Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Sunday at 10am, repeated Saturday at 7am

Classical Kids Sunday 8 December 2013

Classical Kids

Today, a music lesson, a game of hopscotch and a three-legged race with music by William Walton. Plus Disney songs performed in the style of Mozart, Rachmaninov and Prokofiev.

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 1st, 7am

Once upon a time there was a brave princess named Eliza whose brothers were turned into swans by a wicked witch. It's up to Eliza to save them by knitting shirts from stinging nettles, and we'll hear wonderful music written for the Hans Christian story by the composer Elena Kats-Chernin. We'll also hear one of the best, worst singers ever and we'll send you back to sleep this morning with beautiful lullabies from around the world...

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: Carnival Of The Animals: Aquarium

Performer(s): Saint-Saens, Camille

Duration: 2:47


Title: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (4th Movement) Rondo, Allegro

Performer(s): Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Duration: 4:14


Title: Music For Children (1st Movement) The Music Lesson

Performer(s): Walton, William

Duration: 1:15


Title: Music For Children (2nd Movement) The Three Legged Race

Performer(s): Walton, William

Duration: 1:02


Title: Music For Children (3rd Movement) The Silent Lake

Performer(s): Walton, William

Duration: 1:39


Title: Music For Children (4th Movement) The Pony Trap

Performer(s): Walton, William

Duration: 1:30


Title: Music For Children (5th Movement) Swing Boats

Performer(s): Walton, William

Duration: 1:17


Title: Music For Children (6th Movement) Puppet's Dance

Performer(s): Walton, William

Duration: 1:53


Title: Music For Children (7th Movement) Song At Dusk

Performer(s): Walton, William

Duration: 1:31


Title: Music For Children (8th Movement) Hop Scotch

Performer(s): Walton, William

Duration: 1:01


Title: Music For Children (9th Movement) Ghosts

Performer(s): Walton, William

Duration: 2:12


Title: Music For Children (10th Movement) Trumpet Tune

Performer(s): Walton, William

Duration: 2:26


Title: The March Of The Siamese Children

Performer(s): Rodgers, Richard/Hammerstein Ii, Oscar

Duration: 3:38


Title: Brezairola

Performer(s): Canteloube, Joseph

Duration: 3:28


Title: Vallflickans Dans

Performer(s): Alfven, Hugo

Duration: 4:11


Title: Cantata No. 208 - Sheep May Safely Graze

Performer(s): Bach, J S

Duration: 4:09


Title: Heigh-Ho! (In The Style Of Mozart)

Performer(s): Morey, Larry / Churchill, Frank

Duration: 2:59


Title: Winnie The Pooh (In The Style Of Prokofiev)

Performer(s): Sherman, Richard M. / Sherman, Robert B.

Duration: 2:46


Title: The Nutcracker Op.71a - Waltz Of The Flowers

Performer(s): Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Duration: 5:37


Title: Waltz In D Flat Major Op.64 No.1

Performer(s): Chopin, Frederic

Duration: 2:17



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Producer/Presenter: Ian McGlynn


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