Janissary Music

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At one time, Turkish music was all the rage in Europe and classical composers used Turkish instruments — bass drums, cymbals and triangles — in their music. This week on Classics for Kids, learn more about janissary music.

Music used within the program:
Beethoven: Turkish March
Mozart: Abduction from the Seraglio Overture
Weber: Abu Hassan Overture
Haydn: Symphony No. 100
Beethoven: Wellington’s Victory
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9
Mozart: Turkish Rondo from Piano Sonata in A, K. 331