Kids Commute - Cat Week! Thursday

Sep 20, 2018

Cats have been walking on keyboards for centuries! Today, we'll hear music inspired by a little kitty named Pulcinella.

Hey there, Kids Commuters! Welcome to Day Four of CAT WEEK on IPR's Kids Commute!

As you listen, you’ll learn a little bit about Domenico Scarlatti, who came from a very musical family, and we’ll also identify the notes that his kitten, Pulcinella, “composed” for him. All of this plus great music for you to listen to.

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Cat Fugue
Domenico Scarlatti
Elaine Comparone, harpsichord

Here's today's Kids Commute:


Here is a video of Scarlatti’s "Cat Fugue" performed on a harpsichord - just the way Scarlatti heard it. Check out this super tall harpsichord!

Here is a recording of Aaron Copland (audio only) playing his composition "The Cat and the Mouse," briefly highlighted in today’s episode: