Classical

Mother and Child

American composer William Grant Still decided to orchestrate the 2nd movement of his 1943 Suite for Violin and Piano for string orchestra.  The result?  An intensified version of what was already a very moving musical…

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The Playful Side of Brahms

People often think: “Brahms… mmm, serious.” And Brahms did in fact write lots of weighty, introspective music – all worthy of our attention. But he also had a playful side…

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Two to Tango Gala At Home

We look forward to sharing, virtually, an engaging Discovery program (Astor Piazzolla’s Tango Suite for Two Guitars performed by the Riverside Guitar Duo) and the presentation of the 2020 Discovery Award to Susan Head.

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Discover The Firebird

Igor Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite has been with me a long time.  Back in the 1960’s, one of Philadelphia’s grocery store chains, the Penn Fruit Company, began offering classical 33 1/3…

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This, Too, Is For You!

The 2nd movement of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 remains beloved more than 200 years after its premiere at which those attending demanded an immediate encore…right on the spot,…

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Ludwig At His Manic Best!

The final movement of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 is filled with musical energy and excitement. Host George Marriner Maull helps his radio audience discover what makes this movement so electrifying,…

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Thank you and everyone involved for putting together all of these wonderful videos. With the current situation and thinking long-term, I wanted to help students in the Orchestra to grow as active listeners. We initially worked through Firebird and are now onto the New World Symphony. It’s been a lot of fun to read the students’ responses to the music, as they grow in insight and appreciation.

— NJ Music Educator, on the Orchestra’s Discovery Chat Videos

 

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