I think it’s time we start studying a composer. We’ve studied two different artists for the last several months (Van Gogh and Monet). While that was fun, I’m ready for a change of pace. Now I just need to decide which composer we should begin with. I have narrowed the field down to these two:
John Williams – He’s done such a variety of music that is would be interesting to listen to his work. However, my only reservation is that it might be better to save him for the mid-winter blahs in February. Then we could begin with something like his Star Wars music and add some pizazz to our days.
George Frideric Handel – We would begin with his Water Music. I really want this CD from Maestro Classics for studying that. In the middle we would try some of his other pieces, like Music for the Royal Fireworks. We would wind up our time in December with a study of Messiah.
Who is your favorite composer or composition?
Who would you pick if your choice was between John Williams and George Frideric Handel?
Is there someone else whose music you think my children would love listening to for a few months?