Composer of the month
Franz Peter Schubert
Gretchen at the Spinning Wheel (piano)
Gretchen at the Spinning Wheel (piano and singer)
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?
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.)
Piano Concerto in B flat Major