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Kids Commute - Tri-Cornered Hat Week!

The Boss and the Miller's Wife: The Tri-Cornered Hat
Chris van Niekerk, Maxine Denys en Harold King in die vroeë 1960's in Three-Cornered Hat in die Alhambra, Kaapstad.

This week on Kids Commute, we're going to the ballet!

We'll learn the story and hear the music of Spanish composer Manuel de Falla's lighthearted ballet, "The Tri-Cornered Hat!"

We'll have a tri-cornered Quizlet for you, too.

Tune in to Classical IPR Monday through Friday at 7:40 a.m. or listen any time at the links.

KC 4121 - KC TRI-CORNERED HAT WEEK! Tuesday: Dance of the Neighbors (Pierre Boulez/New York Philharmonic)
KC 4122 - TRI-CORNERED HAT WEEK! Wednesday: Dance of the Miller/Pierre Boulez/New York Philharmonic

KC 4123 - TRI-CORNERED HAT WEEK! Thursday: Dance of the Magistrate (The Boss!)/Pierre Boulez/New York Philharmonic

KC 4124 - TRI-CORNERED HAT WEEK! Friday: Final Dance (Jota)/Pierre Boulez/New York Philharmonic

Here's one of the dances from the ballet, featuring Leonide Massine, its original choreographer, who traveled all around Spain with Manuel de Falla to learn about its music and dance.

This week's MAYA MIX contains all the music from the ballet - with the titles in Spanish! To translate, the movements are:

  1. Introduction
  2. The Afternoon
  3. Dance of the Miller's Wife
  4. The Grapes
  5. Dance of the Neighbors
  6. Dance of the Miller
  7. Dance of the Magistrate (Mayor! Judge! Corrector! Boss!)
  8. Final Dance (the one with the blanket!)

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Kate Botello is the morning host on Classical IPR. She also hosts and produces Kids Commute and Show Tunes with Kate Botello.