Hey Kids, Meet Dvorak
Antonin Dvorak was born on September 8, 1841 in a small village in Bohemia, which is now part of the Czech Republic. He was one of seven children. Antonin's parents recognized his musical talent, and at the age of six he began his musical training. He studied music in Prague and graduated as an accomplished violin and viola player before he was 20 years old. Read more....
Write one paragraph on Antonin Dvorak that includes facts about his life and music. Next, ask your child to complete the project by watching a performance of Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, From the New World on YouTube, and answer the following questions.
1) Antonin Dvorak wrote Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, From the New World for the orchestra. Name at least 5 of the instruments that you see playing in the orchestra.
2) How does Antonin Dvorak make the first melody sound majestic?
3) People that make movies include music to enhance the story. What kind of movie would Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 in E Minor be perfect for? Why?
Appreciating the talent of a famous composer is never richer than when you're playing their music. Ask your child's music teacher about including the study of Dvorak's music in their music lesson.
New World Symphony (Largo) for Easy Piano Sheet Music/Level 2