Wu, Stephen

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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Discovery Orchestra Chat 116 – Beethoven Appassionata Part 1

One of Maestro Maull’s all-time favorite classical compositions is Beethoven’s Piano Sonata #23. In this Chat featuring pianist Stephen Wu, Maestro Maull discusses Beethoven’s use of chords in the 3rd…

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Thank you and everyone involved for putting together all of these wonderful videos. With the current situation and thinking long-term, I wanted to help students in the Orchestra to grow as active listeners. We initially worked through Firebird and are now onto the New World Symphony. It’s been a lot of fun to read the students’ responses to the music, as they grow in insight and appreciation.

— NJ Music Educator, on the Orchestra’s Discovery Chat Videos

 

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