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Johann Strauss, Jr.:

Musical Conversation

Tritsch-Tratsch -- the title of a polka by Johann Strauss, Jr. -- is Austrian slang for "chit-chat." A lot of composers used music to portray people making sounds: talking, laughing, crying -- even sneezing!

Music heard in this episode:

Johann Strauss Jr.: Tritsch-Tratsch Polka
Moussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition, “Market at Limoges” and “Samuel Goldenbert and Schmuyle”
Richard Strauss: Don Quixote
Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel
Ravel: Mother Goose, “Beauty and the Beast”
Kodaly: Hary Janos
Coates: Three Bears Suite
Coates: London Suite
Johann Strauss Jr.: Der Fledermaus, “Laughing Song”

Learn more about Johann Strauss, Jr.

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This Week's Quiz

Composers often use music to imitate talking, laughing and shouting.

 true

 false

Who wrote a piece based on a Czech story called The Noonday Witch?

 Dvorak

 Brahms

 Strauss

 Ravel

 Stravinsky

What opera by Zoltan Kodaly starts with a musical sneeze?

 The Magic Flute

 Aida

 William Tell

 Der Rosenkavalier

 Hary Janos

Classics For Kids

Our Shows

Johann Strauss, Jr.:

Musical Conversation

Tritsch-Tratsch -- the title of a polka by Johann Strauss, Jr. -- is Austrian slang for "chit-chat." A lot of composers used music to portray people making sounds: talking, laughing, crying -- even sneezing!

Music heard in this episode:

Johann Strauss Jr.: Tritsch-Tratsch Polka
Moussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition, “Market at Limoges” and “Samuel Goldenbert and Schmuyle”
Richard Strauss: Don Quixote
Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel
Ravel: Mother Goose, “Beauty and the Beast”
Kodaly: Hary Janos
Coates: Three Bears Suite
Coates: London Suite
Johann Strauss Jr.: Der Fledermaus, “Laughing Song”

Learn more about Johann Strauss, Jr.

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz

Composers often use music to imitate talking, laughing and shouting.

 true

 false

Who wrote a piece based on a Czech story called The Noonday Witch?

 Dvorak

 Brahms

 Strauss

 Ravel

 Stravinsky

What opera by Zoltan Kodaly starts with a musical sneeze?

 The Magic Flute

 Aida

 William Tell

 Der Rosenkavalier

 Hary Janos

 

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