Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Sunday at 10am, repeated Saturday at 7am

Classical Kids Sunday 28 April 2013

Classical Kids

We're off to a wedding this morning with music by Mendelssohn and Wagner, plus a cuckoo and a hen from The Birds by Respighi and some duet-ting cats by Rossini!

You can now enjoy Classical Kids exclusively on RTÉjr Radio every Sunday morning, from 10 to 11am. To listen, you can tune in via the RTÉjr Radio channel on the Radio Player, or listen on a digital radio via the RTÉjr channel. You can also hear us via the RTÉjr website

Sunday October 2nd, 10am

Once upon a time there were three princesses - one had very long hair, one loved to sleep and one travelled around in a pumpkin! On today's Classical Kids we'll hear music written for all three and we'll travel the world with music written for a Spanish bullfighter, an American cowboy and an English major general.

Sunday October 9th, 10am

We've a great new recording of Peter and the Wolf starting this morning, where Peter moves to California and tries to catch the escaped wolf using a giant robot! We'll also hear about Scheherazade, who took 1,001 nights to tell The Tales of the Arabian Nights to King Sharayar, keeping him entertained so he wouldn't chop off her head! The stories inspired imaginative music, and today we'll hear music written for the story of Aladdin by Nielsen and Sinbad by Rimsky-Korsakov.

Music Played on the Show


Title: Soldiers' Chorus From Faust

Performer(s): Gounod, Charles

Duration: 3:33


Title: Cats' Duet

Performer(s): Rossini, Gioacchino

Duration: 3:38


Title: The Hen - La Gallina

Performer(s): Respighi, Ottorino

Duration: 3:03


Title: The Birds - The Cuckoo

Performer(s): Respighi, Ottorino

Duration: 4:35


Title: L'Usignuolo (The Nightingale)

Performer(s): Respighi, Ottorino

Duration: 4:07


Title: Rondo In G

Performer(s): Beethoven, Ludwig Van

Duration: 4:03


Title: Wedding March

Performer(s): Mendelssohn, Felix

Duration: 5:25


Title: Wedding Cake

Performer(s): Saint-Saens, Camille

Duration: 6:25


Title: Pushkin Waltz No.1

Performer(s): Prokofiev, Sergei

Duration: 4:32


Title: Bibbidi-Boddidi-Boo

Performer(s): David/ Hoffman/ Livingston

Duration: 1:35



Contact the Show

Producer/Presenter: Ian McGlynn


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