Why sing “Happy Birthday” when you can listen to this?

Composer Anton Dvorak was born 175 years ago.  You can learn a bit about him in this book:

2red
Two Scarlet Songbirds: A Story of Anton Dvorák by Carole Lexa Schaefer; illustrated by Elizabeth Rosen

While visiting Iowa in 1893, the Czech composer Anton Dvorak hears the song of a scarlet tanager and is inspired to create a new piece of music.

You can listen to the music here http://www.openculture.com/2013/06/philadelphia_orchestra_gets_stuck_on_a_plane.html (the music starts approximately one minute into the video).

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s