Music & Dance


Ode to Joy: Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 87 min.

Ludwig van Beethoven’s transformative Symphony No. 9 has been described as “the world’s greatest symphony.” It is recognizable even to the most casual classical music listener. This special Ode to Joy: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 showcases this musical masterpiece in a rare television recording by the Vienna Chamber Orchestra with the Westminster Symphonic Choir, under the direction of conductor Ma...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2016

The Elements of Music: Episode 4—Fall in Love with Music 26 min.

In this musical education program, Maestro George Marriner Maull presents viewers with a definitive list of musical elements on which a perceptive listener can focus as music is performed. He defines and provides examples of rhythm, melody, texture, harmony, dynamics, timbre, and form. He uses excerpts from Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 4 and works by Bach, Bartok, and Mozart to emphasize and flesh o...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Fall in Love with Music 240 min.

Based on the precepts and teaching strategies of his mentor, Dr. Saul Feinberg, Maestro George Marriner Maull’s popular listening course, Fall in Love with Music, has been enjoyed by thousands of participants in lecture and classroom settings over the past 35 years. This series from The Discovery Orchestra configures this four-hour course into eight 30-minute episodes.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

How Listening Affects Us: Episode 5—Fall in Love with Music 26 min.

Why do we feel so emotionally affected by certain moments in a musical composition—to the point of getting goose bumps or even tears? In this musical education program, Maestro George Marriner Maull begins with a mental puzzle to show how composers cross boundaries to create effective surprise, a device eliciting an emotional response in listeners. He demonstrates this concept with a short, tonal...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Is This Music? Episode 3—Fall in Love with Music 26 min.

In this musical education program, Maestro George Marriner Maull explores the importance of having an open mind as a listener. He asks people on the street to listen to Morton Subotnick’s electronic piece Silver Apples of the Moonand decide whether or not they consider it music. Viewers are then encouraged to make a preliminary list of the basic ingredients or elements of music as they give their...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Leave it to Beethoven: Episode 7—Fall in Love with Music 26 min.

The beautiful acoustical environment of Enlow Recital Hall at Kean University is the setting for the final two episodes of the Fall in Love with Music series. In this musical education program, Maestro George Marriner Maull reviews musical elements covered in previous episodes. He applies these concepts to Movement 4 of Beethoven’s String Quartet Opus 18, No. 3 in D Major, performed by the Amphion...

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Our Musical Focus: Episode 1—Fall in Love with Music 26 min.

In this music education program, Maestro George Marriner Maull challenges viewers to become aware of the difference between hearing and listening. Using Movement 3 of the Music for Strings, Percussion and Celestaby Bela Bartok, viewers are invited to become insiders in the ways of composers and to notice details right from the start. Maull demonstrates compositional tools on the piano and instruct...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Paragraphs Without Words: Episode 6—Fall in Love with Music 26 min.

In this musical education program, Maestro George Marriner Maull introduces the idea that perceptive listeners learn to absorb larger segments of musical information – similar to paragraphs in written and spoken language. Maull instructs viewers to identify sections in Thelonius Monk’s jazz composition “Ruby, My Dear” which is then performed by the Dan Crisci Quartet. He plays a song from Robert S...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Putting It All Together: Episode 8—Fall in Love with Music 26 min.

Beethoven’s darker side is contrasted with his sense of humor in the development of Movement 4 of his String Quartet Opus 18, No. 3 in D Major. In the final episode of his musical education series, Maestro George Marriner Maull revisits a number of previously presented musical devices, such as sequence, that are found in the work. He explains the sonata form’s ternary components – exposition, deve...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Why Aren’t We Listening? Episode 2—Fall in Love with Music 26 min.

In this music education program, Maestro George Marriner Maull provides an often humorous look at the distractions and cultural influences in our society that actually train us not to listen. We hear background music while shopping, exercising, and doing housework, but rarely take the time to give music our undivided attention. This video enables viewers to actually practice not listening, and the...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016