YourClassical Storytime

'The Bremen Town Musicians'

YourClassical Storytime's 'The Bremen Town Musicians' is based on a German fairy tale published in 'Grimms' Fairy Tales.'Nancy Carlson for MPR

YourClassical Storytime: The Bremen Town Musicians


February 01, 2021

What happens when four musical animals set off on an adventure together and stumble upon a gang of thieves? Find out in the hilarious tale The Bremen Town Musicians. It's the latest episode of YourClassical Storytime, with music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Felix Mendelssohn and Gioachino Rossini, and illustrations by Nancy Carlson.

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Our telling of The Bremen Town Musicians includes excerpts from the following recordings:

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: The Golden Cockerel
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Donald Johanos

Felix Mendelssohn: Overture from A Midsummer Night's Dream
Razumovsky Symphony Orchestra, Christian Pollack

Attributed to Gioachino Rossini: "The Cats' Duet"
Elisabeth Soderstrom & Kerstin Meyer, sopranos Jan Eyron, piano

Courtesy of Naxos of America Inc.

Cedric King Palmer: "Pioneer Country"


Narrator: Scott Blankenship, with Valerie Kahler
Producer: Valerie Kahler
Digital producer: Jeffrey Yelverton
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Program director: Julie Amacher