classical music. The 3 hosts are not only knowledgeable, but they also possess great communication skills and affably interact with each other. I find this a great way to learn about classical music from a professional’s point of view. It is pure fun listening to Will, Kensho and Tiffany.

T. Discep ,

For Classical Diehards and Dabblers

This is a well produced and engaging music podcast that will appeal to diehard classical music fans and people might only dabble in the genre. The three hosts are knowledgeable, bringing their professional point of view to bear in discussions ranging from composer trivia to music industry developments. Great stuff overall!

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