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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 109 – Follow that Subject

November 20, 2013 Bach

A fugue’s main melody is called its “subject”.  George explores different subjects using Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 performed by The Discovery Orchestra and Bach’s Unaccompanied Sonata No. 1 performed by violinist Katie Liu.  

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 105 – Interpretation

May 22, 2013 Berlioz

The content of a piece of classical music has been fixed since it was finished by the composer who wrote it. But what about the words “Moderately Fast” or “Loud” written in the composition – how loud is Loud? The performer interprets these words – see how in this Discovery Orchestra Chat where Maestro Maull uses […]

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 97 – Noticing Tempo Change #2

March 27, 2013 Brahms

In this Chat, Maestro Maull challenges you to count the number of tempo changes in Brahms’ Hungarian Dance #6 – are you up to the challenge?  

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 95 – Beethoven’s Sense of Humor

March 13, 2013 Beethoven

Despite the fact that Beethoven was so depressed about his hearing loss, he managed to hang on to his sense of humor. Follow along with our  Listening Guide and see how in this Discovery Orchestra Chat.

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 90 – Pain in Music

January 30, 2013 Beethoven

Beethoven, who let us into his inner emotional life through his music, was not afraid to express his own pain. Listening to his wordless, abstract expressions, we may find his music useful in healing our own pain.

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 82 – Another Look at Variation Form

October 1, 2012 Adams, Merynda

Harpist Merynda Adams joins Maestro Maull as they revisit variation form as found in Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols.

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