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Belle dreams that she is dancing with the Beast in YourClassical Storytime's 'Beauty and the Beast.'
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YourClassical Storytime

'Beauty and the Beast'

YourClassical Kids Storytime: Beauty and the Beast
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Disney pitched Beauty and the Beast as a "tale as old as time," but we're retelling the 18th-century French story with a classical twist as the latest episode of YourClassical Storytime — featuring music by great French composers and enchanting illustrations by Nancy Carlson.

Follow along as the charming Belle must rescue her father from the clutches of the vengeful Beast, only to find true love. Listen now!

(See more of Carlson's illustrations in the gallery.)

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Our telling of Beauty and the Beast includes excerpts from the following works:

Claude Debussy: Printemps (Spring)
Lyon National Orchestra, Jun Markl
Naxos 509002

Debussy: Images for Orchestra
Belgian Radio & Television Orchestra, Alexander Rahbari
Naxos 550505

Debussy: Nocturnes: "Fetes" ("Festivals")
Belgian Radio & Television Orchestra, Alexander Rahbari
Naxos 550262

Gabriel Faure: Dolly Suite
RTE Sinfonietta, John Georgiadis
Naxos 553360

Maurice Ravel: Daphnis and Chloe, Suite No. 2: "Sunrise"
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Kenneth Jean
Naxos 556789

Ravel: Mother Goose Suite: "Conversation of Beauty and the Beast"
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Kenneth Jean
Naxos 550173

Camille Saint-Saens: Caprice-Valse (Wedding Cake)
Malmo Symphony Orchestra, Marc Soustrot; Romain Descharmes, piano
Naxos 573477

Courtesy of Naxos of America Inc.

Credits

Storyteller: Valerie Kahler (with Steve Seel and Bill Morelock)
Story: Adapted by Steve Seel and Valerie Kahler from La Belle et la Bête (1740), by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve)
Illustrations: Nancy Carlson
Producer: Valerie Kahler
Digital producer: Seiji Cataldo
Senior digital producer: Randy Salas
Program director: Julie Amacher

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