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

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

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Cincinnati, OH

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

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English

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Episodes

Franz Schubert 4: Music for Piano Four Hands

1/23/2021
Franz Schubert wrote his Marche Militaire for piano four hands -- two people playing the same instrument. Here are some more pieces for piano four hands.

Duration:00:05:59

Franz Schubert 3: Take Me to Your Lieder

1/16/2021
Songs in classical music are usually called "art songs." In German, art songs are called Lieder. Franz Schubert was a master of writing Lieder. Each of his songs combines poetry and music, voice and accompaniment, to make a complete musical short story.

Duration:00:05:59

Franz Schubert 2: About Franz Schubert

1/9/2021
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.

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Franz Schubert 1: Firsts for the New Year

1/2/2021
A collection of musical firsts, including the first string quartet, the first use of trombones in a symphony, and the first professional musician to make a recording.

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Georges Bizet 4: Harmonic Texture in the Farandole

12/26/2020
In the "Farandole" from Georges Bizet's Arlesienne Suite, there are examples of all three kinds of harmonic texture: monophony, homophony, and polyphony. Hear those terms explained in words and in music.

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Georges Bizet 3: Christmas Carols in Classical Music

12/19/2020
In celebration of the Christmas season, some classical compositions that have Christmas carols in them.

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Georges Bizet 2: Jewish Composers (for Chanukah)

12/12/2020
Georges Bizet was not Jewish, his father-in-law was. Bizet married the daughter of his composition professor, Jacques Halevi. To celebrate Chanukah, we learn about some other Jewish composers of classical music, including Salamone Rossi, Leonard Bernstein, Darius Milhaud, Jacques Offenbach and Aaron Copland.

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Georges Bizet 1: About Georges Bizet

12/5/2020
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.

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Gustav Holst 4: English Composers Who Loved Folk Songs

11/28/2020
Both Gustav Holst and Ralph Vaughn Williams loved using folk music in their music. They were inspired by a "folk song revival" started by an English musician named Cecil Sharp collected thousands of folk tunes from around England in the early 1900's.

Duration:00:05:58

Gustav Holst 3: Music for Students

11/21/2020
St. Paul's Girls' School in London has a sign that says: "Gustav Holst wrote The Planets and taught here." Holst composed his St. Paul's Suite for the student orchestra at St. Paul's Girls' School. Many other composers wrote music for students to perform.

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Gustav Holst 2: The Planets

11/14/2020
Astronomy is the science that studies the sun, moon, planets, and other objects in the sky. Astrology is not a science - it tries to show how objects in the sky affect people's lives on earth. Gustav Holst loved astrology, and he composed his Planets to be musical pictures of human nature.

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Gustav Holst 1: About Gustav Holst

11/7/2020
Born into a family of composers, Gustav Holst wanted to follow in their footsteps. His career included playing in orchestras and serving as head of music at St. Paul's Girls' School for almost thirty years while also composing.

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Modest Mussorgsky 5: Halloween Music

10/31/2020
Appropriately spooky classical music for Halloween.

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Modest Mussorgsky 4: Music from Russian Operas

10/24/2020
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.

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Modest Mussorgsky 3: Pictures at an Exhibition

10/17/2020
Russian artist and architect Victor Hartman was a good friend of Modest Mussorgsky. When Hartman died at the age of 39, there was a memorial exhibit of his work. That inspired Mussorgsky to create his own tribute to Hartman -- a composition depicting ten pieces of art from the exhibit.

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Modest Mussorgsky 2: The Mighty Handful

10/10/2020
The Mighty Handful, also known as the Mighty Five, were group of Russian composers who all wanted to develop a distinctly Russian style of classical music. The Mighty Five composers were Mily Balakirev, Alexander Borodin, Cesar Cui, Modest Mussorgsky, and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.

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Modest Mussorgsky 1: About Modest Mussorgsky

10/3/2020
When he was a kid growing up, Modest Mussorgsky learned Russian fairy tales and folk stories from the family nurse. Those fairy tales put in an appearance in the music he wrote later on. Mussorgsky composed Pictures at an Exhibition in memory of an artist friend of his who died suddenly.

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 4: What's a Rondo?

9/26/2020
Rondo is an Italian word that means round. A rondo is an instrumental form with a refrain that keeps coming back. Unlike the verses of a song, though, the music in a rondo changes between each repetition of the refrain.

Duration:00:06:00

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 3: Janissary Music

9/19/2020
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.

Duration:00:06:00

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 2: Mozart's Operas

9/12/2020
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.

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