Carmen Peralta & Mark Berger

Cberger_markarCarmen Peraltamen Peralta, Chair of the Music Performing Arts Department and Concert Pianist, and Mark Berger, Instructor of Music and Violist, discuss how to incorporate World Music into your courses through the Sonata and Rhondo forms. Check out the videos and curriculum tips and background information.

Globalization isn’t just a recent phenomenon.  Classical musical forms have been influenced by many different cultures.  Take Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Sonata in G Major from the EnlightenmentRevoutionary Period.  This musical form gives insight into the cultural norms of Europe and a new America.

The Sonata

Theme and Variation Form

Mozart’s Rondo alla turca has clear Turkish influence.

Rondo Form

Rhondo Explanation:  Rondo