Music by Royalty and Nobility

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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Flute Concert with Frederick the Great in Sanssouci Flute Concert with Frederick the Great in Sanssouci (Adolph Menzel/Wikipedia Commons)

Not all composers were poor and working in an unheated attic. Many members of the nobility — kings, dukes, counts — also wrote some great music. Tune into Classics for Kids this week to hear the results.  

Music used within the program:

Henry VIII: Rose Without a Thorn
Ivan the Terrible: Kuimi pokhvalienui mi
Alfonso X: Muito Domostrata
Oswald Von Wolkenstein: Wes mich mein bül
Frederick the Great: Concerto in G
Archduke Rudolph: Variations in F
Hildegaard Von Bingen: O Virga ac Diadema
Wassenaer: Concerto

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