Friday, September 4, 2009

Ambleside Selections for 2009-2010

Ambleside Schedule 2009/2010

Term 1:


Jan Van Eyck (1395-1441) Flemish Northern Renaissance (composer Saint-Saens and Berlioz, Early Romantic)

The Crucifixion and The Last Judgement are two of Van Eyck's most important and well-known works; however, they're gruesome, so alternatives have been suggested along with them.
1. The Crucifixion, 1425-30 OR Birth of John the Baptist, 1422
2. The Last Judgement, 1425-30 OR Madonna with Child Reading, 1433
3. Adoration of the Lamb (From the Ghent Altarpiece, 1425-30)
4. The Annunciation
5. Arnolfini Wedding, 1434
6. Man in a Red Turban, 1433


Edvard Grieg (1890) & Jean Sibelius (nationalists)
Listening selections for this term:
Grieg Peer Gynt Suite no 1
Grieg Piano Concerto in A
Grieg Norwegian Dance no 2
Sibelius Finlandia
Sibelius Symphony 1 OR 2 (4 weeks)

Plutarch: Aristides/ Coriolanus
Shakespeare: Finish Cymbeline/ Coriolanus
Folk Song: The Old Oaken Bucket

Term 2:

John Singer Sargeant (1856-1925) American

Liszt, Romantic
Franz Liszt (1855) (Early Romantic)
Listening selections for this term:
Piano Concerto no 1
Hungarian Rhapsodies (esp no 2)
Les Preludes
Liebestraum for piano
Piano Sonata in B min
Mephisto Waltz

Plutarch: Cato the Censor
Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Folk Song: The Jam on Gerry's Rocks

Term 3:


Maurice Ravel (1915) (Impressionist)
Listening selections for this term:
Daphne et Chloe - selections
Mother Goose Suite
Pavane pour une infante dufunte
Piano Concerto in D for left hand
Rhapsody espagnole

Claude Monet (1840-1926) French Impressionist

Plutarch: Romolus
Shakespeare: Titus Andronicus
Folk Song: Farewell to Nova Scotia, Land of the Silver Birch

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