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Giacomo Puccini: Classical Music that Turned into Musical Theater

Jonathan Larson, the composer of the musical “Rent,” used the same plot for this musical as Puccini did for La Bohème. Other composers also used classical music when they wrote their Broadway hits. “Kismet” is adapted from compositions by Russian composer Alexander Borodin and “The Song of Norway” uses tunes by Edvard Grieg to tell the story of Grieg’s life.

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ITALIAN COMPOSERS

ITALIAN COMPOSERS
Puccini was born into a family of musicians in Lucca, Italy. Explore the Classics for Kids interactive map to find other composers from Italy.

INSTRUMENTS OF THE ORCHESTRA

INSTRUMENTS OF THE ORCHESTRA
A wide variety of instruments make up an orchestra. See and hear the instruments and their families.

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MUSICAL VIDEOS
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