Our Morning Music

September 13, 2012 @ 11:28 am | Filed under:

Beanie is learning Dvorak’s New World Symphony theme for her piano class. I love the Largo theme and it’s always a happy day for me when one of the girls reaches this point in their lesson books. Beanie wanted to hear the whole symphony, so we started with a few YouTube clips.

First, the theme played by on flute:

Then on classical guitar—this is lovely:

Which led us to this rather thrilling electric guitar rendition of the 4th movement:

I love that the young guitarist says he first encountered this piece of music in a video game, fell in love with it, hunted it down, and taught himself to play it by ear. 🙂

Here’s the same movement played by the Vienna Philharmonic:

Breathtaking—but I think I like the electric guitar version best.

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    Tabatha says:

    I love New World Symphony– what a treat to have your kids play it 🙂

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    Fanny Harville says:

    I love this symphony too! What lesson books do your kids use? Teaching kids symphonic themes via piano is a neat idea.

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    Melissa Wiley says:

    Faber’s Piano Adventures series. Lots of good selections in these! Hall of the Mountain King has been the biggest hit, each time a kid reaches that particular book (whichever one it is).

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    Kathryn says:

    The Hovis bread advert!