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A Listening Guide for Handel [electronic resource]

Handel's "Messiah" is one of the best known works in the baroque repertoire. This Chat takes you through the popular chorus "For Unto Us a Child is Born" with all the exciting musical details noted in the Listening Guide on the screen!
Online
2014
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Aspects of Melody [electronic resource]

Can you sing it? A certain melody, that is. This Chat examines different types of melodies, on the spectrum from simple to complex.
Online
2014
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Beethoven Appassionata, Movement 3.: Part 1 Introduction [electronic resource]

Are you up for an in-depth exploration of one of the great masterworks for piano? This Chat begins an examination of Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 23, the "Appassionata", movement 3, by focusing first on the introduction section. Pianist Stephen Wu is featured.
Online
2014
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Beethoven Appassionata, Movement 3.: Part 2 the Themes/Section [electronic resource]

This is Part 2 of the in-depth exploration of Beethoven's Piano Sonata No.23, the "Appassionata," movement 3. This Chat explores the themes and sections found in the movement. Pianist Stephen Wu is featured.
Online
2014
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Beethoven Appassionata, Movement 3.: Part 3 Development [electronic resource]

This is Part 3 of the in-depth exploration of Beethoven's Piano Sonata No.23, the "Appassionata," movement 3. This Chat explores the development section of the movement. Pianist Stephen Wu is featured.
Online
2014
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Beethoven Appassionata, Movement 3.: Part 4 Recapitulation [electronic resource]

This is Part 4 of the in-depth exploration of Beethoven's Piano Sonata No.23, the "Appassionata," movement 3. This Chat explores the recapitulation section of the movement. Pianist Stephen Wu is featured.
Online
2014
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Beethoven Appassionata, Movement 3.: Part 5 Coda [electronic resource]

This is Part 5 of the in-depth exploration of Beethoven's Piano Sonata No.23, the "Appassionata," movement 3. This Chat explores the special ending - or coda - of the movement. Pianist Stephen Wu is featured.
Online
2014
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Beethoven Appassionata, Movement 3.: Part 6 Entire [electronic resource]

This is Part 6 of the in-depth exploration of Beethoven's Piano Sonata No.23, the "Appassionata," movement 3. This Chat reviews all you have learned in the previous Chats on this work and includes a complete performance of the movement. Pianist Stephen Wu is featured.
Online
2014
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Cadence [electronic resource]

One might describe "commas" or "periods" in music as cadences. Maestro Maull provides several examples, including how cadences are used in "Ode to Joy" by Ludwig van Beethoven.
Online
2014
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Change That Chord [electronic resource]

Chords provide us with a way of enriching a melody. Noticing reharmonization evokes different feelings. Maestro George Marriner Maull explores this concept using a piano piece by Béla Bartók.
Online
2014
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Did You Say Modal? [electronic resource]

Composers sometimes choose to use uncommon scales, or "modes" in their pieces. Maestro George Marriner Maull explores these modes and why they are used. The song "Clair de Lune" by Gabriel Fauré is featured.
Online
2014
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Dynamics [electronic resource]

Loud, soft and in-between! Maestro Maull helps you fine tune your awareness to the powerful element of dynamics in music.
Online
2014
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Effective Surprise [electronic resource]

In music there are often moments of surprise, where our expectations are intentionally not met! Pianist Stephen Wu joins Maestro Maull to explore some of these moments in the music of Franz Schubert.
Online
2014
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How to Give Contrabass Players a Nervous Breakdown [electronic resource]

Beethoven was one of the first composers to ask a bit more of bass players in orchestras! This Chat demonstrates a challenging section of his popular "Symphony No. 5.
Online
2014
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Light to Darkness [electronic resource]

Beethoven was a master at displaying a full range of emotions in a short amount of music. This is demonstrated in an excerpt from his "Symphony No. 3.
Online
2014
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Making the Point [electronic resource]

Can you detect where the moment of greatest emotional intensity is in a piece of music? Maestro Maull helps you be in touch with this concept as part your music listening experiences.
Online
2014
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Name That Meter [electronic resource]

Can you sense the "beat"? Meter is the particular grouping of beats in music. In this Chat Maestro Maull helps you learn to distinguish different meters.
Online
2014
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Name That Timbre [electronic resource]

This Chat serves as an introduction to different musical timbres. Maestro Maull helps you identify a few common sound sources found in music and shares how those sounds are produced.
Online
2014
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Name That Timbre: Part 2 [electronic resource]

This Chat features an exploration of the timbres of the oboe and English Horn using excerpts by Dvorak, Ravel and Rossini.
Online
2014
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Ornaments [electronic resource]

What is a musical "ornament" anyway? It's a way of embellishing a very small part of the melody - usually just one note or pitch. Maestro George Marriner Maull explores this concept using a "Prelude" by J.S. Bach.
Online
2014