Sergei Prokofiev

Facts your child might know: 1.  he wrote Peter and the Wolf 2.  he was born in Russia 3.  he was afraid of the black keys when he was little so he only played the white keys 4.  he told people whatever he thought even if it wasn’t very nice 5.  he played the...

Pyotr Tchaikovsky

Listen and see if your child can identify which ballet the music is from: The Nutcracker Swan Lake Sleeping Beauty Facts your child might know: 1.  he died 2.  he played music 3.  he tapped on the windows to make music 4.  he put his hand on his head to keep it from...

Giuseppe Verdi

Listen to his operas and discuss how the music makes you feel: La traviata Il trovatore Nabucco Aida Facts your child might know: 1.  he wrote music 2.  he died when he was 87 3.  he was born in Italy 4.  he wrote operas 5.  he had a farm 6.  he had a dog names Loulou...

Camille Saint-Saëns

Camille Saint-Saëns The children have been listening to: Carnival of the Animals Facts your child might know: 1.  He wrote Carnival of the Animals. 2.  He had an old piano and his aunt fixed it so he could play music. 3.  When he was learning to play the piano, he...

Johannes Brahms

Johannes Brahms Listen: Brahms’ Lullaby Facts your child might know: 1.  from the Romantic period 2.  born in Germany 3.  played the piano 4.  threw his clothes on the floor before he went to bed 5.  snored loudly so no one wanted to sleep by him 6.  played with...

Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven Listen: Für Elise (English: “For Elise”) Moonlight Sonata 5th Symphony Facts your child might know: 1.  born in Germany 2.  one of the greatest pianists of his time 3.  from the Classical period 4.  loved macaroni & cheese 5.  had...