Musical Elements

Beethoven’s 9th – the Last 10 Minutes Part 1

The last ten minutes of the final movement of Beethoven’s final symphony are so full of emotionally moving detail that host George Marriner Maull devotes two episodes of Inside Music…

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Beethoven’s 9th – the Last 10 Minutes Part 2

Maestro Maull continues to reference text painting as he looks at Beethoven’s incredible ability to make Friedrich Schiller’s words so much more powerful than they would be were they just…

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Four Play

Maestro Maull looks through the centuries at the string quartet, an ensemble favored by composers as the vehicle to transmit some of their most intimate and deepest feelings. Using just…

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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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The Joke’s On Us

Have you ever attended a symphony orchestra concert or chamber music recital, when suddenly the person next to you began to chuckle or laugh under their breath. You may have…

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A Belated Valentine

The creation emotional tension and the release of it is a common aesthetic goal among all composers of wordless, abstract music. The moment of greatest emotional intensity in a movement…

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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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