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 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: 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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