January - Student Page

2014 Composition Contest!

100-day Challenge - keep working on your practice charts. You can still do this challenge.
Start at any time! Download this chart or make your own. pdf

Students who have completed the 100-day practice chart



December Issue
- student page
January Teachers Guide
Kids' Corner
Past Issues

 


Oops - we goofed. The December birthdays were accidentally run in the January magazine. Here are the correct January musical birthdays.

3 - Victor Borge (1909-2001) Danish-American pianist and musical comedian
5 - Alfred Brendel (b. 1931) Austrian pianist and Beethoven interpreter
6 - Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915) Russian composer
7 - Francis Poulenc (1899-1963) French composer, member of "Les Six"
7 - Jean-Pierre Rampal (1922-2000) French flutist
11 - Christian Sinding (1856-1941) Norwegian composer and pianist
15 - Elie Siegmeister (1909-91) American composer and conductor
23 - Muzio Clementi (1752-1832) Italian composer and virtuoso pianist
27 - Jerome Kern (1885-1945) American composer
27 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Austrian composer, pianist
28 - Arthur Rubinstein (1887-1982) Polish-American pianist
31 - Philip Glass (b. 1937) Contemporary American composer
31 - Franz Schubert (1797-1828) Austrian Classical composer

 

 

Composer of the Month

Richard Wagner

1813-1883

 

Wagner's famous wedding march on organ:

 

 

Ride of the Valkyries (you may have heard this one in movies or on tv)

 

 

Siegfried's Funeral March

 

"Song to the Evening Star" from Wagner's opera Tannhauser

 


The Romantic Period of Music

Richard Strauss Don Juan (a tone poem for orchestra)

 

 

Chopin Nocturne Op.9 No.2

 

Franz Liszt Liebestraum

 

Felix Mendelssohn's Overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream

 

Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture - listen for the cannons!

 

Dvorak's Slavonic Dances, Op 46

 

 

John Williams conducting theme from Star Wars

 

Elements of Music

Minuet in G

 

 

In the Hall of the Mountain King

 

 


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