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Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

Performance Today's Classical Critters

PT's Classical Critters special APM/MPR
59min : Performance Today's Classical Critters

Performance Today's Classical Critters is a 60-minute classical music romp about and inspired by animals. Host Fred Child and kids tell stories, spark creativity, share ideas and listen to music together. You'll want to have some paper and crayons or markers on hand and a little bit of space to move!

The playlist below has the details about the music you'll hear as the stories play along!


 

Julius Fucik: The Grumpy Old Bear
Alan Pendlebury, bassoon; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Libor Pesek, conductor
Album: The Moldau
Virgin 59285
Music: 4:36

Leopold Godowsky: Java Suite: Chattering Monkeys
Esther Budiardjo, piano
Album: Godowsky: Java Suite
ProPiano 224529
Music: 1:57

Traditional Mongolian: Toroi Bandi
Quartet San Francisco
Album: A QSF Journey
Reference 143
Music: 3:59

Camille Saint-Saens: Carnival of the Animals: The Swan
Marian Lapsansky, piano; Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Album: PROKOFIEV: Peter and the Wolf / BRITTEN: Young Person's Guide to Orchestra / SAINT-SAENS: Carnival
Naxos 550335
Music: 3:06

Georges Bizet: Children's Games (Jeux d'enfants): Saute-Mouton (Leap-Frog)
San Francisco Ballet Orchestra; Martin West, conductor
Album: Bizet
Reference 131
Music: 1:23

Camille Saint-Saens: Carnival of the Animals: Aquarium
Marian Lapsansky, piano; Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Album: PROKOFIEV: Peter and the Wolf / BRITTEN: Young Person's Guide to Orchestra / SAINT-SAENS: Carnival
Naxos 550335
Music: 2:22

Leroy Anderson: The Waltzing Cat
Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Album: Leroy Anderson Favorites
RCA 68048
Music: 2:29

George Gershwin: Promenade (Walking the Dog)
Hollywood Bowl Orchestra; John Mauceri, conductor
Album: The Gershwins in Hollywood
Philips 434274
Music: 3:03

Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
Hagai Shaham, violin; New Queen's Hall Orchestra; Barry Wordsworth, conductor
Album: Vaughan Williams: Greensleeves/Tallis Fantasia
Argo 440116
Music: 14:06

Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition: Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks
Minnesota Orchestra; Eiji Oue, conductor
Album: pictures at an exhibition
Reference 79
Music: 1:19

Mark O'Connor: The Cricket Dance
Mark O'Connor, violin
Album: Midnight on the Water
Sony 62862
Music: 1:40

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Flight of the Bumblebee
Sharon Bezaly, flute; Residentie Orchestra of the Hague; Neeme Jarvi, conductor
Album: Great Works for Flute and Orchestra
Bis 1679
Music: 1:05

Agustin Barrios: Las Abejas (The Bees)
John Williams, guitar
Album: From The Jungles Of Paraguay: John Williams Plays Barrios
Sony 64396
Music: 2:15

Anton Sanko: Monarch Butterflies from Great Migrations
studio musicians
Album: Great Migrations - Music from the Original Television Series
Nat Geo Music
Music: 1:04

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