Many things inspire the music of composers. Sometimes it’s a person or a loved one. Other times it’s a fairy-tale or story.

Today we’re going to discuss some songs by classical composers that were inspired by animals.

In this episode, you’ll learn…

  • What a duet is (and you’ll listen to a very unusual one!)
  • Why Handel’s organ concerto earned the nickname that it did
  • How one composer’s most famous work was actually a source of worry and discomfort for him

Links mentioned in this episode:

Parnet Child Piano Workshop

Busy Kids Do Music Camp

Musical Samples You’ll Hear in this Episode:

Funny Cats Duet (Rossini)

Concerto for Organ in F Major (Handel)

The Carnival of the Animals: I. Introduction & Royal March of the Lion

Music Listening Schedule for Episode 25

I’ve created a YouTube playlist for you with ten performances connected to this episode’s theme. Check it out here.

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