Welcome to the final show of Gulliver’s Travels Week on Kids Commute from Interlochen Public Radio. This week we’re using the music of Bernard Hermann and Georg Philipp Telemann to help us imagine Jonathan Swift’s “Gulliver’s Travels." We’ve met an island of very little people, giants and math wizards and their clappers, and we've played chess with a king.
Today, it’s all about talking horses and not-so-smart people. And the name that Jonathan Swift gives those not-so-smart people is also the answer to this week’s Kids Commute Quizlet. If you’ve texted us the correct answer, we’ll send you a Kids Commute Prize Pack! So join us as we meet talking horses and not-so-smart people as Lemuel Gulliver finally makes his way home.
"Houyhnhmns and Yahoos", from "The Gulliver Suite"
Composer: Georg Philipp Telemann
Performers: Andrew Manze/Caroline Balding