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 29 June 2014

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    Which of the great composers was put in jail when he tried to quit writing music? We'll find out on Sunday! Plus Stravinsky's Firebird and a musical moment of happiness!

    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: Early One Morning -- Early One Morning
      Complete Work Name: Early One Morning
      Composer: Grainger, Percy
      Performer(s): Tommy Reilly (Harmonica)
      Performer(s): Tommy Reilly (Harmonica), Skaila Kanga (Harp)
      Album: Pastoral Classics (Recordno: CHAN241-35), Chandos, CHAN241-35
      Duration: 2:16
    • 07:04
      Title: Morning -- Peer Gynt Suite No.1
      Composer: Grieg, Edvard
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Midsummer Classics (Recordno: Radcd127) ~~ G325801, Global, Radcd127
      Duration: 3:27
    • 07:08
      Title: Lacrimosa: Requiem In D Minor
      Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Champs Elysees Orchestra, La Chapelle Royale
      Album: Requiem in D minor KV626, Harmonia Mundi, Hmx2901620
      Duration: 3:05
    • 07:12
      Title: Arioso --
      Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
      Performer(s): Stephen Hough (Piano)
      Performer(s): Stephen Hough (Piano)
      Album: Stephen Hough's French Album, Hyperion, CDA67890
      Duration: 2:33
    • 07:15
      Title: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 In G Major Bwv 1048 - Movement Iii - Allegro
      Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): European Brandenburg Ensemble
      Album: Bach: Brandenburg Concertos - Trevor Pinnock: European Brandenburg Ensemble - Disk 1, Avie, AV 2119
      Duration: 4:46
    • 07:20
      Title: Toccata In D Minor Bwv 565
      Composer: Bach, J S
      Performer(s): Gabriela Montero (Piano)
      Performer(s): Gabriela Montero (Piano)
      Album: Bach and Beyond - Improvisations on Themes by J.S. Bach - Gabriela Montero, EMI Classics, 094636735924
      Duration: 3:11
    • 07:24
      Title: Symphonie Espagnole (2nd Movement) Scherzando
      Composer: Lalo, Edouard
      Performer(s): Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
      Performer(s): Itzhak Perlman (Violin), Orchestra Of Paris
      Album: Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole (Recordno: 4000322), Deutsche Grammophon, 4000322
      Duration: 4:10
    • 07:28
      Title: The Teddy Bears' Picnic
      Composer: Kennedy/Bratton
      Performer(s): Cambridge Chord Company
      Performer(s): Cambridge Chord Company
      Album: If You Go Down to the Woods, MILCD.02
      Duration: 2:53
    • 07:32
      Title: Sicilienne -- Pelleas Et Melisande
      Composer: Faure, Gabriel
      Performer(s): Jullian Lloyd Webber (Cello)
      Performer(s): Jullian Lloyd Webber (Cello), John Lenehan (Piano)
      Album: Unexpected Songs - Julian Lloyd Webber, EMI Records, 094635948820
      Duration: 3:49
    • 07:36
      Title: Hungarian Rhapsody In C Sharp Minor No.2 (Excerpt)
      Complete Work Name: Hungarian Rhapsody In C Sharp Minor No.2
      Composer: Liszt, Franz
      Performer(s): Lang Lang (Piano)
      Performer(s): Lang Lang (Piano)
      Album: Best of Lang Lang -- 4779014 ~~ PDIM, Deutsche Grammophon, 4779014
      Duration: 4:09
    • 07:42
      Title: Infernal Dance Of All Kaschei's Subjects
      Composer: Stravinsky, Igor
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Kirov Orchestra
      Album: Stravinsky: The Firebird / Scriabin: Prometheus / Toradze - Gergiev - Kirov Orchestra, Philips, 446 715-2
      Duration: 4:42
    • 07:46
      Title: The Firebird - Suite - Berceuse
      Composer: Stravinsky, Igor
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Chicago Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Carlo Maria Giulini - The Chicago Recordings - Disk 3, EMI, 7243 5 85974 2 4
      Duration: 3:46
    • 07:50
      Title: Finale (Final Hymn) From Firebird Ballet Suite
      Composer: Stravinsky, Igor
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): New York Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Passport To Russia ~~ G220407, Sony, Sfk47282
      Duration: 3:30
    • 07:54
      Title: Harry's Wondrous World -- Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone
      Composer: Williams, John
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): London Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Harry Potter and The Philosophers Stone ~~ F241902, Warner, 7567-93086-2
      Duration: 5:20

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