Classical Kids Storytime

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Welcome to Classical Kids Storytime from American Public Media and Classical Minnesota Public Radio, offering classic stories with a classical twist. Each episode features our storytellers recounting childhood favorites along with related classical music.

Episode Date
'Old Mother Hubbard' from Classical Kids Storytime
00:04:51
Are you ready for the cutest dog ever? See what musical surprises await in 'Old Mother Hubbard' -- the new episode of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring art by Nancy Carlson!
Apr 30, 2019
'The Dog and the Bone' from Classical Kids Storytime
00:09:01
Once upon a time, there was a happy-go-lucky dog named Apollo. He seemed to have a lot going for himself, but he wanted more -- especially when it came to food. Find out what happened to our greedy pup in 'The Dog and the Bone,' the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring music by Edward Elgar and original illustrations by Nancy Carlson.
Mar 29, 2019
'An Irish Folk Tale' from Classical Kids Storytime
00:10:33
Once upon a time, in Ireland, there lived a 'gloomery' little girl named Nora. Restoring her smile would take a magical adventure and the intervention of woodland fairies. Listen to the Irish folk tale 'Nora Mavourneen and the Fairy Queen,' the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring Irish music plus original illustrations by Nancy Carlson.
Mar 01, 2020
'A Cello Named Pablo' from Classical Kids Storytime
00:09:14
In the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime, cellist Amit Peled tells the enchanting tale of how he came to play a 300-year-old cello once favored by legendary performer Pablo Casals.
Dec 28, 2018
'The Mouse and the Lion' from Classical Kids Storytime
00:08:34
Once upon a time, there was a mouse named Minerva who was captured by a lion. He let her go, not realizing that the tiny creature would soon be a big help. 'The Mouse and the Lion' is the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring music by Gustav Mahler and original illustrations by Nancy Carlson.
Feb 01, 2019
'The Nutcracker' from Classical Kids Storytime
00:15:50
Go on a magical adventure with a girl named Clara as she is whisked away by a nutcracker prince to the Kingdom of Sweets. Give the gift of classical music by sharing this classic tale -- and Tchaikovsky's unforgettable melodies -- with your little ones this holiday season.
Dec 01, 2019
'Cinderella' from Classical Kids Storytime
00:20:30
Welcome to Classical Kids Storytime! Today's story is all about a young woman who has many names all around the world, but you probably know her best as Cinderella. Our classical version is based on Rossini's famous opera and features illustrations by Nancy Carlson.
Nov 14, 2019
'The Little Mermaid' from Classical Kids Storytime
00:21:42
You might know 'The Little Mermaid' as a Walt Disney movie, but the story is much older than that. And classical composers have been fascinated by the tale, too. Hear how our version goes in the latest production of Classical Kids Storytime -- classic tales with a classical twist.
May 08, 2018
'The Three Little Pigs' from Classical Kids Storytime
00:08:27
Welcome to the latest installment of Classical Kids Storytime, classic stories with a classical music twist. Today we share our version of 'The Three Little Pigs.' Listen or download now to find out what happens when our favorite piglets venture out on their own.
Aug 31, 2018
'The Sorcerer's Apprentice' from Classical Kids Storytime
00:13:28
What happens when an impatient young apprentice tries to cast his own magic spells for the first time? It's a water catastrophe! Find out how his adventure unfolds in 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice,' the latest installment of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring illustrations by acclaimed children's author Nancy Carlson.
Sep 28, 2018
'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' from Classical Kids Storytime
00:16:46
What happens when an adventurous girl discovers a house in the woods owned by bears and filled with classical recordings? Find out in 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears,' the latest installment of Classical Kids Storytime -- featuring illustrations by acclaimed children's author Nancy Carlson. Share the power of classical music with your little ones today!
Oct 30, 2018
Classical Kids Storytime: 'A Farmer's Tale'
00:04:30
Where does your food come from? Farmers, of course! Hear a famous poem about the hard work of growing food in 'A Farmer's Tale,' the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring traditional Chinese folk tunes and original illustrations by Nancy Carlson.
Apr 03, 2020
Classical Kids Storytime: 'Harriet's Recital'
00:03:42
Harriet loves ballet class, but when her teacher announces a recital, she comes down with a bad case of stage fright. Will Harriet overcome her fears before the big performance? Find out in "Harriet's Recital," the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring an original story and illustrations by Nancy Carlson and music by Tchaikovsky.
Feb 02, 2020
Classical Kids Storytime: 'The Emperor's New Clothes'
00:10:22
A vain emperor gets more than he bargained for when two weavers promise to make him a suit with special powers. What happens when he puts it on? Find out in 'The Emperor's New Clothes,' the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring music by George Frideric Handel and original illustrations by Nancy Carlson.
Jan 03, 2020
Classical Kids Storytime: 'Hansel and Gretel'
00:14:29
Once upon a time, a brother and sister named Hansel and Gretel were abandoned deep in the forest. They were taken in by a wicked witch, who planned to cook the children for dinner. Find out what happened next in 'Hansel and Gretel,' the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring music by Engelbert Humperdinck and Richard Strauss, with original illustrations by Nancy Carlson.
Oct 09, 2019
Classical Kids Storytime: 'KinderLute'
00:09:27
Four friends -- a violin, viola, cello and bass -- are nervous about meeting their new owners. Will the young musicians learn to play properly and treat their string instruments with care? Find out in 'KinderLute,' the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring music by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and illustrations by Eusebius Williams.
Sep 05, 2019
Classical Kids Storytime: 'The Tortoise and the Hare'
00:06:49
There once was a hare who loved to brag about his speed. The hare also loved to tease other animals, until one day, when the slowest animal in the forest challenged him to a race. Who won? Find out in 'The Tortoise and the Hare,' the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring music by Alexander Borodin and original illustrations by Nancy Carlson.
Aug 01, 2019
Classical Kids Storytime: 'Casey at the Bat'
00:07:41
Casey steps up to the plate for the Mudville Nine, but can he save the day for the woeful baseball team? Find out what happens in 'Casey at the Bat,' the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring Americana classical music and original illustrations by Nancy Carlson.
Jul 01, 2019
Classical Kids Storytime: 'Beauty and the Beast'
00:21:46
Disney pitched 'Beauty and the Beast' as a 'tale as old as time,' but we're retelling the 18th-century French story with a classical twist as the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime -- featuring music by great French composers and enchanting illustrations by Nancy Carlson.
May 31, 2019