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Kids Commute - Pop Goes the Classical Week!

It's "Pop! Goes the Classical Week on Kids Commute!

Our third series installment about the relationship between classical and pop music!

Happy 2022!

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!

Kate Botello is a host and producer at Classical IPR.