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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

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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

More shows about Georg Philipp Telemann

About Georg Philipp Telemann
The "Gigue" is Up!
Go for Baroque

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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