Wu, Stephen

Discovery Orchestra Chat 98 – Utter Simplicity and Effective Surprise

Sometimes the utter simplicity of Schubert’s music masks the fact that he was brilliant at creating effective surprise for the listener. See how in this Discovery Orchestra Chat with guest…

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 121 – Beethoven Appassionata Part 6

Here’s the “wrap-up” of our look at Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 23 – The Appassionata. Guest artist, pianist Stephen Wu, plays the entire 3rd movement.

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 120 – Beethoven Appassionata Part 5

In this Chat, Maestro Maull and pianist Stephen Wu continue to discuss the components of the Sonata form, focusing on the special ending, or coda, in Beethoven’s Appassionata.

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 119 – Beethoven Appassionata Part 4

In Chat 118, Maestro Maull discussed how Beethoven created tension in the middle section of the 3rd movement. In this Chat, Stephen Wu and Maestro Maull talk about how Beethoven…

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 118 – Beethoven Appassionata Part 3

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…

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 117 – Beethoven Appassionata Part 2

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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“Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed The Firebird concert last Sunday! Not being very familiar with Stravinsky’s music, I guess I expected a lot of atonal sounds, but found the work exciting and challenging – aided greatly by the educational exercises Maestro Maull had us do. It was also great to see so many young people there – that is wonderful outreach you offer. Best wishes for another great season!”

— Discover The Firebird attendee

 

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