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 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.

    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

    • 07:00
      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
      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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