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Giacomo Puccini

Bohemian Music

Giacomo Puccini’s opera La Bohème is about struggling artists in Paris. Its title means “the bohemian lifestyle.” But Bohemia isn’t in France; it’s in the Czech Republic. Other composers such as Antonin Dvorak, Bedrich Smetana, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and Jules Massenet, were also inspired by this part of the world, using its music and describing its beautiful countryside in their works.

Track list:
Puccini: La Boheme
Dvorak: From the Bohemian Forest – In the Spinning-Room
Smetana: Ma Vlast - From Bohemia’s Woods and Fields
Smetana: The Brandenburgers in Bohemia – Ballet
Rimsky- Korsakov: Mlada – Bohemian Dance
Massenet: Orchestral Suite #4 – Bohemian Festival
Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody #2
Brahms: Piano Quartet #1
Bizet: Carmen – Les tringles des sisters tintaient
Puccini: La Boheme

Classics for Kids Quiz

1. Bohemia is in


The Czech Republic



2.Which opera title by Puccini means the Bohemian lifestyle?


La Boheme


Le Villi

3. Which Broadway musical has the same plot as La Boheme?



The Lion King

The Sound of Music

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