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

Classics For Kids Cincinnati Public Radio

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    • 4.8 • 24 Ratings

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

    Ralph Vaughan Williams 5: Winter in Music

    Ralph Vaughan Williams 5: Winter in Music

    It's December, and winter has officially begun. This is a program of music with wintery themes.

    • 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.

    • 6 min
    Ralph Vaughan Williams 2: Musical Fantasies

    Ralph Vaughan Williams 2: Musical Fantasies

    Originally, a musical fantasy was a piece that instrumentalists made up as they went along. Eventually, fantasies evolved into pieces that composers built out of various melodies they liked -- like the Scottish folk tunes that Max Bruch put into his Scottish Fantasy for violin and orchestra.

    • 6 min
    Ralph Vaughan Williams 1: About Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Ralph Vaughan Williams 1: About Ralph Vaughan Williams

    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.

    • 6 min
    Charles Ives 4: American Hymns in Classical Music

    Charles Ives 4: American Hymns in Classical Music

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

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

seeyoulatereraligator ,

What a discovery!

I would also love to find topics regarding e.g. Carmen, the Flying Dutchman ...

KcYxA ,

Great idea!

I'm not a kid, but I found these short 6-minute podcasts perfect for getting acquainted with composers, music genres, and a bit of history without getting into too much detail and time commitment. You know you will never read a full biography of Brahms! This will give you an idea and a sense of the music to go along with it. The host and creator keeps it light and entertaining.

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