Classical European Composers

The series discusses the life of the man, the musician, the musical era in which he lived, and his professional development . Especially important is the emphasis on the effect the composer's work had on the development of musical forms, styles, compositions, and other composers. It also provides Sketches of people and places important in the composers' lives.
  • Title ID 31-CEC
  • History, World History, Fine Arts, Music History
  • 6 Programs
  • 1 Supplemental File
  • 10th Grade through Post Secondary
  • Released in 2001 by Cromwell
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Included Programs
Supplemental Files
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Included Programs

BACH - VOLUME 1Running time is 31 minutes

This program presents the German and Baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach, his fugues and his unique Brandenburg Concertos.

MOZART - VOLUME 2Running time is 30 minutes

This program discusses German and Classical Period composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, his operas, symphonies, chamber music and his compositions Eine Kleine Nacht Music and The Magic Flute.

HANDEL - VOLUME 3Running time is 29 minutes

This program discusses German and Baroque composer George Frederic Handel, his chamber music and his most famous work, Messiah.

HAYDN - VOLUME 4Running time is 30 minutes

This program discusses the Classical Period Viennese composer Franz Joseph Haydn, as well as his string quartet music and his symphonies.

BEETHOVEN - VOLUME 5Running time is 30 minutes

This program discusses German and Romantic composer Ludwig van Beethoven, and his symphonies, string quartet music, opera, and especially his Fifth Symphony and Ninth Symphony.

VIVALDI - VOLUME 6Running time is 30 minutes

This program discusses Italian and Baroque composer Antonio Vivaldi, his fugues, and his famous work Four Seasons.

Supplemental Files

MARC Records for CEC
MARC records for the Full Series CEC, Classical European Composers

Reviews

Compelling musical performances are the highlight of this exceptional series. Each volume relates the story of the life of the man, the musician, the time in which he lived, his family life, and his professional development and fortunes. Especially important is the emphasis on the effect the composer's work had on the development of musical forms, styles, compositions, and other composers...pieces are performed by musicians in period costume, while others are played in magnificent churches...A worthwhile addition to collections needing basic yet comprehensive coverage of these composers.
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