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 18 May 2014

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    Debussy was fascinated by toys and dolls and today we'll hear part of his ballet, The Toy Box. Plus, music written for The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin and a clog 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

    • 07:01
      Title: Concerto For Violin, Piano And Strings In F (3rd Movement) Allegro
      Composer: Haydn, Franz Josef
      Performer(s): Adelina Oprean (Violin)
      Performer(s): Adelina Oprean (Violin), Justin Oprean (Piano), European Community Chamber Orchestra
      Album: Haydn: Violin and Piano Concertos ~~ H182803, Helios, Cdh88037
      Duration: 3:48
    • 07:06
      Title: Dance Of The Comedians -- Bartered Bride
      Composer: Smetana, Bedrich
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): London Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Smetana: Bartered Bride, From My Life ~~ G029306, Chandos, Chan8412
      Duration: 5:30
    • 07:15
      Title: Little Waltz
      Complete Work Name: The Toybox
      Composer: Debussy, Claude
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Rte Concert Orchestra
      Album: Classics for Children - 22 Favourite Orchestral Classics, RTE lyric fm, CD129
      Duration: 2:07
    • 07:17
      Title: Children’S Corner - Serenade For The Doll
      Composer: Debussy, Claude
      Performer(s): Philippe Cassard (Piano)
      Performer(s): Philippe Cassard (Piano)
      Album: Debussy: Integrale De L'Aeuvre Pour Piano Vol 3 - Philippe Cassard, Astree, E 8531
      Duration: 2:50
    • 07:20
      Title: A Red, Red Rose
      Composer: Mulholland
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Kansas City Chorale
      Album: Fern Hill, Nimbus, Ni5449
      Duration: 4:10
    • 07:35
      Title: Quintet In G Minor (4th Movement) Allegretto
      Composer: Danzi, Franz
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Vienna Quintet
      Album: Wind Quintets ~~ H541705, Nimbus, NI5479
      Duration: 2:55
    • 07:39
      Title: Clog Dance
      Complete Work Name: From Act 1 Of 'La Fille Mal Gardee'
      Composer: Herold, Ferdinand
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House Covent Garden
      Album: Classic FM Ballet, UCJ / Classic FM, CFMD6B
      Duration: 2:09
    • 07:41
      Title: Mexican Hat Dance
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): London Trumpet Sound
      Album: The London Trumpet Sound (Recordno: CACD113), Cala, CACD113
      Duration: 3:06
    • 07:46
      Title: The Bare Necessities
      Composer: Gilkyson, Terry
      Performer(s): Phil Harris (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Phil Harris (Vocals), Studio Orchestra
      Album: The Jungle Book (Recordno: Cd-002), Disneyland Records, Cd-002
      Duration: 4:10
    • 07:51
      Title: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (1st Movement) Allegro -- Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
      Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Irish Chamber Orchestra
      Album: Mozart In Flight ~~ H569004, Coda Records, Crcd1
      Duration: 5:58

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