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    Sunday, 7 - 8am

    Classical Kids Sunday 20 July 2014

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    We're all about the animal kingdom on Sunday with Saint-Saens' Carnival of the Animals and a chorus of frogs. We'll also explore the river Vltava with the music of Bedrich Smetana.

    Sunday May 31st
    After overhearing his sister’s piano lessons, Mexican composer Manuel Ponce went straight to the piano and played her pieces by ear, without ever having had a lesson himself. His parents sent the musical prodigy to a teacher of his own, and we'll hear some of the music he wrote for the guitar on Sunday morning. We'll also hear the story of Babar the Elephant with music by Francis Poulenc, beautifully read by Meryl Streep.

    Sunday June 7th
    'The Mighty Handful may sound like a group of superheroes, but they're actually five of the great Russian composers who lived in the 19th century. We'll find out more about them on Sunday and hear music including the Polovtsian Dances by Borodin and Night on a Bald Mountain by Mussorgsky. We'll also hear choral music by the composer Eric Whitacre, who records singers all over the world to perform in his virtual choir!

    Music Played on the Show

    • 07:01
      Title: Fur Elise -- Not Available
      Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Performer(s): Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
      Performer(s): Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
      Album: Classical Chillout 100 Hits ~~ PD OB, Demon, DMG100059
      Duration: 2:49
    • 07:05
      Title: American Beauty Rag
      Composer: Lamb
      Performer(s): Joshua Rifkin (Piano)
      Performer(s): Joshua Rifkin (Piano)
      Album: Rags And Tangos (Recordno: 425225-2) ~~ D159405, Decca, 425225-2
      Duration: 3:53
    • 07:09
      Title: Classical Symphony (Final Movement)
      Composer: Prokofiev, Sergei
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Classical Graffiti
      Album: Classical Graffiti - making waves, Classical Graffiti, CGRCD1
      Duration: 4:36
    • 07:16
      Title: Vltava From Ma Vlast (Part 1)
      Composer: Smetana, Bedrich
      Performer(s): Mariss Jansons (Conductor)
      Performer(s): Oslo Philahrmonic Orchestra
      Album: Best Children's Classics 100, EMI Classics, 50999 6 48500 2 3
      Duration: 5:18
    • 07:22
      Title: Vltava From Ma Vlast (Part 2)
      Composer: Smetana, Bedrich
      Performer(s): Mariss Jansons (Conductor)
      Performer(s): Oslo Philahrmonic Orchestra
      Album: Best Children's Classics 100, EMI Classics, 50999 6 48500 2 3
      Duration: 6:50
    • 07:29
      Title: Lullaby (Cradle Song)
      Composer: Brahms, Johannes
      Performer(s): Marisa Robles (Harp)
      Performer(s): Marisa Robles (Harp)
      Album: Not Available (Recordno: 452450-2) ~~ CDC05667, Decca, 452450-2
      Duration: 2:31
    • 07:33
      Title: Production Number
      Composer: Grofe, Ferde
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Pilgrims Progress - Pioneers of American Classical Music, Naxos, 8.559200
      Duration: 2:21
    • 07:37
      Title: Introduction And Royal March Of The Lion -- The Carnival Of The Animals
      Composer: Saint-Saens, Camille
      Performer(s): Martha Argerich (Piano)
      Performer(s): Martha Argerich (Piano), Gidon Kremer (Violin), Mischa Maisky (Cello), Nelson Freire (Piano), Irena Grafenauer (Flute), Georg Hortnagel
      Album: Martha Argerich The Collection 4 Complete Phillips Recordings (Recordno: 4782746), Phillips, 4782746
      Duration: 2:24
    • 07:40
      Title: Tortoises
      Composer: Saint-Saens, Camille
      Performer(s): Martha Argerich (Piano)
      Performer(s): Martha Argerich (Piano), Gidon Kremer (Violin), Mischa Maisky (Cello), Nelson Freire (Piano), Irena Grafenauer (Flute), Georg Hortnagel
      Album: Martha Argerich The Collection 4 Complete Phillips Recordings (Recordno: 4782746), Phillips, 4782746
      Duration: 2:56
    • 07:44
      Title: Carnival Of The Animals: Aquarium -- Carnival Of The Animals:
      Composer: Saint-Saens, Camille
      Performer(s): Katia & Mariella Lebéque
      Performer(s): Katia & Mariella Lebéque, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Best Children's Classics 100, EMI Classics, 50999 6 48500 2 3
      Duration: 2:32
    • 07:48
      Title: Carnival Of The Animals: The Swan -- Carnival Of The Animals
      Composer: Saint-Saens, Camille
      Performer(s): Katia & Mariella Lebéque
      Performer(s): Katia & Mariella Lebéque, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Best Children's Classics 100, EMI Classics, 50999 6 48500 2 3
      Duration: 3:08
    • 07:51
      Title: Carnival Of The Animals: Finale
      Composer: Saint-Saens, Camille
      Performer(s): Katia & Mariella Lebéque
      Performer(s): Katia & Mariella Lebéque, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Best Children's Classics 100, EMI Classics, 50999 6 48500 2 3
      Duration: 1:45
    • 07:54
      Title: We All Stand Together
      Composer: Mccartney, Paul
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Album: Cool, EMI, VTCD752
      Duration: 4:21

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