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Peter Tchaikovsky

Composer of the quarter - Peter Tchaikovsky Exploration Presentation
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Curt Landon

on 12 December 2013

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Transcript of Peter Tchaikovsky

Let's explore the world of Tchaikovsky!
Composer of the Quarter:
Peter Tchaikovsky

What is a composer?
A person that writes music?
What is a composer?

A person that plays a musical instrument?
What is a composer?

A person that directs a group of musicians?
Created by :
Curt Landon, Music Teacher
Hancock Elementary
Chandler Unified School district
Cahndler, AZ

Learning Goals:
Today, you will be able to:

1.
Describe
what a composer is.

2.
Share
two facts about Peter Tchaikovsky.

3.
Describe
at least two characteristics of Tchaikovsky's music.
What do you think a composer is?
Think -> Pair ->Share
What is a composer?
What is a composer?
A person that creates music and writes it down.
LISTENING
What is the difference between these two pieces of music?
Let's explore the world of Tchaikovsky!
See if you can find where and when he was born on this web page:
Where and when
did he compose music?

Let's explore the world of Tchaikovsky!
Tchaikovsky was very sensitive as a child.
He was very close to his mother
and cried very often.
What was his life like?
Let's explore the world of Tchaikovsky!
Tchaikovsky wrote many
concertos
. A concerto is a piece of music for a soloist with other musicians playing in the background.
What was his music like?
Let's explore the world of Tchaikovsky!
He also wrote
symphonies
.
Remember, a
symphony
is a long piece of music usually with 4 parts. Symphonies are almost always played by
orchestras
.
What was his music like?
An
orchestra
is a large group of musicians playing many different instruments together.
Tchaikovksy wrote 6 symphonies.
Here are a few of them:
Symphony Number 5
Symphony Number 1
"Winter Daydreams"
Symphony Number 6
"Pastorale"
Share two things you learned about Tchaikovsky today!
Share two characteristics of Tchaikovsky's music!
After the you watch BOTH videos, share with the person next to you.
http://goo.gl/maps/PRvBG
Here is a Google Map of his birthplace:
Compare
Tchaikovsky
to
Gershwin
USA
Russia
1840-1893
1898 - 1937
Father
Mother
Peter when he was 8
Here are four parts of one symphony
What are some differences between the different Movements?
Symphony 4
Movement 2
Symphony 4
Movement 1
Symphony 4
Movement 3
Symphony 4
Movement 3
Let's explore the world of Tchaikovsky!
A

ballet

is a story performed to music by
ballet dancers
. Usually, the stage is reserved for the scenery, dancers, and actors. The
pit
is an area in front of the stage for the orchestra.
He is most known for his ballets.
Let's explore the world of Tchaikovsky!
Have you heard any of these
ballets
?

http://www.dsokids.com/listen/by-composer/piotr-ilyich-tchaikovsky.aspx
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