Discovery Orchestra Chat 115 – A Very Special Melody Part 2

January 1, 2014 Classical

The orchestral version of Pelleas et Melisande is used to illustrate Gabriel Faure’s lilting Sicilienne rhythm – listen for the prominence of the harp and flute in this Chat!

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 111 – A Very Special Melody

December 4, 2013 Classical

A composer will sometimes create a melody that is so beautiful, so haunting, that it just stands out as one of the best melodies ever. This was the case when Gabriel Faure wrote the Sicilienne movement of Pelleas et Melisande. Joining Maestro Maull in this Chat are 17 year old flutist Rebecca Huang and pianist […]

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 103 – Another Episode of Program Music

May 8, 2013 Classical

George gives us a piece of program music that he has loved since he was 18. Program music is written by composers when they have a specific picture to paint or story to tell with music. George uses Gabriel Faure’s Incidental Music to Pelleas and Melisande – Prelude to explain this concept.

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