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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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A Little Romance Part 2

Host George Marriner Maull concludes his look into the music of Johann Strauss, Jr. revisiting Wiener Blut and other Strauss mega-hits that tug on the heart strings of countless waltzers and non-waltzers…

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A Little Romance

The music of Johann Strauss, Jr. has cast a dreamlike spell on listeners and dancers alike for over one-hundred years. Maestro Maull recalls hearing an attendee at one of the…

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Bach’s Antidote

Movement III of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, knits together the built-in reassurance of fugue and ternary form with Bach’s ultimate optimism. Host George Marriner Maull will explore…

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Discover The Firebird

Igor Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite has been with me a long time.  Back in the 1960’s, one of Philadelphia’s grocery store chains, the Penn Fruit Company, began offering classical 33 1/3…

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This, Too, Is For You!

The 2nd movement of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 remains beloved more than 200 years after its premiere at which those attending demanded an immediate encore…right on the spot,…

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These programs were amazing, truly life-changing. The first few almost overwhelmed me – there was so much that I couldn’t take it all in. When I listened to the last one and was able to follow through to the end, I realized how much I had learned! As I mentioned, I’ve always loved listening to music – my parents (with no musical background) played classical music constantly in the house and bought me records along the lines of “A child’s introduction to classic music” and “listen to the violins” (records that I still have and passed down to my children when they were younger). I continued their tradition of playing “guess the composer” while playing classical music at dinnertime with my children and now they are doing the same with their children.

— Attendee of NJPAC Classical Conversations with Maestro Maull

 

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