Busy Kids Love Music
Busy Kids Love Music
Episode 62: Songs About Winter


Hello, music enthusiasts, and welcome to Episode #62 of Busy Kids Love Music! As the winter winds begin to howl and the snow blankets the world in a glistening hush, my podcast is here to infuse your seasonal soundtrack with the crisp melodies of winter-inspired classical music.

Winter – a season that elicits a myriad of thoughts and emotions. For some, it’s the chilly task of shoveling snow and the familiar hum of scraping ice off car windshields. For others, it’s a time to revel in the cozy warmth of a fireplace, wrapped in blankets with a steaming mug of cocoa in hand. But what did classical composers envision when they were inspired by winter?

In this frosty episode, we explore the musical landscapes of winter through the ears of renowned composers. Our playlist features the iconic “Winter” from Antonio Vivaldi’s beloved “The Four Seasons,” painting a vivid sonic portrait of the season’s icy beauty and the briskness of frosty mornings.

Émile Waldteufel’s “The Skater’s Waltz” takes us on a whimsical journey across a frozen pond, capturing the joy and grace of figure skaters gliding through winter’s wonderland. The delicate dance of snowflakes comes to life in Josef Strauss’s “Winterlust – Polka-schnell, Op. 121,” a delightful and lively composition that mirrors the playful spirit of the season.

Busy Kids Love Music is a podcast designed for families, breaking down the complexity of classical music into digestible, engaging chunks that captivate young minds and resonate with the young at heart. So, whether you’re a seasoned music aficionado or just dipping your toes into the symphonic sea, this episode promises to be a delightful exploration of winter’s musical artistry.

Join me as we unravel the icy symphony of winter in Episode #62, letting the melodies transport you to a world where snowflakes dance, and the chill in the air is met with the warmth of music. Bundle up, press play, and let the enchanting compositions of Vivaldi, Waldteufel, and Strauss whisk you away into the winter wonderland of classical music.

Musical Samples You’ll Hear in this Episode:

Antonio Vivaldi – Winter (Full) – The Four Seasons

Émile Waldteufel: The Skater’s Waltz

Josef Strauss – Winterlust – Polka-schnell, Op. 121

Music Listening Schedule for Episode 62

I’ve created a YouTube playlist for you with the music discussed in today’s episode along with a few other winter-inspired pieces. Check it out here.

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