Busy Kids Love Music
Busy Kids Love Music
Episode 13: Famous Love Songs in Classical Music


It’s just a few days before Valentine’s Day here in the United States — so in today’s podcast, we’re talking about famous love songs in classical music. Don’t worry — I promise not to get too mushy on you!  Instead, join me as we unravel the intriguing tales behind three timeless love songs that transcend the ordinary.

In this episode, we’ll embark on a journey through the dreamy landscapes of Franz Liszt’s “Liebestraum” (Dream of Love). Discover the composer’s intricate musical expressions of love and passion, and learn how this enchanting piece even inspired the likes of Elvis Presley!

Uncover the mystery behind Beethoven’s “Fur Elise.” Despite its popularity, the true identity of “Elise” remains a puzzle. Delve into the charming notes of this iconic piano piece and explore the speculations surrounding its origin. It’s a love story wrapped in musical notes, inviting listeners to embrace the intrigue and allure of Beethoven’s affectionate creation.

Our melodic journey takes an unexpected turn with Prokofiev’s “Romeo and Juliet.” Unlike Shakespeare’s tragic ending, Prokofiev rewrote the fate of the star-crossed lovers with a happy twist. Explore the power of music to reinterpret timeless tales and bring a fresh perspective to one of the greatest love stories ever told.

At Busy Kids Love Music, I am committed to blending education with entertainment. Episode #13 provides valuable insights into the stories, emotions, and creative processes that weave through these iconic love songs. It’s an opportunity for young minds to connect with the rich narratives behind the melodies.

Whether you’re a parent introducing your child to the depth of classical compositions or a young listener eager to explore love songs with a unique twist, Episode #13 promises to be a delightful musical journey. Subscribe to Busy Kids Love Music on your preferred podcast platform, and let the melodic tales of unconventional love songs captivate your hearts.

Join me on this exploration of love, music, and the creative genius behind these timeless compositions. Happy listening!

Musical Samples You’ll Hear in this Episode:

Liebestraum No 3 (Lizst)

Romeo and Juliet “Love Dance”, Op. 64 (Prokofiev)

Fur Elise (Beethoven)

For this episode’s Listening Calendar, I’m trying something new! Rather than downloading a separate listening calendar as in episodes past, I’m including the listening calendar as part of this post. (Let me know your preference in the comments!)

Music Listening Schedule for Episode 13

Enjoy the links to performances connected to our theme of LOVE SONGS IN CLASSICAL MUSIC until a brand new episode of Busy Kids Love Music airs in two weeks.

Monday: “Love Dance” (Prokofiev)

Tuesday: “Fur Elise” (Beethoven)

Wednesday: “Liebestraum” (Liszt)

Thursday: “Fur Elise” (Beethoven)

Friday: “Liebestraum” (Liszt)


Monday: “Salut d’Amour” (Elgar)

Tuesday: Adagietto from Symphony No. 5 (Mahler)

Wednesday: “Intermezzo” (Brahms)

Thursday: Serenade (Schubert)

Friday: String Quartet No. 2 “Intimate Letters” (Janacek)


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