Classical Kids

    Sunday, 7 - 8am

    Classical Kids Sunday 26 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: Suite Espanola (4th Movement) Cadiz
      Performer(s): Albeniz, Isaac
      Performer(s): Albeniz, Isaac
      Duration: 4:46
    • 07:01
      Title: Marche Militaire In D
      Performer(s): Schubert, Franz
      Performer(s): Schubert, Franz
      Duration: 5:20
    • 07:06
      Title: Grand Canyon Suite - Sunrise
      Performer(s): Grofe, Ferde
      Performer(s): Grofe, Ferde
      Duration: 5:07
    • 07:12
      Title: Early One Morning
      Performer(s): Grainger, Percy
      Performer(s): Grainger, Percy
      Duration: 2:31
    • 07:14
      Title: Summer Afternoon - Idyll
      Performer(s): Coates, Eric
      Performer(s): Coates, Eric
      Duration: 4:10
    • 07:22
      Title: When At Night I Go To Sleep (Abends, Will Ich Schlafen Geh'n)
      Performer(s): Humperdinck, Engelbert
      Performer(s): Humperdinck, Engelbert
      Duration: 3:00
    • 07:27
      Title: Alerte (Perpetual Movements)
      Performer(s): Poulenc, Francis
      Performer(s): Poulenc, Francis
      Duration: 3:10
    • 07:30
      Title: Georgie
      Performer(s): Johnson, Emma
      Performer(s): Johnson, Emma
      Duration: 3:03
    • 07:34
      Title: Introduction And Royal March Of The Lion
      Performer(s): Saint-Saens, Camille
      Performer(s): Saint-Saens, Camille
      Duration: 3:55
    • 07:40
      Title: The Wand Of Youth Suite No.2 Op. 1b - V. The Tame Bear
      Performer(s): Elgar, Edward
      Performer(s): Elgar, Edward
      Duration: 2:30
    • 07:42
      Title: Wild Bears
      Performer(s): Elgar, Edward
      Performer(s): Elgar, Edward
      Duration: 2:42
    • 07:45
      Title: If I Were King Of The Forest
      Performer(s): Arlen, Harold/Harburg, E.Y. Yip
      Performer(s): Arlen, Harold/Harburg, E.Y. Yip
      Duration: 4:29

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