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Classical Kids Saturday 23 September 2017

Classical Kids

Classical Music for Children with Ian Mc Glynn

Sunday September 17th, 10am

The composer Ferde Grofe was as a milkman, a truck driver and an elevator operator before was ever a composer. Today we'll hear his Grand Canyon Suite, which includes music written for a thunderstorm. We'll also hear some different dances by some of the great composers - a waltz by Johann Strauss II, a Spanish dance by Ravel and ballet music by Khachaturian! 

Sunday September 24th, 10am

Camille Saint-Saens wrote his Carnival of the Animals Suite just for fun, and today we'll meet some his very musical members of the animal kingdom. We'll also meet some singing frogs and cats, and enjoy some musical fireworks! 

Sunday October 1st, 10am

Anyone know what time it is? Why, it's time to hear music written about clocks of course, including Haydn's Clock Symphony! We'll also hear music by the pianist and violinist Joaquin Rodrigo whose most famous piece of music for an instrument which he didn’t really play – the guitar! Tune in this morning for part of his sunny Concierto de Aranjuez which he wrote after visiting a Spanish palace. 

Music Played on the Show


Title: Tritsch-Tratsch Polka (Faded Applause)

Composer: Strauss, Johann II

Performer(s): Roby Lakatos (Violin), Ernest Bango (Cimbalom/Guitar) Kalman Cseki (Piano) Oszkar Nemeth (Double Bass) Laszlo Boni (Violin)

Album: later with lakatos / Deutsche Grammophon / 459642211

Duration: 2:44


Title: Sunrise

Composer: Grofe, Ferde

Performer(s): Cincinnati Pops Orchestra

Album: Grofe: Grand Canyon Suite/Gershwin: Catfish Row / Telarc / 8.559007

Duration: 5:09


Title: Excerpt From Cloudburst (With Thunderstorm Effects)

Composer: Grofe, Ferde

Performer(s): Cincinnati Pops Orchestra

Album: Grofe: Grand Canyon Suite/Gershwin: Catfish Row / Telarc / 8.559007

Duration: 4:54


Title: Production Number

Performer(s): Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Album: Pilgrims Progress - Pioneers of American Classical Music

Duration: 2:21


Title: Flute Concerto No.2 In D K314 (3rd Movement)

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Performer(s): James Galway (Flute), New Irish Chamber Orchestra

Album: James Galway: Mozart / Imp / Pcd807

Duration: 5:41


Title: Bordel 1900

Composer: Piazzolla, Astor

Performer(s): Judith Hall (Flute), Tim Walker (Guitar)

Album: Habanera / Collins Classics / 10132

Duration: 4:03


Title: Young Persons Guide To The Orchestra (4th Movement) String Variations

Performer(s): Dame Edna Everage (Narrator)

Album: Peter and the Wolf

Duration: 4:03


Title: Arrirang

Performer(s): The King's Singers

Album: The King's Singers: Postcards

Duration: 2:59


Title: Sabre Dance

Composer: Khachaturian, Aram

Performer(s): London Symphony Orchestra

Album: Khachaturian: Spartacus / Gayaneh Ballet - Highlights / EMI Eminence / CDEMX2119

Duration: 2:33


Title: Bolero (Excerpt)

Composer: Ravel, Maurice

Performer(s): London Symphony Orchestra

Album: Harmony (Recordno: 724384952426) / Virgin / 724384952426

Duration: 5:16


Title: By The Beautiful Blue Danube Op.314

Composer: Strauss II, Johann

Performer(s): Andre Rieu (Violin), Johann Strauss Orchestra

Album: Live in Dublin - Andre Rieu / Polydor / 9865872

Duration: 5:48



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Producer/Presenter: Ian McGlynn


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