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A Little Romance Part 2

Host George Marriner Maull concludes his look into the music of Johann Strauss, Jr. revisiting Wiener Blut and other Strauss mega-hits that tug on the heart strings of countless waltzers and non-waltzers…

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A Little Romance

The music of Johann Strauss, Jr. has cast a dreamlike spell on listeners and dancers alike for over one-hundred years. Maestro Maull recalls hearing an attendee at one of the…

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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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To Him I Bow The Knee

When asked who was the greatest composer who had lived before him, the musical titan Ludwig van Beethoven responded without hesitation: “Handel! To him I bow the knee.”  In this episode of Inside…

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Every Once In A While

Maestro Maull explores the unsettling feeling we experience every once in a while when listening to music… when suddenly we think: “Wait a minute, didn’t someone else write that?” Examples…

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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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Thank you for providing the free online learning videos! We had our students listen to The Firebird Suite Lullaby & Finale and read an article where researchers found evidence that a conch shell was used as an instrument 17,000 years ago. Then students drew a picture (grades K-2) or wrote (grades 3-8) about how the music made them feel.

— Jen Carcich, Director of Curriculum at Unity Charter School, Morristown

 

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