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

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

    Sergei Prokofiev 4: The Story of Lt. Kije

    Sergei Prokofiev 4: The Story of Lt. Kije

    Lt. Kije is the story of an imaginary soldier, created when the Russian Tsar misread a smudged name on a list of his men. Everyone around the Tsar was too afraid to tell him there was no such person, so they just invented an entire life for the nonextistent Kije. He gets married and become a hero -- all on paper. When the Tsar finally demands to meet Kije, the military holds his funeral.

    • 6 min
    Sergei Prokofiev 3: How Suite It Is

    Sergei Prokofiev 3: How Suite It Is

    In music, a suite is a specific collection of pieces. Here are some examples of various kinds of musical suites.

    • 6 min
    Sergei Prokofiev 2: Musical Sleigh Rides

    Sergei Prokofiev 2: Musical Sleigh Rides

    Prokofiev was not the only classical composer to paint a musical portrait of a sleigh ride on a snowy day. Listen as we take you through several other examples of this frosty form of transportation.

    • 6 min
    Sergei Prokofiev 1: About Sergei Prokofiev

    Sergei Prokofiev 1: About Sergei Prokofiev

    Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev lived and traveled around the world, but found that he was most at home in Russia. This look at his life takes you on his travels and highlights some of his music, including Peter and the Wolf, which he wrote for the Central Children's Theatre in Moscow.

    • 6 min
    Ralph Vaughan Williams 4: Christmas Carols in Classical Music

    Ralph Vaughan Williams 4: Christmas Carols in Classical Music

    In celebration of the Christmas season, some classical compositions that have Christmas carols in them.

    • 6 min
    Ralph Vaughan Williams 3: Turn of the 20th Century English Composers

    Ralph Vaughan Williams 3: Turn of the 20th Century English Composers

    Ralph Vaughan Williams arrived on the scene just as a definite English classical music sound was being established. His three main teachers at the Royal Academy of Music were Arthur Sullivan, Hubert Parry, and Charles Stanford. Edward Elgar and Gustav Holst also had an influence on Vaughan Williams. Other contemporaries of his were George Butterworth, Percy Grainger, and Peter Warlock.

    • 6 min

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