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"naomi lewin" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

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"naomi lewin" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Wayside because of the exigent problems that come up at platforms. Security problems that they're forced to then throw all their resources to. And I think that's why his testimony is so powerful, along with the testimony of other tech, whistleblowers that we've heard from over the past few years because the tech companies are just putting out fires based on the problems that their platforms have created. They are not thinking proactively about the harm that their platforms can cause, or in some cases, they are actively looking the other way. And really prioritizing profit over the humanity of their users. And we've seen in countries like Australia where there's an E safety commissioner and in the UK, which is pursuing an online safety bill that the tech companies are going to have to face some more accountability for their duty of care for their users. Periodically, there have been moves in the U.S. Congress and elsewhere in Europe and other parts of the world to think about how these tech companies should be addressed in the public sphere given their impact on public life, not just in the United States, but around the world. And is there any urgency around that or does this give us an opportunity to think about that again? You know, Michelle, I've really become quite pessimistic after my own experience that both the Congress and the U.S. government are really up to the task of conducting oversight over these platforms. Again, I do not want the U.S. government to have any right to silence Americans. It does not have that right. Thanks to the First Amendment. But I do think there needs to be oversight over the ways that platforms are conducting content moderation calls and the policies that allow these types of network harassment campaigns to flourish. Other countries are farther ahead than we are, but I really think that the solutions at least in the short term are going to be in the public sphere. And that's why I'm focusing my work on nonprofit advocacy campaigns rather than trying to make big overarching policy change because it just does not seem like anyone is up to the task of taking on this hugely profitable industry that is flourishing on hate. Before we let you go, is it possible that people could just stop using the platform? Is that a thing that could happen? You know, I just had a conversation with my husband about this. This morning and he said, you know, what are you thinking about if Musk buys the platform? What will you do? And I think it's really important to underline that for so many people, not just Twitter, but platforms like Facebook and Instagram, it is a really important part not only of their social life, but of their careers. I mean, I have not only put my work out there through Twitter. I've made it really important professional connections around the world, some of my closest colleagues and friends in my sphere of work are people that I primarily got to know on Twitter, not to mention that, you know, when I do interviews, when I publish new pieces, when I testify before Congress, I share that and expose people to these ideas using the Internet. So it is a decision I've not made yet, but I think it's important to underline that it's not just about fun cat pictures online. This is a place where people increasingly live their lives and do work. And so we really need to think about, again, the tech companies duty of care to the millions of users that are entrusting them with this significant part of their lives. That's Nina Jenkins, which she's a scholar who researches disinformation and its effect on democracy, her latest book is how to be a woman online surviving abuse and harassment and how to fight back. Nina Jenkins, thanks so much for sharing your expertise with us once again. Great to be with you as always. And finally, today Lin-Manuel Miranda's award winning musical Hamilton has been playing to sold out houses in New York around the U.S. and in various English speaking countries since 2015. This past week a production of Hamilton opened in one of the top foreign venues for musical theater, Hamburg, where everything is performed in German, translating all the elements of this very American musical was complicated as reporter Naomi Lewin discovered. For starters, composer and lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda says there's the sheer volume. It's 23,000

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"naomi lewin" Discussed on Classics for Kids

Classics for Kids

05:52 min | 5 months ago

"naomi lewin" Discussed on Classics for Kids

"Welcome to classics for kids. I'm Naomi Lewin. Can you imagine what it would be like to sing opera and be famous all over the world? When Denise graves was a kid in Washington, D.C., she never dreamed that's what she would do when she grew up. I come from a family of music lovers and singers, and I oddly enough was the shyest member of my family, and I was always the one who was grasping onto my mother's skirt, you know? But I loved music. I loved the freedom in that. Witness for my lord ain't got a witness for my lord my soul is a witness for my lord. Denise came from a very strict religious household. The only kind of music they sang or listened to was gospel. In school, her music teacher noticed how well she sang and suggested that she auditioned for the Duke Ellington high school of the performing arts. That's when Denise discovered a whole new musical world of for the first time in my life I heard classical music I heard symphonic works I heard operatic Arias even jazz and folk music and I was mesmerized. It spoke to me and I thought I found what I'm supposed to do in my life. Denise had never seen an opera until she was 15 and went on a school field trip and we got to hear real live opera singers in a real-life opera movie these characters with these costumes and some of them chatted with us afterwards and I just was there with my mouth wide open at this other world. But Denise never dreamed that she could be an opera singer until my girlfriend found a recording of landing price, singing puccini Arias and she came to me one day and said Denise, you have got to come with me to the music library. I just heard this woman saying and you won't believe this sound. And we went to the library and we listened to that recording until they kicked us out of there. And here was this woman this African American woman who looked like us and she was seeing this strange thing called opera. And we were in love and we thought if she could do it, we could do it and we made, we shook that day that this is what we're going to do. Denise took voice lessons, worked hard and continued to listen to recordings. My voice teacher was teaching me what the meaning of legato singing was. What is connecting one note to the next? And he said Denise, I want you to take this recording home and notice how she connects one note to the next. And I really think that did it. I mean, I listened to that recording until everybody in the house was screaming. Give us a break. I mean night and day and night and day and I fell in love hopelessly. One of the things that makes learning to sing so hard is that you can't pick up or touch your instrument the way you can if you play something like violin or piano. When she first started learning how her instrument worked, Denise couldn't imagine how anyone could sing so loud without a microphone. But finally, I felt powerful when I was able to make a big sound come out of my body that was supported by my body that was created by my body. I thought how cool is that? Now, Denise graves can't imagine being anything but an opera singer. She loves learning new music and playing new opera characters. When I walk into a theater as Denise and I leave out as Carmen, getting to be these different personalities, that's really fun. When you see yourself transform, and I feel different. I do. When they put the costumes on you and they put the wigs on you and they change the look of your face and I don't feel like myself, I think, my goodness, who's this? I remember the first couple times that I was doing Carmen, you know, after it got out of my fake eyelashes and my wig and my costumes and I stood in the mirror and I thought, gee, that other girl was much more fun than. I liked her better. Just like when she was in high school, Denise graves still listens to all kinds of music. In my CD player at home, there's definitely classical music. There's definitely operative symphonic work. But there's also blues. There's jazz. You know, I still listen to gospel music. I love some of the pop divas that are out there these days. The beat of the music gives me energy when I'm on the treadmill and that sort of thing. And then other times I listen to verdi. The triumphal march from Giuseppe Verdi's opera Aida, one of the operas that Denise graves loves to sing. The triumphal march is one of those pieces that has become famous all by itself, even outside of the opera Aida. Next week on classics for kids, music that's so well known without the opera it was written for that people have almost forgotten it came from an opera. I'm Naomi Lewin, I write classics for kids and produce it with Tim lanter at WGU Cincinnati. Please join me again for more classics for kids..

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"naomi lewin" Discussed on Classics for Kids

Classics for Kids

05:19 min | 5 months ago

"naomi lewin" Discussed on Classics for Kids

"Aida takes place in Africa. It was written for a new opera house in Cairo that opened right around the same time as another big opening in Egypt. The Suez Canal. The title character is an Ethiopian princess whose country is at war with Egypt. Aida is being held captive by the Egyptians, and in spite of the fact that an Egyptian soldier named radomes led his troops to victory against Aida's country, she's in love with him. And he's in love with her. My favorite music in naida isn't sung by one of the main characters, and it isn't even sung on stage. The high priestess sings off stage where she's in a temple praying. Of course, since this is an opera, the plot has to thicken. Aida isn't the only one in love with radham is, so is ameris, the Egyptian princess, and she's not nice about it. In a huge scene to celebrate Egypt's victory over Ethiopia, the stage is full of dancing Egyptians, captured Ethiopians, horses, and sometimes even elephants. And you hear the famous triumphal march. As a reward for radom as bravery in battle, the Egyptian king says he may marry his daughter amares. This is not what radom is wants. Remember, he's in love with Aida. One of the newly captured Ethiopians turns out to be Aida's father. The Egyptians don't realize that he's the king of Ethiopia, and he warns her not to let them know. Aida is torn between love for her country. And love for radham is. Aida's father gets her to trick radham as into saying where the next battle will take place, and rodimus is horrified to find out that he's given this information to the enemy king. His fellow Egyptians are horrified, too. They make him stand trial, but amyris, the Egyptian princess who loves him, says that if he will marry her, she'll persuade the judges to go easy on him. Radham is tell them thanks, but no thanks, and the verdict comes back guilty. He's sentenced to be buried alive and his greatest regret is that he won't ever see Aida again, or so he thinks, when he sealed into the tomb, it turns out that Aida has hidden inside. They die in each other's arms, as amna, who's outside the tomb with no idea that Aida is inside, praise for rodham is. Some story, isn't it? And some music. What do you think it would be like to sing music like that? Next week, a special guest, Denise graves talks about being an opera singer. I'm Naomi Lewin, I write classics for kids and produce it with Tim lanter at WGU Cincinnati. Please join Denise graves and me next time on classics for.

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"naomi lewin" Discussed on Classics for Kids

Classics for Kids

05:11 min | 7 months ago

"naomi lewin" Discussed on Classics for Kids

"Say polish in French. At the time when the pollen is was a fashionable dance in the Polish court, Polish courtiers also thought it was more fashionable to speak French. The polonaise is a very dignified dance, actually, more like a procession. At first, only men did the polonaise, sweeping off their hats or drawing their swords at various points in the music. Later on in history, women were allowed to join in the polonaise, which became the dance that opened every ball. Since the polonaise involved a procession through all the rooms of a palace, it was a good way for the host to show off his home. The most important person at the ball headed up the polonaise procession. He was known as the lord of the dance. The pollen is caught on all over Europe, and even migrated to America. John Philip Sousa wrote his presidential polonaise after president Chester A. Arthur said he wanted a piece to replace hail to the chief. That's the music that's played whenever the president makes his entrance. Needless to say, it didn't. People in operas, especially Russian operas, dance the polonaise. Modest musorgsky put one into his opera Boris Godunov. And in tchaikovsky's opera Eugene on jagan, there's a wonderful poem is. After a while, composers began to use the slow rhythmic one, two, three of the polonaise as a form for non dancing instrumental pieces. Franz schubert wrote this polonaise for his violinist brother to play. Antonin dvorak composed a polonaise that he could play at the piano along with a cellist friend of his. And when they asked Anatolia to write music for the unveiling of a statue at the St. Petersburg conservatory, he composed a polonez. Since he was born in Poland, Frederick Chopin was probably more passionate about the polonaise than most composers. In fact, the very first pieces he wrote were polones. Because of the way Frederick Chopin has the piano imitate the sort of drum used to keep soldiers marching in line, another one of his polonaises is known as the military polonaise. The military polonaise, one of 16 polonaises for solo piano by Frederic Chopin. Next week on classics for kids, more music with a military theme. I'm Naomi Lewin, I write classics for kids and produce it with Tim lantern at WGU C Cincinnati. Please join me again for more classics for.

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"naomi lewin" Discussed on Classics for Kids

Classics for Kids

03:54 min | 7 months ago

"naomi lewin" Discussed on Classics for Kids

"Welcome to classics for kids. I'm Naomi Lewin. Last week we started working our way through Benjamin Britten's young person's guide to the orchestra, for which Britain borrowed a tune by Henry Purcell, and wrote variations on it to introduce all the different instruments. There are four instrumental families in the orchestra. Last week you heard about the woodwinds and strings this week, it's percussion and brass. First up are the French horns. Brass instruments are made of metal tubes, but with brasses what you see is not what you get. The instruments are all a lot longer than they look. Most of their tubing is wound around and around, which makes the instruments much easier to carry and to play. The highest member of the brass family is the trumpet. Valves are another thing that makes brass instruments easier to play. Valves open and close off different parts of the metal tubing. The same bigger is lower rule that applies to all instruments applies to the brasses, so the longer the tube, the lower the sound. Instead of valves, the trombone has another trick up its sleeve. On the trombone, there's a piece of metal tube that slides in and out, as the tube gets shorter and longer, the pitch goes up and down. That sliding piece of tube is cleverly called a slide. Here are the trombones playing along with the lowest brass instrument of all. The tuba. It's huge. Then, Britain moves on to the percussion section. Woodwind string and brass instruments are all named for what they're made of, but percussion instruments are named for how you make the sound. Percussion means striking or hitting, and all percussion instruments involve something hitting something else. For instance, drums use sticks to hit a piece of plastic or animal skin stretched across a hollow piece of wood or metal. Woodwind string and bran's instruments can all play a melody, but most percussion instruments can't. Here's one that can. Tympani, also known as kettledrums because they look like giant copper kettles. Symbols are two pieces of metal that are played by striking each other. Listen closely, between the symbol crashes, you can hear the largest drum in the orchestra, the bass drum. A tambourine is a small handheld drum with jangly metal discs attached to it. That was a triangle, a piece of metal that's shaped like a triangle and struck with a small metal stick. Wires called snares just under the drum head make that rattly sound and give snare drums their name. I think you'll recognize the xylophone..

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"naomi lewin" Discussed on Classics for Kids

Classics for Kids

05:19 min | 7 months ago

"naomi lewin" Discussed on Classics for Kids

"To create the young person's guide, Britain borrowed a tune by one of his favorite composers, Henry Purcell, who lived several centuries earlier. Then Britain wrote a set of variations on that tune. Each variation changes the melody slightly and focuses on a different instrument or group of instruments in the symphony orchestra. The orchestra has four families of instruments, woodwinds. Brasses. Strings. And percussion. Britain starts out with the woodwind family. As you might guess, most of the woodwind instruments are made of wood, and you play them by blowing into them. That's the wind part. The two highest pitched members of the family flutes and their smaller cousins piccolos can be made of wood, but these days they usually made of a metal like silver. The sound on a flute is made just like the sound on a whistle. You blow air past a hole. Unlike a whistle or any other woodwind, flutes and piccolos stick out sideways to the right of the person playing them. Next up is the oboe. The oboe sounds a little like you're singing through your nose. You play it by blowing through a double Reed that sticks out of the top of the oboe. Reeds are made of two tiny pieces of cane, a kind of very thin wood. Clarinets only use a single read. The clarinet can play a little higher than the oboe and a little lower. The woodwind instrument that plays lowest of all is the bassoon. The bassoon has a double read, too. It fits onto a curved piece of metal called a crook that sticks out of the top of the bassoon. What looks like the top of the bassoon is really the bottom because the instrument is so long that it's folded over. Next, Benjamin britton moves on to the top of the string family. The violins. String instruments all consist of hollow wooden boxes with strings, usually metal strings, stretched across them. Most strings are played with a bow, a wooden stick that has hair from a horse's tail stretched along it. Drawing the bow across the strings makes the sound. All instruments have at least one thing in common, the larger the instrument, the lower the sound. Violas are one notch lower than violins. I don't know why, but violas and violists have always been the subject of orchestra jokes. Here's an example. What's the difference between a viola and a trampoline? You take your shoes off to jump on the trampoline. The next string instrument down is the cello. People like to rhyme cello with mellow and it fits. The lowest string instrument is the double bass. There's one member of the string family that doesn't look like the others, and you don't use a bow to play it. The harp. Strings and woodwinds are the first two families in the orchestra. Next week, I'll show you how Benjamin Britain demonstrates the brass and percussion sections. I'm Naomi Lewin, I write classics for kids and produce it with Tim lanter at WGU C Cincinnati. Please join me next week to continue exploring the instruments of the orchestra on classics for.

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"naomi lewin" Discussed on Classics for Kids

Classics for Kids

05:25 min | 8 months ago

"naomi lewin" Discussed on Classics for Kids

"Benjamin britton called the third movement of his simple symphony playful pizzicato. Last week I told you that the word pizzicato is Italian for plucked and tells string players how to play their instruments. A lot of musical traffic signals are in Italian because back in the 1600s, Italian composers were the first ones to write down exactly how they wanted their music played. When people in other countries started studying that early written music from Italy, they picked up the Italian musical terms and started using them too. You probably already know the Italian word for soft. It's piano. When we call the instrument a piano, it's actually short for the full name pianoforte. The pianoforte was the first keyboard instrument that could play both soft and loud, loud and Italian is forte. At the beginning of rossini's opera, the barber of Seville, their trying to be very quiet, so they sing piano, pianissimo. Issimo is an Italian ending that makes a word mean very whatever it is. So a piece of music that's very loud is fortissimo. There's also an Italian word for getting louder. That's crescendo to get softer the word is day crescendo, or you can also say diminuendo, which is like the English word diminish. You may have noticed that bit of the barber of Seville slowing down as it got softer. Italian for a slowing down is in English you could say it's relenting. Speaking of speed, or as it's called in music, tempo, which means time and guess what language, there are all kinds of Italian ways to say how fast and slow music should go. That's handel's Largo. It's actually from an opera and has words, but it's much better known as handel's Largo because that's the tempo marking. Largo is Italian for broad. In other words, take your time and play slowly. Just plain slow is adagio. Samuel Barber wrote a famous adagio for strings. Moving up a notch in speed, there's andante, which means going. Not going very fast, just going. If you want to go fast in Italian you get happy, or allegro. If you want to go even faster, you get lively. That's vivace. And nothing is faster than the time it takes a magician to pull a rabbit out of a hat. Presto. Those are just a few Italian musical terms, you probably know plenty of others I didn't get a chance to mention. Next week on classics for kids, a piece by Benjamin Britten that tells all about the instruments of the orchestra. I'm Naomi Lewin. I write classics for kids and produce it with Tim lanter at WGU Cincinnati. Please join me again for more classics for kids..

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"naomi lewin" Discussed on Classics for Kids

Classics for Kids

02:13 min | 8 months ago

"naomi lewin" Discussed on Classics for Kids

"Welcome to classics for kids. I'm Naomi Lewin. Benjamin Britten could have subtitled his simple symphony what I did over Christmas vacation. When Britain was 20 years old and had just graduated from the royal conservatory of music, he spent his Christmas vacation looking through pieces of music he'd composed years before. In fact, some of them were written when he was only ten. Britain thought that with a little sprucing up, he could turn that early music of his into something for school orchestras to perform. And that's how his simple symphony was born. The simple symphony has four movements Britain, who loved games of all kinds, including sports and word games, used alliteration to name each of the movements in the symphony. Alliteration is what you call a string of words that all start with the same sound. Sometimes a vowel, but usually a consonant. Everybody's favorite tongue twister, Peter piper picked a peck of pickled peppers, is a great example of alliteration. So is the title simple symphony, and so are the names of all the symphonies movements. The first one is boisterous bure. A bure is a dance that used to be performed in France. First as a folk dance and then in court. After a while composers started putting berets into instrumental suites that were meant for listening, not dancing. The beret is not a quiet dance. It's loud and lively, which is a pretty good definition of the word boisterous. I hope you weren't thinking boisterous was the opposite of girl stress. The playful pizzicato, same alliteration as Peter piper picked a peck of pickled peppers, is the next movement of the simple symphony..

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"naomi lewin" Discussed on Classics for Kids

Classics for Kids

05:47 min | 10 months ago

"naomi lewin" Discussed on Classics for Kids

"Welcome to classics for kids. I'm Naomi Lewin. I'm sure you look forward to a party every year to celebrate your birthday. And you know exactly when that is. These days, birthdays are very carefully recorded, but that wasn't always true. No one knows exactly what day or year Scott Joplin was born. The first time Scott Joplin's name turns up is in the 1870 census. The census is the official headcount that the United States government takes every ten years. According to the census taken in July of 1870, Scott Joplin was two years old, which means he was born in late 1867 or early 1868. No one's really sure where Joplin was born either. It was probably in northeast Texas. Japan's father was born into slavery in North Carolina. His mother was a free born woman from Kentucky. Both of them were musical, Joplin's mother played the banjo and sang, and his father passed his love of the violin on to his children. When Joplin's parents separated, his mother supported the family by cleaning houses. In one of the places she worked, Scott was allowed to use the piano. After Scott Joplin taught himself to play, a local piano teacher offered to give him some lessons. Julius Weiss didn't just teach Joplin the piano. He also taught him about different musical forms and how they were put together. As a teenager, Joplin started traveling, first to Missouri, where he played piano in saloons, and then to Chicago, where he led a band and played cornet in it for the 1893 world exposition. Then, Joplin went back to Missouri to a town called sedalia, where he published his first piano rags. Instead of letting someone buy his pieces outright for $25, which was what publishers usually did, Joplin arranged to get royalties, a small payment for every copy sold. That turned out to be a very smart move when Joplin published the rag he named for an African American social club in sedalia, the maple leaf. One of Joplin's pieces was based on something he'd seen at home in Texas, a train wreck that was staged on purpose by a railroad official with the interesting name of William crush. In Joplin's great crush collision, you can hear the whistles of the approaching trains. Somehow, between working as a pianist singer and bandleader, Joplin also found time to take classes at George R Smith college, an African American college in sedalia. After that, he moved to St. Louis, the hotbed of ragtime music. At the St. Louis world's fair of 1904, Scott Joplin played the rag he called the cascades. By now, Joplin was more interested in composing and teaching than in performing. He kept on moving, eventually winding up in New York City. Even though he was famous for his popular music, Joplin really wanted to be taken seriously as a classical composer. He wrote two operas, the first one was about Booker T. Washington, author of up from slavery, being invited to dinner at The White House. Unfortunately, that opera is lost. Joplin's second opera is tremendous about the daughter of former slaves. Scott Joplin earned the nickname king of ragtime writers. Next week on classics for kids, I'll tell you more about ragtime music. I'm Naomi Lewin. I write classics for kids and produce it with Tim lantern at wgc Cincinnati. Please join me next time for more classics for.

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"naomi lewin" Discussed on Classics for Kids

Classics for Kids

05:23 min | 11 months ago

"naomi lewin" Discussed on Classics for Kids

"I'm Naomi Lewin. Welcome to classics for kids. Franz Josef haydn never had any children, but that didn't stop people from turning him into a dad. Musicians who worked for haydn were so fond of him that they called him papa Hayden, and we know haydn as the father of the symphony. Haydn may not have been the first person to compose symphonies, but he wrote over a hundred of them more than anyone else. And he helped the symphony grow up. Because he spent most of his career cut off from the rest of the world composing for the esterhazy family, has hid himself said he had only his own imagination to depend on so he could experiment and do what he liked. That's haydn's military symphony named for the drums, triangle and symbols he used in it. For some reason, a lot of haydn's symphonies wound up with nicknames. Soon after he went to work for the esterhazys, the prince he served suggested that haydn write a series of pieces like Antonio Vivaldi's four seasons, but named for times of day instead. So haydn called his symphonies 6 7 and 8 morning noon and evening. In his evening symphony, haydn borrowed Vivaldi's idea of putting a thunderstorm into the music. Two of haydn's symphonies have animal nicknames. The symphony number 82 is known as the bear because the last movement reminded people of the kind of music played for a dancing bear. And the next symphony number 83 is called the hen, because two different instruments make clucking sounds. First, the violins. And then the oboe. Haydn's imperial symphony, his 53rd, was a huge hit in London, Paris and Germany. The second movement was so popular that someone even wrote words to turn it into a song. When they put up a statue of Hayden in his hometown, they carved the music from the second movement of the imperial symphony on it. Sometimes the nickname of a haydn symphony is very obvious, like number one O one called the clock. But sometimes you have to work hard to hear the reason for the nickname. Do you like palindromes? You know, words or sentences that read the same forwards and backwards like a man, a plan, a canal Panama, haydn's symphony number 47 is called the palindrome because haydn put a musical palindrome into it. Exactly the same music is played forwards and then backwards. Listen closely. Pretty cool, huh? There are also hide in symphonies named for places. The Paris London and Oxford symphonies for a chandelier that fell and didn't hurt anyone. That's the miracle symphony, and there's even a fire symphony. One of the most interesting nicknames farewell is attached to haydn's symphony number 45..

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"naomi lewin" Discussed on Classics for Kids

Classics for Kids

05:17 min | 1 year ago

"naomi lewin" Discussed on Classics for Kids

"Ballet is a theatrical performance usually with music costumes and sets that tells a story or expresses something through dance. Ballet dancers wear tights and leotards, and lots of times the ballerinas, women dancers, wear tutus, very short skirts that stick straight out to the sides. Sticky outy skirts lets you see the dancers legs says Victoria Morgan, whose artistic director of the Cincinnati ballet. The reason that they're wearing something like that is so that you can see them move. And Victoria Morgan also says that the women often wear a kind of shoes that make their legs look really long. Toe or point shoes. They're made out of hard cardboard, and it allows them to stand right up on their toes. That sounds painful, and it is. Being a ballet dancer is hard work. Victoria Morgan says ballet started in the 16th century when Catherine de Medici, a very rich and important Italian woman married the king of France. When she moved to France, she took all the things she considered important with her. She took her dance master, she took her composers, she took her singers and she took a whole sort of cultural group, uprooted it from Italy and planted it in France. Even the word ballet is transplanted. It's a French version of palette, Italian for little dance. The French came up with names for how to hold your arms and legs and all the different moves used in ballet. Those French names are still used today, no matter what country you're in. In 19th century, Russia they were nuts about everything French, including ballet. The Russians developed the ballet even further, and Russian composer pyotr ilyich tchaikovsky wrote some of the best ballet music ever. But Victoria Morgan says that wasn't obvious when his first ballet swan Lake premiered. Believe it or not, the first time it was done, it was a disaster, a fiasco. Nobody liked it. Everyone agreed that the original choreography, the dance steps for swan Lake left something to be desired. Then a couple of famous choreographers choreographer is what you call a person who creates the steps for dances, got a hold of the ballet. After Mario's petipa, the ballet master of the Russian imperial ballet, and his assistant re choreographed swan Lake, it was a big success. Tchaikovsky's second ballet was sleeping beauty. Victoria Morgan says this time around, choreographer Mario's wasn't taking any chances. He told tchaikovsky exactly what he wanted, practically note for note. I need about 8 bars of this flavorful thing. And then after that, there's going to be this very come in. So I want another 24 bars of waltz kind of music. Victoria Morgan says tchaikovsky had a real knack for composing dance music. The ballet he wrote are still popular. They are the major ballets that attract big audiences, even now. I mean, so I'm like, first done back in 1877 and the audiences still swarm in to see swan Lake and sleeping beauty. And I think that tchaikovsky had a flare for being able to create music that inspired movement. As good as he was at composing ballets, tchaikovsky only wrote three of them. His last one was the nutcracker. Music from tchaikovsky's ballet, the nutcracker. Next week, the story of that ballet. I Naomi Lewin. I write classics for kids and produce it with Tim lanter at W GUC Cincinnati. Please join me next time to hear more about the nutcracker on classics for.

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"naomi lewin" Discussed on Classics for Kids

Classics for Kids

05:35 min | 1 year ago

"naomi lewin" Discussed on Classics for Kids

"Some composers in tchaikovsky's day didn't think his music sounded Russian enough, but to most of us, it sounds plenty Russian. His name was certainly Russian. Tchaikovsky. Here's how Russian names work. First names first, in tchaikovsky's case, Kyoto is Russian for Peter. Your middle name is a patronymic. It tells people what your father's first name is. If you're a boy, you add each or ovich to your father's name to make your patronymic. Tchaikovsky's father's name was Ilya so his patronymic was ilich, son of Ilya. If you're a girl, you add ova or oven to your father's name. My father's name is Frank, so my Russian name is Naomi Franco na. Tchaikovsky was born in 1840 in Watkins, a town in the Ural Mountains. When he was 8, tchaikovsky's family moved to St. Petersburg, which was the capital of Russia back then. Fortunately for a kid like tchaikovsky, there was lots of music going on in St. Petersburg. Unfortunately for tchaikovsky, music wasn't considered an acceptable profession, so his parents made him study law instead. But that didn't last long. First, tchaikovsky started studying music on the side, and then he gave up law to study music full-time. After he graduated from the conservatory in St. Petersburg, tchaikovsky became a professor at the brand new conservatory in Moscow. Soon, he was being asked to compose music for all kinds of occasions. For almost 14 years, tchaikovsky had a very unusual pen pal. A rich woman who was a big fan of his music decided that she wanted to be his patroness. A patron, patroness, if you're a woman, is a person who gives money to support someone or something like an artist or arts organization. Tchaikovsky's patroness was nadie de von meck, nadie is Russian for hope, by the way. For years, she sent chinaski money so that he could spend more time composing and less time worrying about making a living. But she didn't want to meet him ever. So for years, they just wrote letters back and forth telling each other almost everything about their lives. I wonder what they would have thought of email. Tchaikovsky dedicated his fourth symphony to his patroness. In addition to symphonies, ballets and other instrumental music, tchaikovsky wrote music for singers, songs and operas. His best known opera Eugene on jagan also has some wonderful dance music. Tchaikovsky traveled all over Europe to attend performances of his music, and in 1891, he even came to America to conduct his music at the opening of Carnegie Hall. One kind of music that tchaikovsky wrote better than almost anyone else was ballet. The tchaikovsky ballet that gets performed most often is the one that pops up every Christmas. The nutcracker. That was the Russian dance from tchaikovsky's ballet, the nutcracker. Next week, more ballet music by tchaikovsky and more about the ballet. I'm Naomi Lewin. I write classics for kids and produce it with Tim lantern at wgc Cincinnati. Please join me next time for more classics for kids..

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"naomi lewin" Discussed on Classics for Kids

Classics for Kids

05:44 min | 1 year ago

"naomi lewin" Discussed on Classics for Kids

"Hello, welcome to classics for kids. I'm Naomi Lewin. His grandparents wanted him to be named Lewis, so that's what it says on the birth certificate. But his parents called him Leonard and to his friends, he was always Lenny. Leonard Bernstein was born in 1918 in Lawrence, Massachusetts, and grew up in the Boston area. For years, the only music in the house came from a wind up victrola and a radio, both of which Bernstein loved. When he was ten, his aunt Clara gave the family a piano, and he was hooked. It didn't take long before his first piano teacher told his parents they'd have to find another teacher because she couldn't keep up with her pupil. Bernstein's parents were both from Ukraine, where one of his grandfathers was a rabbi. So the Jewish religion was a very important part of Leonard Bernstein's life as he was growing up. He spent a lot of time in Hebrew school at synagogue, and the music he heard there had a big influence on him. Bernstein's father did not want his son to become a musician. Sam Bernstein sold wigs and beauty supplies, and he wanted his oldest son to take over the business. But there was no stopping Leonard Bernstein. He went to Harvard University where he majored in music. There he met conductor Dmitri metropolis, who encouraged him to become a composer. Then Bernstein met composer Aaron Copland, who became a lifelong friend and encouraged him to become a conductor. Throughout his career, Bernstein continued to be a musical triple threat. He played piano conducted and composed. Leonard Bernstein's first steady job was assistant conductor of the New York philharmonic, and that's how he got his big break. Bruno Walter, who was supposed to conduct the New York philharmonic in a live national radio broadcast from Carnegie Hall, got sick. So 25 year old Leonard Bernstein stepped in to conduct and the rest was history. The audience loved him. His picture made the front page of newspapers the next day and his conducting career was launched. Then his composing career took off too. In one year, 1944, Bernstein had his first symphony, ballet, and musical comedy performed. Bernstein was in demand all over the world as a conductor. He was the first American to conduct at the famous la Scala opera house in Milan, Italy, and he had a long association with the Israel philharmonic, but Bernstein is most famous for being the first American to become permanent conductor of a major American orchestra. The New York philharmonic. With the New York philharmonic, Bernstein used television, which was brand new back then to bring classical music to a much wider audience. When a composer writes a piece of what's usually called classical music, he puts down the exact notes that he wants, the exact instruments or voices that he wants to sign those notes. And he also writes down as many directions as he can think of to tell the players or singers everything they need to know about how fast or slow it should go allowed us soft. It should be and millions of other things to help the performers give an exact performance of those notes he thought up. A whole generation of kids and grown-ups learned about music from Bernstein's young people's concerts. Teaching young musicians was very important to Bernstein. He spent his summers at tanglewood, the Berkshire music center in Massachusetts, and he also helped start music festivals in Germany and Japan. Leonard Bernstein refused to put limits on any of his musical interests. He composed the score for the movie on the waterfront, and he wrote some great musical theater. More about Bernstein's musical theater next week. I'm Naomi Lewin. I write classics for kids and produce it with Tim lantern at wgc Cincinnati. Please join me next.

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"naomi lewin" Discussed on Classics for Kids

Classics for Kids

02:03 min | 1 year ago

"naomi lewin" Discussed on Classics for Kids

"After christopher columbus made his first trip across the atlantic ocean spain and other european countries began to colonize the americas. Spanish music had a big influence on latin american music. And so did the music of the enslaved people who were brought over from africa one of the first places columbus landed in fourteen. Ninety two was cuba. Nineteenth century violinist. Jose white lafitte had a spanish father and an afro-cuban mother whites composition that they yaqoob ana the beautiful. Cuban uses dance rhythms from haiti and the dominican republic on the island of hispaniola twentieth century. Cuban composer and missile. The owner was a pianist. That's lik wound up performing his most famous piece. My leg ania which is a spanish dance. Kunas family was full of musicians including his great nephew. Leo brouwer leo. Brouwer was guitarist until he hurt his right hand even after he had to stop playing. He kept on composing in fourteen. Ninety three columbus landed on the island. We call puerto rico spanish for rich port. The taino people who originally lived there called it. Land of the great lords in their language voted ken. Which is the title of this piece by. Puerto rican composer. Roberto ever

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"naomi lewin" Discussed on Classics for Kids

Classics for Kids

05:31 min | 1 year ago

"naomi lewin" Discussed on Classics for Kids

"I'm naomi lewin. Welcome to classics for kids. We think of franz list as a composer but in his day he was really famous as a pianist. So were mozart. Beethoven chopin and rachmaninoff and a lot of others. You may or may not have heard of domenico. Scarlatti played one of the earliest keyboard instruments that we would recognize as a piano. Scarlatti was born in italy but he spent most of his life working for royalty in spain and portugal he composed five hundred fifty five keyboard sonatas. Luzio clementi was born in italy too but he moved to london. India's buried in westminster abbey with a tombstone that reads father of the piano forte. Which is the full name of the piano. Clementi helped make the piano popular and he taught a lot of people including carl czerny. Czerny is most famous for writing a set of piano exercises. You'll probably run into if you take lessons. Jeremy's most famous teacher was beethoven and he wound up being the soloist for the premiere. The first performance of beethoven's fifth piano concerto. Because beethoven was deaf to hear the orchestra by then another famous pianist. Composer was clara as a teenager. Clara veep was known all over europe. As queen of the piano she married. Robert schumann who also started out as a pianist after he hurt his hand and couldn't play anymore. Clara played the premiere of all his piano pieces in nineteenth century america. Amy beach became famous as a pianist and composer at a time. When most americans still traveled to europe to study music. Amy beach studied in boston. Her family moved there from new hampshire where she was born one spanish pianist composer who performed in america never made it home when an week.'. Granados came to new york for the premiere of his opera. He was also invited to give a piano recital at the white house. This was in nineteen sixteen during world. War one a ship that granados took to get home was hit by torpedo from german submarine and he didn't survive frenchman. Eric not made his living as a pianist for most of his career. So did american. Composers scott joplin Greek used to spend the spring and summer at home in norway composing but he spent the fall and winter on tour as a pianist. Some people we know today as pianists are also composers. Marc andre hamlin. Who's from canada and gabriela monteiro. Who was born in venezuela. She performed at president obama's first inauguration. Montano is very good at improvising. That is taking a melody and making up music from it on the spot. It's interesting to think which people we know as pianists might be better remembered one day as composers..

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"naomi lewin" Discussed on Classics for Kids

Classics for Kids

05:08 min | 1 year ago

"naomi lewin" Discussed on Classics for Kids

"Welcome to classics for kids. I'm naomi lewin. Eighteen eleven was called the year of the great comet because a comet lit up the sky for over nine months and eighteen eleven was when franz liszt was born this came from writing which is in austria now but back then it was part of the austro-hungarian empire lists father worked for the same hungarian prince haydn had worked for years earlier. He wasn't a professional musician but he played several instruments including the piano list was six. His father started giving him lessons and list played his first concert in public when he was nine. Local members of the nobility were so impressed that they paid for him to go steady in vienna. Which was the center of music there. He took lessons from carl czerny. Who had studied piano with beethoven when czerny saw how talented list was he started. Teaching him for free list also started studying composition and he had his first piece published when he was eleven after a while czerny told list he had nothing more to teach him so list and his family moved to paris when he tried to get into the paris conservatory. They wouldn't take him not because he wasn't good but because he wasn't french list continued to study privately and to give concerts around europe since he was also very religious. He thought about becoming a priest instead of a musician but his father said you belong to art. Not the church. In paris list met three musicians who changed his life pianist. Frederic chopin was just a year older than list. Who thought chopin was great. Composer actor barely owes wrote program music. Which tells a story without using words that fascinated list and then there was niccolo. Paganini a violinist. Who was the first musical superstar when list saw how audiences reacted to pack amini. He decided he would be the pack anini of the piano. People went crazy for list. Not only did he play well. He also looked interesting tall and elegant with long hair way before there was bieber fever. The german poet heinrich china coined the term list oh mania. His fans wore jewelry with his portrait and may jewelry out of his broken piano strings and one woman even picked up a cigar but he threw away set in diamonds and wore. That list spent eight years giving concerts all over europe. He made a lot of money and gave a lot away to charity then when he was thirty. Five a polish princess convinced him to stop touring as a pianist and spent time composing so he settled down in weimar germany to conduct a court orchestra. Not only did he. Invent new ways of conducting. He also came up with a new musical form. The symphonic poem another thing lists specialized in was taking other people's compositions like songs and operas and turning them into pieces for solo piano speaking of opera lists daughter cozy my wound up marrying opera composer. Richard wagner after lists other. Two children died. He moved to rome and finally studied to be a priest. He spent the last two decades of his life teaching masterclasses which he invented in a masterclass students. All sit together taking.

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"naomi lewin" Discussed on Classics for Kids

Classics for Kids

05:13 min | 2 years ago

"naomi lewin" Discussed on Classics for Kids

"Hello welcome to classics for kids. I'm naomi lewin. This week in celebration of the christmas season some classical compositions that involve christmas carols in the middle of the nineteenth century. An englishman named william chatterton dix came up with christmasy words. What child is this for the old folk song green sleeves years later when raytheon williams wrote his fantasia on green sleeves. He probably had a pretty good idea that the peace would get played a lot at christmas. Time the fantasia. Green sleeves was originally part of an opera but some pieces of christmas. Carol classical music written to be used in church johann sebastian bach was an excellent organised. Who spent years writing church music. Bach based a whole set of variations on the old german. Carol come <unk> mojo known in english as from heaven above earth. I come that same. Carol turns up in auto nikolas christmas overture which even has acquired to sing it. There's another german christmas. Carol in which. Mary sings joseph dearest joseph mine asking joseph for help rocking the baby. Jesus to sleep. Yohannes brahms used that in song. He wrote to honor another baby the son of his good friend joseph or josef in german. Walk him brahms. Like the inside. Joke of the to joseph's and he liked the wonderful tune which he gave to the biala <music>. A couple of centuries earlier than brahms was composing in germany mach. One chaperone ta was composing in france. Chaperone ta came up with a whole set of what he called. Carols for instruments. The title of this one is where are those cheerful shepherds headed. One of the top ten favorite christmas carols actually has music by classical composer even though that's not what he wrote it for felix mendelssohn composed a song to celebrate yohannes gutenberg. The man who invented the movable type printing press mendelssohn didn't like the words to that song and told his publisher. He thought the music could be recycled for something else. Maybe a wedding piece but nothing really religious. After mendelssohn died someone in england discovered that the music went perfectly with a poem by charles wesley. The brother of john. Wesley who founded methodism <music>. Pieces that use christmas carols were meant to be played at christmas time. Utter reno raspy composed a musical description of three paintings by italian renaissance artist. Sandro botticelli one of those paintings is the adoration of the maj. I in which maj i. The three kings are part of a huge crowd admiring the baby. Jesus resp- iggy sets the scene by quoting an old church chant anyb- any emmanuel which you know as the christmas. Carol o come o come emmanuel. The three kings feature in another piece that uses a christmas carol. The farren dole from the arlesienne sweet by george. Bc opens with an old french. Carol called the march of the kings

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Georges Bizet, Christmas Carols in Classical Music

Classics for Kids

05:13 min | 2 years ago

Georges Bizet, Christmas Carols in Classical Music

"Hello welcome to classics for kids. I'm naomi lewin. This week in celebration of the christmas season some classical compositions that involve christmas carols in the middle of the nineteenth century. An englishman named william chatterton dix came up with christmasy words. What child is this for the old folk song green sleeves years later when raytheon williams wrote his fantasia on green sleeves. He probably had a pretty good idea that the peace would get played a lot at christmas. Time the fantasia. Green sleeves was originally part of an opera but some pieces of christmas. Carol classical music written to be used in church johann sebastian bach was an excellent organised. Who spent years writing church music. Bach based a whole set of variations on the old german. Carol come mojo known in english as from heaven above earth. I come that same. Carol turns up in auto nikolas christmas overture which even has acquired to sing it. There's another german christmas. Carol in which. Mary sings joseph dearest joseph mine asking joseph for help rocking the baby. Jesus to sleep. Yohannes brahms used that in song. He wrote to honor another baby the son of his good friend joseph or josef in german. Walk him brahms. Like the inside. Joke of the to joseph's and he liked the wonderful tune which he gave to the biala A couple of centuries earlier than brahms was composing in germany mach. One chaperone ta was composing in france. Chaperone ta came up with a whole set of what he called. Carols for instruments. The title of this one is where are those cheerful shepherds headed. One of the top ten favorite christmas carols actually has music by classical composer even though that's not what he wrote it for felix mendelssohn composed a song to celebrate yohannes gutenberg. The man who invented the movable type printing press mendelssohn didn't like the words to that song and told his publisher. He thought the music could be recycled for something else. Maybe a wedding piece but nothing really religious. After mendelssohn died someone in england discovered that the music went perfectly with a poem by charles wesley. The brother of john. Wesley who founded methodism Pieces that use christmas carols were meant to be played at christmas time. Utter reno raspy composed a musical description of three paintings by italian renaissance artist. Sandro botticelli one of those paintings is the adoration of the maj. I in which maj i. The three kings are part of a huge crowd admiring the baby. Jesus resp- iggy sets the scene by quoting an old church chant anyb- any emmanuel which you know as the christmas. Carol o come o come emmanuel. The three kings feature in another piece that uses a christmas carol. The farren dole from the arlesienne sweet by george. Bc opens with an old french. Carol called the march of the kings

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Gustav Holst: The Planets

Classics for Kids

05:18 min | 2 years ago

Gustav Holst: The Planets

"Welcome to classics for Kids I'm Naomi Lewin. Astronomy is the science that studies the Sun Moon Planets and other objects in the sky astrology is not a science. It tries to show how objects in the affect people's lives on Earth Gustav. Holst loved astrology and he composed his planets to be musical pictures of human nature. Holst started composing his First Planet Mars. The bringer of war in nineteen fourteen just before world. War One broke out. Mars was the Roman God of war. All the planets in our solar system except Earth are named for God's from ancient mythology. In Roman mythology Venus was the goddess of love. But host was interested in astrology not mythology. So his Venus is the bringer of peace. Venus is sometimes called the evening star because it's the first pinpoint of light you see in the sky after the sun goes down. But, light from stars twinkles when it passes through the Sky, light from planets doesn't. Next up is the planet that Holst actually composed last. Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun. So it's trip or orbit around the Sun is the fastest. It's named for the Roman Messenger God who had wings and host called his mercury the winged Messenger. Mercury is the smallest planet in the Solar System Jupiter is the largest. Jupiter King of the Roman gods was also known as Jove. That's where we get the word jovial, which means cheerful or jolly host titled He has Jupiter the Bringer of jollity. Jupiter is full of great tunes. Host later turned this one into a patriotic song. Gustav Holst called his planets seven pieces for large orchestra. You might say, wait a minute. There are eight planets nine. If you're a pluto fan how come host on the road seven well, first of all host finished composing the planets in one, thousand, nine, hundred, sixteen, and Pluto wasn't discovered until nineteen thirty also host based his planets on astrology which looks at how the other planets affect us here on earth. So no earth. Even, though the planets is the most popular piece, go stop host ever wrote he didn't think it was his best work, but he did like his planet Saturn the bringer of old age. Saturn Jupiter. In Roman mythology. There are other planets with rings, but none of them are as spectacular as the rings around Saturn humorist, Mark Russell joked that Saturn's rings are made of lost airline luggage, but they're really made of dust and ice. He only planet named for a Greek rather than Roman God is urine us who was Greek God of the sky. Rotate for turn on an imaginary line running through their middle called an axis. The access usually runs top to bottom with a little bit of a tilt like you see on globe but urine this is so tilted on its axis that it looks like it's spinning on its sign. Posts Planet Uranus is the magician. And his Neptune is the mystic. Neptune was the Roman God of the sea. In Neptune host created a really unusual ending for the planets. A double choir of women's voices join the orchestra singing with no words. And at the very end, only the voices are left and they just fade away.

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Music from Russian Operas

Classics for Kids

05:36 min | 2 years ago

Music from Russian Operas

"Hello I'm Naomi Lewin welcome to classics, for? Kids That's the pollen is from Modesto oxy's Opera Boris, Godunov, today music from operas by some other Russian composers. They call me Kyle Glinka, the father of Russian classical music. You hardly ever see Glinka opera Muslim and Ludmilla, but you hear the overture all the time. Well at least loosely, Ludmila has been performed. That's more than you can say for some operas. Lada flopped twice the first time a Russian theatre s four different composers to collaborate writing a combination opera ballet that Malaysia was never performed. Then rimsky-korsakov who was one of the four composers recycled the music he'd written into a Milonga of his own that Lada lasted all of six performances. If you've been Mada is a funny title. Sergei Prokofiev opera called the love for three oranges. The love for three oranges is about a prince who finds the princess he loves inside an orange one of three oranges. Love is a big problem for the title character in an opera by Tchaikovsky called Eugene on Yagan. A girl named Tatyana in love with you gene on Yagan but he doesn't fall in love with her until it's too late and she's married to someone else the two of them always seemed to be meeting up at a ball. So Tchaikovsky put plenty of dance music including this waltz into his author. Part of Modesto Resorts Skis Opera Boris good enough takes place in a Polish court where they do a Polish dance, the pullen his. Another Russian opera with famous dances in it is by Alexander Barra Dean Borodino was a professor of chemistry who only got to write music in his spare time. His only opera was prince eager in which the prince eager gets captured while fighting the pile-up Ziems. The best known part of the opera is when the Pelosi enslaves entertain prince e core by singing. Dancing. Ardine died before he could finish prints eager. But two of his friends who knew how he wanted it to sound finished it for him. One of those friends was Nikolai rimsky-korsakov whose flight of the Bumblebee is far more famous than the tale of Czar Sultan, the opera for which he wrote it. You can definitely hear a flying insect in the flight of the Bumblebee. From flying bees to dancing pelotons, I hope you've enjoyed this week's music from Russian operas.

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Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

Classics for Kids

05:18 min | 2 years ago

Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

"I'm Naomi Lewin welcome to classics for kids. Viktor Hartmann was a nineteenth century, Russian artist and architect and a good friend of composer mode as his ski. When Hartman died suddenly at the age of thirty nine was dark ski was devastated. Hartman's friends organized a memorial exhibit of his work, and then resort ski created his own tribute to Hartman a piano piece that portrayed ten artworks from the show called pictures at an exhibition. Quite, a few people have made orchestra versions of pictures at an exhibition. The best known one is by Maurice, Richard. Pictures at an exhibition starts off with that promenade which pops up several more times. Zarzusky meant it as strolling music to lead you through the gallery from one picture to the next. The first picture in Zork Skis Exhibition is a gnome actually it's a sketch for a nutcracker shaped like gnome sort of a Goblin who lives under the earth. then. The promenade leads to a painting of a very old castle from medieval times with a troubadour traveling singer outside it in reveals orchestration the saxophone is the instrument that plays the part of the troubadour. From there we promenade onto a picture of a nanny taking care of some kids playing in the twee gardens in Paris. Doesn't it sound like they're teasing each other and? Yeah Yeah. No promenade before the next picture, which is of a wagon with huge wheels the kind of wagon that was pulled by oxen. The title of the picture is bid low, which is Polish for Oscar. After the last of the promenades we come to the ballet of the unhatched chicks. Victor Hartman's designed for some ballet costumes in his sketch to people where egg outfits with bird head helmets but I think the music sounds more like they're running around like chickens with their heads cut off. Next to that picture repair of Pencil sketches of a rich man and a poor man, the rich one sounds pretty snooty. Roll. Along. In the poor man sounds like he's crying. Back to France for the next. Women Gossiping in the marketplace in the town of Moses. Then a couple of very creepy scenes I some catacombs, underground tombs full of old bones. It almost sounds like they're about to get up and walk around to the promenade tune doesn't it? The next bit creepy nece is a sketch for clock based on an old Russian fairy tale about a witch named Baba Yoga who supposedly lives in a scary hut that's perched on fouls or chickens legs. The very last picture in the exhibition is the designed Viktor. Hartmann entered in a competition to build a gate that would be the grand entrance to the city, of Kiev. If, the great gate of Kiev theme reminds you of the promenade. Now, you know where that strolling music was edited all along.

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Modest Mussorgsky: The Mighty Handful

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05:24 min | 2 years ago

Modest Mussorgsky: The Mighty Handful

"Hello welcome to classics for Kids I'm Naomi Lewin. The mighty handful may sound like a rock band or a bad babysitting job and the mighty five may sound like a basketball team. But both of those were nicknames for a group of Nineteenth Century Russian composers interested in developing a Russian sound for classical music. Obviously, there were five of them. Mighty handful refers to five fingers. The ringleader of the mighty handful was mealy Bollock, a pianist and composer who wanted to promote nationalism in Russian music in music nationalism refers to a south. That's distinct Taylor country. Sometimes, that's done by using folk tunes, rhythms, or dance forms and a piece of music, but it can also mean including historical characters or legend from a region. While Akira, wrote an overture in which he put pieces of three Russian folk songs. Eventually Bala of became director of the Russian Court Orchestra. But for a while he quipped music and went to work for the Russian railroad in fact, every member of the mighty five held a nonmusical job at one time or another. Alexander Borodino was never a professional musician. He was a professor of chemistry. From the time he was a kid Borodino was very musical but he decided to study science instead he wound up founding the first Russian School of Medicine for women. After he met Bollock. The great cheerleader for Russian Music Borodino. Began composing. But since science and medicine took up most of his time, he didn't get a chance to finish very many pieces. One of the other members of the mighty hand full wound up putting Borodin's opera Prince Ebor into its final form, the man who cleaned up Laura Dean's music and music by quite a few other composers was Nikolai rimsky-korsakov. Rimouski. Korsakov was in the navy when he met up with Mealy, Bollock Kiro and decided that. Should be his life rimsky-korsakov quit the maybe to study composition after teaching himself to compose he wound up as a professor of composition at the new conservatory. In Saint Petersburg Russia rimsky-korsakov was great at orchestration knowing what instruments to assign to which lines of music in order to get the best sound. He finished a lot of pieces that some of his fellow Russians left unfinished and he also rearranged a lot of music some of which didn't necessarily rearranging. The. Last member of the mighty five was Cesar. Has An unusually UN Russian sounding last name because his father was French. In fact, he was a French military officer who decided to stay in Russia after being taken prisoner there while fighting with Napoleon's army. says. We started out in the military too but you guessed it after he met Mealy Bala. Cesar qe became a composer. Even, though he had no Russian ancestors, his mother was Lithuanian qe became a big champion of Russian music just like the other members of the mighty handful. There, you have the other for Russian composers who made up the mighty handful. Bella Kiev Alexander Barra Dean Cesar qe and Nikolai rimsky-korsakov. The fifth of course was this month's composer Modeste Ski. That's no Muss G. N. O., M. US. The GNOME. An m. e. from pictures at an exhibition by modest Mussorgsky's

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About Modest Mussorgsky

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05:26 min | 2 years ago

About Modest Mussorgsky

"Hello I'm Naomi Lewin welcome to classics for. Kids. Modeste. MAZUROWKSI was born in eighteen, thirty nine in the village of Carnival. In Russian his name is pronounced Moose key which sounds like it has something to do with cows but it doesn't. Muzar is the Russian word for garbage. Even though his family was descended from nobility, the story goes that one of Zorzi or Muzar excuse ancestors had quite a potty mouth. So people started referring to him by the sort of language he used Mazaar ski didn't have a very common first name either Modeste in Russian means the same thing as when you pronounce it in English modest. resort Steve got his first piano lessons from his mother and it was clear early on that he was a very good pianist but back, then the oldest son inherited the family house and land and the second son went into the army. Was the second son. So after he graduated from Military Boarding School, he became an army officer but not for long when he was eighteen was ski met Russian composer, Mealy Bella, Kiev, and started studying with him. The next year was ski left the army to become a composer. pollock was only a couple of years older than me. And he was very passionate about developing a Russian style of classical music for years. He and four other Russian composers met every Saturday night to study music together. Bollock didn't actually know that much about music but that didn't stop him from dissecting and criticizing the other's throat. He complained so much about one piece of Zork Skis that Missouri Ski finally stopped working with him. was. Exceed thought the composition he called his witches was pretty good. Then he was right we know those which is as a night on bald, mountain? The story behind a night on bald mountain may well be one of the Russian folk tales resort ski learned from his nanny while he was growing up quite a few of those legends turned up later on in his music. When Muzar oxy was twenty four. There were political changes in Russia and his family lost most of its land and money since McKee wasn't making any money composing he had to get a job. He went to work for the government, but he kept on composing was arc ski loved writing for the voice. Lots of songs including one about a very pesky insect a league. uh-huh. And Ski also wrote several operas. His masterpiece is a Russian czar or ruler who lived in the fifteen hundreds Boris enough. A. No Moose and Squirrel Boris good enough is not related to buddies bad enough. But now you know where the folks who wrote the rocky and full winco cartoons came up with the name. One of Mubarak's Ke's best known pieces. Pictures at an exhibition was written in memory of an artist friend of his who died unexpectedly. More about pictures at an exhibition in a few weeks, I told you that resort ski was one of a group of five Russian composers interested in promoting Russian classical music next week more about the other members of the group.

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Mozart's Operas

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05:43 min | 2 years ago

Mozart's Operas

"Welcome to classics for kids. I'm Naomi. Lewin. Both Con Amadeus Mozart wrote more beautiful music in his not quite thirty five year lifetime than a lot of composers who lived a lot longer one kind of music that fascinated Mozart from the time he was a kid was opera. Mozart I. said he wanted to write an opera when he was eight and when he was twelve, he did up through the very last year of his life. He continued composing operas. An opera is a stage work with costumes and sets that also includes music singing as an important part of the drama instead of speaking their lines, the characters sing them. Italy. Was the country where opera got its start. So Italian was the fashionable language for writing operas even in German speaking Austria where Mozart lived. But Go to kind of opera that's related to our Broadway musical. It's called the Zing Spiel a play with singing Austrians who didn't speak Italian could understand because it was in German just like in American musical theater, there are spoken lines that move the plot along but when the characters want to let you know what they're feeling, they sing about it or August. I have two favorite Mozart operas one in each language not city Figo Godot is Italian for the marriage of Figaro. This opera is based on a very famous, very revolutionary play about a servant Figaro who outsmarts his royal master. Since, there was still plenty of royalty around when the play was written. It was pretty daring. Some kings wouldn't allow it to be performed. At the beginning of the Opera Figaro is busy measuring his new bedroom, you can hear him counting five, ten, twenty in. Italian of course. Susannah the woman Figaro's going to marry tries to interrupt. She wants him to look at her bridal veil. You can hear in Mozart's music how hard it is forces Emma to get Figaro's attention. Figaro has some Great Arias or Solos in the opera when one of the characters is sent to the army and doesn't want to go figaro things about what it will be like ticked rate in his pants, he closed for a uniform and then marched to the mud. Nine. and. My other Mozart favorite is the magic flute heat Salva Fluid a Germans ing. SPIEL. In the magic flute, the Queen of the night represents evil dark forces and Rostro represents light and truth. It's brilliant how Mozart shows the contrast between them by having the Queen of the night fast loud and very high. While rostro music is slow deliberate and very. The. Most, fun character in the magic flute is Papa Gay No. The Bird Catcher I even named a cat after him. Papa John is always looking for a wife when he finds one, her name turns out to be Papa Gain A-, and they sing a wonderful using their names to investigate the birds he catches. Wish, I had time to play you more music from Mozart operas next week a kind of music so. In Mozart's bay that classical composers latched onto it to

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About Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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05:18 min | 2 years ago

About Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

"Hello I'm Naomi Lewin welcome to. Classics for kids. Think of the most brilliant talented kid. You know maybe somebody in your class now imagine if that person couldn't be in class because starting at the age of five he or she was off performing for presidents, kings queens all sorts of world leaders. Well, that's what it was like to be both gung. Amadeus Mozart. Mozart was born in Salzburg Austria where his father leopold was a violinist and composer when Mozart junior was three, he climbed up to the keyboard and just started playing. That's when Mozart senior realized he had a genius on his hands. So he started the touring Mozart show he took his son both gun and his daughter Nano on the road to perform for royalty they went all over Europe. Sometimes staying away from home for years at a stretch everyone was amazed at how well the children played and especially at how well little both gone could improvise. That is makeup music on the spot using whatever tune they gave him. Votes, are composed his first piece when he was five had his first music published when he was seven and wrote his first opera at the age of twelve he was a Whiz at the keyboard and the violin most of Mozart's concertos for those instruments here for himself to play. Lose Friends with the best musicians of the day. So he wrote Concertos for their instruments to, for instance the French Horn. One friend played a newfangled instrument that Mozart. Loved the clarinet. A Concerts that he and other people put on Mozart wrote symphonies. And for celebrations he wrote serenade. When he worked for the Prince Archbishop of Salzburg the man who also employed his father Mozart composed religious music. Having, toured all over Europe as a child Mozart did not want to stay in Salzburg working for the Prince Archbishop when he grew up even though that's put his father wanted. So he moved to the big city of Vienna, which was full of music theatre and opera in Vienna Mozart married Constanza Vaber. He'd actually fallen in love with her older sister I and he tried to find steady work that he thought was worthy of how talented he was. Mozart had a hard time as an adult. He couldn't get over being a child prodigy the very talented kid back. Then grownup musicians were considered servants by the nobles who hired them, but kings and empresses had made a huge fuss over Mozart when he performed for them as a child so he didn't think of himself as a servant. He also never learned how to manage money. He couldn't resist the urge to buy new clothes or a piano or a billiard table whatever he wanted. Mozart. Died just before his thirty fifth birthday. It's amazing. How much incredibly beautiful music he wrote in such a short

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Roll Over Beethoven

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05:27 min | 2 years ago

Roll Over Beethoven

"Hello I'm. Naomi. lewin welcome to classics for kids. For some reason, maybe because he was such a genius, Beethoven seemed to be the butt of jokes than any other composer. Not all the jokes have to do with music but some. Your parents and grandparents probably know the song roll over Beethoven. Chuck, Berry originally made it popular back in the nineteen fifties this version by electric light orchestra even quotes Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. That's not the only popular song to use Beethoven's fifth. A disco hit from the seventies is even named for a fifth of Beethoven. It's no joke than in World War Two. Beethoven's fifth took on a whole new meaning back. Then important messages were still sent by Telegraph using Morse Code and dictate the DOT is Morse code for the letter. V. After British Prime Minister Winston Churchill declared a campaign called V for victory. Of The BBC British public radio started playing the first four notes of Beethoven's fifth before all news bulletins. A. Beethoven. Never married but after he died someone found a very passionate letter, he had addressed to my immortal beloved. No one knows who the immortal beloved might have been but turns up in. Beethoven joke that takes the fifth. The joke goes that the immortal beloved was threatening to leave Beethoven because he didn't pay enough attention to her Beethoven said, that's ridiculous. You are everything to me. You're my life you're my inspiration and she looked at him and said me. Everything your life your inspiration ha ha. and. Then there's the joke about a man who's wandering through a cemetery in Europe and stumbles on Beethoven's grave. He's very surprised to see Beethoven sitting up in his coffin furiously erasing his music. So he asks excuse me Mr Beethoven what on Earth Are you doing and Beethoven snaps back can't you see? I'm decomposing. Bits of Beethoven also turn up in amusing ways in movies, and that's not even counting the movie about the dog named Beethoven and the sequels Beethoven's second and Beethoven's third. The Beatles one of the most famous rock bands ever made a movie called help that uses Beethoven's music. When the Drummer Ringo gets trapped by a snarling tiger from a German zoo, his friends tell him. Off To do is famous Van Hoven famous. Got Up on talk. and Beethoven puts him appearances in musical theater to. All through the music man, the phony professor Harold Hill claims he could teach kids to play musical instruments using the think method. The PC wants them to think is Beethoven's MINUET IN G lie down. A. Live. My favorite use of Beethoven in musical theater comes from you're a good man Charlie Brown based on characters from the peanuts comicstrip. One of them is the piano playing Schroeder who idolizes Beethoven as Schroeder plays Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata Lucy tries desperately to get his attention, but you can tell it's not going to work. I'm sure Beethoven would be amazed at all the places he's popped up.

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Roll Over Beethoven

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05:27 min | 2 years ago

Roll Over Beethoven

"Hello I'm. Naomi. lewin welcome to classics for kids. For some reason, maybe because he was such a genius, Beethoven seemed to be the butt of jokes than any other composer. Not all the jokes have to do with music but some. Your parents and grandparents probably know the song roll over Beethoven. Chuck, Berry originally made it popular back in the nineteen fifties this version by electric light orchestra even quotes Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. That's not the only popular song to use Beethoven's fifth. A disco hit from the seventies is even named for a fifth of Beethoven. It's no joke than in World War Two. Beethoven's fifth took on a whole new meaning back. Then important messages were still sent by Telegraph using Morse Code and dictate the DOT is Morse code for the letter. V. After British Prime Minister Winston Churchill declared a campaign called V for victory. Of The BBC British public radio started playing the first four notes of Beethoven's fifth before all news bulletins. A. Beethoven. Never married but after he died someone found a very passionate letter, he had addressed to my immortal beloved. No one knows who the immortal beloved might have been but turns up in. Beethoven joke that takes the fifth. The joke goes that the immortal beloved was threatening to leave Beethoven because he didn't pay enough attention to her Beethoven said, that's ridiculous. You are everything to me. You're my life you're my inspiration and she looked at him and said me. Everything your life your inspiration ha ha. and. Then there's the joke about a man who's wandering through a cemetery in Europe and stumbles on Beethoven's grave. He's very surprised to see Beethoven sitting up in his coffin furiously erasing his music. So he asks excuse me Mr Beethoven what on Earth Are you doing and Beethoven snaps back can't you see? I'm decomposing. Bits of Beethoven also turn up in amusing ways in movies, and that's not even counting the movie about the dog named Beethoven and the sequels Beethoven's second and Beethoven's third. The Beatles one of the most famous rock bands ever made a movie called help that uses Beethoven's music. When the Drummer Ringo gets trapped by a snarling tiger from a German zoo, his friends tell him. Off To do is famous Van Hoven famous. Got Up on talk. and Beethoven puts him appearances in musical theater to. All through the music man, the phony professor Harold Hill claims he could teach kids to play musical instruments using the think method. The PC wants them to think is Beethoven's MINUET IN G lie down. A. Live. My favorite use of Beethoven in musical theater comes from you're a good man Charlie Brown based on characters from the peanuts comicstrip. One of them is the piano playing Schroeder who idolizes Beethoven as Schroeder plays Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata Lucy tries desperately to get his attention, but you can tell it's not going to work. I'm sure Beethoven would be amazed at all the places he's popped up.

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Music that Imitates Inanimate Objects

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05:17 min | 2 years ago

Music that Imitates Inanimate Objects

"Hello. I'm Naomi Lewin. Welcome to classics for kids. It's pretty obvious that at the beginning of the second movement of Beethoven's Eighth Symphony The Orchestra is imitating something mechanical. That's not a clock ticking. It's a metronome, the machine that was invented to show exactly how fast or slow a piece of music should be played before the metronome. The only way to show the tempo of a piece was by writing fast slow, very fast or very slow usually in Italian on the music. But a composer had no way of telling you exactly how fast very fast was. That's where the. Comes in. In, the early eighteen hundreds Dutch inventor named Dietrich Nichols Vinko perfected a machine that could be adjusted to take at set speeds, but Vinko wasn't a good salesman. So he didn't get credit for it. A friend of Beethoven's Johann. NEPOMUK melt. Seoul was the one who took out the patent on the metronome and marketed it. So he gets the credit. When you see 'em m equals sixty on a piece of music. The M M's stands for metals. metronome equals sixty a metronome marking of sixty is one tic per second, which is about the speed if your pulse. battleplan was the only composer to write music imitating an inanimate object something that's not alive. He wasn't even the only one to write music takes composers love to put clocks into their music. That's the symphony number one, hundred, one by Franz Joseph Haydn, which is nicknamed the clock for pretty obvious reasons. Hungarian composers ultime Kodi put a musical clock into his opera Janos. There's also a famous fairy tale character for Houma clock striking midnight was very important and very scary Sergei. prokofiev wrote a ballet Cinderella including the clock. One last. A tick that slightly off balance, there's a piece by American composer. Leroy Anderson called the syncopated clock. In this piece, the clock goes tick Tock Tick Tock and then suddenly. It does something different syncopation in music is when you shift the accent from where you expect it. To, someplace you don't. Leroy Anderson loved inanimate objects. He wrote another piece imitating one that's just about disappeared these days before there were computers with printers, there was the typewriter. In music, it's not just instruments that imitate inanimate objects sometimes singers due to. That's from the first act of Jacques Offenbach, opera the tales of Hoffmann in which the hero Hoffman falls in love with a woman named Olympia or whether he thinks Olympia is a woman but she's really a mechanical doll in the middle of singing her mechanical music she runs out of steam and someone has to wind her back up. Played. Some wonderful jokes with their mechanical music

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Beethoven's Symphonies

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05:32 min | 2 years ago

Beethoven's Symphonies

"Welcome to classics for Kids I'm Naomi Lewin Fransius of Haydn is known as the father of the symphony because he took that form of orchestra music and perfected it. But no one changed the symphony more than Ludvig Fund Beethoven. The First Symphony Beethoven wrote definitely sounds like it was influenced by Haydn's music. By the time Beethoven wrote his second symphony tragedy had struck, but you'd never know it from the music. The Summer Beethoven wrote his Second Symphony was the summer he realized he was going death. Instead of letting his misery out in his music Beethoven put it all into a letter at the end of which he said he wasn't going to let deafness stop him from being a musician. When Napoleon Bonaparte started conquering Europe Van was a huge fan because he thought Napoleon was going to help ordinary people. Beethoven planned to dedicate his third symphony to Napoleon. But then Napoleon. Crowned himself emperor proving that he was more interested in power than people. Beethoven was furious and changed the name of his symphony number three to ero- Ika the heroic symphony. Beethoven's Fourth Symphony has some very dancing music. Sometimes. The fourth kind of gets lost in the shuffle between the Aurora and the even more famous symphony that came next Beethoven's fifth. Avenue. The man who wrote the first biography of Beethoven claimed that the composer meant the opening at the to be knocking at the door. But a student of Beethoven's thought his teacher had nothing more faithfully mind than a bird call from a kind of sparrow a yellowhammer. Whether or not Beethoven included a bird in his fifth. He certainly put birds and a lot more nature into his six, which even has a nature nickname, the pastoral or pastorale symphony. No birds at all in Beethoven's symphony number seven just rousing music. In Beethoven's Eighth Symphony something is clearly ticking. More about that next week, which brings us to Beethoven's ninth a piece that completely changed how people thought of symphonies. No one had ever used singers in a symphony before, but Beethoven put plenty of them into the last movement of the peace in his famous. Ode to Joy, with words by German playwright. Friedrich Schiller. I one person seems it. And eventually a whole chorus joins in. People all over the world know and love Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. When the Berlin Wall came down, they celebrated with a huge concert featuring Beethoven's ninth. I've been sung it in China where audiences went crazy next week the mechanical object in Beethoven's symphony number eight and a lot more pieces of music describe inanimate objects

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Beethoven's Symphonies

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05:23 min | 2 years ago

Beethoven's Symphonies

"Welcome to classics for Kids I'm Naomi Lewin Fransius of Haydn is known as the father of the symphony because he took that form of orchestra music and perfected it. But no one changed the symphony more than Ludvig Fund Beethoven. The First Symphony Beethoven wrote definitely sounds like it was influenced by Haydn's music. By the time Beethoven wrote his second symphony tragedy had struck, but you'd never know it from the music. The Summer Beethoven wrote his Second Symphony was the summer he realized he was going death. Instead of letting his misery out in his music Beethoven put it all into a letter at the end of which he said he wasn't going to let deafness stop him from being a musician. When Napoleon Bonaparte started conquering Europe Van was a huge fan because he thought Napoleon was going to help ordinary people. Beethoven planned to dedicate his third symphony to Napoleon. But then Napoleon. Crowned himself emperor proving that he was more interested in power than people. Beethoven was furious and changed the name of his symphony number three to ero- Ika the heroic symphony. Beethoven's Fourth Symphony has some very dancing music. Sometimes. The fourth kind of gets lost in the shuffle between the Aurora and the even more famous symphony that came next Beethoven's fifth. Avenue. The man who wrote the first biography of Beethoven claimed that the composer meant the opening at the to be knocking at the door. But a student of Beethoven's thought his teacher had nothing more faithfully mind than a bird call from a kind of sparrow a yellowhammer. Whether or not Beethoven included a bird in his fifth. He certainly put birds and a lot more nature into his six, which even has a nature nickname, the pastoral or pastorale symphony. No birds at all in Beethoven's symphony number seven just rousing music. In Beethoven's Eighth Symphony something is clearly ticking. More about that next week, which brings us to Beethoven's ninth a piece that completely changed how people thought of symphonies. No one had ever used singers in a symphony before, but Beethoven put plenty of them into the last movement of the peace in his famous. Ode to Joy, with words by German playwright. Friedrich Schiller. I one person seems it. And eventually a whole chorus joins in. People all over the world know and love Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. When the Berlin Wall came down, they celebrated with a huge concert featuring Beethoven's ninth. I've been sung it in China where audiences went crazy

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Beethoven the Pianist

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05:05 min | 2 years ago

Beethoven the Pianist

"Welcome to classics for Kids I'm Naomi Lewin. Once upon a time, keyboard music was written for the Clavichord or Harpsichord. A harpsichord looks a lot like a piano but the sound is produced differently inside a Harpsichord the strings are plucked by little quills sharp pointy spikes usually made from the heart ends of feathers. The only way to get the Harpsichord to play louder is to pluck more than one string at a time. But a piano has little felt covered hammers that hit the strings, which means you can control the dynamics. How loud the sound is by how hard you push the keys. The Piano is named for the fact that you can change the dynamics piano is short for piano, Forte Italian four soft loud. One of the cool things about even that he was living at a time when the piano was literally growing up that's William Black who was head of the Piano Department at the University of Cincinnati College, Conservatory of Music according to him. When Beethoven started writing for the piano, it only had forty eight keys. But by the end of Beethoven's life, it was much closer to today's piano, which has eighty eight keys. So over the course of his thirty or forty years of writing, he was watching this instrument grow both in power and in range. Sort of like a apparent watching a child grow from a baby to a an adolescent and finally to an adult in the thirty two sonatas big solo pieces that Beethoven wrote for the piano. You can hear him demonstrating some of the great things his new instrument could. William Black said in one Sonata, Beethoven starts both hands playing in the lower part of the keyboard and within a very short time the right hand climbs very quickly as if it's in a hurry to the top of the piano when he keeps doing that over and over again, and when he gets to the top of the piano plays very loudly all of a sudden to sort of proclaim that it's gotten to the time. That was one way to show how large the piano keyboard had gotten in another Sonata Beethoven starts both hands in the middle of the piano then has them traveled to opposite ends of the keyboard before they meet back up again in the middle. Or even has the top and bottom parts of the keyboard hold a conversation in this sonata it almost sounds like a grandfather talking to his grandchild. One of the great improvements to the piano in Beethoven's Day, was the pedal. Early Pianos had lever near your knee, which was pretty awkward to use on Beethoven's piano pedals had been moved to where they are today near the ground and you operated them with your feet. pedals change the quality of the sound when you hit a key on the piano hammers, strike the strings and the sound starts. When you let go of the key things called dampers come down onto the strings to stop the sound. William. Black, said Beethoven loved the new and improved damper pedal which stopped the dampers from stopping the sound so that it kept on going and going. So here was a a brand new sort of hazy foggy misty type of sound that he was introducing to to music that this pedal would make possible on the piano listen closely and you can hear how the melody gets slightly blurred. That's from the tempests Nada a piece Beethoven named for Shakespeare's play the tempest which Beethoven. said. Him To write that Sonata before that, you heard part of the pathetic. Sonata name that Beethoven also came up with and the Moonlight Sonata a name that was not Beethoven's idea moonlight was attached to that Sonata by publisher who knew he could make more money selling a piece with a catchy title.

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The History Of Jazz in Classical Music

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03:58 min | 2 years ago

The History Of Jazz in Classical Music

"Welcome to classics for Kids I'm Naomi Lewin. RHAPSODY in blue. The name that IRA Gershwin suggested to his brother. George is perfect for a piece of classical music. That uses Jazz George. Gershwin wrote a lot of classical music that uses jazz. Jazz the word blue refers to changing some of the notes of musical scale to blur the lines between major. And Minor. George Gershwin wasn't the only classical composer to put jazz his music. He wasn't even the first. French composer Darius Milhaud Love Jazz. He used different kinds of in different pieces. Neo wrote leboeuf's your Twat French. For the Hawks on the roof under the influence of a trip to Brazil then he studied American jazz and started using it to a lot of European composers were intrigued by American jazz, Maurice rebel, but composer who wouldn't let Gershwin study with him because he didn't want to corrupt, his music wrote a piano concerto. That sounded a lot like Gershwin. Russian composers got into the to when the Soviet Union held an official competition to raise the level of jazz in the country. Dmitri Shostakovich wrote his first jazz. After they organized an official. Soviet state jazz orchestra. Shostakovich wrote another jazz suite Russian composer eager. Stravinsky love jazz to his Ebony. Concerto is for clarinet and jazz band. Stravinsky wrote it for Woody Herman and his thundering herd. The clarinet soloist on that recording is Benny. Goodman and American musician, who back and forth between popular and classical music, just like George Gershwin another American. Who did that was Leonard Bernstein. This is from his ballet fancy free. In addition to classical composers who put jazz into their music, there are jazz composers who wrote for the Symphony Orchestra one of the greatest jazz musicians ever was Edward Kennedy Ellington better known as Duke.

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Gioachino Rossini 1: About Gioachino Rossini

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05:08 min | 3 years ago

Gioachino Rossini 1: About Gioachino Rossini

"To classics for kids. I'm Naomi Lewin. By the time. Giocchino Rossini died. He was seventy six years old but he only had eighteen birthdays. That's because Rossini was born in leap year on February twenty-ninth uh French horn was just one of the instruments. Rossini's father played as official town. Trumpeter in pays Idaho Italy where Seaney was born. Both Rossini's parents were or musicians. His mother was an opera singer which probably had a big influence on his choice of profession When he was a kid Rossini had a beautiful voice to his father taught him to play the horn and he also played piano and Violin at the age of twelve twelve? Rossini wrote a set of core tests for four string instruments. The first time they were performed he played the second violin. Part Rossini's first job as a teenager was coaching singers and playing keyboard instruments for an opera company. By the time he was twenty one in years. He's not in birthdays. Rossini composed ten operas. He wrote seven of those operas in less than a year and a half then. Rossini came out with the opera that what made him an international superstar And an Aria area is what you call a solo song in an opera and that Aria from Rossini's opera Tancredi was so popular that everyone in Italy whistled and hummed it from gondoliers in the boats on canals in Venice to people sitting in jury boxes. So we're seeing reused the tune for a set of variations Because he composed so many operas in such a short time. Rossini actually early recycled a lot of material especially his overtures for instance Rossini Pin this overture on three different operas the first two flopped at the the last one was a huge hit. You've probably heard the overture to the barber of Seville in cartoons or commercials and you probably know the partner of me. He Oh ooh. Even though the barber of Seville is Rossini's best known most performed opera. It's opening night. Did Not go. Yeah well another composer already written an opera. Based on the play the barber of Seville so fans of his opera who didn't think the world was big enough for two Barbara of Seville came to Opera Tabu then during the performance. One Singer had trouble with a guitar. He was supposed to play and another singer trip and wound up with a bloody nose but no one paid any attention to them after a cat wandered onstage. Needless to say there's no part in the Barbara of Seville for a cat but eventually Rossini did write a duet for two cats. Yeah Wow Rossini. Any wasn't enormously successful composer he wrote forty operas in under twenty years and then when he was just thirty seven years old he quit but he went out with a bang. His last opera was about the Swiss hero William

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The Story of Lt. Kije

Classics for Kids

05:31 min | 3 years ago

The Story of Lt. Kije

"Welcome to classics for kids. I'm Naomi Lewin. You've probably read a story or seen a movie or TV. Show in which someone tells a little white lie and then has to invent bigger and bigger and and bigger lies to cover up for the first one. That's sort of what happens in the story of Lieutenant. TJ Lieutenant Key J. or key J. as it's pronounced in Russian was a book and then a movie about an army the officer who never existed Sergei Prokofiev composed music for the movie. Lieutenant J. is a satire. A story that pokes fun at someone or for something in this case. It's czar the leader. who used to rule? Russia and all the people who work for him. The story begins with a copying mistake on a list of soldiers. Bizarre reads the mistake as Lieutenant. TJ and thinks gee what an unusual name so he asks everyone about the man. Dan In his army called key Jay. Of course there is no such person but the czar can never be wrong and everyone around him is too scared to say so so they create a whole life for the non-existent lieutenant and key J.. All on paper. Sergei PROKOFIEV's music describes key Jay's life beginning when he was born as key gets older supposedly he falls in love Prokofiev Camila Straits this part of Lieutenant. TJ's life with some unusual instruments that was a double bass which doesn't get to play Solos in an orchestra very often. Next up is the CELESTICA which looks like a tiny piano but sounds like bells Another instrument that Prokofiev used was very new at the time and is still hardly ever found in symphony orchestras. The saxophone after key J. falls in I love he gets married. I there's a wedding procession And then a dance jake. It's promoted but then he does something wrong and get get sent to Siberia as punishment. Siberia is a very frozen part of Russia. That you wouldn't want to spend a whole lot of time in eventually key. Jay is pardoned hardened but of course all of this is only according to army records. Because he doesn't really exist. I'm not sure at what point. TJ takes a sleigh ride. It sounds to cheerful for Siberia when Kijima finally gets promoted again to General Bazaar decides. He has to meet this extraordinary officer at that point. The folks who've been making up a life for tenant key have to bump him off so that the czar won't find out. There is no such person when they do do him in Lieutenant. TJ gets a hero's funeral. The movie Lieutenant Keith. Disappeared for a long time then. A few years ago it turned up on the Internet. You'll find into lake to it on our website and you can hear how the music that Prokofiev turned into the lieutenant. J. Sweet fits into the film.

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Musical Sleigh Rides

Classics for Kids

04:57 min | 3 years ago

Musical Sleigh Rides

"Hello I'm Naomi. Lewin welcomed the classics for kids. Kids before there were cars. The best way to get around in the winter was by horse drawn sleigh today. We'll take a ride in a sleigh with this month's composer Sergei Prokofiev her copy of copy didn't write the only musical sleigh ride English composer Frederick. Delia is used real. sleigh bells in the orchestra for his sleigh ride a century earlier both comedies. Mozart did the same thing in one of his German dances In the opening of Gustav Mahler's Sports Symphony also features sleigh and. There's a sleigh ride by American composer. Leroy Anderson Composers didn't always use real bells in a musical sleigh ride. Jackie bear. Let the piano do all the work imitating bells and horses in the sleigh ride from his little sweet Sergei PROKOFIEV put a sleigh ride into his lieutenant. TJ sweet it's the section called Troika troika in Russian means three of something and troika also came to mean the team of three horses pulling a sleigh before prokofiev's Troikas sleigh ride gets underway. There's an introduction This gives you time to think of everything you need before you start out. How do you have your scarf? Your mittens a blanket. Have you been to the bathroom and here come the horses. You hear the sleigh bells screen look at various places along the way different instruments chime in imagine them signaling that we're passing something interesting. A fancy house for another sleigh or maybe. We're just talking to fellow travelers. I you hear the French horns talk soon and saxophone together together. Plus some brass. And we're off again lieutenant. Kisha who took this sleigh ride was a fictional Russian soldier from the eighteen hundreds. Can you think of the difference between what he might have seen. And what you would see on a sleigh ride I could you even take a sleigh ride where you live without bumping into a bus or truck. Yikes we just missed them. Yeah One more instrument joins us now along the way. And that's the Piccolo here. It way up high I maybe someone slipped on the ice time to pull the reins and say Whoa to the horses because the ride is almost

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