Classics For Kids
News from Classics for Kids™ • November 2008

CLASSICS FOR KIDS IN NOVEMBER…THE COMPOSER WHO WAS THE FAVORITE OF SCHROEDER IN THE PEANUTS™ COMIC STRIP – LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN.

Radio Shows
Ludwig van BeethovenThe esteemed German composer Ludwig van Beethoven is featured in November. Beethoven composed a wide range of music, including string quartets, chamber and choral music, and one opera. He, of course, was the hero of Schroeder from the Peanuts cartoons, and surprisingly composed many of his greatest pieces after he lost his hearing.

The programs this month include:

    1. About Ludwig van Beethoven
    2. Beethoven the Pianist
    3. Beethoven’s Symphonies
    4. Music that Imitates Inanimate Objects
    5. Roll Over Beethoven

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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
Geroges BizetClassics for Kids in December features composer Georges Bizet. Though he didn’t live long (he died at age 36) he composed one symphony, dramatic music for theatre, and his most famous work, the opera Carmen.

The programs for December are:

    1. About Georges Bizet
    2. Harmonic Texture in the Farandole
    3. Jewish Composers
    4. Christmas Carols in Classical Music

For Parents

For Parents
Help bring classical music to life for your child by introducing them to successful current musicians, not just the historic composers featured on the radio show.

Right now there is a profile of the principal pianist for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Michael Chertock, discussing his education, what music he enjoys and how he relaxes. Just visit classicsforkids.com for this fascinating interview.

For Teachers

For Teachers
We want classicsforkids.com to be interactive and participatory for you and your students. As you introduce music to them, we want to hear all about it… in words, or pictures.

Visit The classicsforkids.com Bulletin Board to see what others have shared with us… and what a thrill for the student to see their artwork or postcard online!

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 is the voice of all humanity, of whatever time or place. In its presence we are one."

Charlotte Gray

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