Music that Imitates Inanimate Objects

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Composers love to put clocks and other “machines” into their music. This week on Classics for Kids, hear examples of music that imitates inanimate objects, including one about a famous fairy tale character for whom a clock striking midnight was very important. 

Music used within the program:

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 8

Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 101, “Clock”

Zoltán Kodály: Háry János

Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev: Cinderella

Leroy Anderson: Syncopated Clock

Leroy Anderson: Typewriter

Jacques Offenbach: Tales of Hoffman


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