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
Piano Sonata No. 3 in A major,
performed by Leanne Rees
Piano Sonata in E major, 1st movement
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
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.