Orchestra

Let’s Get Serious

Johannes Brahms’s ability to distort our sense of rhythm is always lying in wait.  Turn the corner… and we suddenly lose our rhythmic balance, and Maestro Maull is certain that…

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A “Trading Places” Musical Quiz

When film composer Elmer Bernstein scored the 1983 comedy hit Trading Places, he chose Mozart’s Overture to The Marriage of Figaro to be the musical centerpiece of the film.  However, he also intentionally paraphrased other orchestral works.  Let’s…

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Take My Hand

The romantic music of Alexander Borodin is explored in this episode of Inside Music.  Maestro Maull will focus on the Polovtsian Dances from Borodin’s opera Prince Igor.  These dances were a favorite composition of…

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A Holiday Barn Burner

Host George Marriner Maull keeps the holiday spirit going with Waltz of the Flowers from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker.  Normally performed perhaps a thousand times worldwide at this time of year,…

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It’s Beginning to Sound A Lot Like…

With the Covid pandemic still very much affecting social behavior, we are perhaps – depending on our personal view of the situation – being spared the annual bombardment of our…

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A Little Romance Part 2

Host George Marriner Maull concludes his look into the music of Johann Strauss, Jr. revisiting Wiener Blut and other Strauss mega-hits that tug on the heart strings of countless waltzers and non-waltzers…

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Thank you and everyone involved for putting together all of these wonderful videos. With the current situation and thinking long-term, I wanted to help students in the Orchestra to grow as active listeners. We initially worked through Firebird and are now onto the New World Symphony. It’s been a lot of fun to read the students’ responses to the music, as they grow in insight and appreciation.

— NJ Music Educator, on the Orchestra’s Discovery Chat Videos

 

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