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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 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 129 – Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 Part 8

April 30, 2014 Classical

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

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 128 – Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 Part 7

April 19, 2014 Dynamics

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

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 127 – Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 Part 6

April 9, 2014 Classical

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

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