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Discovery Orchestra Chat 158 – Sibelius Timbres 4

March 25, 2015 Classical

Our timbre recognition exercise continues! In this Chat, Maestro Maull explores the 4th Movement of Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2. There is only one timbre that Sibelius could have chosen for the melody – can you guess?

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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 156 – Sibelius Timbres 2

March 4, 2015 Classical

We continue our practice sessions on timbre recognition using the second movement of Symphony No. 2 by Jean Sibelius. Listen for the pizzicato cello, timpani, bassoon, oboe, clarinet and french horn!  

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 155 – Sibelius Timbres 1

February 25, 2015 Classical

Did you ever think “I can’t tell what instrument is playing”? In this Chat, Maestro Maull uses Symphony No. 2  by Jean Sibelius to help you connect timbres and instruments.  Answers included!

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 149 – Thematic Transformation

January 7, 2015 Classical

It’s really remarkable how many transformations occur as we grow from childhood into adulthood. Composers work a similar magic – see how in this Discovery Orchestra Chat!  

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 148 – Counter Melodies

January 2, 2015 Classical

Sometimes what makes a piece of music wonderful to listen to is not what we think it is! Maestro Maull uses Cesar Franck’s Symphony in D Minor to illustrate in this Discovery Orchestra Chat.  

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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 145 – Goosebumps City

November 29, 2014 Berlioz

Have you ever gotten goosebumps listening to classical music? In this Chat, Maestro Maull brings you three of his favorite “goosebumps moments”. Tune in to see what his favorites are – goosebumps guaranteed!

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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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