Classics For Kids
News from Classics for Kids™ • March 2009

IT’S NEVER TOO EARLY TO APPRECIATE CLASSICAL MUSIC. IN MARCH, WE SHOWCASE JOHANNES BRAHMS WHOSE “LULLABY” IS A BEDDY-BYE TIME FAVORITE.

Radio Shows
Johannes Brahms From the Romantic Period, Classics for Kids features Johannes Brahms in March. From early jobs accompanying a Hungarian violinist to composing some of the greatest classical music ever, Johannes Brahms may be most known for his “Lullaby” which has put babies to sleep for decades and decades.

Shows for March are:

    1. About Johannes Brahms
    2. The Brahms Hungarian Dances
    3. Hungarian Dancing
    4. Classical Music Featuring Dances from European Countries

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Classics for Kids PodcastsCLASSICS FOR KIDS NOW AVAILABLE IN PODCAST FORM
Does your child seem forever attached to his/her iPod or Mp3 player? Then infuse it with some great music! Download the Classics for Kids™ radio show in podcast form right to their player, and give them a blast of Bach or a touch of Tchaikovsky. Podcast information is available here.

Next Month
Dmitri Kabalevsky composed music under difficult circumstances… living in the Soviet Union, the government dictated what sort of art (whether paintings or sculptures or literature or music) should be created. Even under these confines, Kabalevsky was able to create beautiful symphonies, concertos and a collection of solo pieces based on the Russian translation of Mother Goose rhymes.

For Parents

For Parents
As we showcase Brahms this month, the home page of classicsforkids.com will link you to a list of more soothing classical music, perfect for helping your little one fall asleep.

For Teachers

For Teachers
The connection between music and dance is inescapable. Help your students better understand dance music such as waltzes, ballet, and others with a special section available right from the home page of classicsforkids.com. Watch your students sway, bop, and learn more about classical music and dance in a fun way!

Talk To Us
Parents and teachers, you know Classics for Kids™ loves to hear from you about the program, the website, and how it can be improved and more relevant to you in making classical music part of your child’s life.

Just fill out the feedback form here. We also want to hear from your kids, so have them check out our Bulletin Board section here to see what other kids have sent and how to send in their own artwork or letter.

Quote of the Month
Music alone with sudden charms can bind,
The wand'ring sense, and calm the troubled mind.

William Congreve

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