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Classics for Kids is here to help you learn about classical music and have fun too! Naomi Lewin brings classical music's great composers to life through music and stories.

Classics for Kids is here to help you learn about classical music and have fun too! Naomi Lewin brings classical music's great composers to life through music and stories.

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Cincinnati, OH

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Classics for Kids is here to help you learn about classical music and have fun too! Naomi Lewin brings classical music's great composers to life through music and stories.

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English

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Classics for Kids 1223 Central Parkway Cincinnati OH 45214 (513) 241-8282


Episodes

Sergei Prokofiev 4: The Story of Lt. Kije

1/25/2020
Lt. Kije is the story of an imaginary soldier, created when the Russian Tsar misread a smudged name on a list of his men.

Duration:00:05:59

Ralph Vaughan Williams 3: Turn of the 20th Century English Composers

12/21/2019
Ralph Vaughan Williams arrived on the scene just as a definite English classical music sound was being established. His three main teachers at the Royal Academy of Music were Arthur Sullivan, Hubert Parry, and Charles Stanford. Edward Elgar and Gustav Holst also had an influence on Vaughan Williams.

Duration:00:05:58

Igor Stravinsky 5: Halloween Music

10/26/2019
Appropriately spooky classical music for Halloween.

Duration:00:05:59

Igor Stravinsky 3: Fire Music

10/19/2019
To go with this month's music from Igor Stravinsky's ballet The Firebird, some more music by composers who were playing with fire.

Duration:00:05:59

Igor Stravinsky 2: The Firebird

10/12/2019
Igor Stravinsky based his ballet The Firebird on a Russian folk tale about an evil demon named Kashchei, who has thirteen princesses under his spell. A prince who wanders into Kashchei's garden to hunt the Firebird winds up defeating Kashchei and freeing the princesses -- with the help of the Firebird's magic feather.

Duration:00:05:59

Igor Stravinsky 1: About Igor Stravinsky

10/5/2019
Russian composer Igor Stravinsky had a big hit with his first ballet, The Firebird. Stravinksy kept on writing ballets, followed by operas, and orchestral and choral music.

Duration:00:05:59

Johann Strauss, Jr. 4: Musical Conversation

9/28/2019
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!

Duration:00:05:59

Johann Strauss, Jr. 3: The Waltz

9/21/2019
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.

Duration:00:05:59

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

9/14/2019
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.

Duration:00:05:59

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

9/7/2019
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.

Duration:00:05:59

Aaron Copland 5: Classical Music in Commercials

8/31/2019
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.

Duration:00:05:51

Aaron Copland 4: Rodeo

8/24/2019
Copland's ballet Rodeo tells the story of a cowgirl who is in love with a cowboy, but just can't get him to notice her. Once she finally does, she decides that she'd rather spend time with another cowboy who was nice to her all along.

Duration:00:05:59

Aaron Copland 3: Agnes de Mille

8/17/2019
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.

Duration:00:05:59

Aaron Copland 2: Copland's Cowboy Ballets

8/10/2019
Copland's first cowboy ballet was Billy the Kid, about the notorious outlaw who lived in the American Southwest in the late 1800's. Then, choreographer (a choreographer is a person who invents dance moves) Agnes de Mille convinced Copland to write a second cowboy ballet -- Rodeo.

Duration:00:05:59

Aaron Copland 1: About Aaron Copland

8/3/2019
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.

Duration:00:05:59

Charles Ives 4: American Hymns in Classical Music

7/27/2019
Charles Ives loved to put hymns into his music. Several other composers borrowed hymn tunes; here are several examples from 20th Century American compositions.

Duration:00:05:58

Charles Ives 3: Folk Tunes in Classical Music

7/20/2019
The Country Band March has 12 recognizable popular and folk tunes in it. But Ives was not the only composer to put borrowed tunes in his music. Many classical composers -- including Ludwig van Beethoven, Mily Balakirev, and Percy Grainger -- used folk music in the pieces they wrote.

Duration:00:05:58

Charles Ives 2: Marching Through the Country Band March

7/13/2019
Charles Ives wrote the Country Band March about amateur musicians -- people who make music for the love of it. In the Country Band March Ives combines a tune that he wrote with bits and pieces of many other popular and folk tunes. See how many of them you can recognize.

Duration:00:05:58

Charles Ives 1: About Charles Ives

7/6/2019
The music that Charles Ives wrote was greatly influenced by his father, George. From the time he was a kid, Ives heard his father experiment with sound. George Ives always told Charlie to "stretch his ears," and Charlie did that with every piece of music he wrote.

Duration:00:05:58

Franz Joseph Haydn 5: Patriotic Songs By Classical Composers

6/29/2019
Many countries around the world have national anthems and other patriotic songs that were written by classical composers. Haydn, Elgar and Verdi are just a few you'll explore here.

Duration:00:05:59