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    Classical Kids Sunday 25 May 2014

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    Today we'll hear piano pieces which Robert Schumann wrote for his daughters to play including Humming and Hunting Songs, and Hansel and Gretel with music by Engelbert Humperdinck.

    Sunday May 1st

    We'll hear the New London Children's Choir today, singing songs about insects and birds by the composer Richard Rodney Bennett. They're all taken from the album 'Pigs Could Fly', available on Naxos Records. We'll also hear music by the American composer Leroy Anderson who wrote a duet for an orchestra and a typewriter, and we'll music by Ravel written for Sleeping Beauty and Tom Thumb.

    Sunday May 8th

    We'll sail the high seas with music written for pirates, and we'll make an underwater exploration to meet some of the creatures who live there. We'll also hear music written for a king, queen, a prince and a princess, and we'll hear about a composer who wrote music for many royal families, Domenico Scarlatti. 

    Music Played on the Show

    • 07:01
      Title: Romanian Rhapsody No. 1
      Complete Work Name: Romanian Rhapsody No. 1
      Composer: Enescu, George
      Performer(s): Chloe Hanslip (Violin)
      Performer(s): Chloe Hanslip (Violin), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Adams: Violin Concerto, Naxos, 8.559302
      Duration: 2:26
    • 07:04
      Title: Suite Populaire Espagnole - Jota
      Composer: De Falla, Maunel
      Performer(s): Jacqueline Du Pre (Cello)
      Performer(s): Jacqueline Du Pre (Cello), John Williams (Guitar)
      Album: A Cello Recital - Jacqueline du Pre, HMV, HMV 5 73182 2
      Duration: 3:37
    • 07:14
      Title: Toy Symphony (2nd Movement) Menuetto: Allegretto
      Composer: Mozart, Leopold
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields
      Album: Best Children's Classics 100, EMI Classics, 50999 6 48500 2 3
      Duration: 3:39
    • 07:18
      Title: Rondo For Violin And Orchestra In C Major
      Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Performer(s): Tzhak Perlman
      Performer(s): Itzhak Perlman (Violin), Wiener Philharmoniker
      Album: Mozart - The Five Violin Concertos (Recordno: 477 9577), Deutsche Grammophon, 477 9577
      Duration: 5:28
    • 07:24
      Title: The Ugly Duckling -- Hans Christian Anderson
      Composer: Loesser, Frank
      Performer(s): Mandy Patinkin (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Mandy Patinkin (Vocals)
      Album: Kidults, Nonesuch, 79534-2
      Duration: 3:42
    • 07:29
      Title: Harp Concerto - Andante Allegro
      Composer: Handel, George Frideric
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): The Locrian Ensemble Of London
      Album: Classics by candlelight, BRACKEN MUSIC, BRACK011
      Duration: 4:38
    • 07:35
      Title: Rakish Paddy/ The Bucks Of Oranmore/ The Mortgage Burn
      Composer: Traditional / Maclean
      Performer(s): Triona Marshall (Harp)
      Performer(s): Triona Marshall (Harp)
      Album: Masters of Irish Harp, RTE lyric fm, CD132
      Duration: 4:16
    • 07:40
      Title: Hansel & Gretel (Excerpt)
      Composer: Humperdinck, Engelbert
      Performer(s): Jennifer Larmore (Hansel) & Rebecca Evans (Gretel)
      Performer(s): Jennifer Larmore (Hansel) & Rebecca Evans (Gretel), Philharmonia Orchestra, New London Children's Choir
      Album: Hansel & Gretel, Chandos, Chan 3143 (2)
      Duration: 12:51
    • 07:53
      Title: Gigue -- Not Available
      Composer: Hue, Georges
      Performer(s): Edward Beckett (Flute)
      Performer(s): Edward Beckett (Flute), London Festival Orchestra
      Album: Fantasie, Romantic French Flute Music - Edward Beckett, Ross Pople: London Festival Orchestra, Black Box, BBM1049
      Duration: 4:13
    • 07:58
      Title: Beidh Aonach Amarach
      Composer: Trad
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Rte Cor Na Nog
      Album: RTE Cor na nOg - Seasonal Favourites and Traditional Songs, RTE Guide, Not Available
      Duration: 2:20

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