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Johann Strauss, Jr.:

Musical Conversation

Tritsch-Tratsch -- the title of a polka by Johann Strauss, Jr. -- is Austrian slang for "chit-chat." A lot of composers used music to portray people making sounds: talking, laughing, crying -- even sneezing!

Music heard in this episode:

Johann Strauss Jr.: Tritsch-Tratsch Polka
Moussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition, “Market at Limoges” and “Samuel Goldenbert and Schmuyle”
Richard Strauss: Don Quixote
Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel
Ravel: Mother Goose, “Beauty and the Beast”
Kodaly: Hary Janos
Coates: Three Bears Suite
Coates: London Suite
Johann Strauss Jr.: Der Fledermaus, “Laughing Song”

More shows about Johann Strauss, Jr.

About Johann Strauss, Jr.
Other Members of the Strauss Family
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This Week's Quiz

Composers often use music to imitate talking, laughing and shouting.

 true

 false

Who wrote a piece based on a Czech story called The Noonday Witch?

 Dvorak

 Brahms

 Strauss

 Ravel

 Stravinsky

What opera by Zoltan Kodaly starts with a musical sneeze?

 The Magic Flute

 Aida

 William Tell

 Der Rosenkavalier

 Hary Janos

Classics For Kids

Our Shows

Johann Strauss, Jr.:

Musical Conversation

Tritsch-Tratsch -- the title of a polka by Johann Strauss, Jr. -- is Austrian slang for "chit-chat." A lot of composers used music to portray people making sounds: talking, laughing, crying -- even sneezing!

Music heard in this episode:

Johann Strauss Jr.: Tritsch-Tratsch Polka
Moussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition, “Market at Limoges” and “Samuel Goldenbert and Schmuyle”
Richard Strauss: Don Quixote
Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel
Ravel: Mother Goose, “Beauty and the Beast”
Kodaly: Hary Janos
Coates: Three Bears Suite
Coates: London Suite
Johann Strauss Jr.: Der Fledermaus, “Laughing Song”

More shows about Johann Strauss, Jr.

About Johann Strauss, Jr.
Other Members of the Strauss Family
The Waltz

Learn more about Johann Strauss, Jr.

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz

Composers often use music to imitate talking, laughing and shouting.

 true

 false

Who wrote a piece based on a Czech story called The Noonday Witch?

 Dvorak

 Brahms

 Strauss

 Ravel

 Stravinsky

What opera by Zoltan Kodaly starts with a musical sneeze?

 The Magic Flute

 Aida

 William Tell

 Der Rosenkavalier

 Hary Janos

 

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