Classical

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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The Annual Piano Prize Goes to

And The Annual Piano Prize Goes To….

Maestro Maull briefly recounts the story of his receiving The Annual Piano Prize as a seventh grader at St. Peter’s Choir School in Philadelphia.  He delves into the LP recording…

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“I was thrilled when I finished listening to your second episode of my favorite piece of music. I always got emotional when I ‘heard’ the second movement of Beethoven’s Seventh [Symphony], but this time I was deeply touched as I could do much more than just ‘hearing’, I could finally ‘listen’ to Beethoven!”

— Inside Music radio listener

 

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