Rachmaninoff

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 143 – Codas

November 12, 2014 Brahms

Codas are special endings that composers may write for the conclusion of a movement. Maestro Maull explores the codas used in Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 and Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 in this Discovery Orchestra Chat!  

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 110 – Another Effective Surprise

November 27, 2013 Huang, Lawrence

All surprises in life feel the way they do because of the unexpected aspect of the surprise. Composers can create “musical surprises” – see how in this Chat featuring pianist Lawrence Huang. Be ready for the surprise as he plays Rachmaninoff’s Elegie, Op. 3, No. 1.

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 108 – The Land of 6th’s and Octaves

November 13, 2013 Harmony

When composers want to add harmony to a melody, there are a number of ways they can do it. Learn more in this Discovery Orchestra Chat, featuring high-school musicians Katie Liu (violin) and Lawrence Huang (piano).

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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 38: Moods

August 24, 2011 Classical

Invisible, wordless communication! Explore one of music’s most magical aspects!

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