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Classical Kids Sunday 27 July 2014

Classical Kids

When Elgar was a boy he wrote music for a play he performed with his brothers and sisters. Thirty years later he arranged it as his Wand of Youth Suite, and we'll hear it today.

Sunday September 17th, 10am

The composer Ferde Grofe was as a milkman, a truck driver and an elevator operator before was ever a composer. Today we'll hear his Grand Canyon Suite, which includes music written for a thunderstorm. We'll also hear some different dances by some of the great composers - a waltz by Johann Strauss II, a Spanish dance by Ravel and ballet music by Khachaturian! 

Sunday September 24th, 10am

Camille Saint-Saens wrote his Carnival of the Animals Suite just for fun, and today we'll meet some his very musical members of the animal kingdom. We'll also meet some singing frogs and cats, and enjoy some musical fireworks! 

Sunday October 1st, 10am

Anyone know what time it is? Why, it's time to hear music written about clocks of course, including Haydn's Clock Symphony! We'll also hear music by the pianist and violinist Joaquin Rodrigo whose most famous piece of music for an instrument which he didn’t really play – the guitar! Tune in this morning for part of his sunny Concierto de Aranjuez which he wrote after visiting a Spanish palace. 

Music Played on the Show

07:01

Title: Shall We Dance - Promenade Walking The Dog

Complete Work Name: Shall We Dance

Composer: Gershwin, George

Performer(s): Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Album: Favourite Encores (Recordno: CHAN6648) / Chandos / CHAN6648

Duration: 3:59

07:05

Title: Serenade Op.127 (4th Movement) Rondo

Composer: Giuliani, Mauro

Performer(s): Mikael Helasvuo (Flute), Jukka Savijoki (Guitar)

Album: Giuliani: Music for Flute and Guitar / Bis / Bis-Cd412

Duration: 3:09

07:09

Title: Suite No.1 In C (3rd Movement) Gavotte I - Ii

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment

Album: Four Orchestral Suites ~~ H5676 / Philips / 442151-2

Duration: 3:19

07:13

Title: Zadok The Priest

Composer: Handel, George Frideric

Performer(s): English Concert, Choir Of Westminster Abbey

Album: Not Available (recordno: 457071-2) / Deutsche Grammophon / 457071-2

Duration: 5:19

07:18

Title: The Simpsons Theme (Orchestral Version)

Composer: Elfman, Danny

Performer(s): Blake Neely & Nick Glennie-Smith, Studio Orchestra

Album: The Simpsons Movie OST / Rhino Records / 5051442 2871 2 7

Duration: 1:27

07:21

Title: Rain Chant

Composer: Trad Arr J. Shabalala

Performer(s): Ladysmith Black Mombazo

Album: Gift of the Tortoise - A Musical Journey Through South Africa / Music for Little People / 9 42553-2

Duration: 2:24

07:23

Title: Raindrop Prelude -- Prelude In D Flat Major Op.28 No.15

Composer: Chopin, Frederic

Performer(s): John O'Conor (Piano)

Album: Piano Classics - Popular Works for Solo Piano - John O' Conor / Telarc / CD-80313

Duration: 4:59

07:29

Title: Cuckoo Polka

Composer: Strauss II, Johann

Performer(s): Rte Concert Orchestra

Album: Classics for Children - 22 Favourite Orchestral Classics / RTE lyric fm / CD129

Duration: 4:18

07:35

Title: Tambourin Chinois

Composer: Kreisler, Fritz

Performer(s): I Salonisti

Album: Not Available (Recordno: 4367542) / Decca / 4367542

Duration: 3:52

07:39

Title: O Fortuna -- Carmina Burana

Composer: Orff, Carl

Performer(s): Boston Symphony Orchestra, New England Conservatory Chorus

Album: World's Greatest Choruses ~~ C362901 / RCA Victor / 09026612412

Duration: 2:40

07:45

Title: The Wand Of Youth Suite No.2 Op. 1b - V. The Tame Bear

Composer: Elgar, Edward

Performer(s): English String Orchestra

Album: Spirit of England II ~~ CDG03713 / Nimbus Records Ltd / NI5450/3

Duration: 2:15

07:47

Title: Wild Bears -- Wand Of Youth Suite No. 2

Composer: Elgar, Edward

Performer(s): Ulster Orchestra

Album: Elgar: The Wand Of Youth And Nursery Suites ~~ G009113 / Chandos / Chan8318

Duration: 2:27

07:50

Title: Moths And Butterflies

Composer: Elgar, Edward

Performer(s): Ulster Orchestra

Album: Elgar: The Wand Of Youth And Nursery Suites ~~ G009110 / Chandos / Chan8318

Duration: 2:00

07:52

Title: Fairies And Giants

Composer: Elgar, Edward

Performer(s): Ulster Orchestra

Album: Elgar: The Wand Of Youth And Nursery Suites ~~ G009107 / Chandos / Chan8318

Duration: 3:34

07:56

Title: Sun Dance

Composer: Elgar, Edward

Performer(s): Ulster Orchestra

Album: Elgar: The Wand Of Youth And Nursery Suites ~~ G009104 / Chandos / Chan8318

Duration: 3:03

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