What Is A Symphony?

What Is A Symphony?

Why are all new movies, either a sequel or a remake? It’s because we like what we like and Hollywood knows it. The symphony is similar. Nearly every composer from the late 1700s through the early 1900s composed symphonies. It was a form that people knew and loved. In today’s post, discover Mozart’s Little G Minor Symphony, written when he was just 17.

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Für Elise, The World's Most Famous Rondo

Für Elise, The World's Most Famous Rondo

Our brains notice things more when patterns are used. Music uses repetition to draw us in and help us engage. Help your kids become great listeners by watching this video, reading this post, and helping them learn about music. In this post, we discover how the rondo works by repeating the same section several times.

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Mozart on the Brain: Listening In Ways That Engage Our Minds

Mozart on the Brain: Listening In Ways That Engage Our Minds

If we understand how music works, it is easier to enjoy. One of the primary

tools music uses to help engage the listener is repeating musical ideas.

Watch my video where I describe how composers do this and listen to a couple

examples where it is easy to hear the repeated melodies.

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Mozart, The Wunderkind

Mozart, The Wunderkind

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a one-of-kind musician. He rose to fame when he was a child and played piano or violin in concerts throughout central Europe during his childhood. As an adult, Mozart became a highly productive composer and greatly sought after. During his lifetime he composed 41 symphonies, 22 operas, 23 piano concertos, multiple works for choirs, and hundreds of pieces for solo instruments. This is even more impressive since he died at age 35.

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