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 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 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: 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
      Duration: 2:20

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