Classical Kids

    Sunday, 7 - 8am

    Win My First Classical Music Book and CD 

    This week, Classical Kids and www.classical.ie are giving you the chance to win a copy of 'My First Classical Music Book'. It’s a super guide to classical music - the composers, the instruments and some of the places you might find music. It’s beautifully illustrated with lots of fun facts and quizzes, and there’s a gorgeous CD that accompanies it which contains the excerpts mentioned in the book, including music by Mozart, Saint-Saens, Beethoven, Brahms and many more. We have five copies up for grabs and to win, just answer this question: 

    Camille Saint-Saens wrote a suite of music that describes animals and their movements. Is it called: 

    a) The Carnival of the Animals
    b) Romeo and Juliet
    c) The Nutcracker

    Email the correct answer with your name and full postal address to classicalkids@rte.ie by Friday December 19th and we'll announce the winners here. And for lots more great albums in the Naxos range for younger listeners, visit the children's section of their website. 

    Classical Kids Sunday 26 May 2013

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    Classical Kids is a fun introduction to composers, musicians and instruments for younger listeners - and maybe some grownups too!

    Sunday December 21st
    As Christmas morning gets closer, we'll hear a special recording of The Night Before Christmas, told by Risteárd Cooper with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Gavin Maloney. We'll also go on a sleigh ride with music by Leopold Mozart and have a Christmas singalong with RTÉ Cór na nÓg.

    Sunday December 25th
    Wake up to Classical Kids this Christmas Day as The Muppets join us for a song, and we'll hear the story of The Snowman with music by Howard Blake. Plus the magical tale of The Nutcracker with music by Tchaikovsky, and we'll hear some of the wonderful school and junior choirs who entered this year's Choirs for Christmas competition.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 06:56
      Title: Suite Espanola (4th Movement) Cadiz
      Performer(s): Albeniz, Isaac
      Performer(s): Albeniz, Isaac
      Duration: 4:46
    • 07:01
      Title: Marche Militaire In D
      Performer(s): Schubert, Franz
      Performer(s): Schubert, Franz
      Duration: 5:20
    • 07:06
      Title: Grand Canyon Suite - Sunrise
      Performer(s): Grofe, Ferde
      Performer(s): Grofe, Ferde
      Duration: 5:07
    • 07:12
      Title: Early One Morning
      Performer(s): Grainger, Percy
      Performer(s): Grainger, Percy
      Duration: 2:31
    • 07:14
      Title: Summer Afternoon - Idyll
      Performer(s): Coates, Eric
      Performer(s): Coates, Eric
      Duration: 4:10
    • 07:22
      Title: When At Night I Go To Sleep (Abends, Will Ich Schlafen Geh'n)
      Performer(s): Humperdinck, Engelbert
      Performer(s): Humperdinck, Engelbert
      Duration: 3:00
    • 07:27
      Title: Alerte (Perpetual Movements)
      Performer(s): Poulenc, Francis
      Performer(s): Poulenc, Francis
      Duration: 3:10
    • 07:30
      Title: Georgie
      Performer(s): Johnson, Emma
      Performer(s): Johnson, Emma
      Duration: 3:03
    • 07:34
      Title: Introduction And Royal March Of The Lion
      Performer(s): Saint-Saens, Camille
      Performer(s): Saint-Saens, Camille
      Duration: 3:55
    • 07:40
      Title: The Wand Of Youth Suite No.2 Op. 1b - V. The Tame Bear
      Performer(s): Elgar, Edward
      Performer(s): Elgar, Edward
      Duration: 2:30
    • 07:42
      Title: Wild Bears
      Performer(s): Elgar, Edward
      Performer(s): Elgar, Edward
      Duration: 2:42
    • 07:45
      Title: If I Were King Of The Forest
      Performer(s): Arlen, Harold/Harburg, E.Y. Yip
      Performer(s): Arlen, Harold/Harburg, E.Y. Yip
      Duration: 4:29

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