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Georg Philipp Telemann
"Gigue" from the Suite in D

Self-Taught Composers

Georg Philipp Telemann never studied composition he taught himself how to write music. There are quite a few composers who taught themselves, including Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Edward Elgar, Francis Poulenc, Scott Joplin and others.

Track list:
Elgar: Wand of Youth Suite
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
Poulenc: Gloria
Joplin: Maple Leaf Rag
Beach: Celtic Symphony
Bach: Violin Concerto in E
Villa-Lobos: Bach Brasileiras #5
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Telemann: Gigue from Suite in D
Elgar: Wand of Youth Suite
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
Poulenc: Gloria
Joplin: Maple Leaf Rag
Beach: Celtic Symphony
Bach: Violin Concerto in E
Villa-Lobos: Bach Brasileiras #5
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Telemann: Gigue from Suite in D

Classics for Kids Quiz

1. Which of the following composers was NOT self-taught?

Elgar

Rimsky-Korsakov

Mendelssohn

Telemann

Joplin


2.What was the name of the African-American composer who taught himself how to play the piano and to write piano rags?

Copland

Bernstein

Ives

Joplin

Gershwin


3. Who did Johann Sebastian Bach learn composition from?

family members

a professor at a music college

George Philipp Telemann

his wife


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