Shostakovich

Inside Music radio show episode: The World of Unison; listen from anywhere on WWFM The Classical Network

The World of Unison

We’ve all experienced those uncanny and sometimes humorous moments in life when two people answer the same question with the exact same answer at exactly the same time. When this…

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Inside Music: Shostakovich Under Stalin's Shadow Symphony No.5

Dimitri And Uncle Joe

Dimitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 provides the subject matter for Maestro Maull’s look at the composer’s challenging life under Josef Stalin’s reign of terror.  Shostakovich’s satirical Movement II demonstrates one…

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Inside Music: Why do They Write That Way

Why Do They Write That Way?

Maestro Maull jumps headlong into the dissonant writing of early 20th Century composers. . .from the perspective of asking what their motivations for composing in such a fashion might be….

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Are you Listening?

Classical Music Is So Relaxing!

Or is it? One of the things frequently said about classical music is: “I love classical music because it’s so relaxing!” When I encounter this observation I can only think…

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 58 – Noticing Tempo Change

How’s the pace of your life? Perhaps here’s the answer!

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 22 – Pedal Point

Maestro Maull discusses the power of pedal point with the help of audio clips.

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Your “listening guide” amazes me, in that it is a means of illustrating the role of various instrumental sections in communicating and “telling” a story. My background is science and technology so the 1 -1 ½ hours listening to a symphony with your presentation was an exciting learning experience I was not expecting.You are an exceptional talent and personality to be able to introduce someone like myself to the very complicated language of a symphony.

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