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Moon Tempo

Moon tempo? Allow me to back up a bit, or rather a lot. During the summer of 1969 I performed the role of Henry Kleber, the music teacher of American…

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 105 – Interpretation

The content of a piece of classical music has been fixed since it was finished by the composer who wrote it. But what about the words “Moderately Fast” or “Loud”…

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 103 – Another Episode of Program Music

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…

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 97 – Noticing Tempo Change #2

In this Chat, Maestro Maull challenges you to count the number of tempo changes in Brahms’ Hungarian Dance #6 – are you up to the challenge?

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Conductor Humor

After my last, long rant on texting at symphonic concerts – I think it’s time to lighten up. Conductors notoriously take themselves too seriously. I guess it goes with the…

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 88 – Things to Practice Noticing Part 4

In this fourth and final chat in the series, Maestro Maull shows us how to notice more detail in the music we listen to.

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“I have always loved classical music. My wife has never liked it and has never gone to a concert with me the many years we’ve been married. You converted her tonight!”

— Outreach Program Attendee

 

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