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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.

Location:

Cincinnati, OH

Description:

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

Language:

English

Contact:

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


Episodes

Edvard Grieg 4: Incidental Music

10/23/2021
Incidental music creates a mood, or illustrates the action for what is going on in a play, movie or television show.

Duration:00:05:59

Edvard Grieg 3: Other Scandinavian Composers

10/16/2021
Music by composers from the three official Scandinavian countries -- Norway, Denmark and Sweden -- and a couple of unofficial ones -- Finland and Iceland!

Duration:00:06:00

Edvard Grieg 2: The Story of Peer Gynt

10/9/2021
"In The Hall of the Mountain King" is part of the incidental music Edvard Grieg wrote for Henrik Ibsen's play Peer Gynt. Hear the story of the play as you listen to Grieg's music.

Duration:00:06:00

Edvard Grieg 1: About Edvard Grieg

10/2/2021
Edvard Grieg was from a music-loving Norwegian family. In addition to becoming the leading Scandinavian composer of his day, Grieg became a big supporter of Norwegian arts and culture.

Duration:00:06:00

Spanish and Latin American Composers 4: Latin American Composers

9/25/2021
After Christopher Columbus made his first trip across the Atlantic Ocean, Spain and other European countries began to colonize the Americas. Spanish music had a big influence on Latin American music - and so did the music of the enslaved people who were brought over from Africa. Hear how composers and players in Cuba, Venezuela, Argentina, Paraguay and other parts of Latin America married European forms with Indigenous sounds, creating folk music traditions that have become classics in their...

Duration:00:05:58

Giacomo Puccini 3: Bohemian Music

9/18/2021
Giacomo Puccini's opera La Boheme is about struggling artists in Paris. Its title means "the bohemian lifestyle." But Bohemia isn't in France; it's in the Czech Republic. Other composers such as Antonin Dvorak, Bedrich Smetana, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and Jules Massenet, were also inspired by this part of the world, using its music and describing its beautiful countryside in their works.

Duration:00:05:58

Spanish and Latin American Composers 2: The Spanish Sound

9/11/2021
When composers use their country's folk songs, dances, and rhythms to paint musical pictures of local places and legends, it's called musical nationalism. Hear how composers like Isaac Albeniz, Enrique Granados, Manuel de Falla and others defined the Spanish sound with spirit, fire, and romance.

Duration:00:05:58

Giacomo Puccini 1: About Giacomo Puccini

9/4/2021
By the time Italian composer Giacomo Puccini was born in 1858, there had already been four generations of musicians in his hometown of Lucca. Most were church musicians, but Giacomo had other ideas. When he was a teenager, he went to hear a performance of Verdi's Aida. From that moment on he knew that what he wanted to do was write operas. He did, and became one of Italy's most beloved operatic composers.

Duration:00:05:58

Zoltan Kodaly 4: The Kodaly Method

8/28/2021
Zoltan Kodaly developed a method for teaching music. It is still used by teachers around the world today. Jill Trinka, who teaches the Kodaly Method, talks with Naomi Lewin.

Duration:00:06:01

Zoltan Kodaly 3: Classical Composers who Used Folk Music

8/21/2021
Zoltan Kodaly was not the only composer to use folk tunes in the music he wrote. Here are some others.

Duration:00:05:59

Zoltan Kodaly 2: The Story of Hary Janos

8/14/2021
Kodaly's opera Hary Janos is about a real person who told real whoppers - big, fat lies. If you listened to him, you'd think he defeated Napoleon's army all by himself.

Duration:00:05:59

Zoltan Kodaly 1: About Zoltan Kodaly

8/7/2021
Zoltan Kodaly was born in a small town in Hungary. His father worked for the Hungarian railroad, so the family moved around a lot. This meant that as a kid, Zoltan heard folk music from many different parts of the country. When he grew up, Hungarian folk music became his passion. Kodaly spent a large part of his life collecting his native music, and teaching his countrymen about it.

Duration:00:05:59

Franz Liszt 5: What is a Rhapsody?

7/31/2021
"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.

Duration:00:05:57

Franz Liszt 4: Famous Pianist - Composers

7/24/2021
In his day Franz Liszt was most famous as a pianist. So, were Mozart, Beethoven and a lot of other composers.

Duration:00:05:58

Franz Liszt 3: Romani, or Gypsy Music

7/17/2021
Franz Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsodies were greatly influenced by gypsy, or Romani music. Brahms, Telemann and Verdi are among the many composers were attracted to this distinctive music.

Duration:00:05:58

Franz Liszt 2: Classical Music Superstars

7/10/2021
Inspired by violinist Niccolo Paganini, Franz Liszt became a piano superstar. Many classical music superstars followed, including Jan Paderewski, Jenny Lind, Van Cliburn, Enrico Caruso, Yo-Yo Ma and Lang Lang.

Duration:00:05:58

Franz Liszt 1: About Franz Liszt

7/3/2021
Franz Liszt was a pianist, composer, conductor and teacher who came up with musical innovations in all those fields. He was the first of the virtuoso performers and invented the solo recital. As one of the greatest pianists the world has ever known, Liszt was a 19th century superstar.

Duration:00:05:58

John Philip Sousa 4: The Golden Age of American Bands

6/26/2021
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.

Duration:00:05:59

John Philip Sousa 3: American Military Bands

6/19/2021
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.

Duration:00:05:59

John Philip Sousa 2: About "Stars and Stripes"

6/12/2021
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.

Duration:00:06:00