Little Playmates

*Assignment for "Little Playmates", Solo #12 , pg. 26

  Composer study: Franz Xaver Chwatal (June 19, 1808 – June 24 1879)  
Videos:  (In addition to listening to your CD.)
Little Playmates
-Student:  Robert, Teacher:  Jacqueline Graham

-(Master Class) Student: Molly, Master Teacher: Keiko Ogiwara

Franz Xaver Chwatal (June 19, 1808, Rumburk, Bohemia – June 24 1879, Elmen, Austria -age 71.) was a Bohemian pianist, composer and music teacher.

EraRomantic Period

Chwatal was born in Rumburk, Bohemia (in the modern Czech Republic). He was the son of an organ builder, who gave him piano lessons as a child. From 1822 to 1832 he worked as a music teacher in Merseburg, where he created his first compositions. From 1835, he worked as a music teacher in Magdeburg. In the 1850s, he travelled with Christian Friedrich Ehrlich to the Institute für Gemeinschaftlichen Clavierunterricht (Institute for Community Piano Lessons).

He composed numerous pieces of music. However, these compositions have had a reputation as lighter, popular music. The German music critic Robert Schumann called them "Stübchenmusik" (parlour music).  -Wikipedia

**When you have completed the assignments above and can successfully perform "Little Playmates",  you have earned clues to find your next letterbox.  Ink and print your beautifully carved stamp into the letterbox journal.  There will be a carved stamp in the letterbox to stamp into your Suzuki Book and the letterbox page of your Suzuki notebook.  Enjoy one of the treasures surprises left for you in the letterbox!


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