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600 COMPOSITIONS IN HIS LIFETIME! MEET FRANZ SCHUBERT, OUR FEATURED COMPOSER FOR JANUARY ON "CLASSICS FOR KIDS"
Austrian-born Franz Schubert was a prolific composer, penning over 600 pieces in his lifetime. He was also a talented singer who, as a young man, sang in what was then called the Court Chapel Choir. You know it best by its more current name, the Vienna Boys Choir.
William Grant Still grew up in the American South, hearing stories of African American slave life from his grandmother, which was a huge influence on his music. He was a gifted musician, taking violin lessons but teaching himself the cello, clarinet, oboe, and French horn. Learn more about this fascinating composer during February:
Here's a fun way to make sure your children are ready for that first visit to see a full orchestra - show them all the instruments and where they will find them on stage. Visit our Instruments of the Orchestra page and help them enjoy the concert experience even more!
We keep all of Classics for Kids programs archived so no matter what composer you are discussing, you can find at least four segments about his/her life and music. Find our entire archive here: Past Programs
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T. S. Eliot