Composer of the month
Johann Sebastian Bach
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
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
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.