Dynamics

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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Inside Music: Carnival of Sound

Carnival of Sound

Hector Berlioz’s incredible skill in orchestration is highlighted by George Marriner Maull in this “sound extravaganza.” Berlioz’s mastery of the musical element of dynamics is also on full display! Inside…

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Inside Music: Scared ya Didn't I, Brahms' Symphony No. 2

Scared ya Didn’t I?

Composer Johannes Brahms knew well the shock effect of sudden dynamic changes. George Marriner Maull exposes this Brahms trait as found in Movement 4 of Brahms’s Symphony No. 2. Inside…

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 169 – Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 Mvt 3 Part 3

It’s time to listen to the entire third movement of Symphony No. 9 with our Listening Guide displayed on screen – follow along!

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 168 – Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 Mvt 3 Part 2

In this Chat, we’ll explore the “B” section of Movement 3 – beginning with the decrescendo from the bombastic ending of the “A” section to the gentle beginning of the…

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 167 – Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 Mvt 3 Part 1

In this Movement 3 Discovery Orchestra Chat, we will learn about the reappearance of themes from the first two movements – and how Dvorak might have changed or disguised these…

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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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