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Frédéric Chopin:

Military Music

In his Military Polonaise, Frédéric Chopin uses the piano to imitate the drums that accompanied armies marching into battle. A lot of composers have put battle sounds into their music.

Music heard in this episode:

Scheidt: Galliard Battaglia
Gabrielli: Aria della Battaglia
Braga: Batalha
Janequin: La Guerre
Meder: Sonata di Battaglia
Monteverdi: Combattimento
Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky
Kodaly: Hary Janos
Beethoven: Wellington's Victory
Tchaikovskt: 1812 Overture
Chopin: Military Polonaise

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This Week's Quiz

In music that imitates battles, an important instrument is the

 flute

 clarinet

 trumpet

 saxophone

 celeste

Which composer did NOT write a piece that sounds like a battle?

 Beethoven

 Tchaikovsky

 Debussy

 Gabrieli

One of the most famous classical pieces with a battle theme is

 1812 Overture

 La Mer

 Rodeo

 Aida

Classics For Kids

Our Shows

Frédéric Chopin:

Military Music

In his Military Polonaise, Frédéric Chopin uses the piano to imitate the drums that accompanied armies marching into battle. A lot of composers have put battle sounds into their music.

Music heard in this episode:

Scheidt: Galliard Battaglia
Gabrielli: Aria della Battaglia
Braga: Batalha
Janequin: La Guerre
Meder: Sonata di Battaglia
Monteverdi: Combattimento
Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky
Kodaly: Hary Janos
Beethoven: Wellington's Victory
Tchaikovskt: 1812 Overture
Chopin: Military Polonaise

Learn more about Frédéric Chopin

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz

In music that imitates battles, an important instrument is the

 flute

 clarinet

 trumpet

 saxophone

 celeste

Which composer did NOT write a piece that sounds like a battle?

 Beethoven

 Tchaikovsky

 Debussy

 Gabrieli

One of the most famous classical pieces with a battle theme is

 1812 Overture

 La Mer

 Rodeo

 Aida

 

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