Spring 2012 Piano Recital Assignment

The theme for the spring recital is Celebrating the Classics. Students will be performing musical selections that were composed by notable composers (like Beethoven, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, etc), or tunes that are traditional/folk songs and generally recognizable and well-loved.

In preparation for the recital, I would like you to research and learn about the music that you are performing. Please answer the following questions as best as you can about each of your recital songs (in other words, you should complete two worksheets). This assignment is due during your lesson the week of May 14-18th.

Suggested resources include (but are not limited to):

Making Music Fun

Dallas Symphony Orchestra for Kids


Title of the Song: ____________________________________________________

Name of the Composer: _______________________________________________

Which country did the composer live in? _________________________________

Date the music was written: ____________________________________________

Which musical era was the song was written in?

Baroque 1600-1750

Classic 1750-1820

Romantic 1820-1910

Modern 1910-Present

Interesting things to note about the composer or the song, what do you like about the song, etc… (Please write a short paragraph).


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