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Autumn 1 2021- Classical

The Classical period refers to an era that started around 1750 and includes composers like Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. Also active in this period were Rossini and Paganini. Why not click on the powerpoint below to find out more about this period of music?

Piece 7 - The Carnival of Venice (Paganini)

I wonder if you can pick out the melody each time it is played, even though it gets more and more complicated!

Piece 6 - Joseph Haydn / Symphony No. 31 in D major "Hornsignal"

Can you which instruments are playing the tune?

Piece 5- Rossini's William Tell Overture - Finale

What do you notice about the dynamics in this piece? How does it make you feel?

Piece 4 - Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

Can you hear the changes in dynamics when the orchestra play louder and quieter and when instruments drop out and come back in? How many beats are there in the bar?

Piece 3 - Beethoven's Fur Elise

How would you describe the tempo (speed) of this piece? How many instruments can you hear?

Piece 2 - Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata

What can you say about the tempo of this piece? How does it make you feel?

Piece 1 - Mozart- Piano Concerto No. 21 - Andante "Elvira Madigan"

I wonder which other instruments you can hear, as well as the piano?