YourClassical Storytime

'The Sorcerer's Apprentice'

The sorcerer lived in a kind of castle and Georgie was his young apprentice.Nancy Carlson for MPR

YourClassical Storytime: The Sorcerer's Apprentice


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October 01, 2021

What happens when an impatient young apprentice tries to cast his own magic spells for the first time? It's a water catastrophe!

Find out how his adventure unfolds in The Sorcerer's Apprentice, the latest installment of YourClassical Storytime, featuring illustrations by acclaimed children's author Nancy Carlson. Along the way, we'll hear some wonderful melodies by French composer Paul Dukas.

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Paul Dukas: The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Kenneth Jean, conductor
Naxos 554066

Paul Dukas: La Peri
RTE National Symphony Orchestra
Jean-Luc Tingaud, conductor
unClassified unC104

Courtesy of Naxos of America Inc.


Storyteller: Valerie Kahler, with Michael Barone as the Sorcerer
Writer: Valerie Kahler, adapted from the Johann Wolfgang von Goethe poem
Illustrations: Nancy Carlson
Producer: Valerie Kahler
Digital producer: Jeffrey Yelverton
Senior digital producer: Randy Salas
Program director: Julie Amacher