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So many composers, so little time…

Our year at Master’s Academy is off to a great start! In two weeks, we have talked about rhythms (our first installment in the “Rhythm Series”), discussed the meaning of romanticism, and learned about three composers–Beethoven, Schubert, and Berlioz. We have tons more to cover! Unfortunately, that means there are several worthy composers who will not receive any of our attention in class.

Here is a small list of composers from the Romantic time period that you may want to cover in your studies at home:

  • Modest Mussorgsky
  • Sergei Rachmaninov
  • Igor Stravinsky
  • George Gershwin
  • Aaron Copland
  • Edouard Lalo
  • Alfredo Catalani
  • Giacchino Rossini
  • Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
  • Adolphe Adam

This is certainly not an exhaustive list, but it’s a good addition to what we will be studying in class.

As you know, the students are putting together a “photo album” (read: scrapbook) of the composers we are studying. I have photo album pages for some of the composers not on the syllabus and will distribute them at a later date. Those composers are: Mussorgsky, Rachmaninov, Stravinsky, Gershwin, and Copland. Information on all of these composers can be found on Wikipedia and at Naxos.

Happy studying!


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