FROM FOLK MUSIC TO TEACHING, MEET HUNGARIAN-BORN COMPOSER ZOLTÁN KODÁLY
Zoltán Kodály was born in Hungary and his family moved a lot while he was growing up, providing him a background in various types of folk music. He used this background when he composed music, and he created a still-popular music teaching program called the Kodály Method.
The shows for September include:
- About Zoltán Kodály
- The Story of Háry János
- Classical Composers Who Used Folk Music
- The Kodály Method
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From the romantic period, October’s featured composer is Edvard Grieg. His mother was a talented pianist who served as his first music teacher. He studied at the most prestigious music school in Europe and went on to be an acclaimed performer and composer. He made a point of returning to his native Norway every summer to compose, becoming a champion of Norwegian music, art and theater.
The shows in October include:
- About Edvard Grieg
- Incidental Music
- The Story of Peer Gynt
- Scandinavian Composers
- Halloween Music
Check out www.classicsforkids.com for a list of wonderful books about music that may intrigue or inspire your child. In addition, there is an easy-to-use musical dictionary to help your child with any of those tricky words!
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And the night shall be filled with music,
And the cares, that infest the day,
Shall fold their tents, like the Arabs,
And as silently steal away.