Musical Style

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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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 141- Musical Comfort Food

October 29, 2014 Classical

Maestro Maull shares his thoughts about music that feels incredibly comforting using Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto No.1 to illustrate.

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 140 – Noticing Dynamics

October 22, 2014 Chausson

One of the elements of music is dynamics, which is the use of loudness and softness for expressive, inflective purposes. In this Chat, Maestro Maull asks you to notice how many distinct dynamic events occur in Ernest Chausson’s Poeme for Violin and Orchestra.  

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 138 – Ravel String Quartet Part 4

August 6, 2014 Classical

Maestro Maull explores Ravel’s String Quartet featuring the New Jersey Youth Symphony String Quartet in this final Chat in the series!  

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 137 – Ravel String Quartet Part 3

July 30, 2014 Classical

Maestro Maull explores Ravel’s String Quartet featuring the New Jersey Youth Symphony String Quartet in this third of four Discovery Orchestra Chats.

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