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The theme music that opens and closes each Classics for Kids® program is Dance of the Hours from Amilcare Ponchielli's ballet La Gioconda.

Amilcare Ponchielli - La Gioconda: Dance of the Hours


Duration: 1:57
Composed in 1876 (Romantic Period)
Performed by CSR Symphony Orchestra, Bratislava; Ondrej Lenard, conductor

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Franz Schubert: Marche Militaire

Year Composed: 1822 (Romantic Period)

Duration: 4:53

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 11 in A: Turkish Rondo

Year Composed: 1783 (Classical Period)

Duration: 3:24

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Variations on “Ah vous dirai-je, maman”

Year Composed: 1781 (Classical Period)

Duration: 3:28

Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition: Promenade

Year Composed: 1874 (Romantic Period)

Duration: 1:53

Performed by: Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra

Daviel Nazareth, Conductor

Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition: Gnomes

Year Composed: 1874 (Romantic Period)

Duration: 2:39

Performed by: Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra

Daviel Nazareth, Conductor

Jacques Offenbach: Orpheus in the Underworld: Can-Can

Year Composed: 1858 (Romantic Period)

Duration: 4:11

Performed by: Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra (Kosice)

Sergei Prokofiev: Lt. Kijé Suite: Troika

Year Composed: 1933 (Modern Period)

Duration: 2:59

Performed by: Czecho-Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra

Andrew Mogrelia, Conductor

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Flight of the Bumblebee

Year Composed: 1899 (Romantic Period)

Duration: 1:33

Performed by: CSR Symphony Orchestra

Anthony Bramall, Conductor

Gioachino Rossini: William Tell Overture: Finale

Year Composed: 1829 (Romantic Period)

Duration: 6:25

Performed by: Zagreb Festival Orchestra

Michael Halász, Conductor