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Fairfax County School Students

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 by Mary O'Connor | FCPS

 

Fairfax County Schools Begin.  Need I say more?

 


Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody no. 2 in c-sharp minor

Monday, August 27, 2018 by Mary O'Connor | composers

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Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, S.244/2, is the second in a set of 19 Hungarian Rhapsodies by composer Franz Liszt , and is by far the most famous of the set. Few other piano solos have achieved such widespread popularity, offering the pianist the opportunity to reveal exceptional skill as a virtuoso, while providing the listener with an immediate and irresistible musical appeal.

In both the original piano solo form and in the orchestrated version this composition has enjoyed widespread use in animated cartoons. Its themes have also served as the basis of several popular songs.

It is probable that you have heard this piece of music somewhere at one time or another because it is perhaps the most prominent piece of classical (romantic, actually) music featured in animated cartoons across the years.

Now, let the anvils fall and dynamite explode!



And, in real life, Valentina Lisitsa plays Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2





This piece is available in Piano Pronto Movement 5 and several anthologies of classical music.

Preschool Piano Lessons

Sunday, August 26, 2018 by Mary O'Connor | OCMS

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Student books in 5 different categories are available now in both digital and hardcopy.  There is now "To the Lake", "Outdoor Adventure", "To the Farm", "Country Carnival" and two levels of "Rockstar Rally".

  • Ideal for students ages 4 and up.
  • On the staff from the start
  • Music is a mix of familiar tunes and original pieces
  • Multi-key approach
  • 18 songs that can be learned by note or rote
  • Clean easy-to-follow pages (great for special needs students!)

 



 

Two levels of Roadtrip! are currently available in Piano Maestro.

Register for Roadtrip!  Students (ages 4-5) are scheduled for half-hour lessons with their parents present.