Classical Kids

    Sunday, 7 - 8am

    Classical Kids Sunday 7 April 2013

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    Classical Kids is a fun introduction to composers, musicians and instruments for younger listeners - and maybe some grownups too!

    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

    • 07:09
      Title: Candide: Overture
      Performer(s): Bernstein, Leonard
      Performer(s): Bernstein, Leonard
      Duration: 4:32
    • 07:14
      Title: Horn Concerto No.4 (3rd Movement) Rondo
      Performer(s): Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Performer(s): Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Duration: 3:45
    • 07:18
      Title: Sun Dance (Wand Of Youth Suite No.1)
      Performer(s): Elgar, Edward
      Performer(s): Elgar, Edward
      Duration: 3:18
    • 07:21
      Title: Fairies And Giants (Wand Of Youth Suite No.1)
      Performer(s): Elgar, Edward
      Performer(s): Elgar, Edward
      Duration: 3:49
    • 07:25
      Title: Moths And Butterflies
      Performer(s): Elgar, Edward
      Performer(s): Elgar, Edward
      Duration: 2:15
    • 07:28
      Title: Butterfly's Day Out
      Performer(s): Meyer, Edgar
      Performer(s): Meyer, Edgar
      Duration: 4:57
    • 07:33
      Title: Die Walkure - The Ride Of The Valkyries
      Performer(s): Wagner, Richard
      Performer(s): Wagner, Richard
      Duration: 4:16
    • 07:53
      Title: Mexican Hat Dance
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Duration: 3:21
    • 07:58
      Title: Lullaby (Cradle Song)
      Performer(s): Brahms, Johannes
      Performer(s): Brahms, Johannes
      Duration: 2:37
    • 08:06
      Title: Carnival Of The Animals: Finale
      Performer(s): Saint-Saens, Camille
      Performer(s): Saint-Saens, Camille
      Duration: 2:10

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