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 15 June 2014

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    Today we'll hear the story of The Little Fiddle and performances by some very talented young orchestras, including the energetic Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela.

    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: Parade Of The Tin Soldiers
      Composer: Jessel, Leon
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): New London Orchestra
      Album: European Light Music Classics, Hyperion, CDA66998
      Duration: 2:47
    • 07:05
      Title: Concerto For Two Mandolins (3rd Movement) Allegro
      Complete Work Name: Concerto For Two Mandolins
      Composer: Vivaldi, Antonio
      Performer(s): Simon Mayor (Mandolin)
      Performer(s): Simon Mayor (Mandolin)
      Album: Mandolin Moods - Simon Mayor - Disk 1, Universal, 465 744-2
      Duration: 3:42
    • 07:13
      Title: Impromptu In E Flat D899/2
      Composer: Schubert, Franz
      Performer(s): Dong-Hyek Lim (Piano)
      Performer(s): Dong-Hyek Lim (Piano)
      Album: Martha Argerich Presents Dony-Hyek Lim ~~ D368006, EMI, 724356793323
      Duration: 4:26
    • 07:18
      Title: The Little Fiddle
      Composer: Fine, Sylvia
      Performer(s): Danny Kaye (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Danny Kaye (Vocals)
      Album: Children's Favourites, Naxos Nostalgia, 8.120777
      Duration: 6:25
    • 07:25
      Title: Holberg Suite For Strings - Iii. Gavotte. Allegretto - Musette. Poco Piu Mosso
      Composer: Grieg, Edvard
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Young European Strings Chamber Orchestra
      Album: Young European Strings Chamber Orchestra conducted by Ronald Masin, Young European Strings School of Music Ltd
      Duration: 3:19
    • 07:29
      Title: Der Alte Brummbar (The Old Grumbler)
      Composer: Fucik, Julius
      Performer(s): Laurence Perkins (Bassoon)
      Performer(s): Laurence Perkins (Bassoon), The New London Orchestra
      Album: The Playful Pachyderm. Classic minautres for bassoon and orchestra, Hyperion, CDA67453
      Duration: 4:38
    • 07:34
      Title: Soul Bossa Nova From Austin Powers
      Composer: Jones, Quincy/Clinton, George S.
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): National Youth Jazz Orchestra Of Great Britain
      Album: Jazz in Film, Silva Screen, Filmcd371
      Duration: 4:27
    • 07:39
      Title: Soldiers' Chorus
      Composer: Gounod, Charles
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): London Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Chorus
      Album: Not Available (Recordno: Pcds10) ~~ G155209, IMP Classics, Pcds10
      Duration: 2:59
    • 07:43
      Title: Symphony No.7 In A Major (4th Movement) Allegro Con Brio
      Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra Of Venezuela
      Album: Beethoven Symphonies Nos. 5 & 7, Deutsche Grammophon, 00289 477 6228
      Duration: 6:15
    • 07:54
      Title: The Lonely Goatherd -- The Sound Of Music
      Composer: Rodgers/Hammerstein
      Performer(s): Julie Andrews (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Julie Andrews (Vocal)
      Album: The Sound Of Music - Original Soundtrack Recording, RCA, Rca07863679652
      Duration: 3:12
    • 07:58
      Title: Mambo (Live)
      Composer: Bernstein, Leonard, Sondheim, Stephen
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra Of Venezula
      Album: Fiesta (Recordno: 4777457) ~~ G485307, Deutsche Grammophon, 4777457
      Duration: 2:08

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