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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Meet the Composers!

At The Piano Education Page, there's a Meet the Composers section where kids can click on the name of the composer they'd like to read about.

Try it -- you'll find out stuff like Mozart liked to bowl and Johannes Brahms' favorite cafe was called The Red Hedgehog.

Here's a list of the great composers and musicians you'll find at Meet the Composers:

Johann Sebastian Bach (Leipzig, 1740)

Clara Schumann (Frankfurt, 1879)

Robert and Clara Schumann (Dresden, 1848)

Domenico Scarlatti (Madrid, 1752)

C.P.E. Bach (Vienna, 1786)

Frederic Chopin (Warsaw, 1835)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Vienna, 1786)

Franz Liszt (Constantinople, 1847)

Franz Schubert (Vienna, 1819)

Johannes Brahms (Vienna, 1870)


If you've got a school project coming up and you need information about music or composers, The Musical Reference Shelf is a seriously great resource as is the enormous Listening List which covers (and I paraphrase here) piano repertoire necessary for a basic overview of some of the important elements of piano literature.

Now, this is what the internet is supposed to be all about!



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