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How Many Times Can He Repeat That Phrase?

The movement Mercury, The Winged Messenger from Gustav Holst’s The Planets provides host George Marriner Maull with the opportunity to demonstrate how re-harmonizing and re-orchestrating the same phrase multiple times can be used to…

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I just listened to the first episode of this (Dvorak’s “New World” Symphony) and can’t believe how fortunate I was to run across this on Prime. I have heard Maull lecture many times before performances and now here he is right on my computer screen and with the clearest of visual aids. I promise if you listen to one of these you will understand a piece as never before. And, I have discovered from past experiences with his lectures that I always listen to any given piece with a greater connection. These “home” viewings of Maull’s lectures are such a gift! Highly recommended.

— Carolyn Bross, Amazon Reviewer

 

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