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  • The Cellist of Venice | Kim Maerkl

    The Cellist of Venice

    • ORIGINAL (37 mins)
    • By Kim Maerkl
    • Narrated By Thomas Hampson
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    The Cellist of Venice transports us to Italy in the year 1725 and conveys the love a Venetian family has for the music of Bach. Adelina grew up in the Piet√°, and orphanage and a magnificent music school for girls. One day, her teacher Maestro Vivaldi gives her the opportunity to perform in a Venetian Palace. After the concert, a German price presents her with a gift, the Suites for Cello composed by his court composer, Johann Sebastian Bach.

  • Stradivari's Gift | Kim Maerkl

    Stradivari's Gift

    • ORIGINAL (36 mins)
    • By Kim Maerkl
    • Narrated By Roger Moore
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    Stradivari's Gift takes the listener on a historical journey to 17th-century Italy and the violin shop of Antonio Stradivari. The story of the violinist Raphael and his gripping encounter with Stradivari brings to life the extraordinary achievements and unique magic of one of the world's most renowned violin makers. The narration of Sir Roger Moore combines with original music for violin and string orchestra to create a powerful listening experience.

    Jack says: "Beautiful Music with Terrific Narration"
  • The King's Daughter | Kim Maerkl

    The King's Daughter

    • ORIGINAL (38 mins)
    • By Kim Maerkl
    • Narrated By Jennifer Larmore
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    The King's Daughter tells the enchanting story of Sophia's passion for the flute. The instrument was a gift from her aunt, and the shimmering silver enchanted her from the moment she opened the case. Sophia quickly learned to play, and her music grew more beautiful with each passing day. One afternoon her father, the king, marched into her room and said, ''It is not proper for a princess to be making music. I no longer wish to hear your flute in my castle.''

  • Amati's Dream | Kim Maerkl

    Amati's Dream

    • ORIGINAL (34 mins)
    • By Kim Maerkl
    • Narrated By Roger Moore
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    It is the year 1666 in Cremona, Italy. While Raphael is learning the luthier's trade, he secretly yearns to be a performer. His family cannot afford an instrument or music lessons, so Raphael tries his best to be content with working in the violin shop. But his heart cannot let go of his dream. The narration of legendary actor Sir Roger Moore brings Amati's Dream vividly to life. The original music features Key-Thomas Maerkl, in a lyrical performance on a violin made by Amati's most famous pupil, Antonio Stradivari.

  • Mozart's Magical Night | Kim Maerkl

    Mozart's Magical Night

    • ORIGINAL (31 mins)
    • By Kim Maerkl
    • Narrated By Jennifer Larmore
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    Mozart's Magical Night comes alive in the gardens of the king's palace. When Mozart is seven years old, he is invited by Prince Maximilian to perform in the Nymphenburg Palace in Munich. Captivated by the lakes, waterfalls, and pavilions of the palace gardens, he slips out after the concert to explore the intriguing park. Unexpectedly, he meets a girl who lives on the grounds of the palace and together they discover the wonders of the palace gardens. As they stroll through the park, Mozart reveals secrets about his life and music.

  • The Snake Charmer | Kim Maerkl

    The Snake Charmer

    • ORIGINAL (36 mins)
    • By Kim Maerkl
    • Narrated By Calvin E. Burke
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    The Snake Charmer explores a very special moment in India's history through words and music. It is the year 1607 in Agra, India. Shiba, the snake charmer, lives in a grass-roofed hut with his mother and his cobra Bonji. One day, as Empress Mumtaz Mahal is strolling through the marketplace of Agra, she is captivated by Shiba's performance and invites him to play at the palace. His success arouses the jealousy of another artist endangering Shiba's life.

  • The Song of the Torero | Kim Maerkl

    The Song of the Torero

    • ORIGINAL (39 mins)
    • By Kim Maerkl
    • Narrated By Calvin E. Burke
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    The Song of the Torero tells of the passion Bernardo's grandfather has for the guitar. Bernardo loves to visit his grandfather, who lives in a stone house perched on a hilltop near Barcelona. The boy adores hearing stories from his grandfather's childhood and is mesmerized by his music. One day, while strolling through the hills, Grandfather reveals an amazing secret.

  • A Dream of Jazz | Kim Maerkl

    A Dream of Jazz

    • ORIGINAL (39 mins)
    • By Kim Maerkl
    • Narrated By August Zirner
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    A Dream of Jazz takes the listener on a historic and tuneful ride to Cleveland in the 1940s. The city, jazz, and friendship are celebrated through the eyes of the teenage friends Don and John. Their thoughts are filled with nothing but jazz, and their troubles are carried away on the magic carpet of the music. The spirit and power of jazz are captured in Kim Maerkl's compelling production.

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