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Discovery Orchestra Chat 149 – Thematic Transformation

January 7, 2015 Classical

It’s really remarkable how many transformations occur as we grow from childhood into adulthood. Composers work a similar magic – see how in this Discovery Orchestra Chat!  

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 148 – Counter Melodies

January 2, 2015 Classical

Sometimes what makes a piece of music wonderful to listen to is not what we think it is! Maestro Maull uses Cesar Franck’s Symphony in D Minor to illustrate in this Discovery Orchestra Chat.  

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 145 – Goosebumps City

November 29, 2014 Berlioz

Have you ever gotten goosebumps listening to classical music? In this Chat, Maestro Maull brings you three of his favorite “goosebumps moments”. Tune in to see what his favorites are – goosebumps guaranteed!

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 115 – A Very Special Melody Part 2

January 1, 2014 Classical

The orchestral version of Pelleas et Melisande is used to illustrate Gabriel Faure’s lilting Sicilienne rhythm – listen for the prominence of the harp and flute in this Chat!

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 114 – Holiday Meters Part 3

December 29, 2013 Choral

How is the beat, or pulse, of a piece of music organized? In this Chat, Maestro Maull will help you detect the underlying beat in For Unto Us a Child is Born, a portion of Handel’s Messiah!

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 113 – Holiday Meters Part 2

December 18, 2013 Classical

The hunt continues!  Find the underlying pulse, or beat, in a piece of music.  Maestro Maull uses Handel’s Pifa (Pastorale) from Messiah to illustrate.

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 112 – Holiday Meters Part 1

December 12, 2013 Choral

How is the beat, or pulse, of a piece of music organized? Is it organized in groups of 2’s, 3’s, 4’s? In this Chat,  Maestro Maull will help you detect the underlying beat in a portion of Handel’s Messiah. You’ll also learn what a “hemiola” is!  

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 111 – A Very Special Melody

December 4, 2013 Classical

A composer will sometimes create a melody that is so beautiful, so haunting, that it just stands out as one of the best melodies ever. This was the case when Gabriel Faure wrote the Sicilienne movement of Pelleas et Melisande. Joining Maestro Maull in this Chat are 17 year old flutist Rebecca Huang and pianist […]

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 103 – Another Episode of Program Music

May 8, 2013 Classical

George gives us a piece of program music that he has loved since he was 18. Program music is written by composers when they have a specific picture to paint or story to tell with music. George uses Gabriel Faure’s Incidental Music to Pelleas and Melisande – Prelude to explain this concept.

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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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