Rachmaninoff

How Can We Understand Classical Music?

Laura Phillips Ward, who maintains The Discovery Orchestra’s twitter account @AhaClassical, recently forwarded me a tweet from Sweden! “How can I understand classical music I guess is the question.” This…

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Fall In Love With What?

The script of our upcoming public television production Fall In Love With Music asks the question: “Would you give your undivided attention to a piece of music that has no…

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 147 – Secret Messages

Have you ever sent someone a secret message? Composers do this! Maestro Maull shares possible “secret messages of love” in this Discovery Orchestra Chat.

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 143 – Codas

Codas are special endings that composers may write for the conclusion of a movement. Maestro Maull explores the codas used in Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 and Brahms’ Symphony No….

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The Opening Chord Revisited

I’ve been blogging now for a little over three years. I sometimes wonder if anyone out there has actually been reading them. To recapitulate, as we’d say in sonata form,…

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A Pearl Among Us

No, I’m not speaking of the precious collectible created by oysters and other mollusks, but of violinist Itzhak Perlman. I have enjoyed his playing for decades and feel privileged to…

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“I just wanted to say thank you so much for the opportunity to attend the Discovery Orchestra concert today. The students and parents really enjoyed the performance and interactive listening. Many of them were answering all the questions and making connections with their study at PMP… By providing a bus for us, you removed the barrier of getting students and parents to the event which can sometimes be challenging.”

— Elizabeth Moulthrop, Director, Paterson Music Project

 

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