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Saturday, February 20, 2016

A still from 'Apocalypse Now' 'Apocalypse Now' features Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries.

Continuing its series spotlighting Scott Joplin, Classics for Kids goes to the movies this week, where several of Joplin's works have been featured. His rag, "The Entertainer," was at the heart of the classic Paul Newman movie, The Sting. We hear this song along with other selections from the classical music cannon, such as Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries, that have accompanied favorite Hollywood films.

Program Playlist: 

Scott Joplin: "The Entertainer"

Johann Pachelbel: Canon

Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4, First Movement 

Alfredo Catalani: "Ebben? Ne andró lontana" from La Wally

Richard Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra

Johann Strauss, Jr.: The Blue Danube 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concert No. 21

Samuel Barber: Adagio for Strings

Richard Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries

Camille Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3

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