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Listen now to our Classical Kids Dedication Celebration

As part of our Classical 15 effort meant to introduce children to all the joys of classical music through grandparents, parents, teachers and other caring adults, we hosted a big classical music gift-a-thon on Dec. 28. As a classical music lover, you know classical music is truly a gift. This holiday season, you gave that gift to the young ones in your life.

We played your dedications live on Friday, Dec. 28, as part of our Classical Kids Dedication Celebration, and now you can hear them all on demand.

Here are the works that were dedicated each hour along with the audio.

6 a.m.

LISTEN — 6-7 a.m.


Peter Tchaikovsky — The Nutcracker: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
Ludwig van Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 8 "Pathetique": 2nd movement
Giacomo Puccini — Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — Eine kleine Nachtmusik: 1st movement
James Pierpont — Jingle Bells
Traditional Irish/arr. Grainger — Danny Boy (Irish Tune from County Derry)
Gustav Holst — The Planets: Jupiter

7 a.m.

LISTEN — 7-8 a.m.


Aaron Copland — Rodeo: Hoe-Down
Isaac Albeniz — Spanish Suite: Granada
Johann Sebastian Bach — Goldberg Variations: Theme; Variations 1-5
Traditional — The Holly and the Ivy
John Williams — Olympic Fanfare and Theme
Alan Silvestri — The Polar Express: Suite
Georges Bizet — L'Arlesienne Suite No. 2: Farandole
Peter Tchaikovsky — Swan Lake: Theme
Camille Saint-Saens — Symphony No. 3 "Organ": Finale

8 a.m.

LISTEN — 8-9 a.m.


Ludwig van Beethoven — The Ruins of Athens: Turkish March
Antonio Vivaldi — Four Seasons: Summer
George Frideric Handel — Messiah: Pastoral Symphony
Antonin Dvorak — Symphony No. 9 "From the New World": Largo
Gustav Holst — St. Paul's Suite: Finale (The Dargason)
George Gershwin — Piano Concerto: 3rd movement
Igor Stravinsky — The Firebird (L'oiseau de feu): Infernal Dance
Edvard Grieg — Peer Gynt: In The Hall Of The Mountain King

9 a.m.

LISTEN — 9-10 a.m.


Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov — Flight of the Bumblebee
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — Bassoon Concerto
Frederic Chopin — Nocturne No. 2
Stephen Paulus — The Road Home
Aaron Copland — The Red Pony Suite: selections

10 a.m.

LISTEN — 10-11 a.m.


Johann Sebastian Bach — Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Ludwig van Beethoven — Symphony No. 5
Claude Debussy — Children's Corner

11 a.m.

LISTEN — 11 a.m.-noon


Morten Lauridsen — O Magnum Mysterium (O Great Mystery)
Sergei Rachmaninoff — Piano Concerto No. 2
Johann Pachelbel — Canon
Henry Gauntlett — Once in Royal David's City


LISTEN — Noon-1 p.m.


Antonio Vivaldi — Four Seasons: Winter
John Williams — Home Alone: Somewhere in My Memory
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — Twinkle, Twinkle Variations (Ah, vous dirai-je, maman)
Gioacchino Rossini — William Tell: Overture
Marin Marais — The Bells of St. Genevieve
Mark O'Connor — F.C.'s Jig

1 p.m.

LISTEN — 1-2 p.m.


Engelbert Humperdinck — Hansel and Gretel: Evening Prayer
Modest Mussorgsky — Pictures at an Exhibition
Ludwig van Beethoven — Fur Elise
Ludwig van Beethoven — Symphony No. 6 "Pastoral": 1st movement
Aaron Copland — Fanfare for the Common Man

2 p.m.

LISTEN — 2-3 p.m.


Ari Pulkkinen — Angry Birds Theme
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — Magic Flute: Overture
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — Magic Flute: Der Holle Rache (Queen of the Night Aria)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — Magic Flute: Pa-Pa-Pa-Pa-Papagena!
Camille Saint-Saens — Carnival of the Animals
Alexandre Desplat — Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2: Lily's Theme
Bedrich Smetana — Ma vlast (My Country): Vltava (The Moldau)

3 p.m.

LISTEN — 3-4 p.m.


Mark Summer — Julie-O
Gioacchino Rossini — Il barbiere di Siviglia (Barber of Seville): Overture
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — Symphony No. 40
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — Cosi fan tutte: Non siate ritrosi
Leroy Anderson — Sleigh Ride
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov — Mlada: Procession of the Nobles

4 p.m.

LISTEN — 4-5 p.m.


Robert Schumann — Scenes from Childhood (Kinderszenen): Dreaming (Traumerei)
Peter Tchaikovsky — The Nutcracker Ballet
Stefan Wesolowski — Psalmodia
Ludwig van Beethoven — Symphony No. 9 "Choral": 4th movement

5 p.m.

LISTEN — 5-6 p.m.


Ralph Vaughan Williams — Fantasia on Greensleeves
Ralph Vaughan Williams — Songs of Travel: The Vagabond
Maurice Ravel — Bolero
Richard Wagner — The Valkyrie: Ride of the Valkyries

6 p.m.

LISTEN — 6-7 p.m.


Eric Whitacre — The Seal Lullaby
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — Piano Sonata No. 11 "Turkish"
Sergei Prokofiev — Peter and the Wolf

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