Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Sunday at 10am, repeated Saturday at 7am

Classical Kids Sunday 21 May 2017

Classical Kids

Which of the great composers was put in jail when he tried to quit writing music? We'll find out on Sunday! We’ll also hear music written for dancing hours and minutes, in Ponchielli’s Dance of the Hours.

Sunday May 28th, 10am

Schubert’s father was a teacher and wanted young Franz to teach too, but the young composer was more interested in writing music than teaching! However he did write his first symphony for his school orchestra, and we’ll hear it on this week’s Classical Kids. We'll also hear the story of The Firebird with music by Stravinsky, 

Sunday June 4th, 10am

We have an exciting new recording on today's Classical Kids, written for one of our favourite stories - Little Red Riding Hood. This is a fun new version of the story, with music by Tom Smail and the story read by Harry Enfield. We'll also go the ballet with beautiful music by Tchaikovsky, written for a swan and a very tired princess.

Music Played on the Show


Title: Canzonetta

Composer: Pierne, Gabriel

Performer(s): Gervase De Peyer (Clarinet), Gwenneth Pryor (Piano)

Album: French Music for Clarinet and Piano (Recordno: CHAN8526) / Chandos / CHAN8526

Duration: 2:48


Title: Colonel Hathi's March (The Elephant Song)

Composer: Sherman/Gilkyson

Performer(s): Pat O'Malley (Vocals), Disney Studio Chorus

Album: The Jungle Book / BMI / 092744358-2

Duration: 2:32


Title: Wachet Auf (Sleepers Awake)

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra

Album: The Essential Yo-Yo Ma / Legacy / Sony Classical / S2K93927

Duration: 3:48


Title: Concerto For Two Violins And Strings (3rd Movement)

Performer(s): Various

Album: My First Violin Album

Duration: 5:02


Title: Cello Suite No.1 In G (1st Movement) Prelude

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): Pablo Casals (Cello)

Album: Not Available (Recordno: 118/12/99) / Classic CD / 118/12/99

Duration: 2:35


Title: Dance Of The Hours

Composer: Ponchielli, Amilcare

Performer(s): Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Not Available (Recordno: 415.856) / Deutsche Grammophon / 415.856

Duration: 10:26


Title: Minuet From String Quintet Op.13 No.5

Composer: Boccherini, Luigi

Performer(s): Bobby Mcferrin (Vocal), St Paul Chamber Orchestra

Album: Paper Music / Sony / Sk64600

Duration: 3:44


Title: The Glory Days

Composer: Giacchino, Michael

Album: Disney Presents a Pixar Film - The Incredibles / Walt Disney Records / 5050467-0100-2-4

Duration: 3:32



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Producer/Presenter: Ian McGlynn


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