Classical for Children - Move it! Music from the sled to the steam engine
Music can have an motor. This motor can be powered by gasoline or by steam; with finger strength or with the buzzing of bumblebees; with elbow grease or with horses. In this playlist, you will find music that is constantly moving forward. Playlist curated by Albrecht Selge.Read more…
- Rimsky-KorsakovSkazka o tsare Saltane (The Tale of Tsar Saltan): Orchestral Interlude (Act III) “Flight of the Bumblebee” • VivaceSkazka o tsare Saltane (The Tale of Tsar Saltan): Orchestral Interlude (Act III)
VivaceLeif Segerstam, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra℗ 2013
- MartinůLe Noël (Christmas) H 167 (1927) • 1. Le Traîneau (The Sledge). AllegroLe Noël (Christmas) H 167 (1927)
1. Le Traîneau (The Sledge). AllegroGiorgio Koukl (Piano)2004, Lugano, RSI Lugano
- HoneggerPacific 231 (Mouvement symphonique No. 1) for Orchestra H 53 • ModéréPacific 231 (Mouvement symphonique No. 1) for Orchestra H 53
ModéréStéphane Denève, WDR Sinfonieorchester KölnDecember 2014, Stuttgart, Liederhalle Stuttgart
- ProkofievSonata for Piano No. 2 in D minor op. 14 • IV. Vivace - ModeratoSonata for Piano No. 2 in D minor op. 14
IV. Vivace - ModeratoBernd Glemser (Piano)January 1994, Lugano, Radio Concert Hall, Lugano
- FarkasGyümölcskosár (Fruit basket), for Voice and Piano (1946-1947) (Version for Voice, Clarinet, Viola and Piano) • 8. Száncsengö (Sleighbells)Gyümölcskosár (Fruit basket), for Voice and Piano (1946-1947) (Version for Voice, Clarinet, Viola and Piano)
8. Száncsengö (Sleighbells)Mária Zempléni (Soprano), László Bársony (Viola), Béla Kovács (Clarinet), Ferenc Farkas (Piano)℗ 2014
- SchumannKinderszenen (Scenes from Childhood) op. 15 • 9. Ritter vom SteckenpferdKinderszenen (Scenes from Childhood) op. 15
9. Ritter vom SteckenpferdJenő Jandó (Piano)November 1992, Budapest, Unitarian Church, Budapest
- SchumannKinderszenen (Scenes from Childhood) op. 15 • 3. Hasche-MannKinderszenen (Scenes from Childhood) op. 15
3. Hasche-MannIdil Biret (Piano)May 1993, Heidelberg, Clara Wieck Auditorium, Heidelberg
- TchaikovskySymphony No. 6 in B minor op. 74 TH 30 “Pathétique” • III. Allegro molto vivaceSymphony No. 6 in B minor op. 74 TH 30
III. Allegro molto vivaceSir Charles Mackerras, Philharmonia Orchestra2009, London, Royal Festival Hall
- HurníkFour Seasons, Chamber Suite • Winter • No. 18 Sleigh RideFour Seasons, Chamber Suite
Winter • No. 18 Sleigh RideKarel Ančerl, Vlach Quartet, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra1954, Prague, Domovina Studio
- ChopinWaltzes op. 64 BI 164 • Waltz No. 6 in D flat major op. 64/1 BI 164. Molto vivace "Minute Waltz"Waltzes op. 64 BI 164
Waltz No. 6 in D flat major op. 64/1 BI 164. Molto vivace "Minute Waltz"Louis Lortie (Piano)October 2014, Dunwich, Potton Hall Dunwich
- RachmaninoffCantata 'Kolokola' (The Bells) op. 35 • 1. Slyshish', sani mchastya v ryad • The Silver Sleigh Bells (Allegro ma non tanto)Cantata 'Kolokola' (The Bells) op. 35
1. Slyshish', sani mchastya v ryad • The Silver Sleigh Bells (Allegro ma non tanto)Tatiana Pavlovskaya (Soprano), Evgeny Akimov (Tenor), Vladimir Vaneev (Bass), Semyon Bychkov
WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, WDR Rundfunkchor Köln, Lege Artis Chamber Choir2006, Köln, Kölner Philharmonie
- MozartGerman Dances for Orchestra KV 605 • German Dance No. 3 in C major "Sleigh Ride"German Dances for Orchestra KV 605
German Dance No. 3 in C major "Sleigh Ride"Michael Gielen, SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und FreiburgNovember 1975, Baden-Baden, Hans-Rosbaud-Studio
- Villa-LobosBachianas brasileiras No. 3 (1938) • 4. Toccata. Allegro. PicapauBachianas brasileiras No. 3 (1938)
4. Toccata. Allegro. PicapauJean Louis Steuerman (Piano), Roberto Minczuk
Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São PauloJune 2002, São Paulo, Sala São Paulo
How does a flying bumblebee sound, musically? That's what a Russian composer by the tongue-twisting name of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov imagined. Quite different is the American steam locomotive called Pacific 231. It only gradually gets going, but then it's all the more powerful – that one was composed by Arthur Honegger.
But you can also race forward with your fingers: for example, on the piano. The Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev was a brilliant pianist. With his piano music, you have to be careful that you don’t break your fingers!
After that, the playlist races on: with Robert Schumann on the hobbyhorse and playing a game of tag. With Tchaikovsky again on the railway. With Chopin in a race against the stopwatch – but no one can play the Minute Waltz in a minute. And at the Brazilian Carnival, where everything turns in circles.
And because it's winter at the moment, there are boisterous sleigh rides in between – six altogether. Dingalingaling!
If you’re still able to catch your breath at the end, you can hear something pretty neat. The Greek composer Yannis Xenakis wanted to create music quite different from that of earlier composers. His modern piece "Shaar" sounds like a downright insane swarm of bees, or even like attacking planes. What you hear in it, you can decide individually as a listener – and you can bet that you’ve never heard music like this before!