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Johann Strauss, Jr.
Tritsch-Tratsch Polka

 

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Strauss Jr.: Tritsch-Tratsch Polka

Musical Conversation

Tritsch-Tratsch -- the title of a polka by Johann Strauss, Jr. -- is Austrian slang for "chit-chat." A lot of composers used music to portray people making sounds: talking, laughing, crying -- even sneezing!

Track list:
Johann Strauss Jr. : Tritsch-Tratsch Polka
Moussorgsky : Pictures at an Exhibition, “Market at Limoges” and “Samuel Goldenbert and Schmuyle”
Richard Strauss: Don Quixote
Richard Strauss : Till Eulenspiegel
Ravel : Mother Goose, “Beauty and the Beast”
Kodaly : Hary Janos
Coates : Three Bears Suite
Coates : London Suite
Johann Strauss Jr. : Der Fledermaus, “Laughing Song”

Classics for Kids Quiz

1. Composers often use music to imitate talking, laughing and shouting.

true

false


2.Who wrote a piece based on a Czech story called The Noonday Witch?

Dvorak

Brahms

Strauss

Ravel

Stravinsky


3. What opera by Zoltan Kodaly starts with a musical sneeze?

The Magic Flute

Aida

William Tell

Der Rosenkavalier

Hary Janos


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