Classical Kids

    Sunday, 7 - 8am

    Classical Kids Wednesday 25 December 2013

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    Unwrap your Christmas presents to the stories of The Snowman and Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker, plus carols by schools who entered the 2013 Choirs for Christmas competition.

    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: Joy To The World
      Performer(s): Handel, George Frideric/Arr. Jennings
      Performer(s): Handel, George Frideric/Arr. Jennings
      Duration: 2:28
    • 07:03
      Title: Winter Wonderland
      Performer(s): Bernard, Felix / Smith, Richard
      Performer(s): Bernard, Felix / Smith, Richard
      Duration: 4:24
    • 07:28
      Title: Jingle Bells (Featuring The Muppets)
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Duration: 3:51
    • 07:31
      Title: The Muppet Christmas Carol: Overture
      Performer(s): Paul Williams
      Performer(s): Paul Williams
      Duration: 2:44
    • 07:37
      Title: The Snowman Part 1
      Performer(s): Blake, Howard
      Performer(s): Blake, Howard
      Duration: 15:07
    • 07:52
      Title: The Snowman - Walking In The Air
      Performer(s): Blake, Howard
      Performer(s): Blake, Howard
      Duration: 2:20

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