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Classics For Kids

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Rank #148 in Music category

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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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161 Ratings
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Fun and educational

By reviewerco - Jun 05 2019
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My kids love this podcast, their musical tastes have expanded because of it.

Great for kids

By PianoTiff - May 14 2019
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These are a great length for my group piano classes! Thanks for sharing.

iTunes Ratings

161 Ratings
Average Ratings
131
12
6
3
9

Fun and educational

By reviewerco - Jun 05 2019
Read more
My kids love this podcast, their musical tastes have expanded because of it.

Great for kids

By PianoTiff - May 14 2019
Read more
These are a great length for my group piano classes! Thanks for sharing.
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Classics For Kids

Updated 12 days ago

Rank #148 in Music category

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

Rank #1: 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
6 mins
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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: Franz Schubert 1: About Franz Schubert

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Franz Schubert's father expected his son to be a teacher in the school that he ran. But Schubert didn't last long at that job -- he was much more interested in writing music than paying attention to a classroom full of kids.
Jan 06 2018
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Rank #4: Claude Debussy 2: The Children's Corner

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Claude Debussy had a daughter named Emma-Claude, but everyone called her Chouchou, a French pet name that means "darling." When Chouchou was three years old, she started taking piano lessons. Her proud father composed the Children's Corner as a present for her, even though it was much too hard for her to play at the time. The suite was meant to entertain Chouchou, since it starred her favorite toys.
May 12 2012
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Rank #5: 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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Rank #6: 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 #7: 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 #8: Georges Bizet 1: About Georges Bizet

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Georges Bizet's parents were both musicians, so he grew up surrounded by music. Today, Bizet is best remembered for his theatrical music -- operas and incidental music for plays.
Dec 02 2017
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Rank #9: Igor Stravinsky 4: 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.
Oct 22 2016
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Rank #10: 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 #11: 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 #12: 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 #13: 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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Rank #14: William Grant Still 4: Black Composers of Classical Music

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William Grant Still was a 20th century African-American composer. But hundreds of years before he lived, there were other black composers. And there are black composers of classical music alive today.
Feb 24 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 3: Hungarian Dancing

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The Hungarian Dances by Johannes Brahms were never really intended for dancing. But that doesn't mean that people in Hungary don't dance! Richard Graber, the director of a Hungarian dance company in Cleveland, talks with Naomi Lewin about Hungarian dancing.
Apr 21 2018
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Rank #17: 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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Rank #18: Scott Joplin 1: About Scott Joplin

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From a very early age, Scott Joplin supported himself as a performing pianist. Eventually, he earned a living selling his compositions, too. Thanks to Joplin's Maple Leaf Rag, the most famous of all piano rags, Joplin became known as the King of Ragtime Writers.
Feb 02 2019
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Rank #19: George Frederick Handel 2: The Story of Handel's Water Music Show

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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 10 2017
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Rank #20: 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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