Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Sunday at 10am, repeated Saturday at 7am

Classical Kids Sunday 12 May 2013

Classical Kids

Classical Kids is a fun introduction to composers, musicians and instruments for younger listeners - and maybe some grownups too!

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

Saturday October 22nd, 7am

Today we hear about one of the greatest composers ever to have lived - Ludwig Van Beethoven. It took him four long years to write the great symphony, so long that he finished an opera and two other symphonies while he worked on it! However it's remembered as one of his most famous works and we'll hear it on Sunday. We also continue the story of Peter and the Wolf, as Peter celebrates his birthday before trying to catch the wolf! 

Sunday October 23rd, 10am

The German composer Felix Mendelssohn loved to travel to different countries, and this morning we'll hear some of the lovely music he wrote after visiting Scotland and Italy. We'll also sail the high seas with music by Wagner and hear about a very noisy family - the percussion family. Watch famous percussionist Evelyn Glennie perform below with Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street! 

Sunday October 30th, 10am - The Classical Kids Hallowe'en Special! 

Tune in this morning to meet Igor, manager of the dreadful Hotel Strange! He's busy getting the hotel ready for all the ghosts, goblins, witches and wizards visiting tomorrow night for the Annual Halloween Monsters Ball Extravaganza. Join his terrifying tour of the hotel and hear music for dancing skeletons and goblins, by the decomposing composers Spooky Saint-Saens, Wailing William Walton and Macabre Modest Mussorgsky. We'll also hear the tall tale of the Sorcerer's Apprentice by Appalling Paul Dukas and visit the town of Halloween! Tune in, if you dare...

Music Played on the Show


Title: Mambo Jambo / El Cumbanchero

Performer(s): Prado, Damaso Perez/Hernandez, Rafael

Duration: 4:39


Title: Jamaican Rumba

Performer(s): Benjamin, Arthur

Duration: 2:38


Title: Waltzing Matilda

Performer(s): Traditional

Duration: 4:51


Title: Simple Symphony(1st Movement) Boisterous Bourree

Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin

Duration: 3:42


Title: Simple Symphony(2nd Movement) Playful Pizzicato

Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin

Duration: 3:20


Title: Simple Symphony(4th Movement) Frolicsome Finale

Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin

Duration: 3:17


Title: The Island/The Owl And The Pussycat

Performer(s): Lear, Edward/Hely-Hutchinson, Victor

Duration: 3:13


Title: Symphony No. 101 In D 'Clock' (2nd Movement) Andante

Performer(s): Haydn, Franz Josef

Duration: 6:25


Title: Rondo Alla Turca

Performer(s): Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Duration: 3:46


Title: The Little Train Of The Caipira

Performer(s): Villa-Lobos, Heiter

Duration: 5:13


Title: Suite From Enchanted

Performer(s): Menken, Alan / Schwartz, Stephen

Duration: 4:44



Contact the Show

Producer/Presenter: Ian McGlynn


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