41 - "Full Wangs and Sister-Wife Wonders": Modern Classical Music III
WHOEVER SAID CLASSICAL MUSIC WAS BORING, WE'VE GOT THREE WORDS FOR YOU: NAKED OPERA SINGERS. This episode, we're re-opening our mysterious box of Modern Classical Music, and it's filled with ancient history, rubber duckies, big Gavs and small loin cloths... and also biscuits. Enjoy!
40 - "Foot Tragedies and 'Artistic' Naked Bits": Strozzi & Lully
FOR NEVER WAS A STORY OF MORE WOE... THAN THIS OF STABBING YOUR FOOT WITH A SHARP STICK, FO SHO. Today we discuss two small but wonderful fish in one of our favourite musical ponds (beginning with "B", and ending with "aroque"). Enjoy!
39 - "Infant Body-Builders and Lip Baking": Brass
DOOT DOOOOOT yes we're back with another orchestral watcha-ma-call-it, and today it's BRASS. So sit back, relax, and enjoy a one way ticket to brass-town, via dodgy names for the trombone, dancing princesses, and advanced seed-spitting techniques.
38 - "Exiled Bum-Pinchers and Half-Naughty Monks": CHRISTMAS III
CHRISTMAS WOULDN'T BE CHRISTMAS WITHOUT A TRADITIONAL "BUM-PINCH" [AND AN ILLEGAL MINCE PIE] ... YES it's time once again for our annual festive episode, featuring a seasonal smattering of Christmas facts in and amongst some classical yuletide bangers.
P.S. Thank you thank you thank you for supporting us through another year of learning, singing, laughing and silliness. We are - and forever shall be - incredibly grateful to all our wonderful listeners. Have a very Merry Christmas and we'll see you in 2019!
37 - "Football Opera and Century-Straddlers": The Romantic Period
BRACE YOURSELVES FOR THE MUSICAL EQUIVALENT OF FIFTY SHADES. Yes that is 100% correct and accurate, because it's time for something Romantic with a capital R!! This time we dive into the "wishy-washy" waters of Schumann, Puccini, Richard Strauss and Scott Joplin. Enjoy!
36 - "Opium-Cheese Nightmares and 'Opening-Up' Music": Berlioz & Mendelssohn
DO YOU ENJOY A GENEROUS SLICE OF GOUDA BEFORE BED? If so, you may have something in common with Hector Berlioz, who's life and nightmarish works we'll be discussing in this TRES FANTASTIQUE new episode of That Classical Podcast. We'll also explore the life and "opening-up" works (???) of his frenemy Felix Mendelssohn - ENJOY!