Dynamics

Discovery Orchestra Chat 122 – Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 Part 1

February 26, 2014 Classical

Maestro Maull begins the exploration of the 4th and final movement of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 in this first of eight Discovery Orchestra Chats on the piece!  

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 103 – Another Episode of Program Music

May 8, 2013 Classical

George gives us a piece of program music that he has loved since he was 18. Program music is written by composers when they have a specific picture to paint or story to tell with music. George uses Gabriel Faure’s Incidental Music to Pelleas and Melisande – Prelude to explain this concept.

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 96 – How Would You Depict

March 20, 2013 Classical

Maestro Maull would like you to exercise your creative imagination and think like a composer in this Discovery Orchestra Chat!

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 95 – Beethoven’s Sense of Humor

March 13, 2013 Beethoven

Despite the fact that Beethoven was so depressed about his hearing loss, he managed to hang on to his sense of humor. Follow along with our  Listening Guide and see how in this Discovery Orchestra Chat.

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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 65 The Point

March 23, 2012 Classical

Don’t miss the point! Many compositions have a special one to make.

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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 62 Text Painting

March 23, 2012 Choral

Composers drive home the meaning of words by composing appropriate musical settings.    

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