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Start off the kids' Saturday morning with Classics for Kids. Naomi Lewin brings classical music's great composers to life through music and stories.

Awards and Honors for Classics for Kids
Classics for Kids® has been honored with a National Community Impact Award for Engagement by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting in recognition of its innovative on-air and online services for children.

In 2004, Classics for Kids® received a Clarion Award from the Association for Women in Communications. The Clarion Awards is a renowned competition recognizing the best works from all communications fields. Classics for Kids® was honored for excellence in the category of Radio Regular Feature Program. 

Program Schedule
April 12, 2014
April's Featured Composer: Vivaldi
VivaldiMany people think Antonio Vivaldi was the best Italian composer of his time. He wrote concertos, operas, church music and many other compositions. In all, Antonio wrote over 500 concertos. His most famous set of concertos is The Four Seasons.

Learn more about Antonio Vivaldi:
March 29, 2014
Music that Imitates Inanimate Objects
Metronome 150The beginning of the second movement of Beethoven’s 8th Symphony imitates a metronome -- a mechanical device that ticks steadily to help musician keep to the beat of the music. Other composers wrote music that ticks, or that imitates other inanimate objects -- including a doll and a typewriter.
March 22, 2014
Beethoven's Symphonies
Beethoven 150Plenty of composers wrote more symphonies than Beethoven, but few did more to change the way the symphony sounded. Beethoven's First Symphony reflects the fact that he learned from Mozart and Haydn. At the time he composed his Third, it was the longest symphony ever written, and Beethoven's Ninth was the first symphony to use voices. Beethoven’s 5th Symphony may be the most famous piece of music ever written.

Learn more:
March 8, 2014
Beethoven the Pianist

Beethoven Piano 150Beethoven was a pianist. During his lifetime, the piano changed quite a bit, and those changes were reflected in the music Beethoven composed for the intstrument. William Black, head of the piano department at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, talks with Naomi Lewin about how Beethoven's music followed the development of the piano.

Learn more about Beethoven:

March 1, 2014
March's Featured Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven

Beethoven Sketch 150As a composer, Beethoven was a revolutionary. He took the Classical forms he learned from Mozart and Haydn, and pushed them into the next period of musical history -- the Romantic era.

Beethoven Learning Materials:

February 22, 2014
Weather in Music

Storm 150Depicting a thunderstorm in music was one of Rossini's specialties. Listen to some examples of musical thunderstorms.

Learn more about weather in music:

 



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