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

A Spooky Celebration
CLASSICS FOR KIDS IN OCTOBER… A SPOOKY CELEBRATION OF THE MAN WHO BROUGHT US NIGHT ON BALD MOUNTAINMODEST MUSSORGSKY.

Radio Shows
Modest Mussorgsky
October’s Classics for Kids will feature Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky. Renowned for his operatic composition, Boris Godunov, about a tsar who lived in the 1500’s, the truth is that Mussorgsky could not make a living as a composer so was forced to take a government job to pay the bills while he continued to write music.

The programs this month include:

    1. About Modest Mussorgsky
    2. The Mighty Handful
    3. Pictures at an Exhibition
    4. Halloween Music

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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
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 in November include:

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

For Parents

For Parents
Did you know that all the past Classics for Kids™ radio shows are archived on classicsforkids.com?

So tonight, if a composer’s name comes up in conversation, go into the archives and let your kids learn more about the music, the times, the instruments while it’s fresh on their minds!

Visit classicsforkids.com for all the great radio shows hosted by Naomi Lewin.

For Teachers

For Teachers
We know that field trips are more difficult to schedule these days, but that doesn’t mean your students can’t be exposed to great music. Use classicsforkids.com in your classroom!

There is plenty of great classical music, games for the kids to play, and wonderful ways to help your students learn more about orchestras, musical instruments and composers. Best of all…it’s all FREE!

Visit classicsforkids.com and see how you can use it in your classroom.

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
"Great music is that which penetrates the ear with facility and leaves the memory with difficulty. Magical music never leaves the memory."

Sir Thomas Beecham

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