Term 1

  1. Read about the many editions of Chopin's works by clicking here.

  2. Listen to famous mbira players by clicking here.

  3. Listen to Maurice Ravel's Bolero by clicking here.

  4. Watch a performance of the second movement of Franz Joseph Haydn's Symphony no.85 in B flat major by clicking here.

  5. Watch a performance of C P E Bach's Symphony in E minor Wq.178 by clicking here.

  6. Listen to Franz Joseph Haydn's Symphony no.85 in B flat major by clicking here.

  7. Listen to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Symphony no.41 in C major, 'Jupiter', by clicking here.

  8. Watch a video about Dmitri Shostakovich and the social and political conditions under which he worked by clicking here.

  9. Listen to two of the symphonies by Dmitri Shostakovich by clicking here and here.

  10. Listen to Hugh Masekela play A blues for Hughie by clicking here.

  11. Listen to the Jazz Epistles play Vary-oo-vum by clicking here.

  12. Listen to The Manhattan Brothers and Miriam Makeba sing Lovely Lies by clicking here.

  13. Listen to The Mahotella Queens sing Mbube by clicking here.

  14. Watch a live performance of The Mahotella Queens singing Awuthele Kancane by clicking here.

  15. Listen to Elias and his Zig-Zag Jive Flutes sing Tom Hark by clicking here. Listen out for "Hier kom die kwela-kwela".

  16. Listen to Lemmy "Special" Mabaso playing Cornbread and black-eyed peas by clicking here.

  17. Listen to Elias Lerole play Mafikeng by clicking here.

  18. Listen to Makgona Tsohle play Take your time by clicking here.

  19. Watch the Soul Brothers perform Mama ka Sibongile by clicking here.

  20. Listen to The Cool Crooners sing Bulugwe Lami by clicking  here.

  21. Listen to the overture to King Kong by clicking here.

  22. Listen to Todd Matshikiza and Kippie Moeketsi play Tshona! by clicking here.

  23. Listen to an arrangement of Gideon Nxumalo's Jazz Fantasia played by the Miagi Youth Orchestra by clicking here.


Term 2

  1. Listen to Joni Mitchell's performance of Both sides now by clicking here (1969 version) and here (2002 version).

  2. Watch the advertising video for Giulio Caccini's L'Orfeo by clicking here. Be sure to click on E to access the English version!

  3. Watch a performance of Mozart's opera The Magic Flute by cicking here.

  4. Watch a performance of Gioachino Rossini's famous patter aria, 'Largo al factotum' by clicking here.

  5. Watch an interview with Juan Diego Flórez in which he discusses the bel canto style by clicking here.

  6. Watch Juan Diego Flórez sing the aria 'Ah il più lieto il più felice' from Rossini's opera The Barber of Seville by clicking here.

  7. Watch performances of Giuseppe Verdi's music by clicking here and here and here.

  8. Watch performances of Giacomo Puccini's arias by clicking here and here and here and here.

  9. Listen to the overture to Mikhail Glinka's opera Ruslan and Lyudmila by clicking here.

  10. Watch extracts from Georges Bizet's opera Carmen by clicking here and here and here and here. You can watch the whole opera by clicking here.

  11. Watch extracts from Richard Wagner's Der Ring desz Nibelungen by clicking here and here and here and here.

  12. Watch Miriam Makeba perform live on ed Sullivan's show in 1967 by clicking here.

  13. Watch Dolly Rathebe sing in the movie Jim comes to Joburg by clicking here.

  14. Hear Thandi Klaasen sing Sophiatown by clicking here.

  15. Listen to The Brotherhood of Breath play The Bride by clicking here.

  16. Listen to Hugh Masekela and The Union of South Africa perform by clicking here.

  17. Listen to Spirits Rejoice! perform Emakhaya by clicking here.

  18. Listen to Sakhile perform Sakhile by clicking here.

  19. Listen to Zim Ngqawana perform Umthandazo by clicking here.

  20. Listen to Abdullah Ibrahim discuss Manenberg byclicking here.

  21. Listen to Basil Coetzee play Monwabisi by clicking here.

  22. Listen to Abdullah Ibrahim (still known as Dollar Brand in 1974) play Kalahari by clicking here.

  23. Listen to Winston Ngozi and the Mankunku Quintet play Give peace a chance by clicking here.

  24. Listen to Magkona Tsohle play Take your time by clicking here.

  25. Watch The Soul Brothers perform Mama Ka Sibongile by clicking here.

  26. Listen to The Cool Crooners sing Bulugwe Lami by clicking here.

  27. Watch maskandi musicians by clicking here and here and here.

  28. Watch isicathamiya musicians by clicking here and here  and here and here.

  29. Listen to the winning performance of the Malombo Jazz Men at the Cold Castle Festival of 1964 by clicking here

  30. Listen to an early recording by Philip Tabane by clicking here.

  31. Watch a live performance by Philip Tabane and Gabriel Thobejane featuring Tabane's on on drums by clicking here.

  32. Watch a live performance by Stimela by clicking here.

  33. Watch a live performance of the hit song Pula by Sello Galane by clicking here.