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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 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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Discovery Orchestra Chat 100 – Piano Transcriptions Part 1

April 17, 2013 Classical

Maestro Maull and pianist Stephen Wu use Christoph Gluck’s Dance of the Blessed Spirit to investigate piano transcription.  

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 99 – Effective Surprise Part 2

April 10, 2013 Chopin

George explores another composer whose music seems, on the surface, incredibly simple yet  is filled with wonderful effective surprises – Frederic Chopin!  He uses Chopin’s Nocturne No. 20 in C Sharp Minor to illustrate.  Featuring pianist Stephen Wu, guest artist.  

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 98 – Utter Simplicity and Effective Surprise

April 3, 2013 Classical

Sometimes the utter simplicity of Schubert’s music masks the fact that he was brilliant at creating effective surprise for the listener. See how in this Discovery Orchestra Chat with guest artist pianist Stephen Wu.

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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 92 – Change of Timbre

February 19, 2013 Classical

Listen as The Discovery Orchestra plays Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A Minor (2nd Movement) and Maestro Maull explores a “Change in Timbre” in this chat.

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 89 – Arrangements

January 23, 2013 Meter

Did you know it’s a common occurrence for musicians to arrange each others music? Find out why in this Discovery Orchestra Chat!

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 88 – Things to Practice Noticing Part 4

November 14, 2012 Harmony

In this fourth and final chat in the series, Maestro Maull shows us how to notice more detail in the music we listen to.

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