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Discovery Orchestra Chat 179 – Florence Price’s Symphony No. 1 “Juba Dance” with George Marriner Maull, Part 2

It was in 1933 when the first African-American woman would have her music performed by a major U.S symphony orchestra. Maestro Maull explores Florence Price’s Symphony No.1 which fuses Price’s…

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 178 – Florence Price’s Symphony No. 1 “Juba Dance” with George Marriner Maull

It was in 1933 when the first African-American woman would have her music performed by a major U.S symphony orchestra. Maestro Maull explores Florence Price’s Symphony No.1 which fuses Price’s…

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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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Thank you for providing the free online learning videos! We had our students listen to The Firebird Suite Lullaby & Finale and read an article where researchers found evidence that a conch shell was used as an instrument 17,000 years ago. Then students drew a picture (grades K-2) or wrote (grades 3-8) about how the music made them feel.

— Jen Carcich, Director of Curriculum at Unity Charter School, Morristown

 

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