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Child's Play

For hundreds of years of music-making, childhood has remained an inexhaustible inspiration. This week we’ll hear how composers from Purcell to Prokofiev were influenced by the energy of youth.

 
Program 1

Respighi: Pines of Rome, I
Montreal Symphony/Dutoit
Lon 410145
2:34
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Mussorgsky: Tuilleries from Pictures at an Exhibition
CSO/Solti
Lon 400051
1:00
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R. Schumann: Kinderszenen
Horowitz, p.
DG 435025
16:45
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Ives: Symphony No. 3, II
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Tilson Thomas
CBS 37823
6:40
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Bizet: Jeux d’enfants
Concertgebouw/Haitink
Phil 416437
10:53
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Humperdink: Overture from Hansel and Gretel
LSO/Previn
EMI 672252
7:47
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Program 2

Elgar: Wand of Youth (excerpts)
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra/Leppard
Koss 1014
8:35, 1:34
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Mozart: Symphony No. 1, I K. 16
Academy of Ancient Music/Hogwood
L’Oiseau 452496
5:38
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Mozart: Symphony Serenade in D Major, K. 100
Tafelmusik/Weil
Sony 47260
15:54
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Mendelssohn: Octet in E-flat Major (excerpts)
Guarneri Quartet & Orion Quartet
Arab 6714
18:44
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Program 3

Debussy, arr. Caplet: Children’s Corner 
Montreal Symphony/Dutoit
Polygram 44386
2:32
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Debussy: Children’s Corner
Kocsis, p.
HM 903006
15:06
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Mahler: Kindertotenlieder (excerpts)
Halle Orchestra/Barbirolli, Baker, s.
EMI 47793
13:21
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Mahler: Symphony No. 4, IV
CSO/Solti; Te Kanawa, s.
Lon 436618
8:24
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Mahler: Symphony No. 3, V
CSO/Levine; Horne, s.
RCA 1757
4:00
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Korngold: Snowman (excerpt)
Northwest German Phil/Albert
CPO 999037
4:25
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Program 4

Rossini, arr. Respighi: The Fantastic Toyshop (excerpts)
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields/Marriner
Phil 420485
7:34
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Herbert: Babes in Toyland, I
Razumovsky Symphony Orchestra/Brion
Naxos 8.559025
7:28
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Crumb: Ancient Voices of Children
Contemporary Chamber Ensemble/Weisberg; DeGaetani, ms.
Nonesuch 79149
24:52
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Bernstein: Chichester Psalms, II
Israel Phil/Bernstein
DG 289 463 462
5:36
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Britten: Playful Pizzicato fr. Simple Symphony
ECO/Britten
Lon 417509
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Program 5

Purcell: Rondeau fr. Abdelazar
ECO/Leppard
CBS 44650
1:16
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Britten: Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
LSO/Mackerras; Kingsley, n.
CAIA 1022
18:09, 2:32
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Villa-Lobos: Prole do bebe (excerpts)
Rubinstein, p.
RCA 5670
8:03
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Prokofiev: Cinderella (excerpts)
Scottish National Orch/Jarvi
Chan 8939
21:39
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Steffen Demeter
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Walther Davies
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Michael Sanders
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Kourtney
I Love this program! I am in 7th grade and I am the complete opposite of the other kids. I am 4th chair in the orchestra and I love to read. But most of all, I LOVE classical music!
Claudia Wertz
Your show has helped open my mind and heart to this world of music, and every show I hear confirms my place in music and gives me new ideas for where I'd like to go with it in the future….I grew up with classical music as a child and always held it in my heart, but I didn't have the confidence to be a good student (or a good violinist.)
Christine Anderson
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Sally Rosenbaum
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Jean Quay
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