Shostakovich

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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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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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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Stumbled upon this quite by accident on our Maryland PBS station. What a joy! Firebird is my favorite piece of music and your wonderful program just enhanced my appreciation of Stravinsky’s genius. Thank you and keep up your great work of feeding our souls!

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