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Composer of the month

Johann Sebastian Bach

1685-1750

Prelude 1 in C major from The Well Tempered Clavier

Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1, Prelude, performed by Yo-Yo Ma


Bach’ Prelude in E Flat Major, performed
by JungHae Kim on harpsichord


Bach’s Invention #1, performed by Glenn Gould


Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto #5 – written for strings, flute, and harpsichord

Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto #2 – written for natural trumpet, recorder or flute, oboe, strings, and harpsichords

The Organ

 

A model of an early type of organ called a hydraulis from Ancient Greece that used water to help create sound.

Saint-Saëns’ Symphony No. 3 in C minor – “Organ Symphony”

Organist at a baseball park

Pirates of the Caribbean music on a church organ


German Music

Here just a few German composers. Listen to how German music changed over the years.


Hildegard von Bingen was a nun who lived in the 1100s and composed mainly church music.

Heinrich Schutz (1585-1672) was an important German composer who lived just before J.S. Bach did.


Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767) was a Baroque composer like J.S. Bach. This is a flute sonata he wrote.


Bach’s son Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)  was a Classical composer who influenced Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. This is one of his sonatas.


Beethoven (1770-1827) led the way from the Classical to the Romantic Period. This is his famous Symphony #5.

Romantic composer Felix Mendelssohn (1798-1847) wrote this delightful “Italian” Symphony.

 Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) wrote this famous, lovely, lullaby. Its first public performance was given in Vienna  in 1869 by singer Louise Dustmann with Clara Schumann on the piano.

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) wrote nine big symphonies. This is the 2nd movement of Symphony #1.