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 10 August 2014

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    Mozart and Haydn were great friends and on Sunday we'll hear music which Mozart wrote especially for his pal, as well as fugues by Bach and Lady Gaga!

    Christmas Day, 7am

    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.

    St. Stephen's Day, 7am

    Ellie is a smart, brave girl who lives in a world of selfish grown-ups who are too busy to pay her any attention, but when she discovers a developer’s plan to ruin her favourite park, it’s up to her to save the day! ‘Different Voices’ is a modern-day 'Peter and the Wolf' and we’ll hear Debbie Wiseman’s story and music this morning, narrated by Stephen Fry and the instruments of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, with guest vocalist Hayley Westenra.

    Sunday December 28th

    We’ve a special treat for the last Sunday of 2014, a recording of Benjamin Britten’s children’s opera Noye’s Fludde, based on the biblical tale of Noah’s Flood. It was performed as part of the Limerick City of Culture celebrations last March, and features talented young singers and musicians from schools and workshops across Limerick and Clare. (Photo by Damien Wilson of WiDu Media)

    Sunday January 4th

    Classical Kids is starting the New Year in style - with the first ever CBeebies Prom, recorded at last Summer’s BBC Proms. Take a journey through the history of classical music with some of your favourite CBeebies characters, in an adventure that includes live music from the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra featuring some great CBeebies theme tunes and other classical favourites.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 07:01
      Title: Marche Militaire Francaise
      Composer: Saint-Saens, Camille
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Kristiansand Blaseensemble
      Album: Over the Hills and Far Away ~~ G455801, 2l, 2L31
      Duration: 4:29
    • 07:06
      Title: Forgotten Dreams
      Composer: Anderson, Leroy/Parish, Mitchell
      Performer(s): Jackie Mcauliffe (Pno)
      Performer(s): Jackie Mcauliffe (Pno), (Unnamed)
      Album: Forgotten Dreams, Decca, 466 566-2
      Duration: 3:03
    • 07:10
      Title: String Quartet In E Flat (4th Movement) Presto
      Composer: Haydn, Franz Josef
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Quatuor Mosaiques
      Album: Haydn: Quartets Op.33 No.5, No.3 & No.2 ~~ H491212, Auvidis, E8569
      Duration: 3:29
    • 07:15
      Title: String Quartet In B Flat 'The Hunt' (4th Movement) Allegro Assai
      Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Melos Quartet
      Album: String Quartets (Recordno: 429818-2) ~~ H201504, Deutsche Grammophon, 429818-2
      Duration: 4:42
    • 07:20
      Title: Piano Sonata No.11 (3rd Movement) Rondo Alla Turca -- Piano Sonata No.11
      Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Performer(s): András Schiff (Piano)
      Performer(s): András Schiff (Piano)
      Album: The Glory Of W.A. Mozart ~~ H034006, Decca, 417201-2
      Duration: 3:36
    • 07:26
      Title: Aladdin, Suite For Orchestra Op.34 - The Market Place In Ispahan
      Composer: Nielsen, Carl
      Performer(s): Myung-Whun Chung (Conductor)
      Performer(s): Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Symphony No.2/Aladdin, Suite for Orchestra Op.34, Bis Recordings
      Duration: 2:59
    • 07:30
      Title: I'Ve Got A Dream
      Composer: Menken, Alan / Slater, Glenn
      Performer(s): Brad Garret (Hook-Hand Thug)
      Performer(s): Brad Garret (Hook-Hand Thug), Jeffrey Tabor (Big Nose Thug), Mandy Moore (Rapuzel) Zachery Levi (Flyyn), Studio Orchestra, Thug Chorus
      Album: Tangled OST ~~ F4494, Walt Disney Records, D000650802
      Duration: 3:11
    • 07:35
      Title: Tarantella
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): Aquarelle Guitar Quartet
      Performer(s): Aquarelle Guitar Quartet, Aquarelle Guitar Quartet
      Album: Dances - Aquarelle Guitar Quartet, Chandos Records, CHAN 10609
      Duration: 4:32
    • 07:41
      Title: Dance Suite -- Dance Suite
      Composer: Seiber, Matyas
      Performer(s): Steven Isserlis (Cello)
      Performer(s): Steven Isserlis (Cello), Thoms Ades (Piano), Maggie Cole (Piano)
      Album: Cello World - Steven Isserlis, BMG, 09026 68928 2
      Duration: 4:15
    • 07:46
      Title: Fugue No.15 In G Major Bwv 860
      Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
      Performer(s): Angela Hewitt (Piano)
      Performer(s): Angela Hewitt (Piano)
      Album: Bach - The Well Tempered Clavier - Angela Hewitt (Recordno: CDS44291), Hyperion, CDS44291
      Duration: 3:00
    • 07:50
      Title: Lady Gaga Fugue
      Composer: Lady Gaga/Redone
      Performer(s): Vincenzo Culotta (Piano)
      Performer(s): Vincenzo Culotta (Piano)
      Album: Composer Copy -- Private Recording, Private Recording, Private Recording
      Duration: 2:42
    • 07:53
      Title: Britney Spears Counterpoint
      Composer: Martin
      Performer(s): Vincenzo Culotta (Piano)
      Performer(s): Vincenzo Culotta (Piano)
      Album: Composer Copy -- Private Recording
      Duration: 2:44

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