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Discovery Orchestra Chat 157 – Sibelius Timbres 3

March 18, 2015 Classical

The journey to practice identifying timbres continues! Maestro Maull explores how playful the 3rd movement of Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2 begins and how the loveliest melodies follow that opening.

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 154 – Old Time Fiddle

February 19, 2015 Featured Artists

What makes “old time fiddling” sound the way it does? It’s all about the bowing technique! Find out more in this Discovery Orchestra Chat with guest artist Dave Rimelis.

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 153 – Blues Fiddle

February 14, 2015 Blues

Find out what makes blues fiddling sound the way it does in this Chat with guest artist Dave Rimelis!  

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 152 – Celtic Fiddle

February 4, 2015 Celtic

Maestro Maull continues his exploration of fiddle music with guest artist Dave Rimelis. Dave demonstrates Celtic fiddling using the Swallow Tail Jig to illustrate!  

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 151 – Cajun Fiddle

January 30, 2015 Cajun

The lineage of cajun music is rich and complex.  But what makes cajun fiddling sound the way it does?  The answer can be found in this Discovery Orchestra Chat featuring guest fiddler Dave Rimelis!

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 150 – Latin Fiddle

January 24, 2015 Harmony

Maestro Maull is a classically trained string player but has been fascinated by and a big fan of fiddle music! Joining him in this Chat is Dave Rimelis, who plays a variety of fiddle music. He uses La Bamba to illustrate montuno – “the groove”, similar to an ostinato in classical music!  

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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 146 – Great Intros

December 3, 2014 Beethoven

Have you ever been to an event where someone introduced the featured speaker?  That introduction can make or break how the audience reacts to the speaker. So it is with a musical composition!  Composers are very aware that if they compose an introduction it’s got to be “just right” to set up what follows.  Maestro […]

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 144 – Tease

November 22, 2014 Classical

Do you enjoy being teased? Composers enjoy teasing listeners – Maestro Maull shows you how in this Discovery Orchestra Chat using Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings to illustrate.  

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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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