Classical Kids

    Sunday, 7 - 8am

    Classical Kids Sunday 24 May 2015

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    Puccini wrote some of the world's favourite operas and we'll hear why on Sunday morning, plus two different pieces played on the violin - the Lark Ascending and a Pizzicato Polka.

    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.

    Sunday June 7th
    'The Mighty Handful may sound like a group of superheroes, but they're actually five of the great Russian composers who lived in the 19th century. We'll find out more about them on Sunday and hear music including the Polovtsian Dances by Borodin and Night on a Bald Mountain by Mussorgsky. We'll also hear choral music by the composer Eric Whitacre, who records singers all over the world to perform in his virtual choir!

    Music Played on the Show

    • 07:00
      Title: Sevilla, From Suite Espanola Op. 47
      Composer: Albeniz, Isaac
      Performer(s): Xuefei Yang (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Xuefei Yang (Guitar)
      Album: 40 Degrees North - Xuefei Yang, EMI Classics, 2063222
      Duration: 4:40
    • 07:10
      Title: Concerto For Oboe And Orchestra In C Major K 314 (3rd Movement) Rondo. Allegretto
      Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Performer(s): Heinz Holliger (Oboe)
      Performer(s): Heinz Holliger (Oboe), Munich Chamber Orchestra
      Album: Lebrun / Mozart: Oboe Concertos - Heinz Holliger - Disk 2, Universal, 471 724-2
      Duration: 5:46
    • 07:16
      Title: The Lark Ascending (Excerpt)
      Composer: Vaughan Williams, Ralph
      Performer(s): Nicola Benedetti (Violin)
      Performer(s): Nicola Benedetti (Violin)
      Album: Classical Brit Awards 2008, Universal Music Classics and Jazz, 4801061
      Duration: 4:40
    • 07:43
      Title: Nessun Dorma
      Composer: Puccini, Giacomo
      Performer(s): Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
      Performer(s): Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), London Philharmonic Orchestra, John Alldis Choir
      Album: The Greatest Pavarotti Album Ever!, Decca, 4361732
      Duration: 3:06
    • 07:46
      Title: The Rabbit Of Seville
      Composer: Rossini, Gioachino
      Performer(s): Bugs Bunny (The Barber)
      Performer(s): Bugs Bunny (The Barber), Elmer Fudd (The Customer), Warner Bros. Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Bugs Bunny on Broadway, Merrie Melodies/Warner Bros., 9 26494-2
      Duration: 6:16

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