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Music and Composers
What Does Charlotte Mason Say?
"It is a pity that we like our music as our pictures
Sunnyside Composer and Picture Study
Books On Composers
The World's Great Men of Music
Story-Lives of Master Musicians
by Harriette Brower
II JOHN SEBASTIAN BACH
III GEORGE FREDERICK HANDEL
IV CHRISTOPH WILLIBALD GLUCK
V JOSEF HAYDN
VI WOLFGANG MOZART
VII LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
VIII CARL MARIA VON WEBER
IX FRANZ SCHUBERT
X FELIX MENDELSSOHN-BARTHOLDY
XI ROBERT SCHUMANN
XII FREDERIC CHOPIN
XIII HECTOR BERLIOZ
XIV FRANZ LISZT
XV GIUSEPPE VERDI
XVI RICHARD WAGNER
XVII CÉSAR FRANCK
XVIII JOHANNES BRAHMS
XIX EDWARD GRIEG
XX PETER ILYITCH TSCHAIKOWSKY
XXI EDWARD MACDOWELL
XXII CLAUDE ACHILLE DEBUSSY
XXIII ARTURO TOSCANINI
XXIV LEOPOLD STOKOWSKY
XXV SERGE KOUSSEVITZKY
Books On Composers
How Music Works
Why are some melodic shapes common to all cultures across the world? Why do some rhythms make us want to dance, while others make us feel tranquil? How Music Works is a four-part documentary series presented by Howard Goodall, looking at the four basic elements that make music work: melody, rhythm, harmony and bass. Setting out on a journey that spans the globe and moves through the centuries, Howard Goodall uncovers the elements that are shared by all styles of music. Following a trail of diverse musical talents from Mahler to David Bowie; the blues to Bulgarian folk songs; medieval choral music to disco; he reveals the tried and tested tricks of the composer's trade. (from channel4.com)
Episode 1 - Melody
This episode looks at melody's basic elements. Why are some melodic shapes common to all cultures across the world? What are the familiar melodic patterns composers of all types of music have fallen back on again and again?
Episode 2 - Rhythm
This episode looks at the common rhythmic patterns that have been used by musicians from all cultures, from Brahms to rappers, from the founders of Cuban son to Philip Glass, from Stevie Wonder to Fats Waller.
Episode 3 - Harmony
This episode looks at how western harmony works, and how, in the present day, it has fused with other forms of music to create new styles.
Episode 4 - Bass
Music is usually broken down into melody, rhythm and harmony. But what about the very lowest notes in music, that can have an impact on all three? This episode looks at the abiding fascination musicians and composers have had with the bass.
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01 Chopin - Nocturne, Op. 9 No. 2 in E-Flat Major
02 Schubert - Serenade "Leise Flehen Meine Lieber" 4:40
03 Chopin - Piano Prelude No. 15 "Raindrop" 9:12
04 Beethoven - Piano Sonata Op. 13 II Adagio 14:47
05 Chopin - Waltz Op. 69 No. 1 in A Flat major 19:57
06 Bach - Violin concerto in E Major Adagio 24:47
07 Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 21 31:46
08 Chopin - Prelude, Op. 28 No. 17 in A major 37:25
09 Debussy - Clair de Lune 40:23
10 Schubert - Moment Musical Op. 94 D.780 N. 1 in C Major 42:56
11 Liszt - Liebesträume in A-Flat Major, Dreams of Love 45:58
12 Chopin - Prelude, Op. 28 No. 6 in b minor 50:26
13 Bach - Solo Cello Suite Number 6 Prelude 52:32
14 Chopin - Nocturne Op. 15 No. 2 57:09
15 Bach - Suite for Orchestra No. 3 "Air on the G String" 1:00:32
16 Chopin - Nocturne, Op. 27 No. 2 in D Flat major 1:05:01
17 Mozart - Eine Kleine Nacht II 1:09:36
18 Chopin - Nocturne Op. 9 No. 1 in B Flat minor 1:14:39
19 Beethoven - Fur Elise 1:20:04
20 Schumann - Scenes from Childhood Op. 15 Von fremden Laendern und Menschen 1:22:42
21 Beethoven - "Moonlight Sonata" Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27 I. Adagio sostenuto 1:24:38