music listener education

Discovery Orchestra Chat 116 – Beethoven Appassionata Part 1

One of Maestro Maull’s all-time favorite classical compositions is Beethoven’s Piano Sonata #23. In this Chat featuring pianist Stephen Wu, Maestro Maull discusses Beethoven’s use of chords in the 3rd…

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A Pearl Among Us

No, I’m not speaking of the precious collectible created by oysters and other mollusks, but of violinist Itzhak Perlman. I have enjoyed his playing for decades and feel privileged to…

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 115 – A Very Special Melody Part 2

The orchestral version of Pelleas et Melisande is used to illustrate Gabriel Faure’s lilting Sicilienne rhythm – listen for the prominence of the harp and flute in this Chat!

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 114 – Holiday Meters Part 3

How is the beat, or pulse, of a piece of music organized? In this Chat, Maestro Maull will help you detect the underlying beat in For Unto Us a Child…

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Twas the Night Before. . .

It’s Christmas Eve 2013. (And I guess it was a miracle that we made it past 2012 after all the hype and prognostications to the contrary.) I do know that…

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 113 – Holiday Meters Part 2

The hunt continues! Find the underlying pulse, or beat, in a piece of music. Maestro Maull uses Handel’s Pifa (Pastorale) from Messiah to illustrate.

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THANK YOU for providing our Rhythms for Life students the exposure to such an awesome event! [Discover The Firebird]…A mother of 3 of our students said she could listen to the concert ‘a hundred more times…it was unbelievable! The girls and I totally enjoyed it.’ We are so thankful for the wonderful experience.

— Cheryl Outlaw, Morris County Chapter-The Links, Inc. (Outreach Partner)

 

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