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Discovery Orchestra Chat 94 – Name that Tune?

March 6, 2013 Classical

Another look at variation form in this Chat – but backwards! Have a listen to some variations and see if you can figure out what the theme is in this Discovery Orchestra Chat.  

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 93 – What in the World

March 1, 2013 Classical

Maestro Maull plays a game in this Discovery Orchestra Chat. He challenges you to guess what story the composer is trying to express in different musical pieces. Listen along!

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 91 – The Point

February 13, 2013 Classical

Sergei Rachmaninoff believed that each movement of music has a point to make. One might define this “point” as the moment of greatest emotional intensity.  How this is accomplished varies from composer to composer and composition to composition.  Find out how Rachmaninoff makes “the point” in Movement III of Symphony No. 2.  

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 69 DARKNESS TO LIGHTNESS

June 11, 2012 Classical

Music – like our feeling states – can change on a dime! Find out how Mahler did this in his Symphony No. 1.  

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 64 What’s Funny Episode #6

March 23, 2012 Classical

Time for a laugh in this chat!

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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 47: Did you say spiccato?

October 25, 2011 Classical

Bouncing off the walls? Try bouncing off the string!

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 45: Special Effects Part 3

October 12, 2011 Classical

Are you trembling? Hope not – but doing so musically is an amazing effect!

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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 43: Another Virtuosic Technique

September 28, 2011 Classical

Pizzicato – it’s not a menu item in an Italian restaurant! Discovery Orchestra Concertmaster Peter Winograd demonstrates left-hand pizzicato.

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