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 3 August 2014

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    We'll hear Spanish music written by the French composers Lalo, Chabrier and Bizet. Plus music by a composer who taught himself the violin because he was better than his teachers.

    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

    • 07:00
      Title: Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba
      Composer: Handel, George Frideric
      Performer(s): Academy Of St Martin In The Fields
      Performer(s): Academy Of St Martin In The Fields
      Album: 100 Greatest Classics: Part 2
      Duration: 3:10
    • 07:04
      Title: Symphony No. 101 In D 'Clock' (2nd Movement) Andante
      Composer: Haydn, Franz Josef
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Rte Concert Orchestra
      Album: Classics for Children - 22 Favourite Orchestral Classics, RTE lyric fm, CD129
      Duration: 6:10
    • 07:11
      Title: The Old Clockmaker
      Composer: Williams, Charles
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): The New London Orchestra
      Album: British Light Music Classics, Hyperion Records Ltd, CDA20868
      Duration: 3:16
    • 07:16
      Title: Symphonie Espagnole In D Minor Op.21 (2nd Movement) Scherzando Allegro Molto
      Composer: Lalo, Edouard
      Performer(s): Shlomo Mintz (Violin)
      Performer(s): Shlomo Mintz (Violin), Israel Philharmonic
      Album: Lalo Vieuxtemps Saint-Saens Shlomo Mintz, Brialliant Classics, 94070
      Duration: 4:14
    • 07:22
      Title: Chanson Boheme (Gypsy Song)
      Composer: Bizet, Georges
      Performer(s): Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano), Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
      Album: Carmen (Recordno: 5574342) ~~ C792502, EMI, 5574342
      Duration: 4:29
    • 07:26
      Title: Carmen Suite: Les Toreadors -- Carmen
      Composer: Bizet, Georges
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Rté National Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Classical Sounds, RTÉ
      Duration: 2:15
    • 07:29
      Title: Espana -- Not Available
      Composer: Chabrier, Emmanuel
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Philharmonia Orchestra
      Album: Not Available (Recordno: 7694672) ~~ G060603, EMI, 7694672
      Duration: 5:54
    • 07:37
      Title: I'M Proud To Be A Cow
      Composer: Geiss, Tony
      Performer(s): Glady The Cow
      Performer(s): Glady The Cow
      Album: Sesame Street Silly Songs, EMI, 8554502
      Duration: 2:28
    • 07:41
      Title: Moto Perpetuo Op.11
      Composer: Paganini, Nicolo
      Performer(s): Itzak Perlman (Violin)
      Performer(s): Itzak Perlman (Violin), Samuel Sanders (Piano)
      Album: Itzak Perlman Encores ~~ PD OB, EMI, 094635087925
      Duration: 4:16
    • 07:46
      Title: Cantabile In D
      Composer: Paganini, Nicolo
      Performer(s): Sarah Chang (Violin)
      Performer(s): Sarah Chang (Violin), Charles Abramovic (Piano)
      Album: Simply Sarah (Recordno: 724355616128), EMI Classics, 724355616128
      Duration: 3:42
    • 07:50
      Title: Caprice No.24 In A Minor
      Composer: Paganini, Nicolo
      Performer(s): Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
      Performer(s): Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
      Album: Not Available (Recordno: Cd-Cfp4492), EMI, Cd-Cfp4492
      Duration: 4:23
    • 07:56
      Title: Waltz-Scherzo (The Bolt)
      Composer: Shostakovitch, Dmitri
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Russian Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Shostakovich Ballet Suites ~~ H756305, Naxos, 8.557208
      Duration: 3:05

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