How Listening Affects Us: Episode 5: Fall in Love with Music

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How Listening Affects Us: Episode 5: Fall in Love with Music
DVD
Public Performance
Rights
Not Rated
2016 | 26 min.
Order #: 
156781
Vendor order no.: 
BVL115129
ISBN #: 
9781635210330
Supplier: 
Films Media Group
$129.95 ea.
Product Description: 

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 Bartok piano composition. He explores a fugue by Handel to emphasize the importance of developing flexibility as a listener, and instructs viewers to count how many times they hear the main subject. Finally, he uses Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2 to illustrate "tension and release" as a desired musical outcome from a composer's perspective and its effect on the listener.