Want to incorporate classical music appreciation as a weekly component in your homeschool schedule? Come check out my kid-friendly, easy-on-the-parents Music Curriculum. You can try a free sample lesson HERE.
Just joining us? Here’s what we have covered so far on the April Playlist:
- Thunder and Lightning Polka // Strauss
- Sinfonia from the “Easter Oratorio” // Bach
- Flight of the Bumblebee // Rimsky-Korsakov
- Worthy is the Lamb from the “Messiah” // Handel
- Daisies // Rachmaninoff
The Flower Duet by Léo Delibes is a gorgeous piece from the opera Lakmé. It’s been most famously used in British Airways commercials (examples here and here) and randomly shows up in movies and television all the time. It might sound familiar to you.
Give it a listen (I’ve linked about a minute in — it’s the familiar part you might recognize…)
Léo Delibes is not the most famous of the composers now, but he was highly regarded in his time. Check out this quote from Tchaikovsky:
“… what charm, what wealth of melody! It brought me to shame, for had I known of this music, I would have never written Swan Lake.”
This one is a fun Role Playing opportunity for girls. The piece takes place when Lakmé (the main character) and her servant girl go down to the river to pick flowers. The music has a ethereal quality that might bring out your daughter’s inner ballet princess.
Pick some flowers and enjoy this beautiful piece!