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Classics For Kids

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Introduce children to classical music in a fun and entertaining way.

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Introduce children to classical music in a fun and entertaining way.

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259 Ratings
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16

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By Brice tin - Apr 13 2020
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It’s great but... it does not name the song name which kinda stinks.

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We love it we listen to it all the time

iTunes Ratings

259 Ratings
Average Ratings
208
18
12
5
16

AWESOME

By Brice tin - Apr 13 2020
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It’s great but... it does not name the song name which kinda stinks.

Love it

By slavh2014 - Mar 06 2020
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We love it we listen to it all the time
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Classics For Kids

Latest release on Jul 11, 2020

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Introduce children to classical music in a fun and entertaining way.

Rank #1: Benjamin Britten 4: The Instruments of the Orchestra - Part 1

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Benjamin Britten was asked to compose music for a film that explained the instruments of the orchestra to children. Britten borrowed a tune by one of his favorite composers, Henry Purcell, to create his Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra. This show uses Britten's Guide to introduce the instruments of the woodwind and string families.

Nov 23 2019

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Rank #2: Ludwig van Beethoven 1: About Ludwig van Beethoven

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Ludwig van Beethoven was a uniquely talented composer and musician. But by the time Beethoven was 30, his increasing deafness put an end to his career as a pianist. That did not stop him from continuing to compose some of the most beautiful music the world has ever known. As a composer, Beethoven was a revolutionary. He took the Classical forms he learned from Mozart and Haydn, and pushed them into the next period of musical history -- the Romantic era.

Jul 01 2017

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Rank #3: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1: About Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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When Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart sat down at the keyboard at the age of three, it was clear to his father Leopold that he had a genius on his hands. From the first pieces he composed as a five-year-old, to the Requiem he was working on when he died, right before his 35th birthday, Mozart wrote an astonishing amount of beautiful music.

Sep 02 2017

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Rank #4: Franz Liszt 5: What is a Rhapsody?

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"Rhapsody" is an ancient word that means "songs stitched together". The Greeks used to write long poems in praise of their heroes, and then take bits and pieces of those poems and string them together for performance. In music, a rhapsody is a free-form piece that takes different tunes and strings them together.

Jun 30 2018

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Rank #5: Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 3: The Nutcracker

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Dec 15 2018

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Rank #6: Ludwig van Beethoven 2: Beethoven the Pianist

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Beethoven was a pianist. During his lifetime, the piano changed quite a bit, and those changes were reflected in the music Beethoven composed for the intstrument. William Black, head of the piano department at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, talks with Naomi Lewin about how Beethoven's music followed the development of the piano.

Jul 08 2017

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Rank #7: John Philip Sousa 3: American Military Bands

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The United States Marine Band is this country's oldest military band. Each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces has its own band, and song. Captain Don Schofield, associate conductor of the United States Air Force Band of Flight, talks with Naomi Lewin about all the U.S. military bands.

Jul 21 2018

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Rank #8: Frederic Chopin 1: About Frederic Chopin

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Frederic Chopin was one of the greatest pianists of his day. Every single piece of music he wrote used the piano. The name Chopin doesn't sound very Polish because Chopin's father was born in France. Even though he was fiercely proud of being Polish, Frederic Chopin wound up moving to France, and never returned to Poland.

Apr 06 2019

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Rank #9: Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 1: About Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

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Ballet is a theatrical performance that tells a story using music, costumes, sets, and dance. Victoria Morgan, artistic director of the Cincinnati Ballet, talks with Naomi Lewin about ballet and ballet terms.

Dec 01 2018

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Rank #10: Aaron Copland 1: About Aaron Copland

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Aaron Copland was a 20th century American composer from Brooklyn, New York. Copland is known for writing very American music, but he actually studied in France. His teacher, Nadia Boulanger, helped Copland find his way to an American sound in classical music.

Jul 09 2016

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Rank #11: Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 2: Ballet

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Ballet is a theatrical performance that tells a story using music, costumes, sets, and dance. Victoria Morgan, artistic director of the Cincinnati Ballet, talks with Naomi Lewin about ballet and ballet terms.

Dec 08 2018

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Rank #12: John Philip Sousa 4: The Golden Age of American Bands

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From the late 1800's to the early 1900's, professional bands toured all over the United States, and many towns in this country had their own amateur bands.

Jul 28 2018

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Rank #13: Antonio Vivaldi 1: About Antonio Vivaldi

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Antonio Vivaldi was the oldest of six (some say nine) children. His father was a barber, baker and violinist. Vivaldi inherited his father's musical talent, and his flaming red hair. Vivaldi became a priest, but he spent most of his life composing and teaching music.

Apr 04 2020

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Rank #14: Johannes Brahms 1: About Johannes Brahms

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Brahms, Bach, and Beethoven are known as the "Three B's" of classical music. Brahms always knew that he wanted to be a composer -- by the time he was six, he had thought up his own system for writing music down on a page.

Apr 07 2018

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Rank #15: Franz Joseph Haydn 1: About Franz Joseph Haydn

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Franz Joseph Haydn spent over thirty years working as music director for the Esterhazy family. By the end of his life, Haydn was both rich and famous, and he had gotten along well with his employers - pretty unusual for a composer of that time.

Jun 01 2019

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Rank #16: Johannes Brahms 2: The Brahms Hungarian Dances

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When he was a young pianist, Johannes Brahms accompanied a Hungarian violinist, and fell in love with Hungarian music. His own Hungarian-flavored dances were written to entertain his friends at parties. Those friends convinced Brahms to publish his dances. When the first set was a hit, Brahms wrote and published another set.

Apr 14 2018

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Rank #17: Felix Mendelssohn 1: About Felix Mendelssohn

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By the time he was a teenager, Felix Mendelssohn was already an excellent pianist and composer. And Mendelssohn was very talented in other areas. In addition to German (his native language), Mendelssohn spoke French, English, and Italian. He was also a very good painter. And he became quite famous as a conductor.

Sep 01 2018

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Rank #18: Antonio Vivaldi 4: Spring Music

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Vivaldi is not the only composer who wrote music about the seasons, or about spring. Many other composers wrote springtime music.

Apr 25 2020

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George Gershwin 2: What is a Rhapsody?

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"Rhapsody" is an ancient word that means "songs stitched together". The Greeks used to write long poems in praise of their heroes, and then take bits and pieces of those poems and string them together for performance. In music, a rhapsody is a free-form piece that takes different tunes and strings them together.

Jul 11 2020

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George Gershwin 1: About George Gershwin

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George Gershwin was an American composer who combined classical music and jazz to create his own unique style. Gershwin wrote music for Broadway shows, movies, the concert hall, and opera. One of the people he liked to work with was his brother Ira, who wrote wonderful lyrics (words) for George Gershwin's songs.

Jul 04 2020

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George Frederick Handel 4: Music by Royalty and Nobility

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Handel wrote his Water Music for the King of England. Lots of aristocrats hired composers to write music for them. But some kings and nobles wrote music themselves, including King Henry VIII; Alfonso X; Frederick the Great and others.

Jun 27 2020

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George Frederick Handel 3: Other Composers' Water Music

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The Water Music that Handel composed may be the most famous classical music associated with water, but there are lots of other composers who wrote watery pieces.

Jun 20 2020

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George Frederick Handel 2: The Story of Handel's Water Music

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As soon as Handel got his first job of court composer to a German prince, he headed for England. Through a bizarre twist of royal succession, that prince ended up becoming king of England. Instead of staying angry at Handel for leaving Germany, King George I asked him to compose music for a huge party he held on barges on the River Thames.

Jun 13 2020

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George Frederick Handel 1: About George Frederick Handel

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1685 was a very good year for German composers. Within the space of a month, two of the greatest were born: Johann Sebastian Bach, and George Frederick Handel. Handel spent most of his career in England, where he wrote and produced both operas and oratorios.

Jun 06 2020

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Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov 5: Composer Teachers and their Students

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Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov spent years as a professor at the St. Petersburg Conservatory. Many of his students became famous composers themselves: Anatol Liadov, Alexander Glazunov, and Igor Stravinsky. A lot of famous composers studied with each other.

May 30 2020

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Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov 4: The Bees and the Birds

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There are many pieces of classical music -- besides "The Flight of the Bumblebee" -- that are about bees, birds, and other winged creatures. Composers use various instruments to imitate insects, and to create all kinds of bird calls.

May 23 2020

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Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov 3: Russian Operas

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Many pieces of music from Russian operas have become much more famous in the concert hall than on the opera stage. Some of these pieces include Tchaikovsky's Waltz and Polonaise from Eugene Onegin, Alexander Borodin's Polovstian Dances from Prince Igor, and Sergei Prokofiev's march from The Love for Three Oranges.

May 16 2020

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Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov 2: The Tale of Tsar Saltan

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The Flight of the Bumblebee comes from an opera called The Tale of Tsar Saltan, which is based on a story by the famous Russian poet Alexander Pushkin. In the opera's complicated plot, Prince Gvidon is separated from his father, Tsar Saltan, and ends up ruling an island full of enchanted objects and animals -- including an enchanted swan, whom the prince marries once she gets turned back into a princess.

May 09 2020

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Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov 1: About Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

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Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov became a navy officer in order to follow in his older brother's footsteps. But his real talent lay in music. After leaving the navy, he became a teacher at the St. Petersburg Conservatory -- even though he had little formal music education himself.

May 02 2020

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Antonio Vivaldi 4: Spring Music

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Vivaldi is not the only composer who wrote music about the seasons, or about spring. Many other composers wrote springtime music.

Apr 25 2020

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Antonio Vivaldi 3: Violin Concertos Through the Ages

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Concertos got their start in 17th century Italy. The history of violin concertos follows the history of great violinists.

Apr 18 2020

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Antonio Vivaldi 2: Poetry and Sound Effects in Vivaldi's Spring Concerto

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Vivaldi based each of his The Four Seasons concertos on a set of sonnets -- poems. The music in each of the Four Seasons describes exactly what's going on in the poems. "Spring" includes birds, brooks, breezes and thunderstorms. See how many of those you can hear in Vivaldi's music.

Apr 11 2020

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Antonio Vivaldi 1: About Antonio Vivaldi

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Antonio Vivaldi was the oldest of six (some say nine) children. His father was a barber, baker and violinist. Vivaldi inherited his father's musical talent, and his flaming red hair. Vivaldi became a priest, but he spent most of his life composing and teaching music.

Apr 04 2020

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Johann Sebastian Bach 4: The Story of the Brandenburg Concertos

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When Johann Sebastian Bach sent a set of six concertos to the Margrave of Brandenburg -- a German official -- the Margrave probably never even looked at the music. Bach called his pieces "concertos for a variety of instruments," because each one calls for a different instrumental combination.

Mar 28 2020

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Johann Sebastian Bach 3: What's a Concerto?

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A concerto is a piece of music in which one or more solo instruments get to shine in front of an orchestra. A concerto can be written for any instrument. A "concerto grosso" is a concerto for two groups of instruments -- a smaller group of soloists alternating with a larger group.

Mar 21 2020

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Johann Sebastian Bach 2: The Sons of Johann Sebastian Bach

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Johann Sebastian Bach was married two times, and had a grand total of 20 children! All of Bach's ancestors were musicians, and his sons were expected to follow in his musical footsteps. Some of them became famous composers, too.

Mar 14 2020

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Johann Sebastian Bach 1: About Johann Sebastian Bach

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Johann Sebastian Bach was born into a musical dynasty. The Bach family had over 300 years' worth of professional composers and musicians, but Johann Sebastian was the most famous of all of them. In addition to being one of the greatest composers the world has ever known, Bach was also an excellent organist and violinist.

Mar 07 2020

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Gioachino Rossini 5: Famous Finales

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A Finale is the end of a piece of music. Here's a look at some famous finales.

Feb 28 2020

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iTunes Ratings

259 Ratings
Average Ratings
208
18
12
5
16

AWESOME

By Brice tin - Apr 13 2020
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It’s great but... it does not name the song name which kinda stinks.

Love it

By slavh2014 - Mar 06 2020
Read more
We love it we listen to it all the time