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Melissa Dundis presents YourClassical Kids Corner, a presentation of classical music for kids (and their grown-ups). Our goal is to ask questions that will help families explore classical music together!

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Melissa Dundis presents YourClassical Kids Corner, a presentation of classical music for kids (and their grown-ups). Our goal is to ask questions that will help families explore classical music together!

    The Playful Scherzo

    The Playful Scherzo

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    Listen to the exciting sounds of the musical form called a scherzo.



    Episode 35 playlist


    Felix Mendelssohn: Scherzo from A Midsummer Night’s Dream —Lively scherzos tend to be played fast, like this Scherzo written by Felix Mendelssohn for a play.






    Felix Mendelssohn: Scherzo from A Midsummer Night's Dream



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    John Williams: Scherzo for Motorcycle and Orchestra — This is a scherzo written for the action/adventure film, Indiana Jones.






    John Williams: Scherzo for Motorcycle and Orchestra



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    Florence Price: Scherzo from the Piano Sonata in E minor — In a scherzo, you will often hear the first musical idea, a second musical idea, and then the first one repeated.






    Florence Price: Scherzo from the Piano Sonata in E minor



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    Keep Up the Tempo

    Keep Up the Tempo

    How do the musicians keep a consistent speed in music?

    Episode 32 playlist
    Johann Sebastian Bach: Air on a G String — Here's an example of music played at a slow tempo.

    LISTEN — Johann Sebastian Bach: Air on a G String











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    Jacques Offenbach: Can Can from Orpheus in the Underworld — Here's a piece of ballet music played at a fast tempo.

    LISTEN — Jacques Offenbach: Can Can











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    George Gershwin: Walking the Dog — How would you describe this tempo? A medium pace, like walking through the park?

    LISTEN — George Gershwin: Walking the Dog











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    The Genius of Beethoven

    The Genius of Beethoven

    Is your imagination as big as Beethoven's?

    Episode 31 playlist
    Ludvig Van Beethoven: 2nd mvt from Symphony No. 7 — People love Beethoven' Symphonies. What do you picture in your mind when you listen to this?

    LISTEN — Ludwig Van Beethoven:Symphony No. 7 - 2nd mvt











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    Ludwig Van Beethoven: Moonlight Piano Sonata — What do you think Beethoven was imagining when he wrote his Moonlight Sonata?

    LISTEN — Ludwig Van Beethoven: Moonlight Piano Sonata











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    Ludwig Van Beethoven: Ode to Joy — This symphony was the very first symphony to feature singers and a choir.

    LISTEN — Ludwig Van Beethoven: Ode to Joy from Symphony No. 9











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    Encouragement

    Encouragement

    Have friends ever helped you with your creativity?

    Episode 30 playlist
    Edward Elgar: Nimrod from Enigma Variations — Elgar named this selection after his friend, Nimrod, who encouraged him to keep writing music.

    LISTEN — Edward Elgar: Nimrod from Enigma Variations











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    Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 — When Rachmaninoff was sad and angry, he shared those feelings with a friend, and then wrote this piece.

    LISTEN — Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2











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    Johannes Brahms: Intermezzo No. 2 — Clara Schumann was an amazing pianist and friend who inspired Brahms to write really beautiful piano music for them to play.

    LISTEN — Johannes Brahms: Intermezzo No. 2











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    Journey into the Woods

    Journey into the Woods

    Some of the greatest journeys you'll ever go on are made possible by classical music.

    Episode 28 playlist
    Howard Shore: Lord of the Rings Theme — So many stories have you wandering off into the woods with friends. Like this story, about hobbits and wizards and a magic ring.

    LISTEN — Howard Shore:The Lord of the Rings Theme











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    Sergei Prokofiev: 'The Wolf' from Peter and the Wolf — Here's what it sounds like when Peter comes across a big wolf, lurking in the woods.

    LISTEN — Sergei Prokofiev: The Wolf











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    Johann Strauss, Jr.: Tales from the Vienna Woods — What magical things do you see when you listen to this piece, written about a beautiful forest in Austria?

    LISTEN — Johann Strauss, Jr.: Tales from the Vienna Woods











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    Something Spooky

    Something Spooky

    Halloween is a great time to explore the most mysterious music ever composed.

    Episode 27 playlist
    Camille Saint-Saens: Danse Macabre — Music about ghosts and spirits coming alive at the graveyard.

    LISTEN — Camille Saint-Saens: Danse Macabre











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    Carl Orff: O Fortuna from Carmina Burana — Does this piece sound like a casting of an evil spell? It's a latin poem, warning you to beware.

    LISTEN — Carl Orff: O Fortuna











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    Benjamin Britten: Moonlight from Four Sea Interludes — Have you ever heard that black cats, zombies and werewolves come out during a full moon?

    LISTEN — Benjamin Britten: Moonlight from Four Sea Interludes











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