Music Written for Children

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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Peter and the Wolf album cover Peter and the Wolf (bantam10/flickr)

A lot of classical music was written just for kids. Peter and the Wolf is just the beginning -- there are also pieces based on children's books, toys, games, and more.

This week on Classics for Kids, kids of all ages can enjoy music such as the Soldier’s March by Schumann, The Fantastic Toyshop by Respighi and, of course, Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf.

Music used within the program:

Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf

Ravel: Mother Goose

Quilter: A Children’s Overture

Ridout: Ferdinand

Coates: Three Bears Suite

Respighi: Fantastic Toyshop

Britten: Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

Schumann: Album for the Young: Soldier’s March

Tchaikovsky: Children’s Album: Soldier’s March

Villa Lobos: Prole do bebe

Debussy: Children’s Corner Suite: Golliwog’s Cakewalk

Hosted by:

Naomi Lewin
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