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 8 June 2014

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    We're mad about Mozart today, and we'll hear part of a horn concerto he wrote for the owner of a cheese shop! We'll also hear three sonatas, by Beethoven, Brahms and Faure.

    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: Concerto Grosso In C (1st Movement) Allegro
      Composer: Handel, George Frideric
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): English Chamber Orchestra
      Album: Handel Oboe Concertos (Recordno: 426082-2) ~~ H380320, Philips, 426082-2
      Duration: 3:32
    • 07:06
      Title: Espana -- Not Available
      Composer: Chabrier, Emmanuel
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Philharmonia Orchestra
      Album: Not Available (Recordno: 7694672) ~~ G060603, EMI, 7694672
      Duration: 5:54
    • 07:12
      Title: Moonlight Sonata (2nd Movement) Allegretto
      Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Performer(s): John O'Conor (Piano)
      Performer(s): John O'Conor (Piano)
      Album: Not Available (Recordno: 80118), Telarc, 80118
      Duration: 2:17
    • 07:15
      Title: Sonata No.1 In F Minor (3rd Movement) Allegretto Grazioso
      Composer: Brahms, Johannes
      Performer(s): Jeffrey Khaner (Flute)
      Performer(s): Jeffrey Khaner (Flute), Charles Abramovic (Piano)
      Album: Jefrrey Khaner Plays Brahms, Clara Schumann and Robert Schumann, Avie, AV 2075
      Duration: 4:00
    • 07:19
      Title: Sonata No.1 In A (4th Movement) Allegro Quasi Presto
      Composer: Faure, Gabriel
      Performer(s): Dong-Suk Kang (Violin)
      Performer(s): Dong-Suk Kang (Violin), Pascal Devoyon (Piano)
      Album: Faure (Recordno: 8.550906), Naxos, 8.550906
      Duration: 5:05
    • 07:24
      Title: Chinese Ballet Suite - Allegretto Moderato
      Composer: Lehar, Franz
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Franz Lehar - Suites and Dances (Recordno: 9997612), DeutschlandRadio, 9997612
      Duration: 1:50
    • 07:26
      Title: Chinese Ballet Suite - Tempo Marcia
      Composer: Lehar, Franz
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
      Album: Franz Lehar - Suites and Dances, DeutschlandRadio, 9997612
      Duration: 1:36
    • 07:28
      Title: Walking In Rio
      Composer: Bonfa, Luis
      Performer(s): Gerald Garcia (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Gerald Garcia (Guitar)
      Album: Brazilian Portrait Villa-Lobos & the Guitar Music of Brazil, Naxos, 8.550226
      Duration: 3:13
    • 07:34
      Title: Anvil Chorus -- Il Trovatore
      Composer: Verdi, Giuseppe
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Alain Vanzo (Tenor), Covent Garden Opera Ochestra, Covent Garden Opera Chorus
      Album: Viva Verdi -- Cdz762521 ~~ C121106, EMI, Cdz762521
      Duration: 3:09
    • 07:44
      Title: Horn Concerto No.4 (3rd Movement)
      Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Performer(s): Stephen Stirling (Horn)
      Performer(s): Stephen Stirling (Horn), City Of London Sinfonia
      Album: Mozart for Babies, Classic FM, CFMCD45
      Duration: 3:42
    • 07:55
      Title: The Entertainer
      Composer: Joplin, Scott
      Performer(s): Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
      Performer(s): Itzhak Perlman (Violin), André Previn (Piano)
      Album: Popular Violin Repertoire, EMI, Cdcfp4492
      Duration: 4:06

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