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Our game app has a new Quest featuring Stravinsky's Discover the Firebird. Download it from your store or go to ahaclassical.com

NEW Game Quest

ANNOUNCING OUR NEW GAME APP: AHA! Classical is a fun way to learn to listen to classical music with Maestro Maull. Download the app in the Google or Apple app…

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Inside Music Radio Show episode entitled A Cry of Despair Part 1

A Cry Of Despair Part 1

Tchaikovsky composed his 6th symphony between February and August of 1893 and conducted the premiere on October 28th – just nine days before he died.  That Tchaikovsky’s life had a…

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Inside Music radio show episode: March to the Scaffold, the fourth movement of Berlioz's Fantastic Symphony; stream it anywhere

March to the Scaffold!

Host George Marriner Maull will dive into what some historians believe to be a hallucinogenic musical excursion from the mind of French composer Louis-Hector Berlioz.  March To The Scaffold, the fourth…

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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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Marvelous job, Maestro, as always! Thank you for doing such a splendid, insightful and careful deep-dive into the art and craftsmanship that Tchaikovsky, after much effort, put into creating this work. There really is no greater portrayal of young love in music than his Romeo and Juliet, and your thoughtfulness demonstrates it so admirably.

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