Classics for Kids-logo

Classics for Kids

Cincinnati PR

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.
More Information

Location:

Cincinnati, OH

Networks:

Cincinnati PR

Description:

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.

Language:

English

Contact:

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


Episodes

Georg Philipp Telemann 3: Self-Taught Composers

1/19/2019
More
Georg Philipp Telemann never studied composition - he taught himself how to write music. There are quite a few composers who taught themselves, including Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Edward Elgar, Francis Poulenc, Scott Joplin and others.

Duration:00:05:58

Georg Philipp Telemann 2: Go for Baroque

1/12/2019
More
Georg Philipp Telemann composed during the Baroque period, which ran from about 1600 to 1750. Suzanne Bona, host of the National Public Radio program Sunday Baroque, talks with Naomi Lewin about Baroque music.

Duration:00:05:58

Georg Philipp Telemann 1: About Georg Philipp Telemann

1/5/2019
More
Telemann loved to write. He wrote more pieces of music than any other composer, and he also wrote not one, not two, but THREE autobiographies.

Duration:00:05:58

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 5: Carnegie Hall

12/29/2018
More
The Music Hall founded by Andrew Carnegie in New York City opened on May 5, 1891 with a concert conducted by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. It quickly became known simply as ''Carnegie Hall,'' in honor of its donor.

Duration:00:06:00

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 4: Traditional Christmas Classical Music

12/22/2018
More
George Frederick Handel's Messiah wasn't written for Christmas -- it was first performed in April. Hear some other pieces of classical music that traditionally get played during the Christmas season.

Duration:00:05:59

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 3: The Nutcracker

12/15/2018
More
Tchaikovsky's ballet The Nutcracker is based on a story by German author E.T.A. Hoffmann. In The Nutcracker, a Christmas present -- a nutcracker -- comes to life as a handsome prince. He takes the young girl who received him as a present on some fantastic adventures.

Duration:00:05:59

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 2: Ballet

12/8/2018
More
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.

Duration:00:05:59

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 1: About Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

12/1/2018
More
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.

Duration:00:05:59

Zoltan Kodaly 4: The Kodaly Method

11/24/2018
More
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

11/17/2018
More
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

11/10/2018
More
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:00:05:58

Zoltan Kodaly 1: About Zoltan Kodaly

11/3/2018
More
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

Edvard Grieg 4: Halloween Music

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

Duration:00:05:58

Edvard Grieg 3: Other Scandinavian Composers

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

Duration:00:05:58

Edvard Grieg 2: The Story of Peer Gynt

10/13/2018
More
"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:00:05:59

Edvard Grieg 1: About Edvard Grieg

10/6/2018
More
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:00:05:59

Felix Mendelssohn 5: Women Composers

9/29/2018
More
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.

Duration:00:05:59

Felix Mendelssohn 4: Child Prodigy Composers

9/22/2018
More
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.

Duration:00:05:58

Felix Mendelssohn 3: Music Based on Shakespeare

9/15/2018
More
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.

Duration:00:05:58

Felix Mendelssohn 2: A Midsummer Night's Dream

9/8/2018
More
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.

Duration:00:05:58