My friends Stephen and Cristina have children at home, in need of schooling. Many parents are in the same boat. Cristina asked me, “Could you put together a little music program for my kids?” I have done so, in the latest episode of my Music for a While.
This program is not just for kids — it is nicely elementary, I would say. Good for kids, adults, and those who are not quite sure.
I begin with Bach (a very good place to start, as Julie Andrews once sang). We also have some Mozart (“Twinkle, Twinkle,” or variations thereon). And a Brahms song. And a Wagner prelude. And a piece of French Impressionism. And a Spanish dance. And an American hymn. And so on.
A sampler, if you like — something to pass the time, something to imbibe. Give it a whirl. A minimum of talk, a generous amount of music. Or, as they used to say on Detroit radio, “Less talk, more rock.”