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 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: 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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