This week, Learning to Listen looks at music that was composed to help students of all ages and abilities learn about music whether learning to play and instrument, singing in a choir, playing in an orchestra or just developing an appreciation for classical music and what it's made of. Composers throughout music history have always written music aimed at educating, and this program looks at and listens to a few of those works.
Along the way, special guest Paul Babcock, President and Chief Operating Office of the MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis, shares some of his thoughts on music and learning.
Rogers and Hammerstein: from The Sound of Music - 'Do Re Mi'
Kodály: St Gregory Procession
Carl Orff: from Schulwerk Volume Two - 'Cantible' and 'Rondo' for Orff Instruments and recorder.
Vivaldi: Gloria - opening chorus
Couperin: Second Prelude from l'art de toucher (harpsichord)
Bach: Trio Sonata in C major - I. Allegro
Bartók: Three Duets from 44 Duos for Two Violins
Czerny: Two Etudes - For Clarity in Broken Chords and Exercise in Thirds
Chopin: Etudes Op. 10 Nos. 1 & 2
Benjamin Britten: Simple Symphony - I. Boisterous Bourrée
Benjamin Britten: Noye's Fludde - "Sir, sir here are leopards..."
Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf (extract)