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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 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 124 – Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 Part 3

March 12, 2014 Classical

Maestro Maull continues the exploration of the 4th movement of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 in this third of eight Discovery Orchestra Chats on the piece!  

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 121 – Beethoven Appassionata Part 6

February 19, 2014 Beethoven

Here’s the “wrap-up” of our look at Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 23 – The Appassionata. Guest artist, pianist Stephen Wu,  plays the entire 3rd movement.

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 120 – Beethoven Appassionata Part 5

February 12, 2014 Beethoven

In this Chat, Maestro Maull and pianist Stephen Wu continue to discuss the components of the Sonata form, focusing on the special ending, or coda, in Beethoven’s Appassionata.

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 119 – Beethoven Appassionata Part 4

February 5, 2014 Beethoven

In Chat 118, Maestro Maull discussed how Beethoven created tension in the middle section of the 3rd movement. In this Chat, Stephen Wu and Maestro Maull talk about how Beethoven releases the tension by “bringing back” the first section. This return is called recapitulation. If you haven’t watched the previous 3 Chats (116, 117, 118) […]

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 118 – Beethoven Appassionata Part 3

January 29, 2014 Beethoven

In this Chat, Maestro Maull and pianist Stephen Wu explore the middle section of Beethoven’s Appassionata. The “emotional purpose” of this middle section, know as the development, is to increase the tension the listener experiences.  

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 117 – Beethoven Appassionata Part 2

January 23, 2014 Beethoven

In this Chat featuring pianist Stephen Wu, Maestro Maull discusses Beethoven’s use of themes in the 3rd Movement of The Appassionata.  

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 116 – Beethoven Appassionata Part 1

January 15, 2014 Beethoven

One of Maestro Maull’s all-time favorite classical compositions is Beethoven’s Piano Sonata #23. In this Chat featuring pianist Stephen Wu, Maestro Maull discusses Beethoven’s use of chords in the 3rd Movement of The Appassionata.

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