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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

George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

11/18/2017
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George Gershwin wrote his Rhapsody in Blue in a big hurry, after he saw a newspaper announcement saying that he was writing a jazz concerto for a concert taking place in less than a month! Everyone loved the piece at its first performance, and at age 25, Gershwin became a musical celebrity.

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George Gershwin: What is a Rhapsody?

11/11/2017
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"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.

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George Gershwin: About George Gershwin

11/4/2017
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George Gershwin was an American composer who combined classical music and jazz to create his own unique style. Gershwin wrote music for Broadway shows, movies, the concert hall, and opera. One of the people he liked to work with was his brother Ira, who wrote wonderful lyrics (words) for George Gershwin's songs.

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Modest Mussorgsky: Halloween Music

10/28/2017
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Appropriately spooky classical music for Halloween.

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Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

10/21/2017
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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. "Pictures at an Exhibition" was originally written for solo piano, but quite a few people have made orchestral versions of the piece. The best-known one is by Maurice Ravel.

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Modest Mussorgsky: The Mighty Handful

10/14/2017
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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: About Modest Mussorgsky

10/7/2017
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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: Child Prodigy Composers

9/30/2017
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a child prodigy. He wrote his first symphony when he was eight, but actually started composing at the age of five. In this show, hear about some other composers who started just as early.

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: What's a Rondo?

9/23/2017
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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.

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Janissary Music

9/16/2017
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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. When Janissary music caught on in Europe, many composers, including Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven, started using those instruments in their music.

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Mozart's Operas

9/9/2017
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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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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: About Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

9/2/2017
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When Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart sat down at the keyboard at the age of three, it was clear to his father Leopold that he had a genius on his hands. From the first pieces he composed as a five-year-old, to the Requiem he was working on when he died, right before his 35th birthday, Mozart wrote an astonishing amount of beautiful music.

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Antonin Dvorak: Other Musical Nationalism

8/26/2017
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Antonin Dvorak and his fellow Czech composers were among the first music nationalists. Here's a look at many others, including composers from America.

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Antonin Dvorak: Music Nationalism circa 1848

8/19/2017
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All across Europe in the 19th century, there was a wave of nationalism as people fought for political independence. Composers started wanting musical independence, too. When they started putting folk tunes and dance rhythms from their native countries into their music, and wrote about local legends, history, and landscapes, musical nationalism was born.

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Antonin Dvorak: Composers Who Visited America

8/12/2017
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In 1892, to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's trip to the New World, a wealthy New Yorker invited Antonin Dvorak to visit America. Tchaikovsky, Albeniz, and Delius were among the other European composers who visited this country before the days of air travel.

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Ralph Vaughan Williams: About Ralph Vaughan Williams

12/3/2016
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Ralph Vaughan Williams was one of the most important 20th century English composers. He spent years traveling the country collecting English folk songs, writing them down, and publishing them. Many of those melodies wound up in his music.

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Robert Schumann: Music for the Harvest Season

11/26/2016
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On this week's Classics for Kids show, music for the harvest - and for fall.

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Robert Schumann: About Robert Schumann

11/5/2016
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From the time he was young, Schumann knew that he wanted to write. The only question was, should he write words, or music? Eventually, Schumann became known as a famous composer and a music journalist.

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Igor Stravinsky: Halloween Music

10/29/2016
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Appropriately spooky classical music for Halloween.

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Igor Stravinsky: Composer Teachers and their Students

10/22/2016
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Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov spent years as a professor at the St. Petersburg Conservatory. Many of his students became famous composers themselves: Anatol Liadov, Alexander Glazunov, and Igor Stravinsky. A lot of famous composers studied with each other.

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