Symphony No. 2

Inside Music: Scared ya Didn't I, Brahms' Symphony No. 2

Scared ya Didn’t I?

Composer Johannes Brahms knew well the shock effect of sudden dynamic changes. George Marriner Maull exposes this Brahms trait as found in Movement 4 of Brahms’s Symphony No. 2. Inside…

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 158 – Sibelius Timbres 4

Our timbre recognition exercise continues! In this Chat, Maestro Maull explores the 4th Movement of Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2. There is only one timbre that Sibelius could have chosen for…

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 157 – Sibelius Timbres 3

The journey to practice identifying timbres continues! Maestro Maull explores how playful the 3rd movement of Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2 begins and how the loveliest melodies follow that opening. Watch…

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 156 – Sibelius Timbres 2

We continue our practice sessions on timbre recognition using the second movement of Symphony No. 2 by Jean Sibelius. Listen for the pizzicato cello, timpani, bassoon, oboe, clarinet and french…

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 155 – Sibelius Timbres 1

Did you ever think “I can’t tell what instrument is playing”? In this Chat, Maestro Maull uses Symphony No. 2 by Jean Sibelius to help you connect timbres and instruments….

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Love

The Power of Love

We all know what it is like to feel incredibly close to someone – even if we have never been able to express these feelings to that special someone. This…

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Marvelous job, Maestro, as always! Thank you for doing such a splendid, insightful and careful deep-dive into the art and craftsmanship that Tchaikovsky, after much effort, put into creating this work. There really is no greater portrayal of young love in music than his Romeo and Juliet, and your thoughtfulness demonstrates it so admirably.

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