Rhythm

Discovery Orchestra Chat 159 – Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 Mvt 1 Part 1

November 16, 2017 Bassoon

The first of 16 Discovery Orchestra Chats on Dvorak’s “New World Symphony”.  This is the first of 4 Chats that will explore Movement 1.  

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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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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 115 – A Very Special Melody Part 2

January 1, 2014 Classical

The orchestral version of Pelleas et Melisande is used to illustrate Gabriel Faure’s lilting Sicilienne rhythm – listen for the prominence of the harp and flute in this Chat!

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 114 – Holiday Meters Part 3

December 29, 2013 Choral

How is the beat, or pulse, of a piece of music organized? In this Chat, Maestro Maull will help you detect the underlying beat in For Unto Us a Child is Born, a portion of Handel’s Messiah!

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 113 – Holiday Meters Part 2

December 18, 2013 Classical

The hunt continues!  Find the underlying pulse, or beat, in a piece of music.  Maestro Maull uses Handel’s Pifa (Pastorale) from Messiah to illustrate.

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 112 – Holiday Meters Part 1

December 12, 2013 Choral

How is the beat, or pulse, of a piece of music organized? Is it organized in groups of 2’s, 3’s, 4’s? In this Chat,  Maestro Maull will help you detect the underlying beat in a portion of Handel’s Messiah. You’ll also learn what a “hemiola” is!  

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 105 – Interpretation

May 22, 2013 Berlioz

The content of a piece of classical music has been fixed since it was finished by the composer who wrote it. But what about the words “Moderately Fast” or “Loud” written in the composition – how loud is Loud? The performer interprets these words – see how in this Discovery Orchestra Chat where Maestro Maull uses […]

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 97 – Noticing Tempo Change #2

March 27, 2013 Brahms

In this Chat, Maestro Maull challenges you to count the number of tempo changes in Brahms’ Hungarian Dance #6 – are you up to the challenge?  

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