Wu, Stephen

Discovery Orchestra Chat 121 – Beethoven Appassionata Part 6

February 19, 2014 Beethoven

Here’s the “wrap-up” of our look at Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 23 – The Appassionata. Guest artist, pianist Stephen Wu,  plays the entire 3rd movement.

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 120 – Beethoven Appassionata Part 5

February 12, 2014 Beethoven

In this Chat, Maestro Maull and pianist Stephen Wu continue to discuss the components of the Sonata form, focusing on the special ending, or coda, in Beethoven’s Appassionata.

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 119 – Beethoven Appassionata Part 4

February 5, 2014 Beethoven

In Chat 118, Maestro Maull discussed how Beethoven created tension in the middle section of the 3rd movement. In this Chat, Stephen Wu and Maestro Maull talk about how Beethoven releases the tension by “bringing back” the first section. This return is called recapitulation. If you haven’t watched the previous 3 Chats (116, 117, 118) […]

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 118 – Beethoven Appassionata Part 3

January 29, 2014 Beethoven

In this Chat, Maestro Maull and pianist Stephen Wu explore the middle section of Beethoven’s Appassionata. The “emotional purpose” of this middle section, know as the development, is to increase the tension the listener experiences.  

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 117 – Beethoven Appassionata Part 2

January 23, 2014 Beethoven

In this Chat featuring pianist Stephen Wu, Maestro Maull discusses Beethoven’s use of themes in the 3rd Movement of The Appassionata.  

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 116 – Beethoven Appassionata Part 1

January 15, 2014 Beethoven

One of Maestro Maull’s all-time favorite classical compositions is Beethoven’s Piano Sonata #23. In this Chat featuring pianist Stephen Wu, Maestro Maull discusses Beethoven’s use of chords in the 3rd Movement of The Appassionata.

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 101 – Piano Transcriptions Part 2

April 25, 2013 Classical

Maestro Maull and pianist Stephen Wu explore a Liszt piano transcription in this Chat!

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 100 – Piano Transcriptions Part 1

April 17, 2013 Classical

Maestro Maull and pianist Stephen Wu use Christoph Gluck’s Dance of the Blessed Spirit to investigate piano transcription.  

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 99 – Effective Surprise Part 2

April 10, 2013 Chopin

George explores another composer whose music seems, on the surface, incredibly simple yet  is filled with wonderful effective surprises – Frederic Chopin!  He uses Chopin’s Nocturne No. 20 in C Sharp Minor to illustrate.  Featuring pianist Stephen Wu, guest artist.  

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 98 – Utter Simplicity and Effective Surprise

April 3, 2013 Classical

Sometimes the utter simplicity of Schubert’s music masks the fact that he was brilliant at creating effective surprise for the listener. See how in this Discovery Orchestra Chat with guest artist pianist Stephen Wu.

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