Classical Kids

    Sunday, 7 - 8am

    Classical Kids Sunday 17 May 2015

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    We'll find out what a nationalist composer is with music Smetana wrote called the Czechoslovakian Dances and we'll hear different types of pianos including a prepared piano.

    Sunday May 24th
    When Puccini was quite young he went to hear an opera by Verdi and decided right then, that he would be a great composer too. Puccini went on to write some of the world's favourite operas and we'll hear why on Sunday morning, with music that includes a chorus that you hum! We'll also hear two very different pieces played on the violin, the beautiful Lark Ascending by Vaughan Williams and a Pizzicato Polka by Johann Strauss II. 

    Sunday May 31st
    After overhearing his sister’s piano lessons, Mexican composer Manuel Ponce went straight to the piano and played her pieces by ear, without ever having had a lesson himself. His parents sent the musical prodigy to a teacher of his own, and we'll hear some of the music he wrote for the guitar on Sunday morning. We'll also hear the story of Babar the Elephant with music by Francis Poulenc, beautifully read by Meryl Streep.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 07:00
      Title: La Source
      Composer: Hasselmans, Alphonse
      Performer(s): Andreja Malir (Harp)
      Performer(s): Andreja Malir (Harp)
      Album: Andreja Malir - Solo, Andreja Malir, No Number
      Duration: 4:01
    • 07:05
      Title: Wachet Auf (Sleepers Awake)
      Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
      Performer(s): Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
      Performer(s): Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
      Album: The Essential Yo-Yo Ma, Legacy / Sony Classical, S2K93927
      Duration: 3:48
    • 07:11
      Title: Variation I
      Composer: Bach, J S
      Performer(s): Blandine Verlet (Harpsichord)
      Performer(s): Blandine Verlet (Harpsichord)
      Album: Bach Variations Goldberg BWV988, Naive, V5302
      Duration: 2:09
    • 07:13
      Title: 7 Bagatelles Op.33 (1st Movement) Andante Grazioso, Quasi Allegretto
      Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Performer(s): Melvyn Tan (Fortepiano)
      Performer(s): Melvyn Tan (Fortepiano)
      Album: Beethoven Broadwood Fortepiano, EMI, 0777 7 754526 2 4
      Duration: 3:24
    • 07:18
      Title: Piano Sonata No.49 (2nd Movement) Scherzando: Allegro Con Brio
      Composer: Haydn, Franz Josef
      Performer(s): John Lill (Piano)
      Performer(s): John Lill (Piano)
      Album: Not Available (Recordno: Sigcd097), Signum Classics, Sigcd097
      Duration: 3:00
    • 07:34
      Title: Little Hen
      Composer: Smetana, Bedrich
      Performer(s): Antonin Kubalek (Piano)
      Performer(s): Antonin Kubalek (Piano)
      Album: Smetana: The Complete Czech Dances (Recordno: DOR-90122), Dorian Records, DOR-90122
      Duration: 3:16
    • 07:38
      Title: Vltava From Ma Vlast (Part 1)
      Composer: Smetana, Bedrich
      Performer(s): Mariss Jansons (Conductor)
      Performer(s): Oslo Philahrmonic Orchestra
      Album: Best Children's Classics 100, EMI Classics, 50999 6 48500 2 3
      Duration: 5:18
    • 07:45
      Title: Vltava From Ma Vlast (Part 2)
      Composer: Smetana, Bedrich
      Performer(s): Mariss Jansons (Conductor)
      Performer(s): Oslo Philahrmonic Orchestra
      Album: Best Children's Classics 100, EMI Classics, 50999 6 48500 2 3
      Duration: 6:50

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