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 13 July 2014

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    This morning we'll hear tunes for children which Tchaikovsky wrote after hearing Schumann's Album for the Young, plus Benjamin Britten's Young Person's Guide to the 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

    • 07:06
      Title: Symphony No. 95 In C Minor Hob. I:95 - Movement Iv - Finale: Vivace
      Complete Work Name: Symphony No. 95 In C Minor Hob. I:95
      Composer: Haydn, Joseph
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
      Album: Haydn: Symphonies 68 and 93-104 - Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra: Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Disk 2, Warner Classics, 2564 63061-2
      Duration: 4:09
    • 07:12
      Title: Young Persons Guide To The Orchestra (2nd Movement) Theme
      Composer: Britten, Benjamin
      Performer(s): Dame Edna Everage (Narrator)
      Performer(s): Dame Edna Everage (Narrator), Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Peter and the Wolf -- 8.554170, Naxos, 8.554170
      Duration: 2:20
    • 07:14
      Title: Young Persons Guide To The Orchestra (3rd Movement) Woodwind Variations
      Composer: Britten, Benjamin
      Performer(s): Dame Edna Everage (Narrator)
      Performer(s): Dame Edna Everage (Narrator), Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Peter and the Wolf -- 8.554170, Naxos, 8.554170
      Duration: 3:17
    • 07:18
      Title: Young Persons Guide To The Orchestra (4th Movement) String Variations
      Composer: Britten, Benjamin
      Performer(s): Dame Edna Everage (Narrator)
      Performer(s): Dame Edna Everage (Narrator), Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Peter and the Wolf -- 8.554170, Naxos, 8.554170
      Duration: 4:03
    • 07:22
      Title: Concerto In B Flat Major G 482 (3rd Movement) Rondo: Allegro
      Composer: Boccherini, Luigi
      Performer(s): Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
      Performer(s): Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Ton Koopman (Organ, Harpsichord), The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
      Album: Simply Baroque II - Yo-Yo Ma, Sony Classical, SK 60681
      Duration: 4:50
    • 07:27
      Title: Morning Prayer; Winter Morning; Hobby Horse
      Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich
      Performer(s): Idil Biret (Piano)
      Performer(s): Idil Biret (Piano)
      Album: Carnival of the Animals
      Duration: 3:12
    • 07:31
      Title: The Accordion Player, The Organ Grinder & German Song
      Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich
      Performer(s): Geoffrey Tozer (Piano)
      Performer(s): Geoffrey Tozer (Piano)
      Album: For Children
      Duration: 2:34
    • 07:34
      Title: The Sorcerer & Song Of The Lark
      Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich
      Performer(s): Mikhail Shcherbakov (Conductor)
      Performer(s): Astrakhan Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
      Album: Tchaikovsky Children's Album/Souvenir de Florence
      Duration: 1:55
    • 07:36
      Title: Flute Concerto No.1 In E Major (2nd Movement) Allegretto
      Composer: Falckenhagen, Adam
      Performer(s): Sabine Dreier (Flute)
      Performer(s): Sabine Dreier (Flute), Agustin Maruri (Guitar); Michael Kevin Jones (Cello)
      Album: Falckenhagen: Concertos Op.4 ~~ Not Available, Emec, E-104
      Duration: 4:27
    • 07:42
      Title: The Bare Necessities
      Composer: Gilkyson, Terry
      Performer(s): Max Raabe (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Max Raabe (Vocals), Max Raabe (Bass), The 12 Cellists Of The Berlin Philharmonic
      Album: As Time Goes By (Recordno: 724355778925) ~~ G4344, EMI Classics, 724355778925
      Duration: 3:21
    • 07:47
      Title: Young Persons Guide To The Orchestra (6th Movement) Brass Variations
      Composer: Britten, Benjamin
      Performer(s): Dame Edna Everage (Narrator)
      Performer(s): Dame Edna Everage (Narrator), Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Peter and the Wolf -- 8.554170, Naxos, 8.554170
      Duration: 2:19
    • 07:49
      Title: Young Persons Guide To The Orchestra (7th Movement) Percussion Variations
      Composer: Britten, Benjamin
      Performer(s): Dame Edna Everage (Narrator)
      Performer(s): Dame Edna Everage (Narrator), Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Peter and the Wolf -- 8.554170, Naxos, 8.554170
      Duration: 2:08
    • 07:51
      Title: Young Persons Guide To The Orchestra (8th Movement) Fugue
      Composer: Britten, Benjamin
      Performer(s): Dame Edna Everage (Narrator)
      Performer(s): Dame Edna Everage (Narrator), Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Peter and the Wolf -- 8.554170, Naxos, 8.554170
      Duration: 2:45
    • 07:55
      Title: Pure Imagination -- Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory
      Complete Work Name: Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory
      Composer: Newley/Bricusse
      Performer(s): Gene Wilder
      Performer(s): Gene Wilder, Studio Orchestra
      Album: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory OST, Hippo Records, Hipd40020
      Duration: 4:22

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