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. Along the way, we'll hear some wonderful melodies by French composer Paul Dukas.
Be sure to explore the gallery below for more illustrations by Carlson.
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Podcast: Now available on iTunes!
PlaylistPaul Dukas: The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Kenneth Jean, conductor
Paul Dukas: La Peri
RTE National Symphony Orchestra
Jean-Luc Tingaud, conductor
Courtesy of Naxos of America Inc.
CreditsStoryteller: Valerie Kahler, with Michael Barone as the Sorcerer
Writer: Valerie Kahler, adapted from the Johann Wolfgang von Goethe poem
Illustrations: Nancy Carlson
Producer: Valerie Kahler
Digital producer: Seiji Cataldo
Senior digital producer: Randy Salas
Program director: Julie Amacher