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Discovery Orchestra Chat 183 – Tchaikovsky’s “Romeo & Juliet Overture-Fantasy”, Part 4 with Maestro Maull

In this final Chat, listen to Tchaikovsky’s Romeo & Juliet Overture-Fantasy in its entirety with the Listening Guide on screen. It is highly recommended to watch and listen to the…

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 182 – Tchaikovsky’s “Romeo & Juliet Overture-Fantasy”, Part 3 with Maestro Maull

This Chat begins with Maestro Maull exploring how a pair of ascending sequences can build emotional intensity, followed by the release of that tension. This emotional tension is a result…

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 181 – Tchaikovsky’s “Romeo & Juliet Overture-Fantasy”, Part 2 with Maestro Maull

Part 2 of Tchaikovsky’s “Romeo & Juliet Overture-Fantasy” begins with the “Capulets & Montagues Conflict” theme as tension builds with the rising pairs of violin/woodwind imitations. This part continues with…

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 180 – Tchaikovsky’s “Romeo & Juliet Overture-Fantasy”, Part 1 with Maestro Maull

Inspired by William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo & Juliet Overture-Fantasy is a much beloved work. Ten years in the making, Tchaikovsky’s final version was well worth the wait. This is Part…

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Inside Music: Let's Get Serious or How Brahms makes us lose rhythmic balance

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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Inside Music: FourPlay String Quartet

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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I was delighted to hear George Marriner Maull’s “Inside Music” when he discussed how to listen to and enjoy Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, the 4th movement. To have the words of the choral Ode to Joy translated and explained (word for word) was enlightening and inspiring as well. And to learn all the intricacies of the music itself was fascinating.

— Inside Music radio listener

 

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