One Page Composer Bios with Data CD


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One-Page Composer Bios
50 Reproducible Biographies of Famous Composers
By Jay Althouse
Book and CD-ROM
63 pages
Grades 5 and up  

One-Page Composer Bios is a 100% reproducible book containing brief, informative, and interesting one-page biographies of 50 of history's greatest composers. Each biography page also includes:

A drawing of the composer
An interesting quote by or about the composer
The musical era in which the composer lived
A listing of important compositions
The composer's dates of birth and death
A phonetic pronunciation guide for non-English names

Use these easy-to-read bios as a complete course in composers or music history or use as supplemental material in the music classroom. Also included, as a bonus, are one-page histories of each of the 6 eras of music from the Medieval era through the 20th century.

The included CD contains PDF files of the composer pages.


A-E: Johann Sebastian Bach, Bela Bartok, Ludwig van Beethoven, Hector Berlioz, Leonard Bernstein, Johannes Brahms, Benjamin Britten, Anton Bruckner, Frederic Chopin, Aaron Copland, Claude Debussy, Antonin Dvorak, Edward Elgar, Duke Ellington

F-J: Cesar Franck, George Gershwin, Christoph Gluck, Edvard Grieg, George Frideric Handel, Franz Joseph Haydn, Fannie Mendelssohn Hensel, Hildegard von Bingen, Charles Ives, Scott Joplin 

L-P: Franz Liszt, Gustav Mahler, Felix Mendelssohn, Claudio Monteverdi, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Modest Mussorgsky, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Francis Poulenc, Sergei Prokofiev, Giacomo Puccini, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Maurice Ravel, Gioacchino Rossini

S-Z: Arnold Schoenberg, Franz Schubert, Clara Schumann, Robert Schumann, Dmitri Shostakovich, John Philip Sousa, Richard Strauss, Igor Stravinsky, Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Giuseppe Verdi, Antonio Vivaldi, Richard Wagner

The Medieval Era
The Renaissance Era
The Baroque Era
The Classical Era
The Romantic Era
The Twentieth Century



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