Concerto

Two Timbres Over Easy

Bela Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra is thought by many to be one of his most accessible scores for listeners. Commissioned by the Koussevitsky Foundation, the composition received its premiere in…

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Gentle Goodbyes

The first and final movements of many symphonies and concertos end with a bang! “Send them home on a high note!” But that is not universally the case. George Marriner…

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One Good Fugue

Host George Marriner Maull delves into a fugue with an unusual subject, or main melody. Taken from the first movement of Handel’s Concerto Grosso, Op.6, No. 7., this grand master…

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A Little Bach Music

Host George Marriner Maull explores the difference between hearing and listening while exploring details of the final movement of Brandenburg Concerto No. 4. Aspects of Bach’s use of elements of…

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 147 – Secret Messages

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 146 – Great Intros

Have you ever been to an event where someone introduced the featured speaker? That introduction can make or break how the audience reacts to the speaker. So it is with…

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“Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed The Firebird concert last Sunday! Not being very familiar with Stravinsky’s music, I guess I expected a lot of atonal sounds, but found the work exciting and challenging – aided greatly by the educational exercises Maestro Maull had us do. It was also great to see so many young people there – that is wonderful outreach you offer. Best wishes for another great season!”

— Discover The Firebird attendee

 

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