Saturday, December 14, 2013
The imagination runs free this week on Classics for Kids with a look at fantasies of the musical variety.
Saturday, February 09, 2013
For this week’s cartoon we have chosen Debussy’s “Clair de lune” from Suite bergamasque, because the moon has such important symbolism for the Lunar New Year.
Friday, January 04, 2013
In a 1962 interview, Leopold Stokowski discusses his founding of the American Symphony Orchestra with WNYC's Seymour Siegel, calling for more emphasis on the arts.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
For this final Saturday of Beethoven Awareness Month, we spotlight the last movement of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral.”
Monday, September 10, 2012
Tommy Dorsey's 1945 teaming up with Leopold Stokowski drives the young audience into a frenzy even before the first note is played. Stokowski comes across as a bit schoolmasterish, admonishing the audience to be quiet or "the concert ends now."
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Mussorgsky’s A Night on Bald Mountain is a pop culture staple. Its place in cartoon history was cemented in 1940 with Walt Disney's 1940 film Fantasia.