Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Posted by Administrator on 9/16/2012 to Homeschooling
If ever there was an absent-minded musician, it was Franz Schubert. He was known to write music on anything within reach: a tablecloth, a menu, any scrap of paper. Franz slept with his glasses on so that he didn’t have to waste time searching for them in the morning. As a teacher in his father’s school, he would spend class time composing music, rather than teaching the six-year-olds their daily lessons.

Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)

Posted by Administrator on 9/1/2012 to Homeschooling
Though his name is utterly French (pronounced SHOW-pan), his music frequently recalls the dances, tunes, and patriotism of his Polish upbringing. He is called the “poet of the piano” for the lyrical compositions he wrote almost exclusively for the piano. And his “Minute Waltz” remains one of the most challenging pieces of any piano recitalist.
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