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 22 June 2014

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    We'll visit a magical toyshop on Sunday with music by Respighi and Rossini, and we'll hear music written for such magical films such as Spirited Away and Ponyo on the Cliff.

    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

    • 07:04
      Title: Serenade Op.127 (4th Movement) Rondo
      Composer: Giuliani, Mauro
      Performer(s): Mikael Helasvuo (Flute)
      Performer(s): Mikael Helasvuo (Flute), Jukka Savijoki (Guitar)
      Album: Giuliani: Music for Flute and Guitar, Bis, Bis-Cd412
      Duration: 3:09
    • 07:08
      Title: Sonatina In G Major For Violin And Piano (4th Movement) Finale Allegro
      Composer: Dvorak, Antonin
      Performer(s): James Ehnes (Violin)
      Performer(s): James Ehnes (Violin), Eduard Laurel (Piano)
      Album: Romantic Pieces \ Dvorak \ Janacek \ Smetana, Analekta fl, FL23191
      Duration: 5:46
    • 07:27
      Title: Lyrical Waltz From Seven Dolls' Dances
      Composer: Shostakovich, Dmitri
      Performer(s): Lisa Batiashvili (Violin)
      Performer(s): Lisa Batiashvili (Violin), Helene Grimaud (Piano), Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Echoes of Time - Lisa Batiashvili / Grimaud / Salonen, Deutsche Grammophon, 4779299
      Duration: 3:34
    • 07:31
      Title: Concerto No.1 For Piano And Orchestra In E Flat Major (4th Movement) Allegro Mariazle Animato / Presto
      Complete Work Name: Concerto No.1 For Piano And Orchestra In E Flat Major S.124
      Composer: Liszt, Franz
      Performer(s): Yundi Li (Piano)
      Performer(s): Yundi Li (Piano), Philharmonia Orchestra
      Album: Chopin / Liszt: Piano Concerto No.1 - Yundi Li, Deutsche Grammophon, 4776402
      Duration: 4:13
    • 07:36
      Title: Trumpet Tune And Air
      Composer: Purcell, Henry
      Performer(s): Philip Jones (Trumpet)
      Performer(s): Philip Jones (Trumpet), James Watson (Trumpet)/ Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
      Album: Brass Splendour ~~ F002007, Decca, 411955-2
      Duration: 2:56
    • 07:51
      Title: Three Pieces For Small Orchestra - Dance In The Sunlight
      Composer: Bax, Arnold
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): English Chamber Orchestra
      Album: The Banks of Green Willow, EMI Classics, 077776420028
      Duration: 4:51
    • 07:56
      Title: Spring Song In A Major
      Composer: Mendelssohn, Felix
      Performer(s): Catrin Finch (Harp)
      Performer(s): Catrin Finch (Harp)
      Album: Catrin Finch lullabies, Deutsche Grammophon, 4791482
      Duration: 3:11

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