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Georg Philipp Telemann:

Self-Taught Composers

Georg Philipp Telemann never studied composition — he taught himself how to write music. There are quite a few composers who taught themselves, including Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Edward Elgar, Francis Poulenc, Scott Joplin and others.

Music heard in this episode:

Elgar: Wand of Youth Suite
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
Poulenc: Gloria
Joplin: Maple Leaf Rag
Beach: Celtic Symphony
Bach: Violin Concerto in E
Villa-Lobos: Bach Brasileiras #5
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Telemann: Gigue from Suite in D
Elgar: Wand of Youth Suite
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
Poulenc: Gloria
Joplin: Maple Leaf Rag
Beach: Celtic Symphony
Bach: Violin Concerto in E
Villa-Lobos: Bach Brasileiras #5
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Telemann: Gigue from Suite in D

Learn more about Georg Philipp Telemann

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This Week's Quiz

Which of the following composers was NOT self-taught?

 Elgar

 Rimsky-Korsakov

 Mendelssohn

 Telemann

 Joplin

What was the name of the African-American composer who taught himself how to play the piano and to write piano rags?

 Copland

 Bernstein

 Ives

 Joplin

 Gershwin

Who did Johann Sebastian Bach learn composition from?

 family members

 a professor at a music college

 George Philipp Telemann

 his wife

Classics For Kids

Our Shows

Georg Philipp Telemann:

Self-Taught Composers

Georg Philipp Telemann never studied composition — he taught himself how to write music. There are quite a few composers who taught themselves, including Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Edward Elgar, Francis Poulenc, Scott Joplin and others.

Music heard in this episode:

Elgar: Wand of Youth Suite
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
Poulenc: Gloria
Joplin: Maple Leaf Rag
Beach: Celtic Symphony
Bach: Violin Concerto in E
Villa-Lobos: Bach Brasileiras #5
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Telemann: Gigue from Suite in D
Elgar: Wand of Youth Suite
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
Poulenc: Gloria
Joplin: Maple Leaf Rag
Beach: Celtic Symphony
Bach: Violin Concerto in E
Villa-Lobos: Bach Brasileiras #5
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Telemann: Gigue from Suite in D

Learn more about Georg Philipp Telemann

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz

Which of the following composers was NOT self-taught?

 Elgar

 Rimsky-Korsakov

 Mendelssohn

 Telemann

 Joplin

What was the name of the African-American composer who taught himself how to play the piano and to write piano rags?

 Copland

 Bernstein

 Ives

 Joplin

 Gershwin

Who did Johann Sebastian Bach learn composition from?

 family members

 a professor at a music college

 George Philipp Telemann

 his wife

 

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