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Discovery Orchestra Chat 177 – The Firebird Suite Lullaby & Finale Play-Through

May 6, 2019 Bassoon

This Chat Video features the final two movements of Stravinsky’s “Firebird” Suite with our Listening Guide on screen. Performed by the Vienna Symphony courtesy of Naxos of America.  

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 176 – The Firebird Suite Finale

April 24, 2019 Cadences

In this Chat, Maestro Maull explores the Finale from Igor Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite. Variation form, fingered tremolo, effective surprise – so much to learn!  

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 175 – The Firebird Suite Lullaby

April 17, 2019 Bassoon

In this Chat, Maestro Maull explores the Lullaby from Igor Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite.  Discover Stravinsky’s use of the ostinato, timbre, glissando and effective surprise!  

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 158 – Sibelius Timbres 4

March 25, 2015 Classical

Our timbre recognition exercise continues! In this Chat, Maestro Maull explores the 4th Movement of Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2. There is only one timbre that Sibelius could have chosen for the melody – can you guess?

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 157 – Sibelius Timbres 3

March 18, 2015 Classical

The journey to practice identifying timbres continues! Maestro Maull explores how playful the 3rd movement of Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2 begins and how the loveliest melodies follow that opening.

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 156 – Sibelius Timbres 2

March 4, 2015 Classical

We continue our practice sessions on timbre recognition using the second movement of Symphony No. 2 by Jean Sibelius. Listen for the pizzicato cello, timpani, bassoon, oboe, clarinet and french horn!  

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 155 – Sibelius Timbres 1

February 25, 2015 Classical

Did you ever think “I can’t tell what instrument is playing”? In this Chat, Maestro Maull uses Symphony No. 2  by Jean Sibelius to help you connect timbres and instruments.  Answers included!

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 147 – Secret Messages

December 11, 2014 Classical

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 144 – Tease

November 22, 2014 Classical

Do you enjoy being teased? Composers enjoy teasing listeners – Maestro Maull shows you how in this Discovery Orchestra Chat using Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings to illustrate.  

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 142 – The String Thing

November 5, 2014 Fantasy

Find out about Maestro Maull’s “passionate feeling of connection”  to strings in this Chat where he uses Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings and Ralph Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis to illustrate!

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