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 20 October 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

    • 07:00
      Title: Allegro Moderato
      Performer(s): Gliere, Reinhold
      Performer(s): Gliere, Reinhold
      Duration: 4:51
    • 07:06
      Title: Toy Symphony (1st Movement) Allegro
      Performer(s): Mozart, Leopold
      Performer(s): Mozart, Leopold
      Duration: 3:25
    • 07:09
      Title: Country Gardens
      Performer(s): Grainger, Percy
      Performer(s): Grainger, Percy
      Duration: 2:51
    • 07:13
      Title: The Robins Return
      Performer(s): Fisher, Leander
      Performer(s): Fisher, Leander
      Duration: 3:29
    • 07:24
      Title: Candide: Overture
      Performer(s): Bernstein, Leonard
      Performer(s): Bernstein, Leonard
      Duration: 4:33
    • 07:30
      Title: Suite From Enchanted
      Performer(s): Menken, Alan / Schwartz, Stephen
      Performer(s): Menken, Alan / Schwartz, Stephen
      Duration: 4:44
    • 07:35
      Title: Little Polka (5th Movement) Jazz Suite No.2
      Performer(s): Shostakovitch, Dmitri
      Performer(s): Shostakovitch, Dmitri
      Duration: 2:51
    • 07:38
      Title: Autumn (4 Seasons) (1st Movement)
      Performer(s): Vivaldi, Antonio
      Performer(s): Vivaldi, Antonio
      Duration: 5:20
    • 07:43
      Title: Autumn (4 Seasons) (2nd Movement) Adagio
      Performer(s): Vivaldi, Antonio
      Performer(s): Vivaldi, Antonio
      Duration: 3:26
    • 07:46
      Title: Autumn (4 Seasons) (3rd Movement) La Caccia
      Performer(s): Vivaldi, Antonio
      Performer(s): Vivaldi, Antonio
      Duration: 3:39
    • 07:50
      Title: Autumn Leaves
      Performer(s): Kosma/Prevert/Mercer
      Performer(s): Kosma/Prevert/Mercer
      Duration: 5:55
    • 07:55
      Title: Chaconne From King Arthur
      Performer(s): Purcell, Henry
      Performer(s): Purcell, Henry
      Duration: 3:44

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