18 episodes

Classical Kids Storytime, classic stories with a classical twist.

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    • Kids & Family

Classical Kids Storytime, classic stories with a classical twist.

    Classical Kids Storytime: 'Harriet's Recital'

    Classical Kids Storytime: 'Harriet's Recital'

    Harriet loves ballet class, but when her teacher announces a recital, she comes down with a bad case of stage fright. Will Harriet overcome her fears before the big performance? Find out in "Harriet's Recital," the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring an original story and illustrations by Nancy Carlson and music by Tchaikovsky.

    • 3 min
    Classical Kids Storytime: 'The Emperor's New Clothes'

    Classical Kids Storytime: 'The Emperor's New Clothes'

    A vain emperor gets more than he bargained for when two weavers promise to make him a suit with special powers. What happens when he puts it on? Find out in 'The Emperor's New Clothes,' the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring music by George Frideric Handel and original illustrations by Nancy Carlson.

    • 10 min
    'The Nutcracker' from Classical Kids Storytime

    'The Nutcracker' from Classical Kids Storytime

    Go on a magical adventure with a girl named Clara as she is whisked away by a nutcracker prince to the Kingdom of Sweets. Give the gift of classical music by sharing this classic tale -- and Tchaikovsky's unforgettable melodies -- with your little ones this holiday season.

    • 15 min
    'Cinderella' from Classical Kids Storytime

    'Cinderella' from Classical Kids Storytime

    Welcome to Classical Kids Storytime! Today's story is all about a young woman who has many names all around the world, but you probably know her best as Cinderella. Our classical version is based on Rossini's famous opera and features illustrations by Nancy Carlson.

    • 20 min
    Classical Kids Storytime: 'Hansel and Gretel'

    Classical Kids Storytime: 'Hansel and Gretel'

    Once upon a time, a brother and sister named Hansel and Gretel were abandoned deep in the forest. They were taken in by a wicked witch, who planned to cook the children for dinner. Find out what happened next in 'Hansel and Gretel,' the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring music by Engelbert Humperdinck and Richard Strauss, with original illustrations by Nancy Carlson.

    • 14 min
    Classical Kids Storytime: 'KinderLute'

    Classical Kids Storytime: 'KinderLute'

    Four friends -- a violin, viola, cello and bass -- are nervous about meeting their new owners. Will the young musicians learn to play properly and treat their string instruments with care? Find out in 'KinderLute,' the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring music by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and illustrations by Eusebius Williams.

    • 9 min

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