Self-Taught Composers

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Georg Philipp Telemann didn’t take many music lessons, instead, he taught himself how to compose. Learn about other self-taught composers this week on Classics for Kids.

Music used within the program:

Edward Elgar: Want of Youth Suite

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade

Francis Poulenc: Gloria

Scott Joplin: Maple Leaf Rag

Johann Sebastian Bach: Celtic Symphony

Johann Sebastian Bach: Violin Concerto in E

Heitor Villa-Lobos: Bach Brasileiras No. 5

George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

Georg Philipp Telemann: Gigue From Suite in D