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Discovery Orchestra Chat 147 – Secret Messages

December 11, 2014 Classical

Have you ever sent someone a secret message? Composers do this! Maestro Maull shares possible “secret messages of love” in this Discovery Orchestra Chat.

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 140 – Noticing Dynamics

October 22, 2014 Chausson

One of the elements of music is dynamics, which is the use of loudness and softness for expressive, inflective purposes. In this Chat, Maestro Maull asks you to notice how many distinct dynamic events occur in Ernest Chausson’s Poeme for Violin and Orchestra.  

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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 59 A Texture Quiz

March 23, 2012 Classical

How’s your life put together? Find out how music can be put together…take the texture quiz!

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 57 Question & Answer

March 23, 2012 Bach

Do you find that you question yourself? Perhaps here’s the answer!

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 44: Name that Meter

October 5, 2011 Classical

Hey – what time is it? You know, of course! But can you name that meter?

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 35: Name That Timbre Part 2

August 13, 2011 Classical

Learn to identify one of the less common instrument timbres out there!

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 33: A Pop Quiz

July 20, 2011 Classical

Test your knowledge of previous Chats! Maestro Maull provides a fun music listening test.

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