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IIRY Podcast: 23. Tricia performs “Ferdinand the Bull,” the children’s storybook classic.
I play "Ferdinand the Bull" for solo violin and speaker (story by Munro Leaf and music Alan Ridout).

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Today’s special episode features “Ferdinand the Bull” from the beloved children’s book “The Story of Ferdinand” by Munro Leaf, illustrated by Robert Lawson. Here, I’m playing the version for solo violin and speaker, composed by Alan Ridout, which includes the original story of Ferdinand, a bull who would rather smell flowers than fight in bullfights.

Praised by Gandhi, and Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, among many others, 30,000 copies of “Ferdinand” were published following the 1945 defeat of Nazi Germany during World War II and they were given out for free in order to encourage peace.

This episode is dedicated to you, J.

2 thoughts on “IIRY Podcast: 23. Tricia performs “Ferdinand the Bull,” the children’s storybook classic.
I play "Ferdinand the Bull" for solo violin and speaker (story by Munro Leaf and music Alan Ridout).

  1. Delightful reading and stupendous violin playing! Congratulations to Tricia Park for merging two of her impressive talents and sharing them with us.

    1. Thank you so much for listening, Hal! I’m so glad you enjoyed my rendition of dear Ferdie the Bull! 🙂 It’s so kind of you to take time to listen and comment!!

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