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L'Arlésienne Suite


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Bizet: L'Arlésienne Suite

Jewish Composers (for Chanukah)

Georges Bizet was not Jewish, his father-in-law was. Bizet married the daughter of his composition professor, Jacques Halevi. To celebrate Chanukah, we learn about some other Jewish composers of classical music, including Salamone Rossi, Leonard Bernstein, Darius Milhaud, Jacques Offenbach and Aaron Copland.

Track list:
Salomone Rossi: Songs of Solomon: Barchu
Milhaud: Suite Provencale
Offenbach: Can Can from Orpheus in the Underworld
Meyerbeer: Le Prophete
Korngold: The Adventures of Robin Hood
Castelnuevo-Tedesco : Concerto for 2 Guitars, Op. 201
Elmer Bernstein: Magnificent Seven
Leonard Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man
Gershwin: American in Paris
Halevy: La Juive

Classics for Kids Quiz

1. Which Italian composer wrote religious music that sounds like madrigals?

Antonio Vivaldi

Arcangelo Corelli

Salomone Rossi

Giuseppe Verdi


2.Which composer found work composing film scores in Hollywood?

Erich Korngold

Charles Ives

Scott Joplin

Leonard Bernstein


3. Who wrote the music to The Magnificent Seven?

Leonard Bernstein

Aaron Copland

George Gershwin

Elmer Bernstein


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