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Franz Liszt:

What is a Rhapsody?

"Rhapsody" is an ancient word that means "songs stitched together". The Greeks used to write long poems in praise of their heroes, and then take bits and pieces of those poems and string them together for performance. In music, a rhapsody is a free-form piece that takes different tunes and strings them together.

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This Week's Quiz

The word rhapsody comes from which language?

 Greek

 French

 German

 Italian

Which of these composers did NOT write a rhapsody?

 Franz Liszt

 Camille Saint-Saens

 Antonio Vivaldi

 Johannes Brahms

A rhapsody is a free-form composition that stitches different tunes together.

 true

 false

Classics For Kids

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Franz Liszt:

What is a Rhapsody?

"Rhapsody" is an ancient word that means "songs stitched together". The Greeks used to write long poems in praise of their heroes, and then take bits and pieces of those poems and string them together for performance. In music, a rhapsody is a free-form piece that takes different tunes and strings them together.

Music heard in this episode:

More shows about Franz Liszt

About Franz Liszt
Classical Music Superstars
Romani, or Gypsy Music
Famous Pianist - Composers

Learn more about Franz Liszt

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz

The word rhapsody comes from which language?

 Greek

 French

 German

 Italian

Which of these composers did NOT write a rhapsody?

 Franz Liszt

 Camille Saint-Saens

 Antonio Vivaldi

 Johannes Brahms

A rhapsody is a free-form composition that stitches different tunes together.

 true

 false

 

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