It’s Wednesday! We’re about halfway through “Spooky Week” here on Kids Commute. So far we’ve heard compositions from two theatrical works, “In the Hall of the Mountain King” from Henrik Ibsen’s play, “Peer Gynt”, and “When the Night Wind Howls” from Gilbert & Sullivan’s “Ruddigore”
Today, we get even spookier with a composition often called a funeral march. Frederic Chopin was quite a gifted pianist and is one of the most famous composers of piano music. In fact, all of his compositions involve the piano, though he did integrate other instruments in some of his compositions. In today’s episode, we explore who exactly this funeral march was written for.
- Piano Sonata No. 2, Movement 3
- Frederic Chopin
- Pianist: Vladimir Horowitz