Coffee,Cake & Culture – The Podcast

Classical music lovers know what they like and what they don’t like, but often they don’t know why? After Andy Bromberger’s successful face to face classes where she demystifies Classical music, she has now made ‘Coffee Cake and Culture – the Podcast’. Andy takes you on a musical journey of discovery from how melodies have changed over time to the complexities of equal temperament. As an added bonus, each episode involves a sweet treat, cake or biscuit to indulge in, with recipes on her website From novice to expert, listeners will enjoy ‘Coffee Cake and Culture – the Podcast’.

Andy Bromberger started her music career with a Bachelor of Music (performance) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music majoring in the Clarinet. For 20 years she taught clarinet, played professionally, and coordinated and conducted school bands. Andy started ‘Coffee Cake and Culture’ to combine her 4 major passions in life; music, education, history and BAKING.

In Episode 6, Andy explains to Rob the concept of Bass. Bass is the youngest element in music, being only around 400 years old; but it is also the foundation of music and is essential to all forms of modern music. Andy and Rob talk and listen to bass whilst eating some Lotus Pinwheels – see the recipeMUSIC FROM THE PODCAST ON THE BASS 1.   Charles Mingus Quintet – Haitian Fighting Song2.   Saint-Saens – The Elephant. Marcos dos Santos3.   John Williams – Jaws Theme4.   Queen – Another One Bites the Dust5.    R. Strauss – Also sprach Zarathustra. Dudamel. Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra6.   Byrd – Ave verum corpus – The Sixteen7.   Clark – Trumpet Voluntary. London Symphony Orchestra8.   Elam Rotem – early music scores9.   Tomas Luis de Victoria – O magnum mysterium. Voices of the Viol10. Bass Viol playing11. 128 foot stop organ12. Albinoni – Adagio. Hauser. Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra13. Pachelbel – Canon in D major14. Nina Simone – My baby just cares for me15. Purcell – Dido and Aeneas. Dido’s Lament. Malena Ernman16. Stevie Wonder – They won’t go when I go17. Bach – Air on a G string. Voices of Music18. J Strauss II – Rosen aus dem Suden19. Vaughan – Williams – Bass Tuba Concerto. Hidehiro Fujita. Philharmonic Youth Winds20. Sousa – Globe and Eagles. Presidents own United States Marine Band21. R Strauss – Eine Alpensinfonie Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
  1. Bass
  2. Equal Temperament
  3. Musical Notation
  4. Harmony
  5. Rhythm
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