"THE CHILDREN ARE PLAYING" is a tiny fairy-tale of a piece for solo flute written by Denmark's best-known composer Carl Nielsen in 1920 as incidental music for a play called "The Mother." The whimsical music is a tip of the cap to Hans Christian Andersen and sounds like kids on playground on a spring day--leaping and laughter and teasing and taunting with a mix of sun and clouds.
Georg Philip Telemann, Fantaisie No. 12
Claude Debussy, Syrinx
Carl Nielsen, The Children are Playing
All flute piece performed by Karen Kevra
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Frank Loesser, I'm Hans Christian Andersen performed by Danny Kaye
Artwork: Sibylle von Olfers, Mother Earth and Her Children