Hearings (Audiciones Recomendadas)


Middle Ages and Renaissance

  1. Epitafio de Seikilos. Greek Music.
  2. Ráfaga Gregoriano. Fragmentos de Canto Gregoriano.
  3. Cantiga nº 47. Virgen Santa María. Alfonso X El Sabio.
  4. O Fortuna. Carmina Burana. Carl Off.
  5. Victimae Paschali Laudes. Wipo de Borgoña.
  6. Romance La Partida del Esposo. Anónimo.
  7. Más Vale Trocar. Juan del Encina.
  8. Mille Regretz. Josquin Des Prèz.
  9. Flow my Tears. John Downland.

Baroque

  1. When I am laid in earth. Dido y Eneas. H. Purcell.
  2. Cuatro Estaciones de Vivaldi. Primavera, verano, otoño, invierno.
  3. Mein Jesus schweight de la Pasión según San Mateo. J.S. Bach.
  4. Badinerie de la Suite nº 2 en Sim. BWV1067. J.S. Bach.
  5. El Mesías. Haendel.
  6. Dido y Eneas. Purcell.
  7. Rejouissance. Música para los reales fuegos de artificio. GF Haendel.

Classicism

  1. Andante del concierto nº 21 para piano. WA Mozart.
  2. Don Giovanni. Mozart + El Barnero de Sevilla Rossini.
  3. Sonata en Do M. KV 545. Mozart.
  4. Gluck. Orfeo y Eurídice. Che Fàro Senza Euridice.
  5. La Flauta Mágica. Mozart.
  6. Boccherini. Quinteto de cuerda. Op 13. nº 5.
  7. Fernando Sor. O cara armonia.
  8. Sinfonía nº 89. 2º mov. Hayden.

Romanticism / Nationalism

  1. O mio Bambino caro. Opera Gianni Schiachi. G Puccini.
  2. Pequeña canción popular. Álbum de la juventud. Op 68. R Schumann.
  3. Standchen del cicle El Cante del Cisne. F Schubert.
  4. Berlioz. Sinfonía Fantástica.
  5. Chopin. Preludio nº 4 en Mi m.
  6. Bellini. Norma Casta Diva.
  7. Bizet. Carmen L’amour est un oisseau rebelle.
  8. Wagner. La cabalgata de las Valkirias.
  9. Smetana. Mi patria. El Moldava
  10. Mussorgsky. Cuadros de una exposición.
  11. Tchaikovsky. El lago de los cisnes.
  12. Verdi. Nabucco.

Twentieth Century

  1. Danza del fuego. El Amor brujo. M de Falla.
  2. Wozzek. Berg.
  3. Porgy and Bess. Gershwin.
  4. Gavota. Sinfonía Clásica. S Prokofiev.
  5. Gershwin. Rapsodia in blue (comienzo).
  6. Debussy. Preludio a la siesta de un fauno.
  7. Schoenberg. Pierrot Lunaire.
  8. Stravinsky. La consagración de la primavera.
  9. Honegger. Pacific 231.
  10. Varése. Ionización.
  11. Satie. Gymnopedie nº 1.
  12. Joaquín Rodrigo. Concierto de Aranjuez (2º mov. Adagio).

FILMS AND MUSIC

In this unit you will find different aspects about films and music. I would like from you to have a look to them and do the exercises.

First, you will find some information about how music is composed  in films, after this, let’s do the activities. 02.Film&Music.

To continue, what about the hystory of film music? . I’ m sure that you will find some curiosities there. 01.The History of Film Music

Dance and movement

       

         ♣  Are you a perfect dancer? Or do you know what a coreographer does? Or … maybe     chinese dance is your best. We are sure that you could answer all of this questions at the end of the unit. Let`s start doing a coreography, it is very easy.Click here and follow the instructions

  

   And now,   ¿What is Haka maorí? ¿What does Ka Mate mean? Once, a teacher of Haka said that it is “Kia korero te katoa o te tinana” o “El cuerpo entero debe hablar”.

 Haka is a composition of many instruments. Hands, feet, legs, body, voice, tongue and eyes. All together can show you happyness, welcoming, healthy...

  

 Dragon dance (simplified Chinese: 舞龙; traditional Chinese: 舞龍;) is a form of traditional dance and performance in Chinese culture. Like the lion dance it is most often seen in festive celebrations. Many Chinese people often use the term “Descendants of the Dragon” (龍的傳人 or 龙的传人, lóng de chuán rén) as a sign of ethnic identity, as part of a trend started in the 1970s. Another derivation is from (農的傳人) i.e. the descendants of Shennong, the legendary first king of the Chinese people who taught them agriculture, law and medicine, the foundations of civilization.Chinese dance has its own unique lexicon, significance, and organized fabrication that provide a platform to dance up to its full extent and represents the thoughts and feelings with contentment and elegance.

        But maybe what you really need is concentration, in this case chinese dance will be your therapy. Try here.

The Ballet

The Ballet

PRINTABLE MATERIAL AND ACTIVITIES: The Ballet.

1. DEFINITION.

           Ballet dance is a very formal and strict type of performance dance. Ballet dance originated in 16th and 17th century French courts, and was further developed in England, Italy, and Russia as a concert dance form. Early ballet dance performances were presented in large chambers with most of the audience seated on tiers on three sides of the dance floor.

           Early ballet dancers were not as highly skilled as they are now, as ballet dance has become a highly technical form of dance with its very own French vocabulary. Ballet dance is typically performed to classical music. It is taught in ballet dance schools and studios around the world, with students ranging in age from toddlers to adults. In order to become proficient at ballet dance, one must be extremely dedicated to the art and diligent in regard to practice and rehearsal time.

 

2. HISTORY OF BALLET.

            Ballet was first performed in Italy in the early 1600’s.

           In 1661, the first ballet school was opened in France. It was started by Louis XIV, and only men were allowed to dance. Women first danced the ballet in 1681. They did not look like the dancers of today, because they wore ankle-length dresses!

           Throughout the beginning years, until 1789, the performers not only danced, but also recited poems and sang songs.

           The dance steps taught so long ago in France are still used today. Most steps still have their original French names.

           The basic five ballet positions were created in the 1600’s by a French ballet teacher whose name was Beauchamps. These arm and leg positions helped the dancers to balance while still looking graceful. Most ballet steps and combinations begin with one of the basic positions.

 

3. THE BALLET IN SPAIN.

            In 1978 the Spanish Ministry of Culture asked Antonio Gades to form a national dance company (Ballet Nacional Español), Spain’s first. In 1979 Victor Ullate was invited to form the classically based Ballet Nacional Clásico. In 1983 María de Avila assumed responsibility for both companies; in 1986 she stepped down. From 1987 to 1990 the classical ballet company was run by Maya Plisetskaya; in 1990 it was renamed Compañía Nacional de Danza and Nacho Duato was appointed director. He has moved the repertoire away from its classical ballet roots and into contemporary dance. Ballet Nacional Español, meanwhile, continues to focus on the traditional Spanish dance heritage.

 Example of classic ballet: Tamara Rojo, Don Quijote.

 

ON-LINE ACTIVITIES:

Learn more about ballet clickin on: BALLET ACTIVITIES.

Impressionist Period

Impressionist Period

            The aim of Impressionist art was to suggest rather than to clearly draw objects. Impressionist music does the same thing, focusing on…CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE. 

Classical Period

Classical Period

Do you know Mozart’s age when he began to play music?

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Classical Period

Baroque Period

The Baroque Period

Have you ever heard the Eurovision’s theme, or the Champions League’s anthem, or the Hallelujah? All these themes are from this music period.

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BAROQUE MUSIC