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A “Trading Places” Musical Quiz

When film composer Elmer Bernstein scored the 1983 comedy hit Trading Places, he chose Mozart’s Overture to The Marriage of Figaro to be the musical centerpiece of the film.  However, he also intentionally paraphrased other orchestral works.  Let’s…

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Take My Hand

The romantic music of Alexander Borodin is explored in this episode of Inside Music.  Maestro Maull will focus on the Polovtsian Dances from Borodin’s opera Prince Igor.  These dances were a favorite composition of…

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A Holiday Barn Burner

Host George Marriner Maull keeps the holiday spirit going with Waltz of the Flowers from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker.  Normally performed perhaps a thousand times worldwide at this time of year,…

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It’s Beginning to Sound A Lot Like…

With the Covid pandemic still very much affecting social behavior, we are perhaps – depending on our personal view of the situation – being spared the annual bombardment of our…

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A Little Romance Part 2

Host George Marriner Maull concludes his look into the music of Johann Strauss, Jr. revisiting Wiener Blut and other Strauss mega-hits that tug on the heart strings of countless waltzers and non-waltzers…

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A Little Romance

The music of Johann Strauss, Jr. has cast a dreamlike spell on listeners and dancers alike for over one-hundred years. Maestro Maull recalls hearing an attendee at one of the…

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What a great idea to do this. It looks and sounds fantastic. I LOVED the music, the animated lettering and the design for Notes from Under the Piano…It takes a special gift to transform the written word into the spoken word…And the length is perfect, left me wanting more…

— ‘Notes from Under the Piano’ viewer

 

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