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Alfred's Great Music & Musicians

The Great Music & Musicians series provides a foundation for understanding the major cultural periods, musical styles, and the development of music through the ages. Book 2 provides an overview of major keyboard composers and literature, as well as information about the development of the piano and related cultural trends. Included are unit summaries, review activities, and a Listening Guide with downloadable MP3s.

Book 1

Great Music & Musicians, Book 1

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01 The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra (Benjamin Britten)
02 “fines terre salutare dei nostri jubilate deo omnis terra” from Viderunt omnes (Léonin)
03 “Notum fecit” from Viderunt omnes (Pérotin)
04 “Notum fecit” from Viderunt omnes (four-part-organum) (Pérotin)
05 Fair Phyllis (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)
06 “Lascia ch’io pianga” from Rinaldo (George Frideric Handel)
07 Concerto Grosso in D Major (Arcangelo Corelli)
08 Toccata in D Minor (Johann Sebastian Bach)
09 Symphony No. 94 (“Surprise Symphony”) (Franz Joseph Haydn)
10 Eine kleine Nachtmusik (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
11 Flute Sonata in G Major (Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach)
12 Symphony No. 9 (Ludwig van Beethoven)
13 “La donna è mobile” from Rigoletto (Giuseppe Verdi)
14 Waltz in D-flat Major (“Minute Waltz”) (Frédéric Chopin)
15 Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor (Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky)
16 Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun (Claude Debussy)
17 “Valse de Chopin”from Pierrot Lunaire (Arnold Schoenberg)
18 Rhapsody in Blue (George Gershwin)
19 “Russian Dance” from Petrushka (Igor Stravinsky)
20 “Mambo” from West Side Story (Leonard Bernstein)
21 Short Ride in a Fast Machine (John Adams)

Book 2

Great Music & Musicians, Book 2

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01 Toccata del secondo tono (Giovanni Gabrieli)
02 Will Yow Walke the Woods soe Wylde (William Byrd)
03 Gigue (French Suite in G Major, BWV 816) (Johann Sebastian Bach)
04 Sonata in D Minor, K.9 (Domenico Scarlatti)
05 12 Variations on Ah vous dirai-je maman, K.265 (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
06 Allegro con brio (Sonata in D Major, Hob.XVI:37) (Franz Joseph Haydn)
07 Für Elise (Ludwig van Beethoven)
08 March Militaire, D.733 (Franz Schubert)
09 Étude, Op.10, No.12 (Frédéric Chopin)
10 Wild Rider (Album for the Young, Op.68) (Robert Schumann)
11 Transcendental Étude No.2, S.139 (Franz Liszt)
12 Wiegenlied (Lullaby, Op.49, No.4) (Johannes Brahms)
13 Berceuse (Dolly, Op.56) (Gabriel Fauré)
14 Golliwogg’s Cakewalk (Children’s Corner Suite, L.113) (Claude Debussy)
15 Prelude in C-Sharp Minor, Op.3, No.2 (Sergei Rachmaninoff)
16 Joc cu Bata (Romanian Folk Dances, Sz.56, No.1) (Béla Bartók)
17 Maple Leaf Rag (Scott Joplin)
18 O Polichinelo (Heitor Villa-Lobos)

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