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YourClassical Adventures

30 EpisodesProduced by American Public MediaWebsite

Liz Lyon hosts YourClassical Adventures, a presentation of classical music for kids (and their grown-ups), produced by Melanie Renate. Join us as we ask questions that will help families explore classical music together!


The Changing Season

When you picture your perfect day in the fall season, what does it look like Does it include crisp fall leaves, sweater weather and cooler temperatures? Join host Liz Lyon as we discover pieces that sound like the different stages of fall.

Episode 102 playlist

Scott Joplin: Maple Leaf Rag - (Used at the beginning and end of the episode) This piece by Scott Joplin was groundbreaking for the genre of rag music and became a template for the composers of rag music in the years to come.

The Maple leaves change their color in the fall to the vivid browns and fiery reds.

Performed by The Band and Lara Downes on Piano.


Scott Joplin - Maple Leaf Rag


Fanny Mendelssohn: Das Jar No. 9 (September) - Fanny Mendelssohn composed a set of 12 piano pieces representing every month of the year.

‘September’ of Das Jahr (‘The Year’) is based it off a poem “To the Moon,” which compares the passage of time with a flowing river.

Performed by Liana Serbescu on piano.


Fanny Mendelssohn - Das Jahr No. 9 - September


Imogen Holst: Fall of Leaf — As you get further into the fall you can see the magic of leaves turning different colors and they begin to fall….

In this piece you can almost hear the individual leaves falling and drifting in the wind.

Performed by Steven Isserlis on Cello.


Imogen Holst - Fall of the Leaf


Tōru Takemitsu: A String Around Autumn — Tōru Takemitsu wrote this piece of music to celebrate a fall festival but it sounds like the end of autumn. It is sadder, more sparse and you can almost hear the promise that snow is on the way.

Performed by Saito Kinen Orchestra and featuring Nobuko Imai on viola.


Tōru Takemitsu - A String Around Autumn


Astor Piazzolla: Autumn in Buenos Aires (Otono Porteno) - Astor Piazzolla wrote a piece of music to celebrate the different seasons in Buenos Aires Argentina. Autumn contains musical raindrops and a wintery sun.

Performed by the Buffalo Symphony Orchestra featuring Tessa Lark on violin.


Astor Piazzolla - Autumn in Buenos Aires


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