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 4 May 2014

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    On Sunday, part of Beethoven's fifth symphony which took so long to write, he finished two other symphonies before it! We'll also hear how Paddington Bear got his name.

    Christmas Day, 7am

    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.

    St. Stephen's Day, 7am

    Ellie is a smart, brave girl who lives in a world of selfish grown-ups who are too busy to pay her any attention, but when she discovers a developer’s plan to ruin her favourite park, it’s up to her to save the day! ‘Different Voices’ is a modern-day 'Peter and the Wolf' and we’ll hear Debbie Wiseman’s story and music this morning, narrated by Stephen Fry and the instruments of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, with guest vocalist Hayley Westenra.

    Sunday December 28th

    We’ve a special treat for the last Sunday of 2014, a recording of Benjamin Britten’s children’s opera Noye’s Fludde, based on the biblical tale of Noah’s Flood. It was performed as part of the Limerick City of Culture celebrations last March, and features talented young singers and musicians from schools and workshops across Limerick and Clare. (Photo by Damien Wilson of WiDu Media)

    Sunday January 4th

    Classical Kids is starting the New Year in style - with the first ever CBeebies Prom, recorded at last Summer’s BBC Proms. Take a journey through the history of classical music with some of your favourite CBeebies characters, in an adventure that includes live music from the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra featuring some great CBeebies theme tunes and other classical favourites.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 07:01
      Title: Acis And Galatea: Overture
      Composer: Handel, George Frideric
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Les Arts Florissants
      Album: Acis And Galatea ~~ C668301, Erato, 3984-25505-2
      Duration: 3:13
    • 07:05
      Title: Bagatelle No.1 Op.33
      Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Performer(s): John O'Conor (Piano)
      Performer(s): John O'Conor (Piano)
      Album: Beethoven: Bagatelles ~~ D258002, Telarc, Cd80423
      Duration: 3:38
    • 07:11
      Title: Symphony No.5 (1st Movement) Allegro Con Brio -- Symphony No.5 In C Minor Op.67
      Complete Work Name: Symphony No.5 In C Minor Op.67
      Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Philharmonia Orchestra
      Album: Beethoven: Symphonies No 5 And 7, Telarc, Cd-80471
      Duration: 6:26
    • 07:18
      Title: Canzonetta For Clarinet And Piano
      Composer: Pierne, Gabriel
      Performer(s): Ronald Van Spaendonck (Clarinet)
      Performer(s): Ronald Van Spaendonck (Clarinet), Alexandre Tharaud (Piano)
      Album: French Music for clarinet and piano, harmonia mundi, HMN911596
      Duration: 3:47
    • 07:22
      Title: Cats' Duet
      Composer: Rossini, Gioachino
      Performer(s): Felicity Lott (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Felicity Lott (Soprano), Ann Murray (Mezzo-Soprano), Graham Johnson (Piano)
      Album: Not Available (Recordno: 7544112), EMI, 7544112
      Duration: 3:23
    • 07:24
      Title: I Taut I Taw A Puddy Tat
      Composer: Livingston/May/Foster
      Performer(s): Mel Blanc
      Performer(s): Mel Blanc, Billy May & His Orchestra
      Album: Favourite Childhood Memories, Music Digital, CD6566
      Duration: 2:57
    • 07:34
      Title: Arabian Nights From Aladdin
      Composer: Menken, Alan/ Rice, Tim
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Kingston Symphony
      Album: Symphonic Suites of the Animated Classics, Michele Audio Corp, 2501
      Duration: 3:29
    • 07:37
      Title: Friend Like Me
      Composer: Menken, Alan / Ashman, Howard
      Performer(s): Robin Williams (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Robin Williams (Vocal)
      Album: Disneys Greatest Hits, EMI, VTDCD760
      Duration: 2:25
    • 07:44
      Title: Paddington Bear's First Concert Part 1
      Composer: Chappell, Herbert
      Performer(s): Stephen Fry (Narrator)
      Performer(s): Stephen Fry (Narrator), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Paddington Bear's First Concert, Sony Classical, 82876844202
      Duration: 9:23
    • 07:54
      Title: Bassoon Concerto (3rd Movement) - Rondo
      Composer: Rossini, Gioacchino
      Performer(s): Karen Geoghegan (Bassoon)
      Performer(s): Karen Geoghegan (Bassoon), Bbc Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Bassoon Concertos - Geoghegan / BBC Philharmonic /Noseda, Chandos Records, CHAN 10613
      Duration: 5:02

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