Classical Kids

    Sunday, 7 - 8am

    Classical Kids Sunday 13 April 2014

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    Which great composer practiced his music in secret? We'll find out this Sunday! We'll also visit the ballet, to hear a beautiful waltz and a daring Dance of the Knights!

    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

    • 07:01
      Title: Suite Espanola - Movement Viii - Castilla
      Performer(s): Alicia De Larrocha (Piano)
      Performer(s): Alicia De Larrocha (Piano)
      Duration: 3:16
    • 07:04
      Title: A Musical Joke (4th Movement) Presto
      Duration: 4:55
    • 07:11
      Title: Hallelujah Chorus -- Messiah
      Duration: 4:20
    • 07:15
      Title: Water Music Suite No.2 (2nd Movement) Alla Hornpipe -- Water Mus
      Duration: 4:00
    • 07:20
      Title: Zadok The Priest -- Four Coronation Anthems
      Duration: 5:47
    • 07:26
      Title: Symphonie Fantastique - Ii. Un Bal - A Ball
      Duration: 6:33
    • 07:33
      Title: Concerto For Trumpet
      Performer(s): Maurice Murphy (Trumpet)
      Performer(s): Maurice Murphy (Trumpet)
      Duration: 3:52
    • 07:38
      Title: Nocturne No. 5 In B Flat
      Performer(s): Susumu Aoyagi (Piano)
      Performer(s): Susumu Aoyagi (Piano)
      Duration: 3:28
    • 07:42
      Title: Romeo And Juliet - Dance Of The Knights
      Duration: 6:07
    • 07:48
      Title: Sleeping Beauty (5th Movement) Waltz
      Duration: 4:43
    • 07:54
      Title: Spring Song
      Performer(s): Philip Martin (Piano)
      Performer(s): Philip Martin (Piano)
      Duration: 2:50
    • 07:57
      Title: The Pink Panther -- Not Available
      Duration: 3:28

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