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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.

    Gioachino Rossini 3: Overtures

    Gioachino Rossini 3: Overtures

    Usually, an overture is a piece of music played at the beginning of a play, opera or ballet in order to set the mood. But there are also other kinds of overtures.

    • 6 min
    Gioachino Rossini 2: The Story of William Tell

    Gioachino Rossini 2: The Story of William Tell

    The William Tell Overture was written to open an opera by Gioachino Rossini. The opera is based on a legend about the Swiss hero William Tell. According to the legend, William Tell was an expert with a bow and arrow who shot an apple off his son's head. You can hear the political turmoil in William Tell's Switzerland in Rossini's music.

    • 6 min
    Gioachino Rossini 1: About Gioachino Rossini

    Gioachino Rossini 1: About Gioachino Rossini

    Italian composer Gioachino Rossini was born in 1792 and died in 1868, so you might think that he celebrated 76 birthdays. But Rossini was born in a leap year, on February 29th, so he only had 18 official birthdays! Rossini was the most successful opera composer of his day.

    • 6 min
    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.

    • 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

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