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Fall In Love with Music

Website: http://www.DiscoveryOrchestra.org
Next Airing: Fri, Mar 29th, 2019 at 6:30 AM on UEN-TV

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Have you ever wondered why some people connect so easily with classical music, while statistically as much as 95 percent of the U.S. population has trouble "getting into it"? The music series FALL IN LOVE WITH MUSIC is a fun exploration of the listening process. Developed over years of classroom and lecture interaction, this series offers streamlined, effective pathways to musical understanding based on the education strategies of Dr. Saul Feinberg, a pioneer and recognized authority in the teaching of music listening skills. Conceived and presented by George Marriner Maull, artistic director of The Discovery Orchestra, the eight-part series explores the following topics: hearing versus listening; the open mind; why aren't we listening?; the elements of music; thinking and feeling like a composer; grasping musical "paragraphs"; and learning to listen flexibly. The series invites viewers to solve very specific musical "problems" such as: How many times does this theme occur? Can you tell when the pitches descend? How many melodies are occurring simultaneously? Composers featured in the episodes include: J.S. Bach, Bartok, Beethoven, Handel, Mendelssohn, Monk, Mozart, Rachmaninoff and Schuman in both pre-recorded excerpts and "live" musical examples. Sharing the stage with Maestro Maull in the "live" musical segments are the Amphion String Quartet and the Dan Crisci Jazz Quartet. The listening skills acquired through FALL IN LOVE WITH MUSIC will help viewers understand, enjoy and better connect with all of the music in their lives.

Episodes:

  • Leave It to Beethoven!

    This episode provides an in-depth exploration of the 4th movement of Beethoven's String Quartet, Op. 18, No. 2.Concepts presented in the previous six episodes are revisited in this "new" context. The members of the Amphion String Quartet join Maestro Maull for this opportunity to experience an entire movement of classical music. Each episode contains a complete performance of the movement: one at the beginning of Episode 7, prior to the detailed investigation - the other at the conclusion of Episode 8.

    Next Airing: Fri, Mar 29th, 2019 at 6:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 4/7/2016 to 4/6/2019
  • Putting It All Together

    This episode provides an in-depth exploration of the 4th movement of Beethoven's String Quartet, Op. 18, No. 2.Concepts presented in the previous six episodes are revisited in this "new" context. The members of the Amphion String Quartet join Maestro Maull for this opportunity to experience an entire movement of classical music. Each episode contains a complete performance of the movement: one at the beginning of Episode 7, prior to the detailed investigation - the other at the conclusion of Episode 8.

    Next Airing: Fri, Apr 5th, 2019 at 6:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 4/7/2016 to 4/6/2019
  • How Listening Affects Us

    What happens to us, psychologically-emotionally, when we listen to classical music? Open-mindedness and flexible thinking as prerequisites are explored using visual puzzles and musical examples. Handel's fugue from his Concerto Grosso, Op.6, No. 7 reinforces flexible listening. Effective surprise in music is presented using Bela Bartok's For Children Vol. II, No. 12 for piano. The 3rd movement of Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2 is used to demonstrate tension and release.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 4/7/2016 to 4/6/2019
  • Is This Music?

    Viewers are asked to think about what are the most basic ingredients of music. Brief excerpts from the Gregorian Chant Victimae Paschali Laudes; the Medieval Song Quan vei la lauzeta mover; the 3rd movement of Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3; 1st movement of Mozart's String Quartet, K. 387; 3rd movement of Rachmaninoff's Symphony No.2; 1st and 2nd movements of Bartok's Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, and Desmond's Take Five, played by the Dan Crisci Jazz Quartet, are used to stimulate this thought process. Morton Subotnick's electronic music composition Silver Apples of the Moon is used to encourage speculation about what can be considered to actually be music... or not.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 4/7/2016 to 4/6/2019
  • Our Musical Focus

    Maestro Maull jumps right into creating an "aha" around listening versus hearing and the process of noticing detail in music using the third movement of Bela Bartok's Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta as the vehicle.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 4/7/2016 to 4/6/2019
  • Paragraphs Without Words

    Listeners are encouraged to grasp larger chunks or "paragraphs" of musical information. Ruby My Dear by Thelonius Monk is played by the Dan Crisci Jazz Quartet. Robert Schumann's piano composition Wichtige Begebenheit from his Kinderszenen presents another opportunity to notice larger sections and introduces the concept of program music. Mozart's clever Variations on Ah! vous dirai-je Maman, K. 265/300e also for piano solo, reinforces the concept of open-minded listening.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 4/7/2016 to 4/6/2019
  • The Elements of Music

    The elements or basic ingredients of music are defined. Some of the musical excerpts in Episode 3 receive brief encores to prod the viewer's memory. Very brief references to the 1st movement of Mozart's Piano Sonata, K. 545; Bach's Little Prelude in D, BWV 936; 3rd movement of Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2; 1st movement of Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 4, "Italian" and Morton Subotnick's Silver Apples of the Moon - as well as a bit of humor - are all used to refine these definitions.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 4/7/2016 to 4/6/2019
  • Why Aren't We Listening?

    This episode examines the factors that predispose people not to listen, but also offers an opportunity for some focused guided listening in the first movement of Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 4 "Italian". Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 makes a humorous appearance, and a portion of the third movement of Bela Bartok's Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta is reprised.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 4/7/2016 to 4/6/2019

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