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Inside Music: A Nocturne Not by Chopin

A Nocturne Not by Chopin

Claude Debussy wrote three nocturnes for symphony orchestra, bearing absolutely no resemblance to the eighteen by Chopin for solo piano. In this episode George Marriner Maull takes a look inside…

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Inside Music: Beethoven's 9th Symphony, Part 1

Beethoven’s 9th – the Last 10 Minutes Part 1

The last ten minutes of the final movement of Beethoven’s final symphony are so full of emotionally moving detail that host George Marriner Maull devotes two episodes of Inside Music…

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Inside Music: Beethoven's 9th Symphony Part 2

Beethoven’s 9th – the Last 10 Minutes Part 2

Maestro Maull continues to reference text painting as he looks at Beethoven’s incredible ability to make Friedrich Schiller’s words so much more powerful than they would be were they just…

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Inside Music: Not a Bang but a Gentle Goodbye

Gentle Goodbyes

The first and final movements of many symphonies and concertos end with a bang! “Send them home on a high note!” But that is not universally the case. George Marriner…

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Inside Music: The Jokes On Us

The Joke’s On Us

Have you ever attended a symphony orchestra concert or chamber music recital, when suddenly the person next to you began to chuckle or laugh under their breath. You may have…

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image of our radio show "Inside Music" episode entitled "Why Do They Write That Way?" with host George Marriner Maull

Why Do They Write That Way?

Maestro Maull jumps headlong into the dissonant writing of early 20th Century composers. . .from the perspective of asking what their motivations for composing in such a fashion might be….

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I was delighted to hear George Marriner Maull’s “Inside Music” when he discussed how to listen to and enjoy Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, the 4th movement. To have the words of the choral Ode to Joy translated and explained (word for word) was enlightening and inspiring as well. And to learn all the intricacies of the music itself was fascinating.

— Inside Music radio listener