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Radio Show Inside Music: Adios Nonino by Astor Piazzolla

Adios Nonino

Argentine tango composer and bandoneon virtuoso Ástor Piazzolla revolutionized traditional tango into a new style called nuevo tango.  He wrote this touching work in about thirty minutes while on tour…

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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! If you missed Part 1, watch it now.

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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.  Be sure to continue with Part 2.

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Stumbled upon this quite by accident on our Maryland PBS station. What a joy! Firebird is my favorite piece of music and your wonderful program just enhanced my appreciation of Stravinsky’s genius. Thank you and keep up your great work of feeding our souls!

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