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    Classical Kids Sunday 31 August 2014

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    We'll take an unseasonal listen to Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker on Sunday including the Dance of the Reed Flutes, plus an orchestra of brass instruments and a ukulele orchestra.

    Sunday January 17th
    Today we hear a tale of adventure, daring and bad driving! Tune in for a musical version of the Wind in the Willows featuring Ratty, Mole and friends, with wonderful music by John Rutter. We’ll also hear music written about butterflies, and hear some fascinating facts about a composer whose nickname was Wolfie...

    Sunday January 24th
    We're off to Africa with songs and stories told by Ladysmith Black Mombazo this week, and we'll hear the magical tale of a Sorcerer's Apprentice. Plus some fun pieces by Bizet from his Children's Suite, and some symphonies by Beethoven. 

    Sunday January 31st
    Which great composer was put in jail when he tried to quit writing music? We'll find out today. We'll also hear music played on the tuba and we'll hear the story of Babar the Elephant read by Meryl Streep, with music by Francis Poulenc. 

    Music Played on the Show

    • 07:00
      Title: Clarinet Concerto No.1 (3rd Movement) Rondo -- Clarinet Concerto No.1
      Composer: Weber, Carl Maria Von
      Performer(s): John Finucane (Clarinet)
      Performer(s): John Finucane (Clarinet), Rté National Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Classical Sounds - Orchestral and Vocal Favourites (Recordno: Not Available), RTÉ lyric fm, Not Available
      Duration: 6:22
    • 07:08
      Title: Symphony No. 94 In G Major Hob. I:94 Surprise (2nd Movement) Andante
      Complete Work Name: Symphony No. 94 In G Major Hob. I:94 Surprise
      Composer: Haydn, Franz Josef
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
      Album: Haydn: Symphonies 68 and 93-104 - Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra: Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Disk 1, Warner Classics, 2564 63061-2
      Duration: 6:01
    • 07:14
      Title: 'Die 12' In Bossa Nova
      Composer: Kaiser-Lindemann
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): The 12 Cellists Of The Berlin Philharmonic
      Album: South American Getaway (Recordno: 7243 5 56981 2 4) ~~ CDG03568, EMI Classics, 7243 5 56981 2 4
      Duration: 4:24
    • 07:20
      Title: The Liberty Bell
      Composer: Sousa, John Philip
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
      Album: The World of Sousa Marches, Decca, 4433922
      Duration: 3:22
    • 07:24
      Title: Miss Dynamitee
      Composer: Ms Dynamite
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain
      Album: The Secret of Life (Recordno: Longman038CD), Longman, Longman038CD
      Duration: 3:11
    • 07:28
      Title: Sonata For Harp (3rd Movement) Rondo
      Composer: Dussek, Jan Ladislav
      Performer(s): Erica Goodman (Harp)
      Performer(s): Erica Goodman (Harp)
      Album: The Virtuoso Harp (Recordno: CD319), BIS, CD319
      Duration: 2:53
    • 07:37
      Title: March Of The Toys
      Composer: Herbert, Victor
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): St Louis Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Classic FM Morning March, Classic FM Records, CFMCD9
      Duration: 3:45
    • 07:42
      Title: Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy -- The Nutcracker Suite Op.71
      Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Kirov Orchestra
      Album: The Nutcracker ~~ H622622, Philips, 462114-2
      Duration: 2:05
    • 07:46
      Title: Dance Of The Reed Flutes
      Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Kirov Orchestra
      Album: The Nutcracker ~~ CDH06226, Philips, 462114-2
      Duration: 2:13
    • 07:48
      Title: Nutcracker Suite: Closing Waltz
      Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Kirov Orchestra
      Album: The Nutcracker ~~ CDH06226, Philips, 462114-2
      Duration: 4:58
    • 07:54
      Title: Donkey And Driver
      Composer: Leonard, Hubert
      Performer(s): Steven Isserlis (Cello)
      Performer(s): Steven Isserlis (Cello), Thoms Ades (Piano)
      Album: Cello World - Steven Isserlis, Bmg, 09026 68928 2
      Duration: 3:41

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