100-day Challenge

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Composer of the month

Franz Peter Schubert

1797-1828

Gretchen at the Spinning Wheel (piano)

Gretchen at the Spinning Wheel (piano and singer)

The Erlking

Winterreise (Winter Journey)

Fantasie in F minor – for piano four hands

4 Impromptus, Op.90

Symphony #8 (Unfinished)

“Trout” Quintet for piano, violin, viola, cello and string bass

Question: do you know which instrument is unusual in a piano quintet?

Instrument Families


String Instruments: listen to the violin, bass and mandolin playing some non-classical music. Notice the different ways of making sound – bowing, plucking, and strumming.

Cello playing Beauty and the Beast

Woodwind Family – flute (with guitar)

Ravel’s Bolero on a variety of woodwind instruments: flute, clarinet, bassoon, Eb clarinet (a higher-pitched clarinet), oboe d’amore (a lower-pitched oboe), oboe, tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, and hi-hat cymbals.

Brass Family – trumpet playing “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” from Toy Story.

“Hedwig’s Theme” from Harry Potter played by various brass instruments and organ.

Percussion Family – some of the many percussion instruments

Percussion instruments playing an important part of a jazz piece, called “Take Five” by Dave Brubeck. (The instrument playing the melody is a vibraphone.)

Antonio Salieri

1750-1825

Sinfonia Veneziana

Piano Concerto in B flat Major