Monday, August 30, 2010

Ambleside Selections for 2010-2011

Ambleside Selection 2010-2011

TERM 1 (August- October)

 Ludwig von Beethoven (1810) (Classical/Romantic)
    Listening selections for this term:
    Piano Sonata 8 (Pathetique) Opus 13
    Piano Sonata 14 (Moonlight) Op 27
    Symphony No. 3 (Erocia-meaning 'heroic') Opus 55
    String Quartets opus 59, no.1-3 (Razumovsky Quartets)
    Piano Concerto 5 (Emporer) Op 73
    Symphony No. 9 (the one with Ode to Joy at the end) Opus 125

Claude Monet (1840-1926) French Impressionist (Biography or here)
   1. Terrace at St. Adresse, 1866, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
   2. Women in the Garden, 1866, Musee d'Orsay, Paris
   3. Jean Monet on His Hobby Horse, 1872, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
   4. Woman with a Parasol: Madame Monet and Her Son, 1875, National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. (see slso here)
   5. Tulip Fields in Holland, 1886, Musee d'Orsay, Paris
   6. The Waterlily Pond, 1899, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey (more here)

Shakespeare: Finish Coriolanus.
Plutarch: Finish Coriolanus

TERM 2 (November-February)

Antonio Vivaldi (1730) (Baroque)
Listening selections for this term:
    Gloria (choral work);
    The Four Seasons;
    Trio Sonata in C major, RV.82;
    plus 3 concerti - Maybe one for violin, one for guitar and
    one for a woodwind instrument such as oboe or bassoon.

Albrecht Durer (1471-1528)

Shakespeare: The Tempest
Plutarch: Cato the Censor

TERM 3 (March-May)

Frederic Chopin (1840) (Romantic)
Listening selections for this term:
    Op 09 no 2 Nocturne in E flat maj
    Op 10 no 3 Etude in E-maj
    Op 10 no 12 Revolutionary Etude in C minor
    Op 21 Piano Concerto number 2 in f minor
    Op 28 Preludes no's 15, 20 and either 16 or 17
    Op 53 Polonaise in A flat, Heroic

John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) American (Biography)
   1. Oyster Gatherers of Cancale, 1878, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC
   2. The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit, 1882, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
   3. (Violet Sargent at) The Breakfast Table, 1884, Fogg Museum of Art (Harvard, Cambridge, MA). Violet was Sargent's younger sister; he himself never married or had children.
   4. Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose, 1885-6, Tate Gallery, London, England (see also here")
   5. An Artist in his Studio, 1904, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
   6. Lady Agnew of Lochnaw, 1892-3, National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh
      Singer Sargent also painted Theodore Roosevelt, 1903, The White House, Washington, D.C.
      and Robert Louis Stevenson and his Wife, 1885, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AK

Shakepeare:  Hamlet
Plutarch: Romulus

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