This mini-site is based on the concert
performed by National Symphony Orchestra
(NSO) Assistant Conductor Emil de
Cou and the NSO, held at the John
F. Kennedy Center for the Performing
Arts on November 7 and 8, 2002.
For addtional information, please
visit the NSO
Education program of the Kennedy
Center's Education Department.
The activities on this site have been
adapted and extended for online presentation
from NSO Education's Cuesheet (performance
Questions about the site should be
directed to the ARTSEDGE staff at
For more about the NSO, visit www.kennedy-center.org/nso.
This site was designed for classroom
use for students in grades 3-7. Teachers
and other adults may wish to visit
Guide for more information and
suggestions for use.
Audio clips are presented in several
formats for online and offline use.
Musical selections from the NSO concert,
Xploring Xtremes, include:
* Beethoven, Ludwig van. "The
Storm" from Symphony No. 6,
* Brahms, Johannes. Excerpt of
the Finale from Symphony No. 1,
* Debussy, Claude. Prelude to The
Afternoon of a Faun, Naxos 8.550262.
** Ellington, Duke. "Take
the 'A' Train." The Definitive
Duke Ellington, Ken Burns Jazz,
Columbia/Legacy, CK 61444, 2000.
* Haydn, Joseph. Symphony No. 94
in G major ("Surprise").
* Prokofiev, Sergei. Excerpt of
"The Death of Tybalt"
from Romeo and Juliet, Naxos
* Saint-Saëns, Camille. Finale
from Symphony No. 3 ("Organ"),
* Strauss, Richard. Fanfare from
Also sprach Zarathustra,
* Stravinsky, Igor. "Infernal
Dance" from the Firebird
Suite, Naxos 8.550263.
* Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich. Scherzo
from Symphony No. 4, Naxos, 8.550488.
The media clips on this site and
the selections on the CD that accompanies
Xtremes Cuesheets are from the
* Recording courtesy of Naxos of
** Recording courtesy of Sony Music
Compact Disc Production: AudioMaster,
Audio Clip Production: Fraidy Cat
Listening activites and supplemental
materials have been adapted from the
Teacher and Student Cuesheets.
Editor: Lynne B. Silverstein
Writer: Marcia Daft
Print Design: Good Design/Nice Pictures
© 2002 ARTSEDGE/The John F.
Kennedy Center for the Performing