Classical

Discovery Orchestra Chat 20 – Special Effects Part 1

One type of special effect in music is the imitation of sound. Maestro Maull uses Bartok’s Romanian Folk Dances to illustrate, with guest artists Brannon Cho, cellist and Marcia Maull,…

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 19 – Stealing Time

Beat varies in speed in some compositions – learn more in this Chat featuring Brannon Cho, cellist and Marcia Maull, pianist.

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 18 – How Fast Can You Play?

Virtuosity can sometimes be measured by how fast a performer can play in this Chat featuring Brannon Cho, cellist and Marcia Maull, pianist.

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Is Classical Music Dying?

A segment of the blogoshere is filled with discussion these days about what’s happening to classical music, often emphasizing the precarious financial condition in which professional classical music organizations currently…

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 12 – Program Music

What is program music? It is music that has some “outside of the music” idea attached to it!

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Opening Chord

When people talk or write about classical music they often resort to very descriptive, flowery adjective-filled prose. And we perhaps can get from this a sense of how a given…

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You are like the music teacher I never had! I devour your lessons. Thank you! {Refering to chat video Tchaikovsky’s “Romeo & Juliet Overture-Fantasy”, Part 1}

— Jethro Gómez Rodriguez, Australia