Composers

Haydn the Jokester

Many people know Franz Joseph Haydn as “Papa Haydn”, a well-deserved nick-name in view of his reputation as the father of the symphony. But you may not know that he…

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Let’s Get Serious

Johannes Brahms’s ability to distort our sense of rhythm is always lying in wait.  Turn the corner… and we suddenly lose our rhythmic balance, and Maestro Maull is certain that…

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A “Trading Places” Musical Quiz

When film composer Elmer Bernstein scored the 1983 comedy hit Trading Places, he chose Mozart’s Overture to The Marriage of Figaro to be the musical centerpiece of the film.  However, he also intentionally paraphrased other orchestral works.  Let’s…

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Take My Hand

The romantic music of Alexander Borodin is explored in this episode of Inside Music.  Maestro Maull will focus on the Polovtsian Dances from Borodin’s opera Prince Igor.  These dances were a favorite composition of…

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A Holiday Barn Burner

Host George Marriner Maull keeps the holiday spirit going with Waltz of the Flowers from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker.  Normally performed perhaps a thousand times worldwide at this time of year,…

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The Invisibility of Music

What makes an invisible art form like music visible?  What helps you stay present with the music as it invisibly progresses through real time?   Learn about “Blueprints” and “Listening Guides”…

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This has been an incredible series. I could take in SO much more than I could at the beginning ones. You have really trained my ears!!! I have been enjoying classical music for more than 60 years (as a child my parents played classical music at dinner and we guessed the composer) but I NEVER knew how to listen before!

— Attendee of NJPAC Classical Conversations with Maestro Maull

 

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