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An exploration of 19th Century music and literature through Schumann’s glorious Symphony No.2 and the influential literary figures of the time. Co-presented by Craig Hill, member of MSO’s clarinet section.

Students will:

  • Hear detailed insights from the musician and researcher perspective
  • See recent MSO footage to support musical and conceptual understanding
  • Make cross-curricular links between English and Music in historical social contexts

Exploring Schumann’s Symphony No.2 and Literary Influences

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Creative Task 1

From Page to Stage


Creative Task 2

The Two Minute Symphony


English 1

Poetry in Schumann's time


English 2

The novel in Schumann's time


Listening 1

Macro – Micro – Macro


Listening 2

Energy Graph


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