Romantic Era Listening

1. The Seasons, Op. 37a, No. 4: April “Snowdrop” by Tchaikovsky

Tchaikovsky wrote a piece for each month of the year (January, February, March, April, etc.). The subtitle for April’s piece is “Snowdrop.” Can you figure out why it might be named that way?

2. “Raindrop” Prelude Op. 28, No. 15 by Chopin

Do you hear the raindrops falling gently in the left hand part? How is this piece similar to Tchaikovsky’s piece?