Welcome to Classical Kids Storytime! Today's story -- just in time for National Tell a Fairy Tale Day on Monday -- is all about a girl who has many names all around the world, but you probably know her best as Cinderella. Our classical version is based on Rossini's famous opera. Share it with your little ones now online, or download it for later.
With the best movie sequence of all time -- the chariot race -- 'Ben-Hur' also boasts one of the longest musical scores ever written, recorded in one of the most epic recording sessions ever scheduled.
The American composer Daniel Robert (Danny) Elfman is best known for writing the opening theme of the wildly popular "The Simpsons" animated TV series and for scoring movies directed by his friend Tim Burton and others.
But on today’s date in 2005, Elfman had, for him, a rather unusual...Episode details...
Thomas "Blind Tom" Wiggins was the first African American musician to officially play at the White House. Wiggins was considered a musical genius; he could play difficult works by the likes of Bach and Chopin after hearing them a single time.
We all have our favorite pieces of classical music and our favorite composers, and we probably all have musical moments we'll never forget. Have you ever wanted to share those moments with other classical music lovers? Well, here's your chance!