Your Classical Coffee Break
About This Show
Podcast by Somers/Herron.
Most Recent Episode
# 76 Through the Glass Brightly
2 days ago
We wrap up the retrospective on the influences on Mr. Somer's career by listening to, of course, a bit of Bach's b minor Mass. We go a little brass crazy and listen to a wonderful piece by Giovanni Gabrieli, then pivot to the work of de Falla, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Mozart, and Ralph Vaughan Williams in a whirlwind tour of meaningful music in our esteemed friend's life. A truly heartfelt coffee break of tender memories and powerful music.
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Rated 5 out of
Hats off to Paul and Paul
High quality topics and analysis of classical music old and modern. Plenty of “meat” but still informal and good listening. Recent series has been fascinating: the role of geography, fate, and sometimes very non-musical factors on the life, opportunities, development, and careers of musicians. Could obscurity ever be beneficial, at least in the long run?? I’m thinking of all the “top shelf” minds that got sucked into trying to make atonality and serialism happen. What about the many performers who were marred by the demands and pressures of their own success (too much success or the wrong kind of success?). Always thought provoking topics and great discussions by the two Pauls.
Date published: 2017-05-09