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Composer of the month

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


Concerto No. 21 in C Major, performed by Maurizio Pollini

Piano Sonata No. 16 in C major,
performed by Daniel Barenboim

Turkish March performed by Jeno Jando. This is the third movement of Mozart’s Piano Sonata No. 11 – marked Alla turca.

Mozart’s Symphony No. 40, 1st movement, performed by the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra

Overture to Mozart’s famous opera The Marriage of Figaro, performed by the Vienna Symphony

Overture to Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni, performed by the Vienna Philharmonic

Marianna Martinez


Piano Sonata No. 3 in A major,
performed by Leanne Rees

Piano Sonata in E major, 1st movement

Leopold Mozart

1719 – 1787

The Toy Symphony – some people think this may have been written by Haydn or a monk named monk Edmund Angerer but it is generally attributed to Leopold Mozart.

Concerto for Trumpet,
performed by Natalie Dungey

Instrument of the Month

The Violin

Mozart’s Violin Concerto, No. 3,
performed by Hilary Hahn

Felix Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, performed by Hannah Song

How a violin works with Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay of the London Philharmonia Orchestra

A fun fiddle tune called Dancing Bear, performed by Katy Adelson

Different Time Signatures

Notice how the music feels different with the various time signatures.

“Old MacDonald Had a Farm” in 4/4 time.

“Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” in 4/4 time.

Brahms’ Lullaby in 3/4.

J. Strauss’ waltz, The Blue Danube, in 3/4.

Clarinet Polka in 2/4.

Offenbach’s famous Can Can in 2/4.