When you think of things that have inspired famous musical works, you might think of the moonlight that inspired Debussy’s “Clair de Lune” or Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata”.
But did you ever think about a bee? Or even…a flea? Insects have inspired some of the most well-known — and comical — works of art in history. Today we’re going to listen and learn about 3 such works of art.
Links Mentioned in this Episode:
Busy Preschoolers Do Music Course
Musical Samples You’ll Hear in this Episode:
Flight Of The Bumblebee – Rimsky-Korsakov – YouTube
Daniil Trifonov plays Chopin – Etude Op. 25 No. 2 in F minor “Bees” – YouTube
Modest Mussorgsky: “Mephisto’s Song of the Flea” – YouTube
Music Listening Schedule for Episode 43
I’ve created a YouTube playlist for you with a variety of performances of the songs from today’s episode. Check it out here.
Subscribe & Review in iTunes
Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, head on over to do that today so you don’t miss an episode. Click here to subscribe in iTunes!
If you’re feeling extra magnanimous, I would be really grateful if you left a review over on iTunes, too. Those reviews help other families find my podcast learn more about music. Just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what you love about Busy Kids Love Music. Thanks!