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Pour Me A Mozart

By Aja Majkrzak & Patty Ryan

Making classical music fun! The story behind the music paired with a tasty beverage. What are you drinkening to?
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Pour Me A MozartAug 04, 2023

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Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Charlie Parker, Paul Desmond, Benny Carter, Dick Oatts

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Scott Joplin

Robert Nathaniel Dett

Althea Waites – Black Diamonds

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Gabriela Lena Frank

Michael Torke

Esa-Pekka Salonen

Anna Clyne

Igor Stravinsky

Maurice Ravel

Alexander Scriabin

Giacomo Puccini

NOT Franz Schubert!

For Nicky’s K-pop influences listen to Patty’s podcast, Haydn Behind The Music Stand - “Nicky Sohn: This Is How The Legend Goes…” season 3, episode 11 released on February 22, 2023

Jun 30, 202301:26:21
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Paul's musical influences:

Tōru Takemitsu, Henri Dutilleux, Olivier Messiaen, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, Katherine Balch, Igor Santos, Sufjan Stevens, Bon Iver, Big Theif

Jun 23, 202301:27:26
Sara McDonald/The NYChillharmonic
Jun 16, 202301:29:46
Season 3 Intro
Jun 09, 202335:56
Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 9 part 2
Sep 04, 202059:36
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake

Today's episode is a discussion of obsessions: mine with Tchaikovsky and Mick's with Coke Zero #notsponsored

Tchaikovsky's writing for Swan Lake was not well received at the time of its premiere, but it has set the standard for the music people expect to hear at the ballet. 

This was another episode without any alcohol. While it is fun to indulge and discover new flavors, it is important to also drink responsibly.

With special guest Mick Lunzer

Aug 28, 202054:38
Joseph Haydn - Symphony  No. 94 "Surprise"
Aug 21, 202058:05
Hector Berlioz - Harold in Italy
Aug 14, 202059:53
Bedrich Smetana - Quartet No. 1 "From My Life"

Bedrich Smetana - Quartet No. 1 "From My Life"

Patty is back! To talk about two lesser known classics, Pimm's cup and Smetana's "From My Life"

Pimm's cup: pour 2 oz Pimm's no. 1 into a glass with ice, then fill the glass with ginger ale or lemon lime soda. Garnish at your own risk (what does that mean?? Listen to the episode to find out!)

With special guest Patty Ryan
Aug 07, 202056:07
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Violin Concerto No. 5

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Violin Concerto No. 5

One of the most amazing things about music is belonging to a community that allows you to connect with new people from all over the country (and world)! Meghan and I discuss our love for Mozart and some of the challenges with the piece. All while drinking gin martinis.

Martini: 2 oz gin, 1 oz dry vermouth, dash orange bitters, stir and pour into a martini glass. (Disclaimer - you can really do it however you want, this is just how I made mine)

With special guest Meghan Todt Williams
Jul 31, 202054:35
Felix Mendelssohn - String Octet

Felix Mendelssohn - String Octet

Dare I say this is one of the coolest pieces of chamber music written for string instruments? Brilliant writing, lots to do for everyone, easy to listen to, and engaging. I hope you enjoy it!

Gold rush: 2 ounces Bourbon, 3/4 ounce lemon juice, 3/4 ounce honey syrup. Shake and strain into a coupe glass

With special guest Alicia Monroe
Jul 24, 202058:03
Antonin Dvorak - Cello Concerto in B minor

Antonin Dvorak - Cello Concerto in B minor

My first international guest, LaTannia, joins me to honor her late father with one of his favorite pieces. She also created the drink for this episode, the cello-cello (for limoncello and a cello concerto).

Cello-cello: 4 strawberries, 0.5 oz lime juice, 1 oz limoncello, prosecco. Muddle the strawberries, add lime juice and limoncello, shake, strain into a glass, and top with your bubbly!

With special guest LaTannia Ellerbe
Jul 17, 202058:20
Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 6 "Tragic"
Jul 10, 202058:55
Georges Bizet - Carmen
Jul 03, 202001:00:41
Antonio Vivaldi - The Four Seasons
Jun 26, 202058:27
Ludwig van Beethoven - "Moonlight" Sonata

Ludwig van Beethoven - "Moonlight" Sonata

Do you think of doves when you think of moonlight? Okay, maybe it was a stretch. BUT my best friend and I decided to drink palomas ("dove" in Spanish) while listening to Beethoven's "Moonlight" sonata.

Paloma: 2 oz Tequila, 2 oz grapefruit juice, 1 oz lime juice, 1/2 oz cilantro simple syrup - shake, strain over ice, then top with some grapefruit soda (we used lacroix)

With special guest Brianne Perreten
Jun 19, 202055:25
Edvard Grieg - Peer Gynt Suite No. 2
Jun 12, 202001:03:08
Edvard Grieg - Peer Gynt Suite No. 1

Edvard Grieg - Peer Gynt Suite No. 1

My mom is back to discuss music and booze that comes from our Norwegian heritage. [part 1/2]

This week's drink comes from
Sunrise Over The Fjord: 1 oz aquavit, 1.5 oz freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, 0.5 oz brown sugar syrup (the recipe says 1 teaspoon), shake then pour into a champagne flute and fill with bubbly

We both made substitutions, you'll have to listen to find out what those were

With special guest Katherine Majkrzak
May 29, 202053:49
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 4

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 4

Two violinists discuss Russian music while drinking vodka.

The cosmo I made with what I had at home:
1.5 oz raspberry vodka, 0.5 oz grand marnier, 0.5 oz lime juice, 0.25 oz chambord, shake, pour, enjoy!

Traditional cosmo:
1.5 oz vodka, 0.5 oz triple sec, 0.5 oz lime juice, splash of cranberry juice

With special guest Christian Zamora
May 22, 202001:16:44
Antonin Dvorak - "American" Quartet

Antonin Dvorak - "American" Quartet

One of the great string quartets: lovely moments for all instruments, exciting key changes, driving rhythm, and best of all it was written right here in the heart of the US.

Brown Derby: 2 oz bourbon, 1 oz grapefruit juice, 0.5 oz honey syrup, shake with ice, pour and enjoy!

With special guest Patty Ryan
May 15, 202001:00:37
Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 9 part 1

Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 9 part 1

Beethoven's 9th symphony will open and close Pour Me A Mozart's second season. Today you can hear excerpts from the first three movements.

Because this is recorded remotely, Min and I were not drinking the same thing. I guess you'll just have to listen to hear what the drinks are!

With special guest Min Lee
May 08, 202001:08:17
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto
Feb 28, 202001:39:31
J. S. Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 4
Feb 21, 202001:02:47
Gabriel Faure - Requiem

Gabriel Faure - Requiem

Happy Valentine's Day! Impress your sweetheart with a cocktail and some beautiful music. Callie and I get crafty with drinks and choir....y with music. After working together at a craft cocktail bar we share some tips about visiting a high end establishment and some insight on Faure's beautiful Requiem. Sidecar: 2 oz cognac, 1/2 oz cointreau, 3/4 oz lemon juice, 1/4 oz simple syrup, shake with ice, garnish with an orange twist (recipe from Death & Co.) With special guest Callie Langenhorst
Feb 14, 202001:14:57
Antonin Dvorak - Symphony No. 9 "From the New World"
Feb 07, 202050:48
Franz Schubert - Death and the Maiden
Jan 31, 202001:06:30
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker
Jan 24, 202001:06:55
The Brass Family
Jan 17, 202032:18
WoO Beethoven!

WoO Beethoven!

We all love Beethoven, but on this episode we say "woo" a lot. Why? Well, when a great composer leaves behind unpublished pieces of music someone has to categorize them somehow, and the WoO (Worke ohne Opus) numbering system was born.

Woo woo: 2 oz vodka, 1/2 oz peach Schnapps, as much cranberry juice as you like

With special guest Patty Ryan
Jan 10, 202054:47
Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 1 "Titan"

Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 1 "Titan"

Happy New Year! I'm joined again by my friend Steven to drink Malbec while talking about Mahler. We hear the beginnings of Mahler's world as an orchestral experience.

With special guest Steven Anbro
Jan 03, 202056:02
Camille Saint-saens - Symphony No. 3 "Organ"

Camille Saint-saens - Symphony No. 3 "Organ"

I'm here with my best friend to talk about a composer who was actually appreciated in his time. This beautiful piece of music is a great way to end the decade.

Raspberry martini: 2.5 oz raspberry vodka, 0.5 oz Grand Marnier, shake, pour, and drink responsibly

With special guest Brianne Perreten
Dec 27, 201901:04:19
Claude Debussy - Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp
Dec 20, 201901:02:58
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 41 "Jupiter"

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 41 "Jupiter"

I have another very special guest this week, my mom! Our first guest to talk about both Mozart and wine (which both the title and logo of the show suggest will be the only subjects).

Symphony No. 41 "Jupiter" is Mozart's last. My mom did all my homework for me this week and gives a really great history about Mozart and has great things to say about this piece.

New Your Sour: 2 oz Rye whiskey or bourbon, 3/4 oz simple syrup, 1 oz lemon juice, 1 egg white (we used aquafaba), 1/2 oz red wine
Dec 13, 201901:05:37
Modest Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibitition

Modest Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibitition

I'm here today with my dad discussing how some music that is perfect for rock and roll made some pretty substandard paintings come to life.

White Russian (another variation on the original): 2 oz vodka, 1/2 oz Kahlua, a splash of cream, and you're done!

With special guest Darrell Majkrzak
Dec 06, 201901:15:58
Johannes Brahms - Symphony No. 4

Johannes Brahms - Symphony No. 4

Brahms' beautiful fourth symphony. Accompanied by visualization, a Honey Bourbon Smash, and cats! What pictures does this music bring up in your mind's eye?

Honey Bourbon Smash: 1.5 oz Barenjager honey whiskey, 5 blackberries, 3 orange slices, muddled, shaken, then topped with soda water.

With special guest Roxanne Merriman
Nov 29, 201901:07:04
Claude Debussy - Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun

Claude Debussy - Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun

A piece that is only ten minutes long but full of emotion, beauty, and orchestral color. We paired music by the French composer with a French 75.

With special guest Kelsey Farr
Nov 22, 201901:21:30
Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 5

Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 5

Beethoven's very famous fifth symphony ( know the one). But wait, there's more! The beautiful, sometimes dark, and ultimately triumphant second, third, and fourth movements.

Introducing the listener challenge: how can you connect the mojito with Beethoven?

With special guest Steven Anbro
Nov 15, 201901:12:31
Nikolai Rimsky Korsakov - Scheherazade

Nikolai Rimsky Korsakov - Scheherazade

The story of the 1001 Arabian nights set to music by Russian composer Rimsky Korsakov. Shipwrecks, whales that become islands, and a drink that's a "last desperate grasp of summer."

With special guest Laura Christopher
Nov 08, 201954:15
Hector Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique

Hector Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique

A story about drugs, murder, capital punishment, and witches. Oh and love.

With special guest Shane Hawley
Oct 30, 201901:02:47