Classical Kids Storytime

Classical Kids Storytime

By American Public Media

Welcome to Classical Kids Storytime from American Public Media and Classical Minnesota Public Radio, offering classic stories with a classical twist. Each episode features our storytellers recounting childhood favorites along with related classical music.

Episodes

Classical Kids Storytime: 'Paul Bunyan'

Do you know what a 'tall tale' is? Well, it's a story that's just a little bit bigger than real life. And here's part of one of the biggest, tallest tales of all time: the story of Paul Bunyan and his best buddy, Babe the Blue Ox. It's the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring narration by MPR News great Gary Eichten, music by Erich Korngold and original illustrations by Nancy Carlson.
01/07/207m 58s

'Johnny Appleseed' from Classical Kids Storytime

Do you like apples? Find out about the real man who loved apples so much that he traveled the country to share the fruit with everyone he met in 'Johnny Appleseed.' It's the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring music from Dvorak's 'New World Symphony' and original illustrations by Nancy Carlson.
03/06/207m 18s

'The Boy Who Said Wow' from Classical Kids Storytime

What happens when a quiet boy named Ronan attends an orchestra concert for the first time? Find out in Todd Boss' amazing story, based on a real event that rocked the classical music world. It's 'The Boy Who Said Wow,' the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring music by Mozart and original illustrations by Nancy Carlson.
05/05/207m 3s

'A Farmer's Tale' from Classical Kids Storytime

Where does your food come from? Farmers, of course! Hear a famous poem about the hard work of growing food in 'A Farmer's Tale,' the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring traditional Chinese folk tunes and original illustrations by Nancy Carlson.
03/04/204m 30s

'An Irish Folk Tale' from Classical Kids Storytime

Once upon a time, in Ireland, there lived a 'gloomery' little girl named Nora. Restoring her smile would take a magical adventure and the intervention of woodland fairies. Listen to the Irish folk tale 'Nora Mavourneen and the Fairy Queen,' the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring Irish music plus original illustrations by Nancy Carlson.
01/03/2010m 33s

'Harriet's Recital' from Classical Kids Storytime

Harriet loves ballet class, but when her teacher announces a recital, she comes down with a bad case of stage fright. Will Harriet overcome her fears before the big performance? Find out in "Harriet's Recital," the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring an original story and illustrations by Nancy Carlson and music by Tchaikovsky.
02/02/203m 42s

'The Emperor's New Clothes' from Classical Kids Storytime

A vain emperor gets more than he bargained for when two weavers promise to make him a suit with special powers. What happens when he puts it on? Find out in 'The Emperor's New Clothes,' the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring music by George Frideric Handel and original illustrations by Nancy Carlson.
03/01/2010m 22s

'The Nutcracker' from Classical Kids Storytime

Go on a magical adventure with a girl named Clara as she is whisked away by a nutcracker prince to the Kingdom of Sweets. Give the gift of classical music by sharing this classic tale -- and Tchaikovsky's unforgettable melodies -- with your little ones this holiday season.
01/12/1915m 50s

'Cinderella' from Classical Kids Storytime

Welcome to Classical Kids Storytime! Today's story is all about a young woman 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 and features illustrations by Nancy Carlson.
14/11/1920m 30s

'Hansel and Gretel' from Classical Kids Storytime

Once upon a time, a brother and sister named Hansel and Gretel were abandoned deep in the forest. They were taken in by a wicked witch, who planned to cook the children for dinner. Find out what happened next in 'Hansel and Gretel,' the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring music by Engelbert Humperdinck and Richard Strauss, with original illustrations by Nancy Carlson.
09/10/1914m 29s

Classical Kids Storytime: 'KinderLute'

Four friends -- a violin, viola, cello and bass -- are nervous about meeting their new owners. Will the young musicians learn to play properly and treat their string instruments with care? Find out in 'KinderLute,' the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring music by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and illustrations by Eusebius Williams.
05/09/199m 27s

Classical Kids Storytime: 'The Tortoise and the Hare'

There once was a hare who loved to brag about his speed. The hare also loved to tease other animals, until one day, when the slowest animal in the forest challenged him to a race. Who won? Find out in 'The Tortoise and the Hare,' the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring music by Alexander Borodin and original illustrations by Nancy Carlson.
01/08/196m 49s

Classical Kids Storytime: 'Casey at the Bat'

Casey steps up to the plate for the Mudville Nine, but can he save the day for the woeful baseball team? Find out what happens in 'Casey at the Bat,' the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring Americana classical music and original illustrations by Nancy Carlson.
01/07/197m 41s

Classical Kids Storytime: 'Beauty and the Beast'

Disney pitched 'Beauty and the Beast' as a 'tale as old as time,' but we're retelling the 18th-century French story with a classical twist as the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime -- featuring music by great French composers and enchanting illustrations by Nancy Carlson.
31/05/1921m 46s

'Old Mother Hubbard' from Classical Kids Storytime

Are you ready for the cutest dog ever? See what musical surprises await in 'Old Mother Hubbard' -- the new episode of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring art by Nancy Carlson!
30/04/194m 51s

'The Dog and the Bone' from Classical Kids Storytime

Once upon a time, there was a happy-go-lucky dog named Apollo. He seemed to have a lot going for himself, but he wanted more -- especially when it came to food. Find out what happened to our greedy pup in 'The Dog and the Bone,' the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring music by Edward Elgar and original illustrations by Nancy Carlson.
29/03/199m 1s

Classical Kids Storytime: 'The Mouse and the Lion'

Once upon a time, there was a mouse named Minerva who was captured by a lion. He let her go, not realizing that the tiny creature would soon be a big help. 'The Mouse and the Lion' is the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring music by Gustav Mahler and original illustrations by Nancy Carlson.
01/02/198m 34s

Classical Kids Storytime: A Cello Named Pablo

In the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime, cellist Amit Peled tells the enchanting tale of how he came to play a 300-year-old cello once favored by legendary performer Pablo Casals.
28/12/189m 14s

Classical Kids Storytime: 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears'

What happens when an adventurous girl discovers a house in the woods owned by bears and filled with classical recordings? Find out in 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears,' the latest installment of Classical Kids Storytime -- featuring illustrations by acclaimed children's author Nancy Carlson. Share the power of classical music with your little ones today!
30/10/1816m 46s

Classical Kids Storytime: 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice'

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 Classical Kids Storytime, featuring illustrations by acclaimed children's author Nancy Carlson.
28/09/1813m 28s

Classical Kids Storytime: 'The Three Little Pigs'

Welcome to the latest installment of Classical Kids Storytime, classic stories with a classical music twist. Today we share our version of 'The Three Little Pigs.' Listen or download now to find out what happens when our favorite piglets venture out on their own.
31/08/188m 27s

Classical Kids Storytime: 'The Little Mermaid'

You might know 'The Little Mermaid' as a Walt Disney movie, but the story is much older than that. And classical composers have been fascinated by the tale, too. Hear how our version goes in the latest production of Classical Kids Storytime -- classic tales with a classical twist.
08/05/1821m 42s
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