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Music Appreciation Monday- Mendelssohn’s Gondola Song

Music Appreciation on Harmony Fine Arts @harmonyfinearts.org Join us every Monday for a new musical selection.Music Appreciation Monday – Felix Mendelssohn

Our composer this week is Felix Mendelssohn. He wrote this piece of music to help us imagine what it would be like to float on the canals of Venice, Italy in a gondola. I can close my eyes and feel the smooth water under the boat as the gondolier poles the boat along under the Italian sun. It might feel a bit like when I float down the river in my kayak in the summertime.

Does this music make you feel like you are floating in a boat? What does it make you think about as you listen?

Felix Mendelssohn – Venetian Gondola Song

Do you know what a gondola is? Here is a wonderful painting of a Venetian gondola by Camille Corot.

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Venice Gondola on Grand Canal by Camille Corot. 1835

I hope you enjoyed listening to Mendelssohn and we will look forward to another of his composition soon!

This composer is featured in Harmony Fine Arts grade 3 plans if you would like to listen to more Mendelssohn.

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Music Appreciation Monday -Liszt’s Dream of Love

Music Appreciation on Harmony Fine Arts @harmonyfinearts.org Join us every Monday for a new musical selection.We will be listening to Franz Liszt’s Liebestraum for our Music Appreciation Monday activity. This is such an easy piece to listen to this week. Invite your children to listen with you as you try to find our favorite parts.

Liszt: Liebestraum (Dream of Love)

Here are some things to ask your children:

  • How did the music make you feel?
  • Why do you think he named it Dream of Love?
  • What orchestra instrument do you hear?

 

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Music Appreciation Monday – Vivaldi Autumn

Music Monday on Harmony Fine Arts @harmonyfinearts.org Join us every Monday for a new musical selection.

Music Appreciation Monday – Antonio Vivaldi

Vivaldi. Do you know this composer?  He is famous for his Four Seasons masterpieces  and this week we will listen to his Autumn piece. I hope it brings you some autumn joy as you listen.

Antonio Vivaldi – Autumn

This composer is featured in Harmony Fine Arts grade 1 plans, Harmony Fine Arts grade 2 plans and in Harmony Fine Arts grade 6 plans if you would like to listen to more Bach.

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Harmony Fine Arts Grade 1 Art and Music Plans @harmonyfinearts.org

 

Harmony Fine Arts Composer Study Listening Log @harmonyfinearts

Older students may wish to start a composer listening log for each of the composers we listen to over the coming months. You can click and download a free log above. You can find some suggestions on how to use the listening log and some examples in this entry: Appreciating Great Music: For Children and Moms Too.

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