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    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 1 June 2014

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    Today Ian McGlynn features piano pieces that Bartok wrote for children, Peter and the Wolf read by Dame Edna Everage and some musical jokes written by Haydn.

    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: Flute Concerto No.3 In D Il Gardellino (3rd Movement)
      Composer: Vivaldi, Antonio
      Performer(s): Patrick Gallois (Flute)
      Performer(s): Patrick Gallois (Flute), Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
      Album: Vivaldi 6 Flute Concertos ~~ H411212, Deutsche Grammophon, 437839-2
      Duration: 2:40
    • 07:09
      Title: The Whistler And His Dog
      Composer: Pryor
      Performer(s): New Columbian Brass Band
      Performer(s): New Columbian Brass Band
      Album: The Teddy Bears Picnic - A Musical Menagerie from America's Golden Age -- Dor-93201, Dorian, Dor-93201
      Duration: 2:49
    • 07:13
      Title: Peter And The Wolf: Introduction (I)
      Composer: Prokofiev, Sergei
      Performer(s): Dame Edna Everage (Narrator)
      Performer(s): Dame Edna Everage (Narrator), Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Peter and the Wolf -- 8.554170, Naxos, 8.554170
      Duration: 2:13
    • 07:15
      Title: Peter And The Wolf: The Story Begins (Ii)
      Composer: Prokofiev, Sergei
      Performer(s): Dame Edna Everage (Narrator)
      Performer(s): Dame Edna Everage (Narrator), Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Peter and the Wolf -- 8.554170, Naxos, 8.554170
      Duration: 4:30
    • 07:21
      Title: Peter And The Wolf: Grandpapa (Iv)
      Composer: Prokofiev, Sergei
      Performer(s): Dame Edna Everage (Narrator)
      Performer(s): Dame Edna Everage (Narrator), Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Peter and the Wolf -- 8.554170, Naxos, 8.554170
      Duration: 2:14
    • 07:23
      Title: Peter And The Wolf: The Wolf (V)
      Composer: Prokofiev, Sergei
      Performer(s): Dame Edna Everage (Narrator)
      Performer(s): Dame Edna Everage (Narrator), Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Peter and the Wolf -- 8.554170, Naxos, 8.554170
      Duration: 3:07
    • 07:27
      Title: 12 Concerti Grossi Op. 6 - Concerto No. 9 In F Major - Movement Ii - Allegro
      Complete Work Name: 12 Concerti Grossi Op. 6 - Concerto No. 9 In F Major
      Composer: Handel, George Frideric
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Handel And Haydn Society
      Album: Handel: Concerti Grossi Op.3 and 6 - Handel and Haydn Society: Christopher Hogwood - Disk 3, Avie, AV 2065
      Duration: 3:39
    • 07:32
      Title: Parade Of The Doodle-Bugs
      Composer: Moreland, Fred L.
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): The New Columbian Brass Band
      Album: The Teddy Bears Picnic - A Musical Menagerie from America's Golden Age -- DOR93201, Dorian Recordings, DOR93201
      Duration: 3:11
    • 07:46
      Title: Peter And The Wolf: And Now... (Vi)
      Composer: Prokofiev, Sergei
      Performer(s): Dame Edna Everage (Narrator)
      Performer(s): Dame Edna Everage (Narrator), Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Peter and the Wolf -- 8.554170, Naxos, 8.554170
      Duration: 1:43
    • 07:48
      Title: Peter And The Wolf: In The Meantime... (Vii)
      Composer: Prokofiev, Sergei
      Performer(s): Dame Edna Everage (Narrator)
      Performer(s): Dame Edna Everage (Narrator), Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Peter and the Wolf -- 8.554170, Naxos, 8.554170
      Duration: 4:28
    • 07:55
      Title: Peter And The Wolf: The Procession (Ix)
      Composer: Prokofiev, Sergei
      Performer(s): Dame Edna Everage (Narrator)
      Performer(s): Dame Edna Everage (Narrator), Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Peter and the Wolf -- 8.554170, Naxos, 8.554170
      Duration: 4:35

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