Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Sunday at 10am, repeated Saturday at 7am

Classical Kids Sunday 22 December 2013

Classical Kids

We'll sing along with Christmas carols from all around the world today and we'll also hear the enchanting story of The Night Before Christmas told by Risteárd Cooper.

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: Christmas Chopsticks

Performer(s): Unknown

Duration: 2:31


Title: Harp Concerto

Performer(s): Dittersdorf, Carl Ditters Von

Duration: 4:19


Title: Carol Of The Bells

Performer(s): Leontovich / Wilhousky

Duration: 1:42


Title: Home Alone Main Title (Somewhere In My Memory)

Performer(s): Williams, John

Duration: 5:10


Title: Jupiter From The Planets

Performer(s): Holst, Gustav

Duration: 8:23


Title: Il Est Ne, Le Divin Enfant

Performer(s): Anon

Duration: 1:59


Title: The Elephant

Performer(s): Saint-Saens, Camille

Duration: 2:57


Title: Away In A Manger

Performer(s): Traditional

Duration: 2:40


Title: Sleigh Ride

Performer(s): Anderson, Leroy

Duration: 3:29


Title: Stille Nacht

Performer(s): Gruber, Franz

Duration: 3:07


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

Performer(s): Haydn, Franz Josef

Duration: 6:25


Title: The Night Before Christmas

Performer(s): Lane, Philip

Duration: 6:42


Title: Don Oíche Úd I Mbeithil

Performer(s): Traditional

Duration: 2:45


Title: Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town

Performer(s): Coots, J. Fred/Gillespie, Haven

Duration: 2:55



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Producer/Presenter: Ian McGlynn


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