Instructions : Please respond to either question 1 or 2 with an initial post of at least 150..

Instructions: Please respond to either question 1 or 2 with an initial post of at least 150 words, using the textbook and links to sources provided below. Then post at least one substantive reply to another post in either section.

Question 1: Select one composition by Tchaikovsky that you enjoy. Describe the music and why you enjoy it. Why do you think his music continues to be popular with contemporary orchestras and audiences?

Sources:

Chapter 31 (pp.1037-1038), famous overture and ballet music compositions.

Listen to at least one of the following by Tchaikovsky

1812 Overturehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrsYD46W1U0

Romeo and Juliethttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cxj8vSS2ELU

Marche Slavehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t00DDKyfNnQ

Swan Lakehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krkyplDUuvk

The Nutcrackerhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wz_f9B4pPtg

And notice how the Nutcracker inspires modern African American dancers:

Optional: The Royal Ballet – the Swan Lake ballet dancers (6 min.)

Question 2: In chapters 31 and 32, there aredepictions of women by male artists like Manet, Degas, Dewing, Eakins and by female artists like Cassatt, Morisot, Haudecort-Lescot, and Sara M. Peale.

From the attached pdf document, select an art piece by a male artist and a female artist, and comment on how they portrayed women in their paintings. Which painting would you like to display where you live?