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Welcome to YourClassical Kids Storytime from American Public Media, offering classic stories with a classical twist. Each episode features our storytellers recounting childhood favorites along with related classical music.

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    • Kids & Family
    • 3.0 • 2 Ratings

Welcome to YourClassical Kids Storytime from American Public Media, offering classic stories with a classical twist. Each episode features our storytellers recounting childhood favorites along with related classical music.

    'Christmas Every Day'

    'Christmas Every Day'

    What happens when a stranger shows up in town with a magical backpack, a small stone and a giant, black pot? It's a lesson in sharing with 'Stone Soup,' the new episode of YourClassical Storytime, featuring art by Xee Reiter and music by Francis Poulenc.

    • 9 min
    'Stone Soup'

    'Stone Soup'

    What happens when a stranger shows up in town with a magical backpack, a small stone and a giant, black pot? It's a lesson in sharing with 'Stone Soup,' the new episode of YourClassical Storytime, featuring art by Xee Reiter and music by Francis Poulenc.

    • 8 min
    'The Sorcerer's Apprentice'

    'The Sorcerer's Apprentice'

    What happens when an impatient young apprentice tries to cast his own magic spells for the first time? It's a water catastrophe! Find out how his adventure unfolds in 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice,' the latest installment of YourClassical Storytime, featuring illustrations by acclaimed children's author Nancy Carlson.

    • 13 min
    'KinderLute'

    '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 YourClassical Storytime, featuring music by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and illustrations by Eusebius Williams.

    • 9 min
    'Clover Kitty Goes to Kittygarten'

    'Clover Kitty Goes to Kittygarten'

    The first day of school can be overwhelming with new friends, new places and new experiences. Especially, if you are a very special kitty. Enjoy the latest YourClassical Storytime episode 'Clover Kitty Goes to Kittygarten,' by Laura Purdie Salas, illustrated by Hiroe Nakata.

    • 8 min
    'Old Nasuk and the Flying Song'

    'Old Nasuk and the Flying Song'

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    What happens when an old man discovers a love for singing after a magical flying boat takes him on a journey of self-discovery? See what musical surprises await in the latest YourClassical Storytime episode, Old Nasuk and the Flying Song, an Inuit folk tale that features traditional Inuit throat singing and enchanting music by Claude Debussy, with John Nasukaluk Clare as the guest storyteller and original art by Xee Reiter!(See more of her illustrations in the gallery.)













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    Our telling of Old Nasuk and the Flying Song includes excerpts from the following work:

    Claude Debussy:

    Images for Orchestra: No. 1 GiguesJun Markl, conductorLyon National Orchestra

    Nocturnes (Nuages, Fêtes, Sirenes)Ernest Ansermet, conductorSuisse Romande Orchestra

    Courtesy of Naxos of America Inc.

    Jean Oqhena / Frank Kuptana

    ‘Three connected songs’

    ‘The song floats up within me’

    Courtesy of Smithsonian Folkways

    Donald James Ross

    Throat Singing

    Credits
    Storyteller: John Nasukaluk Clare

    Adaptation: Valerie Kahler

    Illustrations: Xee Reiter

    Producer: Valerie Kahler

    Digital producer: Jeffrey Yelverton

    Senior digital producer: Randy Salas

    Program director: Julie Amacher


    Gallery






    Xee Reiter

    YourClassical Storytime - Old Nasuk and the Flying Song









    Xee Reiter

    Old Nasuk did not like singing.









    Xee Reiter

    When he heard music, he would leave as fast as he could.









    Xee Reiter

    While hunting, he noticed some singing coming from the river.









    Xee Reiter

    The ship began to fly!









    Xee Reiter

    They tied his canoe to the boat.









    Xee Reiter

    Nasuk and the singers followed the river.









    Xee Reiter

    Nasuk forgot the flying song.









    Xee Reiter

    Nasuk returns to his village.

    • 6 min

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