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Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov:

The Bees and the Birds

There are many pieces of classical music -- besides "The Flight of the Bumblebee" -- that are about bees, birds, and other winged creatures. Composers use various instruments to imitate insects, and to create all kinds of bird calls.

Music heard in this episode:

Schubert: The Bee
Vaughan Williams: Wasp Overture
Biber: Sonata Representativa
Uccellini: Aria Sopra la Bergamasca
Respighi: The Birds
Walther: Imitation of a Cuckoo Sonata
Handel: Cuckoo and the Nightingale
Vivaldi: Il Giardinello
Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf
Rimsky-Korsakov: Flight of the Bumblebee

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This Week's Quiz

Which composer wrote The Wasps Overture?

 Ralph Vaughan Williams

 Benjamin Britten

 Edward Elgar

 Antonio Vivaldi

The sounds that birds make are easy to imitate in music.

 True

 False

What work by Prokofiev includes both a duck and a bird?

 Carnival of the Animals

 Peter and the Wolf

 The Magic Flute

 The Tale of Tsar Saltan

Classics For Kids

Our Shows

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov:

The Bees and the Birds

There are many pieces of classical music -- besides "The Flight of the Bumblebee" -- that are about bees, birds, and other winged creatures. Composers use various instruments to imitate insects, and to create all kinds of bird calls.

Music heard in this episode:

Schubert: The Bee
Vaughan Williams: Wasp Overture
Biber: Sonata Representativa
Uccellini: Aria Sopra la Bergamasca
Respighi: The Birds
Walther: Imitation of a Cuckoo Sonata
Handel: Cuckoo and the Nightingale
Vivaldi: Il Giardinello
Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf
Rimsky-Korsakov: Flight of the Bumblebee

Learn more about Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz

Which composer wrote The Wasps Overture?

 Ralph Vaughan Williams

 Benjamin Britten

 Edward Elgar

 Antonio Vivaldi

The sounds that birds make are easy to imitate in music.

 True

 False

What work by Prokofiev includes both a duck and a bird?

 Carnival of the Animals

 Peter and the Wolf

 The Magic Flute

 The Tale of Tsar Saltan

 

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