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Slavonic Dance No. 7


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Dvorak: Slavonic Dance No. 7

Music Nationalism circa 1848

All across Europe in the 19th century, there was a wave of nationalism as people fought for political independence. Composers started wanting musical independence, too. When they started putting folk tunes and dance rhythms from their native countries into their music, and wrote about local legends, history, and landscapes, musical nationalism was born.

Track list:
Smetana: Ma Vlast - Vysehrad
Smetana: Ma Vlast - Moldau
Verdi: Nabucco - Va, pensiero
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody #1
Chopin: Revolutionary Etude
Dvorak: Czech Suite
Dvorak: Dumky Trio
Dvorak: Slavonic Dance Op. 46, #8

Classics for Kids Quiz

1. Who was the Czech nationalist composer who wrote Ma Vlast (My Fatherland)?

Antonin Dvorak

Bela Bartok

Bedrich Smetana

Zoltan Kodaly

2.Which Italian composer wrote Va, pensiero, which became an unofficial national anthem?

Giuseppe Verdi

Gioachino Rossini

Antonio Vivaldi

Giacomo Puccini

3. Frederic Chopin was born in what country?





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