Yes, it’s true! Martin Luther King Jr. studied classical music as a child and had a special place in his heart for the genre. We uncover the details in this podcast and also highlight a famous classical work that played a prominent role in King’s life. Do you know which piece it is?
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The Star Wars Music, or, The Best Film Score Ever
It happens to be Oscar season, but we love film scores anytime of year! In this month’s podcast, we discuss a soundtrack designated “the best film score ever” along with its influences.
Salon97 Podcast: Autumn Classical Music from Toru Takemitsu
Autumn fever came early this year with Starbucks’ early release of the PSL. While this podcast is not laden with pumpkin spice, it does offer some autumn classical music!
Ferde Grofe: The King of Jazz Won’t Shoot Your Eye Out! Latest Podcast.
In this month’s podcast, we highlight the life and music of American composer Ferde Grofe. Many aren’t aware of the enormous contributions Grofe made to classical music (and jazz!) in this country, but you’ll learn all about it here! His music was featured in one of the most famous scenes in the beloved film, “A Christmas Story.”
Latest Podcast: Richard Wagner, a Bunch of Drama, and Ride of the Valkyries
We’re highlighting Richard Wagner this month since his birthday was last week! His life was full of drama and his music was no less interesting. This episode is packed with trivia and a look at a very famous piece of music that now permeates popular culture. Get ready for some fun!
Latest Podcast: Gustav Holst’s The Planets!
In honor of this month’s music, science, and outer space theme, our latest podcast features Gustav Holst and his famous piece, The Planets. If you are new to classical music, The Planets is a great place to start!
Latest Podcast: Salute to The March King!
In honor of Marches Madness, this month’s podcast is a salute to the illustrious life of John Philip Sousa, “The March King.” Lots of trivia, too! What is your favorite John Philip Sousa march? So many to choose from!
The Salon97 Podcast is Now on iTunes!
It has been a long time coming, but we’re pleased to report that Salon97’s podcast is now available on iTunes! The series is nearly two years old now and has featured numerous composers and their work, complete with musical excerpts and fun facts. Listening recommendations and trivia in under 10 minutes can’t be bad, right?… Continue reading The Salon97 Podcast is Now on iTunes!
A Song of Thanksgiving | Salon97 Podcast
With Thanksgiving just a week away, we celebrate Beethoven and his peacefully gracious “Song of Thanksgiving.” What does “Song of Thanksgiving” make you think of?
Latest Podcast: Night on Bald Mountain
Halloween is nearly here! Ready to be spooked? Modest Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain will help with that! Our latest podcast explores the life of Mussorgsky and one of his most famous works.