Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Sunday at 10am, repeated Saturday at 7am

Classical Kids Sunday 3 November 2013

Classical Kids

Ravel loved to tell stories and today we'll hear music he wrote to tell the story of Beauty and the Beast and Tom Thumb. We'll also hear about a talented family - the Bach family!

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: The Simpsons Theme (Orchestral Version)

Performer(s): Elfman, Danny

Duration: 1:42


Title: Divertimento In B Flat(1st Movement)

Performer(s): Haydn, Franz Josef

Duration: 4:18


Title: Petit Poucet (Tom Thumb)

Performer(s): Ravel, Maurice

Duration: 3:20


Title: Les Entretiens De La Belle Et De La Bete (Conversation Of Beauty

Performer(s): Ravel, Maurice

Duration: 4:44


Title: Concerto For Two Violins In D Minor - 1st Movement (Vivace)

Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian

Duration: 3:33


Title: Quintet In D: Allegro Assai

Performer(s): Bach, Johann Christoph Friedrich

Duration: 3:16


Title: Berceuse From Dolly Suite

Performer(s): Faure, Gabriel

Duration: 4:38


Title: Mambo Jambo / El Cumbanchero

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

Duration: 4:39


Title: The Little Train Of The Caipira

Performer(s): Villa-Lobos, Heiter

Duration: 5:13


Title: Glider Pt 1

Performer(s): Conti, Bill

Duration: 3:51


Title: Spartacus - Adagio Of Spartacus And Phrygia

Performer(s): Khachaturian, Aram

Duration: 5:02


Title: The Ugly Duckling

Performer(s): Loesser, Frank

Duration: 3:57



Contact the Show

Producer/Presenter: Ian McGlynn


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