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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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Inside Music: A Belated Valentine

A Belated Valentine

The creation of emotional tension and the release of it is a common aesthetic goal among all composers of wordless, abstract music. The moment of greatest emotional intensity in a…

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Inside Music: The Jokes On Us

The Joke’s On Us

Have you ever attended a symphony orchestra concert or chamber music recital, when suddenly the person next to you began to chuckle or laugh under their breath. You may have…

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 164 – Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 Mvt 2 Part 2

Maestro Maull’s exploration of the deeply moving 2nd movement of Dvorak’s “New World Symphony” continues in this Chat.

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Chats!

Just wondering. . .have you taken a look at our Discovery Orchestra Chats? This YouTube project began several years ago out of a desire at The Discovery Orchestra to provide…

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 154 – Old Time Fiddle

What makes “old time fiddling” sound the way it does? It’s all about the bowing technique! Find out more in this Discovery Orchestra Chat with guest artist Dave Rimelis.

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I just listened to the first episode of this (Dvorak’s “New World” Symphony) and can’t believe how fortunate I was to run across this on Prime. I have heard Maull lecture many times before performances and now here he is right on my computer screen and with the clearest of visual aids. I promise if you listen to one of these you will understand a piece as never before. And, I have discovered from past experiences with his lectures that I always listen to any given piece with a greater connection. These “home” viewings of Maull’s lectures are such a gift! Highly recommended.

— Carolyn Bross, Amazon Reviewer