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Composer Last Names, Dates Lived, and Pronunciations  

Directions: First look at the pronunciation on each composer line. Sound the name out (we know this is a review) and then using a pencil, trace each word below…sound it out as you write. We know for some people this activity might seem too easy, but it is a sure way to learn how to spell the last names of the composers…and review the pronunciations. We have also included the dates the composers lived…in chronological order.

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          Pachelbul---1653-1706  Pock hell' bull in Europe and Pock' a bell in America.

          Vivaldi---1678-1741 Va val' dee

          Bach---1685-1750  Bock

          Handel---1685-1759  Han del, like in "handle" of a cup

          Haydn---1732-1809  Hi' den

          Boccherini---1743-1805  Bo' ka ree nee

          Mozart---1756-1791  Moats' art

          Beethoven---1770-1827  Bay' toe vin

          Rossini---1792-1868  Row see' nee

          Schubert---1797-1828  Shoe beart'

          Mendelssohn---1809-1847  Men' dell son

          Chopin---1810-1849  Show' pan

          Schumann---1810-1856  Shoe' mahn

          Liszt---1811-1886  List

          Wagner---1813-1883  Vog' ner

          Verdi---1813-1901  Vair' dee

          Gounod---1818-1893  Goo no'

          Offenbach---1819-1880  Off' in back

          Smetana--- 1824-1884  Smet' ta na

          J Strauss---1825-1899 Strous, rhymes with house

          Brahms---1833-1897  Bramz

          Borodin--- 1833-1887  Bore o deen'

          Ponchielli--- 1834-1886  Ponk' ee el li

          Saint Saens --- 1835-1921  Saint Saw

          Bizet--- 1838-1875  Biz eh'

          Mussorgsky--- 1839-1881  Moo'zor skee

          Tchaikovsky---1840-1893  Chi kov skee

          Dvorak--- 1841-1904  Da vor' zhack

          Massenet---1842-1912  Mass' a ney

          Greig---1843-1907  Greeg

          Rimsky-Korsakov--- 1844-1908  Rim' skee- Course' a cov

          Elgar--- 1857-1934  El' gar

          Puccini---1858-1924  Poo chee' nee

          Mahler ---1860-1911  Mal' ler

          Debussy---1862-1918  Day bu see'

          Mascagni---1863-1945  Mas gan' yee

          R Strauss---1864-1949  Strous rhymes with house

          Sibelius---1865-1957  See bell' ee us

          Rachmaninoff---1873-1943  Rock maan' ee noff

          Ravel--- 1875-1937  Ra vell'