Classical Kids

    Sunday, 7 - 8am

    Classical Kids Sunday 20 October 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

    • 07:00
      Title: Allegro Moderato
      Performer(s): Gliere, Reinhold
      Performer(s): Gliere, Reinhold
      Duration: 4:51
    • 07:06
      Title: Toy Symphony (1st Movement) Allegro
      Performer(s): Mozart, Leopold
      Performer(s): Mozart, Leopold
      Duration: 3:25
    • 07:09
      Title: Country Gardens
      Performer(s): Grainger, Percy
      Performer(s): Grainger, Percy
      Duration: 2:51
    • 07:13
      Title: The Robins Return
      Performer(s): Fisher, Leander
      Performer(s): Fisher, Leander
      Duration: 3:29
    • 07:24
      Title: Candide: Overture
      Performer(s): Bernstein, Leonard
      Performer(s): Bernstein, Leonard
      Duration: 4:33
    • 07:30
      Title: Suite From Enchanted
      Performer(s): Menken, Alan / Schwartz, Stephen
      Performer(s): Menken, Alan / Schwartz, Stephen
      Duration: 4:44
    • 07:35
      Title: Little Polka (5th Movement) Jazz Suite No.2
      Performer(s): Shostakovitch, Dmitri
      Performer(s): Shostakovitch, Dmitri
      Duration: 2:51
    • 07:38
      Title: Autumn (4 Seasons) (1st Movement)
      Performer(s): Vivaldi, Antonio
      Performer(s): Vivaldi, Antonio
      Duration: 5:20
    • 07:43
      Title: Autumn (4 Seasons) (2nd Movement) Adagio
      Performer(s): Vivaldi, Antonio
      Performer(s): Vivaldi, Antonio
      Duration: 3:26
    • 07:46
      Title: Autumn (4 Seasons) (3rd Movement) La Caccia
      Performer(s): Vivaldi, Antonio
      Performer(s): Vivaldi, Antonio
      Duration: 3:39
    • 07:50
      Title: Autumn Leaves
      Performer(s): Kosma/Prevert/Mercer
      Performer(s): Kosma/Prevert/Mercer
      Duration: 5:55
    • 07:55
      Title: Chaconne From King Arthur
      Performer(s): Purcell, Henry
      Performer(s): Purcell, Henry
      Duration: 3:44

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