Classical Kids

    Sunday, 7 - 8am

    Classical Kids Sunday 30 June 2013

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    We'll travel the world this morning with music for a Spanish bullfighter, an American cowboy and an English major general. Plus classical and traditional Irish harp music.

    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: A Grand Day Out
      Performer(s): Nott, Julian
      Performer(s): Nott, Julian
      Duration: 2:09
    • 07:02
      Title: Wallace & Gromit - A Grand Day Out
      Performer(s): Nott, Julian
      Performer(s): Nott, Julian
      Duration: 1:06
    • 07:15
      Title: Allegro Moderato
      Performer(s): Gliere, Reinhold
      Performer(s): Gliere, Reinhold
      Duration: 4:51
    • 07:20
      Title: Carnival Of The Animals: The Swan
      Performer(s): Saint-Saens, Camille
      Performer(s): Saint-Saens, Camille
      Duration: 4:08
    • 07:36
      Title: Kitten On The Keys
      Performer(s): Confrey, Zez
      Performer(s): Confrey, Zez
      Duration: 4:29
    • 07:46
      Title: Modern Major General
      Performer(s): Gilbert & Sullivan
      Performer(s): Gilbert & Sullivan
      Duration: 3:05
    • 07:49
      Title: Hoe-Down
      Performer(s): Copland, Aaron
      Performer(s): Copland, Aaron
      Duration: 3:48
    • 07:53
      Title: The Nutcracker - Danse Des Mirlitons
      Performer(s): Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich
      Performer(s): Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich
      Duration: 3:03
    • 07:57
      Title: Heigh-Ho! (In The Style Of Mozart)
      Performer(s): Morey, Larry / Churchill, Frank
      Performer(s): Morey, Larry / Churchill, Frank
      Duration: 2:59

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