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Inside Music: Pedal Point

Pedal Point City

This harmonic device has been used for hundreds of years and derives its name from a compositional practice employed by church organist-composers like Bach. In this episode George Marriner Maull…

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Inside Music: Camille saint Saens, Organ Symphony

3-2-1 Blast Off

The psychological skill of elaboration – the ability to develop an idea or create variations of an idea – is explored in the Finale of Symphony No. 3 by Camille…

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Inside Music episode Hallelujah Part 1

Hallelujah Part 1

We know that the chorus, Hallelujah, from Handel’s Messiah, stirs us from the soles of our feet to the top of our head. Host George Marriner Maull sheds light on…

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Inside Music episode Hallelujah Part 2

Hallelujah Part 2

Handel always knew a good tune when he heard one and never hesitated to borrow them. In this episode George Marriner Maull investigates the fugue subject Handel ‘borrowed’ from Corelli…

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One Good Fugue

Host George Marriner Maull delves into a fugue with an unusual subject, or main melody. Taken from the first movement of Handel’s Concerto Grosso, Op.6, No. 7., this grand master…

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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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Your “listening guide” amazes me, in that it is a means of illustrating the role of various instrumental sections in communicating and “telling” a story. My background is science and technology so the 1 -1 ½ hours listening to a symphony with your presentation was an exciting learning experience I was not expecting.You are an exceptional talent and personality to be able to introduce someone like myself to the very complicated language of a symphony.

— Outreach Program Attendee