Get ready to hear Mozart’s famous Rondo alla Turca like you’ve never heard it before!
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Fast Facts:
Rondo alla Turca is from Mozart’s Piano Sonata no. 11. Although originally composed for piano, it has been orchestrated, or rewritten, for many different groups of instruments. It is one of his best-known pieces and has inspired many new versions as well like this fun jazzy-take take.
To help kids understand how musicians work alone and as a team, we have an interactive activity with some of our wonderful musicians playing from home at your command!
NOTE ON TECHNOLOGY: Please use Google Chrome for this activity. Since Apple will only allow one video to play at a time on an Apple device, visit this page from a non-Apple device to do the interactive activity. If you are on an Apple device, you’ll still have access to the full performance video.
Once you’ve played around with the parts, watch the full performance here:
Mozart was a master of the orchestra and you can be too as you explore the orchestra through activities. Want to teach young children about Mozart’s life, including his childhood years? Check out this list of children’s books all about Mozart.
Get coloring and learning with this free printable orchestra coloring book.
Rondo alla Turca is only one of more than 600 pieces that Mozart wrote in his lifetime! Check out some of his other music in this all-Mozart playlist.