We'll kick off the Kids Commute new year with another look at the relationship between the classical and pop music genres - Pop! Goes the Classical.
This year, we're featuring pop compositions that use direct quotations of classical music - some of them are pretty sneaky!
We'll have a "Name That Tune!" Quizlet for you this week, too.
Tune in Monday through Friday at 7:40 a.m. and 3:20 p.m. or listen any time at the links below.
Kids Commute - no kid or commute required!
Kids Commute - POP! GOES THE CLASSICAL WEEK! Monday: The Lamp is Low (Mildred Bailey & Her Orchestra)
Peter DeRose and Bert Shefter, based on "Pavane for a Dead Princess" by Maurice Ravel<br/>
Kids Commute - POP! GOES THE CLASSICAL WEEK! Tuesday: All By Myself (Eric Carmen)
Based on the second movement of the Sergei Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor
Kids Commute - POP! GOES THE CLASSICAL WEEK! Wednesday: A Lover's Concerto (The Toys)
Based on the Minuet from Anna Magdalena's Notebook, attrib. JS Bach, by Christian Petzold. Adapted by Sandy Linzer & Denny Randell
Kids Commute - POP! GOES THE CLASSICAL WEEK! Thursday: I'm Always Chasing Rainbows (Judy Garland - "Ziegfeld Girl")
Based on the "Fantaisie Impromptu" by Frederic Chopin. Adapted by Harry Carroll in 1917.
Kids Commute - POP! GOES THE CLASSICAL WEEK! Friday: If I Had Words (the mice from "Babe" - original motion picture soundtrack)
Based on the final section of Symphony No. 3 ("Organ") by Camille Saint-Saens, adapted by Jonathan Hodge. Plus, we answer our Quizlet with a bonus track!