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Going Places – Extension Activities
We have some videos for you to watch around the pieces in today’s lesson. Enjoy!
Watch this Space!
Back to the Lesson (Going Places)
An American in Paris – Introduction (from An American in Paris 1928)
George Gershwin (American, 1898-1937, modern period)
Here is a version by the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leonard Slatkin.
1951 Movie Trailer
There is a 1951 film called An American in Paris. It won the 1951 Best Picture Oscar and used a lot of the music from this piece.
Musicals have also been made based on this film.
In the Hall of The Mountain King (from The Peer Gynt Suite #2 1875)
Edvard Greig (Norwegian, 1843-1907, romantic period)
Watch and listen to the Oslo Philharmonic from Norway play Edvard Grieg’s In the Hall of the Mountain King.
The Berlin Philharmonic get all dressed up and bring out the big guns to play this version.
… and now the choir gets involved!
Here is a little cartoon from 1959 telling the story of Peer Gynt. Watch out! Some of you might find it scary.
Air on the G-String (from Orchestral Suite #3 in D Major poss 1723)
Johann Sebastian Bach (German 1685-1750 baroque period)
Which of the versions here do you like best?
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment perform Quarantine Sessions from their living rooms.
And staying in Norway after Peer Gynt … the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
Now, from the sublime to the ridiculous – a ukulele version.
Actually, it’s good. Definitely not sublime, but not ridiculous either..
… and a version on the chromatic harmonica
Evening Fall (Harp)
Kevin MacLeod (contemporary composer, NYC)