Classical Kids

    Sunday, 7 - 8am

    Win My First Orchestra Book and CD 

    This week, Classical Kids and www.classical.ie are giving you the chance to win a copy of 'My First Orchestra Book'. We meet Tormod the Troll who loves music and decides to leave his mountain-top cave, to travel the world and find different sounds. Along the way he meets lots of musicians who help him understand the instruments of the orchestra, and play lots of wonderful music for Tormod.  

    This is another beautiful book in the Naxos Books range, complete with a CD full of musical examples. We have five copies up for grabs and to win, just answer this question: 

    Which of these is NOT a section of the orchestra: 

    a) The Brass Section 
    b) The String Section
    c) The Vegetable Section


    Email the correct answer with your name and full postal address to classicalkids@rte.ie by Monday December 22nd at 5pm and we'll contact our winners directly. And for lots more great albums in the Naxos range for younger listeners, visit the children's section of their website. 

    Classical Kids Sunday 27 April 2014

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    Classical Kids

    We'll wake up to a musical sunrise by Grieg, and hear classical and traditional Irish music played on the harp, and dance music by some of the great composers including Ravel.

    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

    • 07:05
      Title: Duo In G (1st Movement) Largo
      Complete Work Name: Duo In G Op.34
      Composer: Carulli, Ferdinando
      Performer(s): Julian Bream (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Julian Bream (Guitar), John Williams (Guitar)
      Album: Together Again (Recordno: 09026614502) ~~ CDD03404, RCA Victor Gold Seal, 09026614502
      Duration: 2:58
    • 07:09
      Title: Sabre Dance -- Gayaneh
      Complete Work Name: Gayaneh
      Composer: Khachaturian, Aram
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): London Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Khachaturian: Spartacus / Gayaneh Ballet - Highlights, EMI Eminence, CDEMX2119
      Duration: 2:33
    • 07:12
      Title: Bolero (Excerpt)
      Complete Work Name: Bolero
      Composer: Ravel, Maurice
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): London Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Harmony (Recordno: 724384952426), Virgin, 724384952426
      Duration: 5:16
    • 07:19
      Title: On The Beautiful Blue Danube -Waltz Op.314
      Complete Work Name: On The Beautiful Blue Danube
      Composer: Strauss Ii, Johann
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
      Album: 100 Popular Classics Vol.2, Castle Communications PLC, MBSCD5172
      Duration: 6:47
    • 07:26
      Title: Little Chatterbox Op.245
      Composer: Strauss, Josef
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Carlos Kleiber Conducts Johann Strauss (Recordno: Sk45938), Sony, Sk45938
      Duration: 2:58
    • 07:33
      Title: Duel Of The Fates -- Star Wars Episode 1 Ost
      Complete Work Name: Star Wars Episode 1 Ost
      Composer: Williams, John
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): London Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Sony Classical, Sk61816
      Duration: 4:14
    • 07:38
      Title: Harp Concerto In A - Rondo Allegretto -- Harp Concerto In A
      Complete Work Name: Harp Concerto In A
      Composer: Dittersdorf, Carl Ditters Von
      Performer(s): Marisa Robles (Harp)
      Performer(s): Marisa Robles (Harp), Academy Of Saint Martin In The Fields
      Album: Harp Concertos (Recordno: 4257232) ~~ H377309, Decca, 4257232
      Duration: 4:04
    • 07:43
      Title: Carolan's Concerto -- Not Available
      Composer: Carolan, Turlough O
      Performer(s): Siobhan Armstrong (Harp)
      Performer(s): Siobhan Armstrong (Harp)
      Album: Not Available (Recordno: Mcd0401), Maya Recordings, Mcd0401
      Duration: 2:49
    • 07:46
      Title: Morning -- Peer Gynt Suite No.1
      Complete Work Name: Peer Gynt Suite No.1
      Composer: Grieg, Edvard
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Relax More (Recordno: CFMCD32), Classic FM, CFMCD32
      Duration: 3:32
    • 07:50
      Title: Abends Wenn Ich Schlafen Gehen
      Complete Work Name: Hansel And Gretel
      Composer: Humperdinck, Engelbert
      Performer(s): Lucia Popp (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Lucia Popp (Soprano), Brigitte Fassbaender (Mezzo-Soprano), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Opera Gala Collection, Decca, 460849-2
      Duration: 3:06
    • 07:53
      Title: Waltz Of The Flowers -- The Nutcracker Op.71a
      Complete Work Name: The Nutcracker Op.71a
      Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Russian State Symphony Orchestra
      Album: 100 Popular Classics Vol.2, Castle Communications PLC, MBSCD5172
      Duration: 5:22

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