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Discover Winter from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

Free Listening Guide Listening Guides are visual ‘roadmaps’ of classical pieces for ‘do-it-yourself’ listening lessons, using YouTube recordings recommended by Maestro Maull. The Guide highlights specific musical details to notice…

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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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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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Pedal Point City

This harmonic device has been used for hundreds of years and derives its name from a compositional practice employed by church organist-composers like Bach. In this episode George Marriner Maull…

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 177 – The Firebird Suite Lullaby & Finale Play-Through

This Chat Video features the final two movements of Stravinsky’s “Firebird” Suite with our Listening Guide on screen. Performed by the Vienna Symphony courtesy of Naxos of America.

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 176 – The Firebird Suite Finale

In this Chat, Maestro Maull explores the Finale from Igor Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite. Variation form, fingered tremolo, effective surprise – so much to learn!

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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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