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"Viennese Musical Clock" from Hary Janos


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Classical Composers who Used Folk Music

Zoltán Kodály was not the only composer to use folk tunes in the music he wrote. Here are some others.

Classics for Kids Quiz

1. Who wrote a set of variations on the piece that we know as Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star?

Ludwig van Beethoven

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

George Frederick Handel

Richard Strauss


2.Bela Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly collected folk music from which country?

Hungary

France

Germany

Austria

Italy


3. Which opera includes several German folk songs?

Aida

Tosca

Hansel and Gretel

William Tell


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