- c. 1910 Listening
Next... Art Music of the Twentieth
| In chronological order:
Rossini - master of the bel canto ("beautiful song"), he was such a procrastinator that his agents locked him in a room until he completed his masterpieces. William Tell Overture
HISTORY _ ART _ LITERATURE
"Depend upon it, after all, Thomas, Literature is the most noble of professions. In fact, it is about the only one fit for a man. For my own part, there is no seducing me from the path." Ś from a letter by Edgar Allan Poe to Frederick W. Thomas (February 14, 1849).
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
Charles Dickens (1812-1870)
Karl Marx (1818-1883)
Queen Victoria (1819-1901)
Mark Twain (1835-1910)
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1849-1930)
Vincent van Gogh - 1853-1890
Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries"
Outdoor production of Aida in Verona, Italy.
Cairo Opera House - 1869-1971
Stephen Foster's final note
No one sleeps, no one sleeps...
No one will know his name
Vanish, o night!
Blue Danube - double click above
Do you know....?
Who was America's first professional songwriter?
Who was the composer who traveled to Scotland and Italy and wrote music influenced by those places and the music that he heard?
Who were the three characters in "The Erlking"? What is the plot of this song?
Name two composers of opera from the Romantic Period.
What two artistically, politically, and philosophically diverse German composers share the honor of having their music played the most at weddings in the USA?
Name two writers/authors of the Romantic Period. (not composers)
Tell about one artist from the Romantic Period and one of his most famous paintings.
When and why did Tchaikovsky write "1812" Festival Overture?
WHY did Mussorgsky write Pictures at an Exhibition?
next - TWENTIETH CENTURY MUSIC