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Composer of the Month

Composer of the Month

Each month the children of Our Lady of Hartley listen to music that enhances their knowledge of composers. The music is played in classes and during assemblies. Children are taught a little bit about the genre, the composer and the performers.

 

Month

Composer

Style of music

Details

Nationality

Famous pieces

September

Arnold Schoenberg

expressionist

1874-1951

 

Austrian

 

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October

Igor Stravinsky

 

Known for stylistic diversity - ballets

1882-1971

 

Russian

 

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November

George Gershwin

 

Blends different styles (pop, classical and jazz).

1898-1937

 

American

 

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December

Duke Ellington

 

Jazz and swing

1899-1974

 

American

 

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January

Dmitri Shostakovich

Classical

1906-1975

 

Russian

 

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February

John Cage

 

Dance related works and concert pieces

1912-1992

 

American

 

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Month

Benjamin Britten

Classical music

1913-1976

 

English

 

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April

Leonard Bernstein

Classical and pop music

1918-1990

 

American

 

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May

Pierre Boulez

 

Orchestra

born 1925

 

French

 

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June

Philip Glass

 

Minimalist

born 1937

 

American

 

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July

Sergei Prokofiev

 

Classical

1891–1953

 

Russian

 

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