96 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. New listener tip: start with the most recent episode! :)

The Classical Gabfest The Classical Gabfest

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    • 5.0 • 42 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. New listener tip: start with the most recent episode! :)

    96: Teaching Minisode

    96: Teaching Minisode

    This week, we start out with a rousing round of Name That Tune AKA Stump The Hosts and then we move on to discussion topic of the week: Teachers & Teaching!
    CLASSICAL MIXTAPE
    The full playlist
    Kensho
    Brahms Symphony No. 4
    Tiffany
    Christine Donkin, “Frosted Pane”
    Will
    Glazunov, Symphony No. 2 in F-sharp minor
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    • 46 min
    95: Clothing Minisode

    95: Clothing Minisode

    This week, we start out with a rousing round of Listening Limbo and then we move on to our discussion topic of the week: Clothing!
    CLASSICAL MIXTAPE
    The full playlist
    Tiffany
    Morton Gould, Tap Dance Concerto
    Will
    Strauss, Kaiser-Waltzer
    Kensho
    Puccini, La Bohème: “Vecchia Zimarra” 
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    • 39 min
    94: Programming Minisode

    94: Programming Minisode

    This week, we start out with a rousing round of Match the Interpreter and then we move on to our discussion topic of the week, Programming!
    CLASSICAL MIXTAPE
    The full playlist
    Will
    Holst, Ode to Death
    Kensho
    Tchaikovsky, Iolanta: Robert’s Aria
    Tiffany
    Bohuslav Martinu, Memorial to Lidice
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    • 41 min
    93: Gran Duo Concertante

    93: Gran Duo Concertante

    This week, we start out with an impromptu round of car radio Name That Tune and then we move on to our three topics:
    EXILORCHESTER MRIYA
    Exiled Ukrainian Musicians Create Orchestra In Germany
    UNFINISHED
    Schipps sentenced to 60 months of prison
    Damien Geter “African-American Requiem” premieres at OSO and Washington DC
    Ruth Slenczynska receives honorary doctorate from Curtis at 97
    Bernstein pics are antisemitic? 
    Anna Netrebko announces her upcoming concert & opera appearances 
    CONCERT REPORT
    CLASSICAL MIXTAPE
    The full playlist
    Tiffany
    Strauss, Metamorphosen
    Will
    Messiaen, O sacrum convivium
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    • 52 min
    92: Still Got It!

    92: Still Got It!

    This week, we start out with a rousing round of Name That Tune AKA Stump the Hosts and then we move on to our three topics:
    NEWS! Headlines
    Steinway IPOs (Fast Company)
    Missing 100k Violin Found by a Parisian Trash Can (The Strad)
    Rice Opens New Opera House (FDA Online)
    St. Paul’s adds girls to chorister program (St. Paul’s)
    YoYo Ma wins $1m Birgit Nilsson prize (The Strad)
    Congrats to Tiffany on her appointment as director of orchestras at U-FL! Go Gators!
    BERNSTEIN BIOPIC PICS DROP
    Bradley Cooper as Leonard Bernstein: First Look (Deadline)
    ALBUM REVIEW: STILL, ORCHESTRAL WORKS
    Listen on Spotify
    Album info on Naxos
    CLASSICAL MIXTAPE
    The full playlist
    Kensho
    Mozart, Oboe Quartet in F Major 
    Tiffany
    William Grant Still, Kaintuck’
    Will
    Telemann, Ouverture “Les Nations”: 5. Les Moscovites
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    • 50 min
    91: The Talent Portion

    91: The Talent Portion

    This week, we start out with a rousing round of Who Dis? and then we move on to our three topics:
    SFCM BUYS PENTATONE
    SF Conservatory Acquires Pentatone (SFCV)
    San Francisco Conservatory Adds A Record Label to its Portfolio (SF Chronicle)
    A Conservatory with a Record Label and a Management Firm: That’s Weird, or is it? (SF Chronicle)
    THE WORST CLASSICAL PERFORMANCES
    YouTube
    CAN ORCHESTRAS MAKE SOCIAL MEDIA STARS OF THEIR PLAYERS?
    The Orchestra of Influence (YouTube)
    CLASSICAL MIXTAPE
    The full playlist
    Will
    Ralf Yusuf Gawlick, Kollwitz-Konnex, op. 19
    Kensho
    Giacomo Puccini, Crisantemi
    Tiffany
    Verdi, Rigoletto: “Bella figlia dell’amore”

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    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

Loveclassicalmusic ,

Look forward to this each week

Always engaging. Games are a lot of fun!

Bluffing Sanity ,

I learn something every week

I learn something new about music every episode

cjlouzon ,

The Best Part of My Week

The Classical Gabfest is my favorite podcast! The hosts have a great dynamic and always keep the show fun and interesting. There is such a diversity of content that truly showcases the "ever-changing world of classical music". There are these delightful games played at the beginning of every episode, and I simply love to play along at home. This podcast is absolutely one of the best parts of my week, and I'm always excited to awake on Thursday mornings and find a new episode waiting for me. Perfect podcast for any musician, music enthusiast, and anyone curious about the classical music world.

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