Music!... To Characterize the Age
22 Music of Our Generation
Save the Music
Run, don't walk, over to VH1's "Save the Music" Web siteVH1's
program to support music education in the schools. You will find
ideas for what you can do to help the music program in your school.
While you are there, take their music quiz and compare your answers
with those of other students.
Philip Glass Library
Read a short biography of minimalist composer Philip Glass. Click
on "Media Files" to hear some of Glass' music. How did Glass make
a living while waiting to be successful as a composer?
23 Music of Previous Generations
Harpsichord Information Center
A great site about the harpsichord. It has sound clips of harpsichord
music, information about the Baroque era, and information about
composers who wrote for harpsichord. Find out how sound is produced
on a harpsichord, and how it differs from a piano.
Vivaldi, Antonio (1668-1741)
Read a short biography of Vivaldi, the composer/priest. While there,
you can listen to three of Vivaldi's famous Four Seasons. Which
is your favorite?
Classical MIDI Connection: Franz Joseph Haydn
Listen to MIDI clips of some of Haydn's greatest hits. As Mozart
said, "There is no one who can do it allto joke and to terrify,
to evoke laughter and profound sentimentand all equally well,
except Joseph Haydn." Listen to some of Haydn's symphonies, and
compare your favorites with other students.
Find out more the amazing Mozart, who could compose music as fast
as he could think! Read a short, lively biography, and listen to
excerpts from Mozart's most famous operas. How many pieces of music
did Mozart compose in his short, 35-year life?
Day in Harlem
One day in August, 1958, Art Kane, a photographer from Esquire magazine
had the idea to get as many jazz greats together as he could for
a group photo. See this famous photo and click on any portion of
it to find out about individuals like Dizzy Gillespie, Marian McPartland,
and Gene Krupa. How many jazz greats showed up for this 10 A.M.
photo after performing until the wee hours of the morning? It's
an impressive number.
Downbeat CaféJazz and MIDI
Listen to more than 175 jazz tunes. Compare your favorites with
those of your friends!
W. Coltrane Cultural Society
Find out more about jazz innovator John William Coltrane. What did
he feel was the purpose of his music? How have his memory and music
been kept alive?
Eight Encore! Women in Jazz
Jazz Home Page
Check out a popular radio show hosted by a female jazz artist Marian
McPartland. While you are there, look for the pages on McPartland's
career and current concert schedule.