Sinopsis

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

Episodios

  • Gioachino Rossini 5: Famous Finales

    Gioachino Rossini 5: Famous Finales

    28/02/2020 Duración: 06min

    A Finale is the end of a piece of music. Here's a look at some famous finales.

  • Benjamin Britten 2: The Simple Symphony

    Benjamin Britten 2: The Simple Symphony

    09/11/2019 Duración: 06min

    Benjamin Britten composed his Simple Symphony when he was twenty, but he based it on music that he'd written much earlier -- some of it when he was only 10! The ''Simple Symphony'' has four movements, each of which has a very catchy name: Boisterous Bouree, Playful Pizzicato, Sentimental Sarabande, and Frolicsome Finale.

  • Benjamin Britten 1: About Benjamin Britten

    Benjamin Britten 1: About Benjamin Britten

    02/11/2019 Duración: 06min

    After studying at the Royal Conservatory of Music in London, Benjamin Britten got a job writing film music. Then he went on to compose choral music, chamber music, songs, and quite a few operas, including some for major events in British history. In addition to being a composer, Britten was an excellent pianist and conductor.

  • Igor Stravinsky 5: Halloween Music

    Igor Stravinsky 5: Halloween Music

    26/10/2019 Duración: 06min

    Appropriately spooky classical music for Halloween.

  • Igor Stravinsky 3: Fire Music

    Igor Stravinsky 3: Fire Music

    19/10/2019 Duración: 06min

    To go with this month's music from Igor Stravinsky's ballet The Firebird, some more music by composers who were playing with fire.

  • Igor Stravinsky 2: The Firebird

    Igor Stravinsky 2: The Firebird

    12/10/2019 Duración: 06min

    Igor Stravinsky based his ballet The Firebird on a Russian folk tale about an evil demon named Kashchei, who has thirteen princesses under his spell. A prince who wanders into Kashchei and apos;s garden to hunt the Firebird winds up defeating Kashchei and freeing the princesses -- with the help of the Firebird and apos;s magic feather.

  • Igor Stravinsky 1: About Igor Stravinsky

    Igor Stravinsky 1: About Igor Stravinsky

    05/10/2019 Duración: 06min

    Russian composer Igor Stravinsky had a big hit with his first ballet, The Firebird. Stravinksy kept on writing ballets, followed by operas, and orchestral and choral music.

  • Johann Strauss, Jr. 4: Musical Conversation

    Johann Strauss, Jr. 4: Musical Conversation

    28/09/2019 Duración: 06min

    Tritsch-Tratsch -- the title of a polka by Johann Strauss, Jr. -- is Austrian slang for "chit-chat." A lot of composers used music to portray people making sounds: talking, laughing, crying -- even sneezing!

  • Johann Strauss, Jr. 3: The Waltz

    Johann Strauss, Jr. 3: The Waltz

    21/09/2019 Duración: 06min

    The waltz is a dance in 3/4 time that was very popular in Vienna, Austria in the 19th century. But the roots of the waltz go back to the German Dance of Mozart's day. After the waltz became popular on the dance floor, it moved onto the concert stage, the ballet stage and the opera stage.

  • Johann Strauss, Jr. 2: Other Members of the Strauss Family

    Johann Strauss, Jr. 2: Other Members of the Strauss Family

    14/09/2019 Duración: 06min

    Johann Strauss, Sr. had three musical sons: Johann, Jr.; Josef; and Eduard. Sometimes they worked together as musicians, but other times, there was bitter rivalry.

  • Johann Strauss, Jr. 1: About Johann Strauss, Jr.

    Johann Strauss, Jr. 1: About Johann Strauss, Jr.

    07/09/2019 Duración: 06min

    Johann Strauss, Jr. was the son of a very successful violinist and orchestra leader. Eventually, Johann, Jr. was in competition with his father, conducting an orchestra of his own. When the older Strauss died, people began to realize that the son was an even better musician and composer.

  • Aaron Copland 5: Classical Music in Commercials

    Aaron Copland 5: Classical Music in Commercials

    31/08/2019 Duración: 06min

    For years, the Hoe-Down from Aaron Copland's ballet Rodeo has been used in a commercial for the Beef Council. A lot of classical music turns up in T.V. commercials. It has been used to sell airlines, cars, cereal and even fertilizer.

  • Aaron Copland 4: Rodeo

    Aaron Copland 4: Rodeo

    24/08/2019 Duración: 06min

    Copland and apos;s ballet Rodeo tells the story of a cowgirl who is in love with a cowboy, but just can and apos;t get him to notice her. Once she finally does, she decides that she and apos;d rather spend time with another cowboy who was nice to her all along.

  • Aaron Copland 3: Agnes de Mille

    Aaron Copland 3: Agnes de Mille

    17/08/2019 Duración: 06min

    Agnes de Mille loved to dance. She became hooked on ballet as a child, after seeing the famous ballerina Anna Pavlova perform. Agnes de Mille performed all over America and Europe, but she didn't hit it big until Rodeo -- the ballet that launched her career.

  • Aaron Copland 2: Coplands Cowboy Ballets

    Aaron Copland 2: Copland's Cowboy Ballets

    10/08/2019 Duración: 06min

    Copland and apos;s first cowboy ballet was Billy the Kid, about the notorious outlaw who lived in the American Southwest in the late 1800 and apos;s. Then, choreographer (a choreographer is a person who invents dance moves) Agnes de Mille convinced Copland to write a second cowboy ballet -- Rodeo.

  • Aaron Copland 1: About Aaron Copland

    Aaron Copland 1: About Aaron Copland

    03/08/2019 Duración: 06min

    Aaron Copland was a 20th century American composer from Brooklyn, New York. Copland is known for writing very American music, but he actually studied in France. His teacher, Nadia Boulanger, helped Copland find his way to an American sound in classical music.

  • Charles Ives 4: American Hymns in Classical Music

    Charles Ives 4: American Hymns in Classical Music

    27/07/2019 Duración: 06min

    Charles Ives loved to put hymns into his music. Several other composers borrowed hymn tunes; here are several examples from 20th Century American compositions.

  • Charles Ives 3: Folk Tunes in Classical Music

    Charles Ives 3: Folk Tunes in Classical Music

    20/07/2019 Duración: 06min

    The Country Band March has 12 recognizable popular and folk tunes in it. But Ives was not the only composer to put borrowed tunes in his music. Many classical composers -- including Ludwig van Beethoven, Mily Balakirev, and Percy Grainger -- used folk music in the pieces they wrote.

  • Charles Ives 2: Marching Through the Country Band March

    Charles Ives 2: Marching Through the Country Band March

    13/07/2019 Duración: 06min

    Charles Ives wrote the Country Band March about amateur musicians -- people who make music for the love of it. In the Country Band March Ives combines a tune that he wrote with bits and pieces of many other popular and folk tunes. See how many of them you can recognize.

  • Charles Ives 1: About Charles Ives

    Charles Ives 1: About Charles Ives

    06/07/2019 Duración: 06min

    The music that Charles Ives wrote was greatly influenced by his father, George. From the time he was a kid, Ives heard his father experiment with sound. George Ives always told Charlie to "stretch his ears," and Charlie did that with every piece of music he wrote.

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