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 6 July 2014

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    Classical Kids loves a good story and on Sunday we'll hear Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and Aladdin, plus Tubby the Tuba performed by Ian McGlynn with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.

    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: Karelia Suite (3rd Movement) Alla Marcia
      Complete Work Name: Karelia Suite
      Composer: Sibelius, Jean
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Philharmonia Orchestra
      Album: Your Hundred Best Tunes, Vol.4 ~~ G118312, Decca, 425850-2
      Duration: 4:26
    • 07:06
      Title: Jumping Bean
      Composer: Farnon, Robert
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): The New London Orchestra
      Album: British Light Music Classics (Recordno: CDA20868), Hyperion Records Ltd, CDA20868
      Duration: 2:28
    • 07:12
      Title: Arabian Nights From Aladdin
      Composer: Menken, Alan/ Rice, Tim
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Kingston Symphony
      Album: Symphonic Suites of the Animated Classics, Michele Audio Corp, 2501
      Duration: 3:29
    • 07:27
      Title: Castle Of Thorns From The Sleeping Beauty
      Composer: Humperdinck, Engelbert
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Bamberg Symphoniker
      Album: Humperdinck: Fairy Tale Music, Virgin Classics, VC791494-2
      Duration: 2:10
    • 07:36
      Title: Bassoon Concerto In A Minor (1st Movement) Allegro
      Composer: Vivaldi, Antonio
      Performer(s): Klaus Thunemann (Bassoon)
      Performer(s): Klaus Thunemann (Bassoon), I Musici
      Album: Antonio Vivaldi: Bassoon Concertos, Philips, 4752332
      Duration: 3:20
    • 07:40
      Title: Cinderella - Duet Of The Prince And Cinderella Act Ii
      Composer: Prokofiev, Sergei
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Favourite Ballet Classics (Recordno: 077776759524) ~~ CDG04062, EMI, 077776759524
      Duration: 4:36
    • 07:56
      Title: Alerte (Perpetual Movements)
      Composer: Poulenc, Francis
      Performer(s): Richard Stoltzman (Clarinet)
      Performer(s): Richard Stoltzman (Clarinet), Nancy Allen (Harp)
      Album: Romance (Recordno: Rd30198), RCA Victor, Rd30198
      Duration: 2:55

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