Episode 108: Opera With @marccold

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In this episode, we discuss all things (European) opera with noted cataloger @marccold! Content warning for sexual assault and murder (no thanks to Don Giovanni).

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Links
Mozart: Marriage of Figaro Overture
Episode 83 with @Tuphlos
Great Courses: Operas of Mozart, How To Listen To and Understand Opera
Dr. Robert Greenberg
Seattle Opera
Puccini: Tosca
New York City Opera
BBC Wales: The Choral Tradition of Wales
Mozart: La Vendetta from The Marriage of Figaro, sung by Fernando Corena
Met Opera Saturday Matinee Broadcasts
Stories of the Great Operas
The Barber of Seville
Met Opera Shop
Opera News
Thomas Allen
Opera books
Gluck: Le Calme Rentre Dans Mon Coeur from Iphigénie en Tauride, sung by Bruno Taddia
Norm Hollingshead
Boris Goldovsky
The Met: Live in HD
The Magic Flute
Tosca’s Kiss
Puccini: Donde Lieta Usci from La Boheme, sung by Sara Scuderi
Verdi: Miserere from Il Trovatore sung by Franco Corelli and Leontyne Price
marx
A Night at The Opera
Treemonisha
Julia Perry: The Cask of Amontillado
Hermann: How I Love Them from Wuthering Heights, sung by Adriana Zabala
Jeanine Tesori: Blue to premiere at The Glimmerglass Festival
Desyatnikov: Rosenthal’s Children
Vladimir Sorokin: Blue Lard
Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin
Wagner: The Ring (English), English National Opera
Leoncavallo: Pagliacci
Verdi: Grand March from Aida
Mozart: Queen of the Night aria from The Magic Flute, sung by Diana Damrau
Webber: Cats
Amadeus
Carmen
Carmen Jones
fudd
What’s Opera, Doc?
Mozart: The Magic Flute Overture
Mozart: Cosi fan Tutte Overture
Mozart: Don Giovanni, directed by Peter Sellars :: part 1 :: part 2 :: part 3
Mozart: Cosi fan Tutte
Greer Grimsley
La Boheme
Rent
Beverly Cleary: Otis Spofford
Gilbert & Sullivan
The Who: Tommy
Hamilton
Verdi: La Traviata
A Room With a View
Verdi: La Donna e Mobile from Rigoletto, sung by Luciano Pavarotti
Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries from The Ring
cosi
Cosi
The Fifth Element
The Lost Weekend
Madame Butterfly
M. Butterfly
Farewell My Concubine
Miss Saigon
Kobbe’s Complete Opera Book
Ethan Mordden
Karen Sturges: Death of a Baritone, Death of a Poohbah
farinelli
Farinelli
Stephanie Burgis: Masks and Shadows
Alexander Chee: The Queen of the Night
Dorothy Dunnett: Dolly and the Singing Bird
Ann Patchett: Bel Canto
Terry Pratchett: Maskerade
Kate Ross: Julian Kestrel mysteries
Space Opera
The Phantom of the Opera
Judith Weir: A Night at the Chinese Opera

Lists, articles
Neatorama: 10 Operas You Didn’t Know you Already Like
Wikipedia: List of films using the music of Richard Wagner
Royal Opera House: 8 of the greatest operatic moments in film
Roger Ebert: The five arias from opera movies can’t live without
Glyndebourne: 10 times opera stole the scene at the movies
Goodreads: Books about opera
Talk Classical: Novels about operas?
Mental Floss: 13 Operas Adapted From Famous Novels
Book Scrolling: The Best Books About or Featuring the Opera (Nonfiction & Fiction)
NPR: 5 Books to Ignite an Opera Obsession

Musical Obsessions
Marc: Tuvan/Mongolian Throat Singing
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Alene: Toreador song from Carmen
Anna: Habanera from Carmen

Obsessions
Marc: Edgar Award winning The Last Equation of Isaac Severy by Nova Jacobs; The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey
Anna: Tombow dual brush pens
Alene: #chuckstravaganza

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Episode 90: Content Warning Part I–Anna’s Hard Pass

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The first of two episodes exploring the things that we don’t like to encounter in our books, television, movies, and more. Content warning for discussion of various unpleasant topics, primarily cancer.

Links
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr
Death Be Not Proud by John Gunther
Spoilers, Sweetie!
A Monster Calls (book)
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (movie)
terms
Terms of Endearment
Deadpool
Stepmom
Midnight Sun
I Kill Giants by Joe Kelly and Ken Niimura
gg
Guardians of the Galaxy
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
The Long Goodbye by Meghan O’Rourke
Our Gift of Love: Personal Stories of Breast Cancer Courage
Persevere: A Life With Cancer by Lisa Bonchek Adams
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Lurlene McDaniel
Mom’s Cancer by Brian Fies
Breaking Bad
Cancer Vixen by Marisa Acocella Marchetto
My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
Bad Day” by Daniel Powter
The Cancer Journals by Audre Lorde
tig
One Mississippi
I’m Just a Person by Tig Notaro
The Bold Type
Alexa and Katie

Musical Obsessions
Molto Allegro (Jupiter Symphony) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Over My Head (Cable Car)” by The Fray

Obsession
hannah

Hannah Gadsby‘s Nanette

Episode 83: Classical Music Advisory with @Tuphlos

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In this episode, we follow up Episode 82 with Classical Music Advisory, bringing back Robin @Tuphlos Bradford (previously our guest on Episode 36) to share her expertise. We learned a lot about Robin’s dark musical past in the process, including her love for the cello and her secret years as a flutist?!

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Links

Leonard Bernstein/New York Philharmonic
Mstislav Rostropovich
Bagpipe scholarship
flute
Jean-Pierre Rampal
Mozart: Flute Concerto in G Major
Chaminade: Concertino for Flute
Bach: Cello Suites
Ennio Morricone
Rachel Portman
Dvořák: Cello Concerto in B Minor
Johannes Moser
[Gramophone]
Zuill Bailey (Oz)
rogers
Yo-Yo Ma (Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E Minor)
Saint-Saens: Cello Concerto in D Minor
Odegaard Undergraduate Library
Dr. Robert Greenberg (Twitter)
The Great Courses: The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works (get it from your library!)
sweetdreams
Beethoven: 5th Symphony
Mendelssohn: Italian Symphony
Mozart: Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
billnye
The Guardian View on Diversity in Classical Music: Quality and Equality
10 Female Composers You Should Know
Ten Black Composers Whose Works Deserve to be Heard More Often
14 of the Most Influential Latin American Composers of the 20th Century
Classical So White and Male: Time is Overdue for Diversity
Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges: Violin Concerto in G Major
Fanny Hensel (nee Mendelssohn): Overture
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Violin Concerto in G Minor
Florence B. Price: Concerto in One Movement
Mozart Camargo Guarnieri: Three Dances for Orchestra
Silvestre Revueltas: Sensemayá
Fathom Events

13 Best Classical Music Movies
10 of the best (and worst) films about composers
Immortal Beloved
Impromptu
Amadeus
The Red Violin
Fantasia
Fantasia 2000
Shine
Hilary and Jackie

Twelve of the Best: Books Featuring Classical Music
11 Musical Novels That Hit All The Right Notes
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
Orfeo by Richard Powers
Mozart in the Jungle by Blair Tindall (also TV)
Musicophilia by Oliver Sacks
The Ensemble by Aja Gabel
Masks and Shadows by Stephanie Burgis

Musical Obsessions
Robin: Johannes Moser playing Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E Minor
Anna: first movement of Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony
Alene: “The Hamilton Polka” by Weird Al Yankovic

Obsessions
Robin: YouTubing cellists
Anna: A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole
Alene: My Lady’s Choosing by Kitty Curran and Larissa Zageris

Episode 82: Classical Music Favorites

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In this episode, we talk about our favorite classical pieces and our recent live symphony experiences.

Also: our What to Watch Next Bracket poll results! By the will of the popular vote (or the person/s with the most ways of accessing the internet), we will be watching The Good Place.
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The playlist for this episode is on Spotify.

Links
symphony

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Springfield Symphony Orchestra
Beethoven: Für Elise
Seattle Symphony
Tanglewood
jerrylewis
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake
Classic King FM
Mozart Piano Concerto no. 21 “Elvira Madigan”
Amadeus
Mozart: Turkish March
elizabethruth on Instagram
Mozart: Requiem
Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik
trombone
Ravel: Bolero
Torvill & Dean 1984 Gold Medal Ice Dancing Routine
Tchaikovsky: Final Waltz & Apotheosis
Great Courses: The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works
San Francisco Chronicle: “Classical So White and Male: The Time is Overdue for Diversity
Handel: Hallelujah Chorus (stand up)
Bach: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Beethoven: 5th Symphony
Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra/2001: A Space Odyssey
Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini/Somewhere in Time
Pachelbel: Canon in D
timpani
Satie: Gymnopedie
Rossini: William Tell Overture
Beethoven: Pathétique
Beethoven: 7th Symphony
Billy Joel: This Night
Vivaldi: Four Seasons
Star Trek/Star Wars Spectacular
John Williams

Musical Obsessions
Belle of the Ball” by Leroy Anderson
Once Upon a Dream” from Sleeping Beauty

Obsessions
A Wrinkle in Time
One Day at a Time

Episode 14 Show Notes: Classics and Diverse Books

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We are back from our LIVE show and answering a few more listener-submitted questions. Ally wanted us to talk about “classics” and Katie wanted to know what to give her white male children to diversify their reading experiences. Carolyn says a classic book is something she won’t want to read again, but a classic movie is something she will want to watch repeatedly. Anna’s moral of the story:

“If you think it’s a classic, it is. If you disagree with someone on this, keep your mouth shut.”

Please send us your best links to lists of diverse books for kids! We need help crowdsourcing on this one.

And please be sure to listen alllllll the way to the end. Past the talking, past the music. Trust us.

Links
Fifty Shades of Grey movie
Worst Bestsellers episode
Anna’s Fifty Shades readalike project

Classic Music
The Archies
The Beatles
The Rolling Stones
Led Zeppelin
ELO
Godspell
[Carolyn now realizes that it was NOT the original cast recording but the MOVIE soundtrack that she grew up and is her favorite. Victor Garber, y’all.]


The Sound of Music
My Fair Lady
Camelot
Annie
Paul Simon “Graceland” album
Peter, Paul, and Mary
Judy Garland
The Nutcracker
Mozart K467 Piano Concerto 21
Bach, “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

Classic Books
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Middlemarch by George Eliot
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Dracula by Bram Stoker
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Robin Hood by Howard Pyle and others
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Emily Brontë’s poetry (not Wuthering Heights)
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
Nancy Drew
Agatha Christie
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
The Madwoman in the Attic by Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar

Classic Movies
Chinatown
Casablanca
The Adventures of Robin Hood
The Philadelphia Story
The African Queen
Bringing up Baby
Charade
White Christmas
Singin’ in the Rain
Meet Me in St. Louis
The Maltese Falcon
Double Indemnity
Sunset Boulevard
The Godfather
Some Like it Hot

Diverse Reads for Children
The Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan
Sugar Plum Ballerina series, Whoopi Goldberg
Pinkalicious by Victoria Kann
Storytime Underground
Mommy, Mama, and Me by Lesléa Newman
Princeless by Jeremy Whitley et al.
The Best Feminist Picture Books (via Book Riot)

Obsessions
Anna: The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge
Carolyn: Invisibilia podcast