VIDEO | Hansel and Gretel with classical music

Classical music meets traditional storytelling in this multi-arts take on Hansel and Gretel, in which the classic fairytale is narrated against a backdrop of vintage illustrations, film footage and excerpts from pieces of classical music. This is the first in a series of videos combining famous pieces of classical music with fairytales and classic children’s stories. In this video the classical music journalist Hannah Nepilová narrates the fairytale of Hansel and Gretel by the Grimm Brothers accompanied by a selection of film footage and vintage illustrations from the story by 19th and early 20th century artists.

Meanwhile, excerpts of classical music by Camille Saint-Saëns, Hector Berlioz, Engelbert Humperdinck, Ludwig van Beethoven, Erik Satie, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Antonín Dvorák provide colour and characterisation, and bring out the drama in the narrative.

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