Busy Kids Love Music
Busy Kids Love Music
Episode 90: Real Life Love Stories of Classical Composers

Happy Valentine’s Day! In celebration of the holiday, we’re going to be diving deep into three real-life love stories of composers.

The first one is a perfectly lovely, normal romance.

The second one is a tragic love triangle.

The third one is…well…more of a stalker situation than a love story. But it resulted in a musical masterpiece.

This episode is filled with beautiful excerpts from songs that were inspired by these real-life romances. Be sure to check out the playlist below to hear the music from the episode in its entirety!



Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Parent-Child Piano 101 Workshop: Everything You Need to Know to Play Your 1st Song at the Piano

Music Heard in this Episode:

Anna Magdalena Bach Notebook (complete) P. Barton, FEURICH harmonic pedal piano

Schumann – Bunte Blätter, Op. 99 – Grigory Sokolov, Geneva 12.12.2020

Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Schumann, Op.9 (Barenboim, Biret)

Berlioz : Symphonie Fantastique (Fantastical Symphony)

Music Listening Schedule for Episode 90

I’ve created a YouTube playlist for you that includes a variety of incredible music inspired by the romances you learned about today. Many of these songs are lengthy, so I suggest using the playlist as background music while you complete other activities!

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