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 2 June 2013

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    We'll have fun with our favourite toys this morning, plus the story of The Wind in the Willows, with beautiful music by the English composer John Rutter.

    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

    • 06:55
      Title: Gallop From William Tell Overture
      Performer(s): Rossini, Gioachino
      Performer(s): Rossini, Gioachino
      Duration: 3:27
    • 06:59
      Title: Humoresque No.7 In G Flat Op.101
      Performer(s): Dvorak, Antonin
      Performer(s): Dvorak, Antonin
      Duration: 4:06
    • 07:04
      Title: The Wind In The Willows
      Performer(s): Rutter, John/Grant, David
      Performer(s): Rutter, John/Grant, David
      Duration: 14:07
    • 07:18
      Title: Lyrical Waltz From Seven Dolls' Dances
      Performer(s): Shostakovich, Dmitri
      Performer(s): Shostakovich, Dmitri
      Duration: 3:49
    • 07:22
      Title: Teddy Bears' Picnic
      Performer(s): Kennedy/Bratton
      Performer(s): Kennedy/Bratton
      Duration: 3:08
    • 07:25
      Title: The Teddy Bears Picnic
      Performer(s): Bratton, John W
      Performer(s): Bratton, John W
      Duration: 3:25
    • 07:29
      Title: Woody's A Star
      Performer(s): Newman, Randy
      Performer(s): Newman, Randy
      Duration: 1:43
    • 07:30
      Title: You've Got A Friend In Me (Wheezy's Version)
      Performer(s): Newman, Randy
      Performer(s): Newman, Randy
      Duration: 3:11
    • 07:34
      Title: The Wind In The Willows Part 2
      Performer(s): Rutter, John/Grant, David
      Performer(s): Rutter, John/Grant, David
      Duration: 14:43
    • 07:52
      Title: I Wan'na Be Like You
      Performer(s): Sherman, Richard M. / Sherman, Robert B.
      Performer(s): Sherman, Richard M. / Sherman, Robert B.
      Duration: 2:44

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