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


Episodes

Zoltan Kodaly 3: Classical Composers who Used Folk Music

11/17/2018
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Zoltan Kodaly was not the only composer to use folk tunes in the music he wrote. Here are some others.

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Zoltan Kodaly 2: The Story of Hary Janos

11/10/2018
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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.

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Zoltan Kodaly 1: About Zoltan Kodaly

11/3/2018
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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.

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Edvard Grieg 4: Halloween Music

10/27/2018
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Appropriately spooky classical music for Halloween.

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Edvard Grieg 3: Other Scandinavian Composers

10/20/2018
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Music by composers from the three official Scandinavian countries -- Norway, Denmark and Sweden -- and a couple of unofficial ones -- Finland and Iceland!

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Edvard Grieg 2: The Story of Peer Gynt

10/13/2018
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"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.

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Edvard Grieg 1: About Edvard Grieg

10/6/2018
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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.

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Felix Mendelssohn 5: Women Composers

9/29/2018
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Fanny Mendelssohn, Felix Mendelssohn's older sister, was a talented pianist and composer. So was Clara Schumann, wife of composer Robert Schumann. Also featured: music of Elizabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre, Cecile Chaminade, Germaine Tailleferre, Hildegard von Bingen, Amy Beach, and Thea Musgrave.

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Felix Mendelssohn 4: Child Prodigy Composers

9/22/2018
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A child prodigy, Felix Mendelssohn began composing when he was 10. This week on Classics for Kids hear about other composers who started just as early -- or even earlier.

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Felix Mendelssohn 3: Music Based on Shakespeare

9/15/2018
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Probably no playwright has had more music based on his work than William Shakespeare. Felix Mendelssohn, Henry Purcell, Hector Berlioz, Giuseppe Verdi are just a few of the composers who've been inspired by Shakespeare's plays.

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Felix Mendelssohn 2: A Midsummer Night's Dream

9/8/2018
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When Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn put on Shakespeare's comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream to entertain their family, the two of them played all the characters! Mendelssohn's music for A Midsummer Night's Dream illustrates many of the characters and situations in the play.

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Felix Mendelssohn 1: About Felix Mendelssohn

9/1/2018
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By the time he was a teenager, Felix Mendelssohn was already an excellent pianist and composer. And Mendelssohn was very talented in other areas. In addition to German (his native language), Mendelssohn spoke French, English, and Italian. He was also a very good painter. And he became quite famous as a conductor.

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Leonard Bernstein 4: American Composers with a Boston Connection

8/25/2018
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Leonard Bernstein grew up in the Boston area. Here are some more composers who spent time in and around that city.

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Leonard Bernstein 3: Operettas in English

8/18/2018
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Leonard Bernstein's "Candide" is an operetta. An operetta is like an opera, with one big difference. In opera, everything is sung, but in operetta, there are spoken lines between the singing. Composers who wrote operettas in English include Sir Arthur Sullivan (who can't be separated from William S. Gilbert, who wrote the words for Gilbert and Sullivan operettas), Victor Herbert, Sigmund Romberg, and Rudolf Friml.

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Leonard Bernstein 2: Bernstein and Musical Theater

8/11/2018
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When he was growing up, Leonard Bernstein loved to put on operas and other musical shows with his friends. That interest in musical theater continued all through his life, and produced such great Broadway musicals as "On The Town," "Wonderful Town," and "West Side Story."

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Leonard Bernstein 1: About Leonard Bernstein

8/4/2018
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American-born Leonard Bernstein became famous all over the world as a composer, a conductor, and a pianist. In addition to writing classical music, composed classic Broadway musicals, including West Side Story.

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John Philip Sousa 4: The Golden Age of American Bands

7/28/2018
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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.

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John Philip Sousa 3: American Military Bands

7/21/2018
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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.

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John Philip Sousa 2: About "Stars and Stripes"

7/14/2018
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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.

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John Philip Sousa 1: About John Philip Sousa

7/7/2018
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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."

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