Composer of the Week
Edward Elgar- born in England (1857-1934)
Edward Elgar's father was a musician who tuned pianos, owned a music shop and was employed as a church organist.
The young Edward learned to play the organ and violin at a young age, and composed his first short piece at the age of 10. His first job was as assistant organist to his father.
His main love was composition.
We are going to watch an amazing performance of Elgar's cello concerto 1st Movement.
Somebody once said that the way Edgar chooses to open his Cello Concerto, is as if Shakespeare had started Hamlet with ‘To be or not to be’... listen to the powerful beginning...
After watching the performance, write down a list of words that describes Jacqueline's Du Pre
Find out more about Jacqueline Du Pre, one of the greatest cellist of all time!
Music theory Knowledge of the week
The character or quality of a musical sound or voice as distinct from its pitch and intensity.
Learn more about Timbre with Team Tutti.
Don't forget to do the Quiz with Dr Lesson Recap!