Listen to Schubert’s “Der Wanderer” (D. 493) and view the slideshow of paintings by Caspar David Friedrich. This piece of music was written in October 1916. I don’t often pick selections with a vocal accompaniment but this is quite dramatic with the words and visuals.
I think this is the first featured piece from Modest Mussorgsky. You are either going to really love it or hate it…it is a little intense. I would love to hear what your children think about this particular piece of music. Does it sound familiar to them? (Check out this link: Fantasia.)
This week we will be listening to a dynamic composer that you may or may not like after listening to the selection. Please note that we all don’t have the same taste in music but it can be fun to try something a little different.
Spend a few minutes listening to this more modern composer with your children and then discuss it afterwards. Did you enjoy the style of his music? How about the way the instruments were played? Did it sound like “spring” to you?