Vienna is the centre of European classical music
k Music time
Blues, classical, jazz, opera, pop, rock, techno
Sample conversation: A: Classical is fast, isn’t it? B: No, it isn't. Jazz is beautiful and slow, isn’t it? A: Yes, it is. B: You like pop music, don’t you? A: No, I like rock music. You don’t like rock music, do you? B: Yes. I do. I am a classical fan.
Match the pictures with the words.
① guitar ④
② violin ⑤
Vienna-----the centre of European classical music
Listen and read
Which city is the passage about? Vienna. Who are mentioned in the passage? Johann Strauss the elder Johann Strauss the younger Mozart
Read and check ( √ ) the true sentences. (Activity 2)
1. Many composers and musicians came to study and work in Vienna. 2. Strauss the younger played the piano, the violin and the organ at the age of six. 3. Mozart wrote his first opera at the age of 14. 4. The family took Mozart around Europe. 5. The father Johann Strauss died in 1791. 6. Mozart wrote The Blue Danube.
the river Danube A beautiful old city on ______________. Austria The capital city of ________________. European classical music The center of _________________________. (Why)
Part 2 and Part 3
The elder played music for a classical dance – a waltz, didn’t he? Yes, he did. The younger played the same music, didn’t he? Yes, he did. The father was more popular than his son, wasn’t he? No, he wasn’t. The son wrote the Blue Danube, didn’t he? Yes, he did.
When and where was he born?
When did he die? What instruments did he play? When did he write his first opera?
? Austria, ? 1756, ? not only…but also, ? around Europe, ? give concerts, ? at the age of 12, ? 1791, ? greatest composer