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 13 October 2013

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    On Sunday's Classical Kids we'll visit a magical toyshop with music by Ottorino Respighia, and we'll hear dances by Smetana including The Little Onion and a Leaping Dance.

    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

    • 07:00
      Title: Concerto No.3 In Bb For Oboe, String And Continuo - 1st Mvt
      Performer(s): Albinoni, Tomaso
      Performer(s): Albinoni, Tomaso
      Duration: 3:25
    • 07:04
      Title: The Swan
      Performer(s): Saint-Saens, Camille
      Performer(s): Saint-Saens, Camille
      Duration: 3:41
    • 07:09
      Title: Hopusdance
      Performer(s): Smetana, Bedrich
      Performer(s): Smetana, Bedrich
      Duration: 4:14
    • 07:13
      Title: Little Onion
      Performer(s): Smetana, Bedrich
      Performer(s): Smetana, Bedrich
      Duration: 5:16
    • 07:18
      Title: Dance Of The Comedians
      Performer(s): Smetana, Bedrich
      Performer(s): Smetana, Bedrich
      Duration: 4:33
    • 07:23
      Title: Fireworks Music: Overture (Allegro)
      Performer(s): Handel, George Frideric
      Performer(s): Handel, George Frideric
      Duration: 5:22
    • 07:29
      Title: Horn Concerto No.4 (3rd Movement) Rondo
      Performer(s): Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Performer(s): Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Duration: 4:19
    • 07:33
      Title: Grand Canyon Suite - Sunrise
      Performer(s): Grofe, Ferde
      Performer(s): Grofe, Ferde
      Duration: 5:07
    • 07:39
      Title: The Little Prince Song
      Performer(s): Portman, Rachel
      Performer(s): Portman, Rachel
      Duration: 4:09
    • 07:55
      Title: Maple Leaf Rag
      Performer(s): Joplin, Scott
      Performer(s): Joplin, Scott
      Duration: 3:33

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