This Month in Music: March

by Abby @ Quaver on March 6, 2012

in In the Quaver Classroom!,This Month in Music

March should be National Marching Band Month, don’t you think?
Let’s take a look at some of the most notable moments in this month’s Music History!

 

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1810 – Composer Frederic Chopin was born. Chopin was a Polish composer and virtuoso pianist. He is considered one of the great masters of Romantic music and has been called “the poet of the piano”. Learn more about Chopin & the Romantic Period in Quaver’s episode!

 

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1931 – The “Star Spangled Banner” was adopted as the American national anthem. The song was originally known as “Defense of Fort McHenry,” and was written by Francis Scott Key in 1814. You can see his original manuscript here (although good luck reading it!).

Francis Scott Key - Brilliant Composer, Questionable Handwriting.

 

4

1877 – Tchaikovsky’s ballet “Swan Lake” debuted. You can hear “The Swan Lake Waltz” playing in Quaver’s Ballet Venue at QuaverMusic.com! Hop on the Metro today to check it out!

 

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1792 – Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 94 in G Major (the “Surprise Symphony”) was performed publicly for the first time, in London. Haydn is known for helping to develop the Classical style. You can find him around minute 6 of our 11-minute Sizzle Reel and in Quaver’s Episode on the Classical Period!

Haydn's "Surprise Symphony!"

 

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1943 – “Oklahoma!” by Rodgers and Hammerstein debuted on Broadway. The original title was “Away We Go,” and it was their first musical collaboration!

What are you working on in your music classroom this month?

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Cindy Austin March 7, 2012 at 12:54 pm

March is synonymous with Artie Almeida’s Mallet Madness at Ferguson elementary!

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2 Abby @ Quaver March 12, 2012 at 9:02 am

Mallet Madness! That’s fantastic!

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