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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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The best!

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This is our favorite podcast hands down❣️👏🏻👍🏻

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We love this podcast! I love the different styles of music we get to learn about!

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202 Ratings
Average Ratings
165
15
9
3
10

The best!

By Gif50 - Oct 01 2019
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This is our favorite podcast hands down❣️👏🏻👍🏻

Love!

By JennJennRoRo - Oct 01 2019
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We love this podcast! I love the different styles of music we get to learn about!

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Classics For Kids

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

Claude Debussy 1: About Claude Debussy

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Even when he was young, Claude Debussy loved to experiment with new sounds. That got him into trouble when he was a student at the Paris Conservatory, but it turned out to be a good thing when he grew up. Inspired by Impressionist poets and visual artists around him, Debussy created Impressionism in music.

May 05 2012

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Igor Stravinsky 5: Halloween Music

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Appropriately spooky classical music for Halloween.

Oct 26 2019

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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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Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 3: The Nutcracker

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Tchaikovsky's ballet The Nutcracker is based on a story by German author E.T.A. Hoffmann. In The Nutcracker, a Christmas present -- a nutcracker -- comes to life as a handsome prince. He takes the young girl who received him as a present on some fantastic adventures.

Dec 15 2018

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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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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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John Philip Sousa 2: About "Stars and Stripes"

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John Philip Sousa's The Stars and Stripes Forever is the official march of the United States of America. Sousa composed his most famous march in his head when he was on a ship coming back from a trip to Europe with his band. When the ship docked, he put the march down on paper and named it after the American flag he was so glad to see when he got home.

Jul 14 2018

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Ludwig van Beethoven 3: Beethoven's Symphonies

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Plenty of composers wrote more symphonies than Beethoven, but few did more to change the way the symphony sounded. Beethoven's First Symphony reflects the fact that he learned from Mozart and Haydn. At the time he composed his Third, it was the longest symphony ever written, and Beethoven's Ninth was the first symphony to use voices. Beethoven's 5th Symphony may be the most famous piece of music ever written.

Jul 15 2017

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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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John Philip Sousa 1: About John Philip Sousa

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John Philip Sousa -- the most American of composers -- was the son of immigrants to the United States. Because of his love for bands and band music, John Philip Sousa wrote many wonderful marches. As a result, he is known as the "March King."

Jul 07 2018

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Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 1: About Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

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Some composers in Tchaikovsky's day didn't think his music sounded "Russian" enough, but Tchaikovsky was Russian through and through. Tchaikovsky wrote symphonies, operas, songs, chamber music -- and of course, several wonderful ballets.

Dec 01 2018

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Robert Schumann 4: Music for the Harvest Season

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On this week's Classics for Kids show, music for the harvest - and for fall.

Nov 26 2016

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Ralph Vaughan Williams 2: Musical Fantasies

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Originally, a musical fantasy was a piece that instrumentalists made up as they went along. Eventually, fantasies evolved into pieces that composers built out of various melodies they liked -- like the Scottish folk tunes that Max Bruch put into his Scottish Fantasy for violin and orchestra.

Dec 10 2016

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 2: Mozart's Operas

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart wrote his first opera when he was twelve, and opera continued to fascinate him throughout his life. Mozart had such genius for combining music and theater that he took opera to a whole new level. No other composer from Mozart's day still has so many operas performed all over the world.

Sep 09 2017

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John Philip Sousa 5: I Love a Parade!

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Before television, radio, and the movies, it used to be a very big deal when the circus came to town. Circus parades and performances were always accompanied by marches called "screamers" -- a name that probably came from the fact that the music screams for attention.

Jul 28 2012

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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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Ralph Vaughan Williams 4: Christmas Carols in Classical Music

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In celebration of the Christmas season, some classical compositions that have Christmas carols in them.

Dec 24 2016

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Igor Stravinsky 3: Fire Music

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Oct 19 2019

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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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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 3: Janissary Music

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In the 18th century, Janissary music became all the rage in Europe. Janissaries were the men who guarded the sultan of Turkey. They had wonderful bands that included instruments that sounded very exotic to European ears: cymbals, triangles and bass drums. When Janissary music caught on in Europe, many composers, including Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven, started using those instruments in their music.

Sep 16 2017

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Ralph Vaughan Williams 1: About Ralph Vaughan Williams

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Dec 07 2019

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Benjamin Britten 5: The Instruments of the Orchestra - Part 2

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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 brass and percussion families.

Nov 30 2019

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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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Benjamin Britten 3: Pizzicato and Other Musical Terms

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Pizzicato is the Italian word for ''plucked'' -- it tells string players how to play their instruments at a given spot in the music. A lot of musical "traffic signals" are in Italian. This show has explanations and examples of some more of them.

Nov 16 2019

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Benjamin Britten 2: The Simple Symphony

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Benjamin Britten composed his Simple Symphony when he was twenty, but he based it on music that he'd written much earlier -- some of it when he was only 10! The ''Simple Symphony'' has four movements, each of which has a very catchy name: Boisterous Bouree, Playful Pizzicato, Sentimental Sarabande, and Frolicsome Finale.

Nov 09 2019

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Benjamin Britten 1: About Benjamin Britten

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After studying at the Royal Conservatory of Music in London, Benjamin Britten got a job writing film music. Then he went on to compose choral music, chamber music, songs, and quite a few operas, including some for major events in British history. In addition to being a composer, Britten was an excellent pianist and conductor.

Nov 02 2019

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Igor Stravinsky 5: Halloween Music

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Appropriately spooky classical music for Halloween.

Oct 26 2019

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Igor Stravinsky 3: Fire Music

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Oct 19 2019

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Igor Stravinsky 2: The Firebird

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Oct 12 2019

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Igor Stravinsky 1: About Igor Stravinsky

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Oct 05 2019

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Johann Strauss, Jr. 4: Musical Conversation

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Tritsch-Tratsch -- the title of a polka by Johann Strauss, Jr. -- is Austrian slang for "chit-chat." A lot of composers used music to portray people making sounds: talking, laughing, crying -- even sneezing!

Sep 28 2019

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Johann Strauss, Jr. 3: The Waltz

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The waltz is a dance in 3/4 time that was very popular in Vienna, Austria in the 19th century. But the roots of the waltz go back to the German Dance of Mozart's day. After the waltz became popular on the dance floor, it moved onto the concert stage, the ballet stage and the opera stage.

Sep 21 2019

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Johann Strauss, Jr. 2: Other Members of the Strauss Family

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Johann Strauss, Sr. had three musical sons: Johann, Jr.; Josef; and Eduard. Sometimes they worked together as musicians, but other times, there was bitter rivalry.

Sep 14 2019

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Johann Strauss, Jr. 1: About Johann Strauss, Jr.

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Johann Strauss, Jr. was the son of a very successful violinist and orchestra leader. Eventually, Johann, Jr. was in competition with his father, conducting an orchestra of his own. When the older Strauss died, people began to realize that the son was an even better musician and composer.

Sep 07 2019

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Aaron Copland 5: Classical Music in Commercials

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For years, the Hoe-Down from Aaron Copland's ballet Rodeo has been used in a commercial for the Beef Council. A lot of classical music turns up in T.V. commercials. It has been used to sell airlines, cars, cereal and even fertilizer.

Aug 31 2019

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Aaron Copland 4: Rodeo

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Aug 24 2019

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Aaron Copland 3: Agnes de Mille

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Agnes de Mille loved to dance. She became hooked on ballet as a child, after seeing the famous ballerina Anna Pavlova perform. Agnes de Mille performed all over America and Europe, but she didn't hit it big until Rodeo -- the ballet that launched her career.

Aug 17 2019

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Aaron Copland 2: Copland's Cowboy Ballets

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Aug 10 2019

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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.

Aug 03 2019

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Charles Ives 4: American Hymns in Classical Music

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Charles Ives loved to put hymns into his music. Several other composers borrowed hymn tunes; here are several examples from 20th Century American compositions.

Jul 27 2019

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