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Inside Music: Shostakovich Under Stalin's Shadow Symphony No.5

Dimitri And Uncle Joe

Dimitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 provides the subject matter for Maestro Maull’s look at the composer’s challenging life under Josef Stalin’s reign of terror.  Shostakovich’s satirical Movement II demonstrates one…

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Happy Classical Music, Inside Music: Mendelssohn's the Italian

Our Theme Music

Felix Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4, “Italian” was recognized by the composer himself as one of the “jolliest” scores he’d ever written. The first movement of this symphony, which serves as…

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Inside Music: Two Timbres Over Easy with George Marriner Maull

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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Inside Music: A Nocturne Not by Chopin

A Nocturne Not by Chopin

Claude Debussy wrote three nocturnes for symphony orchestra, bearing absolutely no resemblance to the eighteen by Chopin for solo piano. In this episode George Marriner Maull takes a look inside…

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Inside Music: Beethoven's 9th Symphony, Part 1

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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Inside Music: Beethoven's 9th Symphony Part 2

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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Thank you so much for inviting us to attend the Saint-Saens “Organ Symphony” recording session. I have always enjoyed listening to this work. As is always the case, your tutorial was excellent! I cannot believe how much more I now know about the “Organ Symphony”. And with more understanding comes a better appreciation. The Discovery Orchestra is much bigger than I remember. Their performance was excellent and truly exciting! A really big pipe organ performed by Mark Miller further enhanced the entire listening experience.

— Earle Eaton, Recording Engineer of our predecessor entity the Philharmonic Orchestra of New Jersey