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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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Discovery Orchestra Chat 111 – A Very Special Melody

A composer will sometimes create a melody that is so beautiful, so haunting, that it just stands out as one of the best melodies ever. This was the case when…

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 108 – The Land of 6th’s and Octaves

When composers want to add harmony to a melody, there are a number of ways they can do it. Learn more in this Discovery Orchestra Chat, featuring high-school musicians Katie…

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 101 – Piano Transcriptions Part 2

Maestro Maull and pianist Stephen Wu explore a Liszt piano transcription in this Chat!

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 100 – Piano Transcriptions Part 1

Maestro Maull and pianist Stephen Wu use Christoph Gluck’s Dance of the Blessed Spirit to investigate piano transcription.

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 99 – Effective Surprise

George explores another composer whose music seems, on the surface, incredibly simple yet is filled with wonderful effective surprises – Frederic Chopin! He uses Chopin’s Nocturne No. 20 in C…

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These programs were amazing, truly life-changing. The first few almost overwhelmed me – there was so much that I couldn’t take it all in. When I listened to the last one and was able to follow through to the end, I realized how much I had learned! As I mentioned, I’ve always loved listening to music – my parents (with no musical background) played classical music constantly in the house and bought me records along the lines of “A child’s introduction to classic music” and “listen to the violins” (records that I still have and passed down to my children when they were younger). I continued their tradition of playing “guess the composer” while playing classical music at dinnertime with my children and now they are doing the same with their children.

— Attendee of NJPAC Classical Conversations with Maestro Maull

 

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