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How Can We Understand Classical Music?

Laura Phillips Ward, who maintains The Discovery Orchestra’s twitter account @AhaClassical, recently forwarded me a tweet from Sweden! “How can I understand classical music I guess is the question.” This…

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The Big Week

The final two episodes are already ‘in the can.’ Can’t believe we’ve arrived at this date! To have planned something for more than a year, and know we have finally…

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Happy Birthday Wolfgang!

It’s January 27th – the day the universe gave us Johannes Chrysostomus (after St. John Chrysostom) Wolfgangus (“Running Wolf” after his maternal grandfather – almost sounds Native American, nicht wahr?)…

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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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Yuja and Igor

On Sunday December 7th I once again had the privilege of speaking before one of the Bank of America Series of classical music concerts at the New Jersey Performing Arts…

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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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“I was thrilled when I finished listening to your second episode of my favorite piece of music. I always got emotional when I ‘heard’ the second movement of Beethoven’s Seventh [Symphony], but this time I was deeply touched as I could do much more than just ‘hearing’, I could finally ‘listen’ to Beethoven!”

— Inside Music radio listener

 

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