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Classical 101

Nashville Cats? Musical Felines Come From All Over

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A London Palladium production of "Cats, the Musical"

In celebration of National Cat Day on October 29, Classical 101 Program Director Beverley Ervine has unearthed an amazing amount of cat factoids. I have had this tune running through my head since she first began talking about Cat Day, so allow me to give you my earworm.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulVQsQBenvs

You're welcome for that. Now if that doesn't suit, Beethoven wrote a little tune called Das liebe Kätzchen, (The Dear Kitten) about a cat which was particularly prolific when it came to producing kittens.

It translates this way: Our cat's had kittens.  63 of them, all mine. One of them has stripes. That's the one for me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AowZDYLl4WQ&feature=youtu.be

Andrew Lloyd Webber loves his cats...and not just the ones on Broadway.  Check out this video of him with his water-loving feline.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xYq6q98y0I

These cats, however, are the ones which paid for his swimming pool.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TI3EEdU9zvc&list=RDTI3EEdU9zvc

Happy National Cat Day!