Composer M-R

The Point

Host George Marriner Maull uses Claude Debussy’s La Mer, Movement 2, to illustrate a favorite concept of composer Sergei Rachmaninoff. Rachmaninoff believed that every movement of music had a moment…

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A New Year’s Contest

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart had an incredible sense of humor. Host George Marriner Maull believes it’s nowhere more apparent than in Mozart’s Overture to the Marriage of Figaro. Inside Music with…

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The Problem with Program Notes

Movement I of Mozart’s Piano Sonata in C, K.545 is used by Host George Marriner Maull to look into “the problem with program notes” – the use of technical music…

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The Universal Language?

Marissa Fessenden penned an article for Smithsonian.com in February 2018 entitled Why Music Is Not A Universal Language in which she cites a video made by Ethen of the Sideways…

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Goosebumps City

Back in July Katherine Ellen Foley, a health and science reporter for Quartz wrote a wonderful article detailing the research and thoughts of Matthew Sachs, a grad student at the…

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Shall We Dance? Some Homework

Maurice Ravel wrote the following words about his composition La valse, po̬me chorÌographique pour orchestre: “Through whirling clouds, waltzing couples may be fairly distinguished. The clouds gradually scatter: one sees…

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