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Rhapsody in Blue

 

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Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

What is a Rhapsody?

"Rhapsody" is an ancient word that means "songs stitched together". The Greeks used to write long poems in praise of their heroes, and then take bits and pieces of those poems and string them together for performance. In music, a rhapsody is a free-form piece that takes different tunes and strings them together.

Classics for Kids Quiz

1. The word rhapsody comes from which language?

Greek

French

German

Italian


2.A rhapsody is a free-form composition that stitches different tunes together.

true

false


3. Which of these composers did NOT write a rhapsody?

Franz Liszt

Camille Saint-Saens

Antonio Vivaldi

Johannes Brahms


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