Harmony

Inside Music: Pedal Point

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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Discovery Orchestra Chat 175 – The Firebird Suite Lullaby

In this Chat, Maestro Maull explores the Lullaby from Igor Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite. Discover Stravinsky’s use of the ostinato, timbre, glissando and effective surprise!

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Change That Chord

The importance of noticing re-harmonization in music is demonstrated utilizing the piano music of Bela Bartok and Claude Debussy. Host George Marriner Maull plays and speaks about a simple Slovakian…

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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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This has been an incredible series. I could take in SO much more than I could at the beginning ones. You have really trained my ears!!! I have been enjoying classical music for more than 60 years (as a child my parents played classical music at dinner and we guessed the composer) but I NEVER knew how to listen before!

— Attendee of NJPAC Classical Conversations with Maestro Maull