In two previous episodes of Busy Kids Love Music, we learned about two ballets — Nutcracker and Swan Lake. Today we’re  diving deeper into ballet itself to give you a better understanding of this type of art and musical form.

You’ll learn…

  • Where ballet got its start
  • How different ballet looks and sounds from what we think of as “modern day” ballet
  • How and why ballet costumes changed over time.

Links mentioned in this episode:

Busy Kids Do Piano Membership

Musical Samples You’ll Hear in this Episode:

Pavane “Mille regretz”

Introduction from Cinderella (Prokofiev)

Ballet de Xerxes – Part II/Aradia Baroque Ensemble (Jean-Baptiste Lully)

Swan Lake Theme (Tchaikovsky)

The Firebird (Stravinsky)

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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