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 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 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: 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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