Sonata Form

Happy Classical Music, Inside Music: Mendelssohn's the Italian

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Felix Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4, “Italian” was recognized by the composer himself as one of the “jolliest” scores he’d ever written. The first movement of this symphony, which serves as…

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 174 – Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9

Want to just immerse yourself in the entire “New World Symphony” by Dvorak? This Chat Video provides a listen from beginning to end, with a recording by the Baltimore Symphony…

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 173 – Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 Mvt 4 Part 4

We’ve already explored a number of details found in movement 4 of Dvorak’s “New World Symphony”. In this Chat video, listen to the entire movement with our Listening Guide displayed…

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 172 – Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 Mvt 4 Part 3

See what surprises Dvorak has for us in this Chat on Movement 4!

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 171 – Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 Mvt 4 Part 2

In this Chat, we’re continuing our exploration of the 4th movement of Symphony No. 9. The Chat investigates the “Development” section – where Dvorak takes some of the ideas from…

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 170 – Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 Mvt 4 Part 1

Are you ready to jump into the 4th movement of Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9? Dvorak uses sonata form again in this movement, but with some surprises!

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Today I watched an episode called “Discover Beethoven’s Fifth”, and it was marvelous! Maestro Maull and his talented orchestra gave me a one-hour thrill. I’ve always loved Beethoven, especially his Fifth Symphony. I studied piano for 7 years as a young person, and came to appreciate so many of the classical composers, but Beethoven’s Fifth has always thrilled me. I so appreciated the format of the program, and the Maestro involved all of us and taught us so much. Thank you for this fine program. And many thanks and praise to the orchestra! When the program ended, I clapped loudly and shouted “Bravo!! Bravo!!!”

— Judy Webb, Loveland Ohio