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Dancing on the Danube

At The Beautiful Blue Danube by Johann Strauss, Jr. is easily the most famous piece by the celebrated “Waltz King ” and one of the most familiar pieces of music…

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Radio Show Inside Music: Adios Nonino by Astor Piazzolla

Adios Nonino

Argentine tango composer and bandoneon virtuoso Ástor Piazzolla revolutionized traditional tango into a new style called nuevo tango.  He wrote this touching work in about thirty minutes while on tour…

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Inside Music radio show episode: Anyone for a Drink?

Anyone for a Drink?

The raucous movement When We Are In The Tavern from Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana is the focus of this episode. Maestro Maull explores both the text and music of this…

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 179 – Florence Price’s Symphony No. 1 “Juba Dance”, Part 2

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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Discovery Orchestra Chat 178 – Florence Price’s Symphony No. 1 “Juba Dance”, Part 1

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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Inside Music: Shostakovich Under Stalin's Shadow Symphony No.5

Dimitri And Uncle Joe

Dimitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 provides the subject matter for Maestro Maull’s look at the composer’s challenging life under Josef Stalin’s reign of terror.  Shostakovich’s satirical Movement II demonstrates one…

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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