Monday, 18 June 2012


The composer we've been listening to recently has been Franz Schubert.
A good book for younger children on his life is Franz Schubert and his Merry Friends by Opal Wheeler & Sybil Deucher. 
The Gift of Music by Smith & Carlson has short chapters on great composers and their influence but is more suited to older children.


'I did my work slowly, drop by drop. I tore it out of me by pieces.
Maurice Ravel (French composer 1875-1937)

This video concentrates on the dramatic Romanian conductor, Sergiu Celibidache (1912-1996). The piece is 'Bolero' by Ravel and I think the second part of the quote above could be applied to this man on the video!

 This is a creative variation on Ravel's Bolero - love it!

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