Step 3-4 - Music History - Nationalism in Music

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Step 3-4 Music History - Nationalism.jpg

Step 3-4 - Music History - Nationalism in Music

  • Develops literacy, vocabulary, geography, history!
  • Exposes the student to great composers lives and works!
  • Fun, creative hands-on work!
  • Develops critical thinking skills!
  • Develops study in a self-determined manner!

Another in the series of music history courses from STEPS. The great Nationalists, composers of the 1800s and 1900s whose music came to represent their nations to the world. For students ages 11-adult. Composers covered include Chopin, Liszt, Dvorak, Grieg, Villa Lobos, Smetana, Sibelius, Berlioz and Bartok, men whose careers often intersected in an explosion of creativity in music unlike that of any other time.

The first three lessons offer an overview of what music is taken from our earlier music courses, and allowing the student a deeper understanding of the music to be studied. Then, the student learns about the Nationalistic movement of the 1800s, when our modern world of nations was shaped. This is followed by a study of nine Nationalist composers, their lives and many of their works.

Each composer's life is investigated, and then links are provided to videos of many of their works. Dozens of hours of presentations have been researched and selected featuring performances of many of the greatest musicians of the 20th century, including Perlman, Heifitz, Horowitz, Rubinstein, Bernstein, Yo-Yo Ma, and many of the great orchestras of the world, with the finest conductors. What better way to be introduced to the music of master composers at home than through performances one can see and hear, by master musicians?

Composer and Concepts covered include:

  • What is music
  • Nationalism in Europe in the 1800s.
  • Berlioz
  • ChopiN
  • Lizst
  • Smetana
  • Dvorak
  • Grieg
  • Sibelius
  • Bartok
  • Villa Lobos
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