Book Studies

Free Music Studies: Giuseppe Verdi

Free Music Studies: Giuseppe Verdi

 

Verdi: The Story of the Little Boy Who Loved the Hand Organ

Giuseppe Verdi was an Italian composer of operas during the Romantic period.

 

Free eBook

 

Suggestions
Further Investigation

Giuseppe Verdi
Biography at ClassicsForKids.com.

Giuseppe Verdi
Biography for kids from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

Giuseppe Verdi
Simple biography at KidsMusicCorner.co.uk.

 

Selected Works

Verdi: Greatest Hits
Free Music Studies: Giuseppe Verdi
Our favorite listening series.

Note: The following operas will need previewed.

Un Ballo en Maschera or The Masked Ball
The show, which starts around 2:00, begins with a synopsis; the opera itself starts at 10:00.

Aida
The show, which starts around 2:00, begins with a synopsis; the opera itself starts at 9:10.

Il Trovatore
The show, which starts around 2:00, begins with a synopsis; the opera itself starts at 7:20.

Rigoletto
The show, which starts around 2:00, begins with a synopsis; the opera itself starts at 11:35.

Ernani
The show, which starts around 2:00, begins with a synopsis; the opera itself starts at 7:22.

 

Activities

Giuseppe Verdi
Biography, selected works, and activity sheet at ClassicsForKids.com.

Timeline
Use this interactive at ReadWriteThink.org to create a composer’s timeline.

 

Books

“Giuseppe Verdi”
Chapter from The World’s Greatest Men of Music by Harriette Brower. Subtitled Story-Lives of Master Musicians, this public domain title tracks nicely with our free music studies.

“Verdi”
Chapter from Great Musical Composers: German, French, and Italian by George T. Ferris.

Free Music Studies: Introduction & Free eBookChild’s Own Book of Great Musicians: The Complete Collection from Bach to Wagner
Complete collection on Kindle (can be read on any device with the Kindle app).

Music Unit Study {Free}The Gift of Music: Great Composers and Their Influence by Jane Stuart Smith & Betty Carlson
Our favorite overall music appreciation reference book. Over 300 pages long covering 43 composers along with Christmas carols. Not only covers the influence of the composer but also how his faith influenced his works. Recommended reading and listening guides at the end of each section. Highly recommended!

 

Unit Studies & Lesson Plans

Your Guide to Aida
Listening guide from the Edmonton Opera.

Giuseppe Verdi: Overture to Nabucco
Listening activities from the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.

 

Printables & Notebooking Pages

World Map
At EduPlace.com for locating Italy.

Italy Map
PAT map for locating Roncole and Milan.

Free 18-Page Composer Notebooking SetFree 18-Page Composer Notebooking Set {Time Limited}
This free set of generic pages from HomeschoolNotebooking.com goes perfectly with our studies.

Verdi: The Story of the Little Boy Who Loved the Hand Organ Notebooking Pages
Simple pages for copywork, narrations, or wrapping up.

 

Enjoy the entire series:

Free Music Studies: Child's Own Book of Great Musicians