What the Fugue are Uilleann Pipes?

Posted on Feb 10, 2018 in What the Fugue?
What the Fugue are Uilleann Pipes?

Did you know that there are more than 30 different kinds of bagpipes from all over Europe and the Middle East? The Irish bagpipes, or uilleann pipes, are pretty different from what most people think of as bagpipes. The uilleann pipes are much quieter, too, very expressive, and almost always played sitting down. And no […]

What the Fugue is Gemütlichkeit?

Posted on Mar 27, 2017 in What the Fugue?
What the Fugue is Gemütlichkeit?

Spring has arrived!  Days are getting longer, the snow has melted, and flowers are blooming across the city (much to the chagrin of my poor Midwestern allergies). Across Metro Denver folks are sipping beer on patios and laying out blankets in parks — there’s a general sense of Gemütlichkeit that’s leaving everyone feeling warm and […]

What the Fugue is a Philanthropist?

Posted on Dec 6, 2016 in What the Fugue?
What the Fugue is a Philanthropist?

We hear the term “philanthropist,” and we think of steel barons and Daddy Warbucks. It’s a word that kind of a mouthful and one that I wouldn’t want to say ten times fast. But really, what the fugue is a philanthropist? For this one, we’ll make it a little interactive: Get our your phone. Turn your […]

What the Fugue is Chamber Music?

Posted on Oct 17, 2016 in What the Fugue?
What the Fugue is Chamber Music?

We’ve all heard about chamber music at one time or another, but what the fugue is it again? The short answer is that traditionally chamber music was written to serve as home entertainment — like a living room jam session with your friends. As a result of small rooms in homes, chamber works were usually written for ensembles […]

What the Fugue is an Overture?

Posted on Sep 12, 2016 in What the Fugue?
What the Fugue is an Overture?

So, what the fugue is an overture? Technically it’s the orchestral piece at the beginning of an opera, ballet, or other performance piece with little to no stage action happening. It’s an intro, kind of like the music that plays during the credits before the movie starts, but longer. Most of the time, overtures introduce […]

What the Fugue is a Saison?

Posted on Aug 4, 2016 in What the Fugue?
What the Fugue is a Saison?

Like two pieces of music, no two saisons are the same. Brewers all over the world make them, but if you asked 100 brewers what the fugue a saison was, you’ll get 100 different answers. So let’s break down the basics that everyone can mostly agree on. Saisons are typically pale ales, and orangey-yellow in […]