Rachmaninoff

Right Size!

Some good friends of mine are fond of using the words ‘right size.’ And by this they are describing a state of mind in which we perceive our real place…

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Can We Really Multitask And Listen?

. . .Or my longest blog rant to date, with my apologies. (THE MAGAZINE OF THE LEAGUE OF AMERICAN ORCHESTRAS) definitely caught my attention. The Quest for Generational Diversity by…

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Love

The Power of Love

We all know what it is like to feel incredibly close to someone – even if we have never been able to express these feelings to that special someone. This…

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 91 – The Point

Sergei Rachmaninoff believed that each movement of music has a point to make. One might define this “point” as the moment of greatest emotional intensity. How this is accomplished varies…

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 38 – Moods

Invisible, wordless communication! Explore one of music’s most magical aspects!

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Opening Chord

When people talk or write about classical music they often resort to very descriptive, flowery adjective-filled prose. And we perhaps can get from this a sense of how a given…

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I was delighted to hear George Marriner Maull’s “Inside Music” when he discussed how to listen to and enjoy Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, the 4th movement. To have the words of the choral Ode to Joy translated and explained (word for word) was enlightening and inspiring as well. And to learn all the intricacies of the music itself was fascinating.

— Inside Music radio listener