Weekly Listening

Every week throughout the school year, we’ll be putting up a listening assignment to help expand your knowledge of the musical repertoire and excite you about all the things that you’ll be able to learn to play over the course of your life as a musician.  Please take the time to listen to these as a student, or as parents with your child/children.  The world of music is so vast as to seem infinite, so make the most of each opportunity to listen and learn!

Here’s a guide to what we’ve posted thus far this school year:

August 30, 2017 – Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 8 RV 315, “L’estate” (Summer) by Antonio Vivaldi – Julia Fischer

September 6, 2017 – Bobby McFerrin – The Power of the Pentatonic Scale

September 13, 2017 – Symphony No. 5 in C Minor by L. Beethoven – Gustavo Dudamel

September 20, 2017 – Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major, BWV 1047 by J.S. Bach

September 27, 2017 – Bach Double Concerto in d minor – Janine Jansen & Leonidas Kavakos

October 4, 2017 – Bach Sonata No. 2, Allegro – Rachel Barton-Pine

October 11, 2017 – Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D Major – David Oistrakh

October 18, 2017 – Après un rêve (After a Dream) by Gabriel Fauré – Yo-Yo Ma

October 25, 2017 – Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D Major – arr. for accordion

November 1, 2017 – Improvising in the Style of Different Classical Composers 

November 8, 2017 – Pictures at an Exhibition by M. Mussorgsky