Classical Kids

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    Classical Kids Sunday 12 May 2013

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    Classical Kids

    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

    • 06:56
      Title: Mambo Jambo / El Cumbanchero
      Performer(s): Prado, Damaso Perez/Hernandez, Rafael
      Performer(s): Prado, Damaso Perez/Hernandez, Rafael
      Duration: 4:39
    • 07:01
      Title: Jamaican Rumba
      Performer(s): Benjamin, Arthur
      Performer(s): Benjamin, Arthur
      Duration: 2:38
    • 07:04
      Title: Waltzing Matilda
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Duration: 4:51
    • 07:09
      Title: Simple Symphony(1st Movement) Boisterous Bourree
      Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin
      Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin
      Duration: 3:42
    • 07:13
      Title: Simple Symphony(2nd Movement) Playful Pizzicato
      Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin
      Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin
      Duration: 3:20
    • 07:16
      Title: Simple Symphony(4th Movement) Frolicsome Finale
      Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin
      Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin
      Duration: 3:17
    • 07:19
      Title: The Island/The Owl And The Pussycat
      Performer(s): Lear, Edward/Hely-Hutchinson, Victor
      Performer(s): Lear, Edward/Hely-Hutchinson, Victor
      Duration: 3:13
    • 07:24
      Title: Symphony No. 101 In D 'Clock' (2nd Movement) Andante
      Performer(s): Haydn, Franz Josef
      Performer(s): Haydn, Franz Josef
      Duration: 6:25
    • 07:30
      Title: Rondo Alla Turca
      Performer(s): Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Performer(s): Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Duration: 3:46
    • 07:45
      Title: The Little Train Of The Caipira
      Performer(s): Villa-Lobos, Heiter
      Performer(s): Villa-Lobos, Heiter
      Duration: 5:13
    • 07:51
      Title: Suite From Enchanted
      Performer(s): Menken, Alan / Schwartz, Stephen
      Performer(s): Menken, Alan / Schwartz, Stephen
      Duration: 4:44

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