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Aaron Copland School of Music Welcomes New Faculty

Mark Powell

Mark Powell
Associate Professor and
Director of Orchestral Studies
Photo credit: Emma Jane Geisler


Eric Rubinstein

Eric Rubinstein
Assistant Professor of
Choral Music Education


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Queens College, CUNY
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Queens, NY 11367-1597
(Tel) 718-997-3800
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Freshman Music Literature List

Click on any red text to listen to that piece. The audio will play in the player at the bottom of the window. For best performance, use the latest version of Chrome or Firefox.

You may also download all Freshman files in MP3 format as one ZIP file (file size: 884 MB). These files will show the composer and track titles when played on your device.

Scores of most of these can be found online at IMSLP. Search there via composition or composer. Remember that some things might be listed under a foreign title (e.g., Le Sacre du Printemps for The Rite of Spring).

Scores may be found, also, by searching the CUNY library search engine. Advanced search, with minimal information entered, is usually the best way to use this engine. The library staff will, of course, be willing and able to provide help should you require it.

 

Medieval monophony

 

Medieval polyphony

 

Renaissance/Early Baroque Secular



Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)

 

Giacomo Carissimi (1605-1674)

  • Jepthe (1648): 

 

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)

  • The Four Seasons: Winter, op. 8, no. 4 (RV 297, 1723): I, II, III

 

Georg Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

 

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

  • Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, BWV 542 (1708)

  • Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV 1043 (1731): I, II, III

  • Brandenburg Concerto no. 4 in G, BWV 1049 (1720): I, II, III

 

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

  • Symphony no. 104 in D Major (1795): I, II, III, IV

 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

  • Piano Concerto #24 in C minor, K. 491 (1786): I, II, III

  • Symphony no. 40 in G minor, K. 550 (1788): I, II, III, IV

  • Symphony no. 38 in D major, K. 504 (1786): I, II, III

 

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

  • Piano Sonata #8 in C minor, op. 13 ("Pathétique") (1798): I, II, III

  • Piano Sonata #23 in F minor, op. 57 ("Appassionata") (1805): I, II, III

  • Symphony no. 5 in C minor, op. 67 (1808): I, II, III, IV

 

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)

 

Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)

 

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

  • Symphony no. 8 in B minor ("Unfinished") (1822): I, II

 

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream Overture, op. 21 (1826)

  • Symphony no. 4 in A major, op. 90 ("The Italian") (1833): I, II, III, IV

  • Violin Concerto in E minor, op. 64 (1844): I, II, III

 

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

  • Symphony no. 6 in B minor ("Pathétique"), op. 74 (1893): I, II, III, IV

 

Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)

  • Symphony no. 9 in E minor ("From the New World") (1893): I, II, III, IV

 

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)

 

Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)

 

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)

  • Symphony no. 4 in G Major (1900): I, II, III, IV

 

Richard Strauss (1864-1949)

 

Charles Ives (1874-1954)

  • Three Places in New England (1917):

 

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

 

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1975)

 

Aaron Copland (1900-1990)

 

Krzysztof Penderecki (b. 1933)