Mendelssohn

A MidAutumn Night’s Dream

Maestro Maull misappropriates the title of one of Felix Mendelssohn’s most beloved scores the Incidental Music for A Midsummer Night’s Dream to start the second season of Inside Music. The…

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Our Theme Music

Felix Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3, “Italian” was recognized by the composer himself as one of the “jolliest” scores he’d ever written. The first movement of this symphony, which serves as…

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You Can Take the Choirboy Out of the Choir School. . .

“But you can’t take the choir school out of the choir boy.” As I noted in my very first blog Opening Chord, I attended St. Peter’s Choir School in Philadelphia…

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Beating the Winter Blahs and Blues

People speak of the ‘winter blues, grays, darkness. . .” the list goes on and on. And, depending on our personalities, our reaction to fewer hours of daylight, cold temperatures,…

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 59 – A Texture Quiz

How’s your life put together? Find out how music can be put together…take the texture quiz!

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 47 – Did you say spiccato?

Bouncing off the walls? Try bouncing off the string!

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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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