Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Sunday at 10am, repeated Saturday at 7am

Classical Kids Sunday 22 December 2013

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

Sunday July 3rd

In the overture to his opera William Tell, Rossini painted a picture of breaking dawn, a Summer storm and the galloping horses of the Swiss army! We'll hear Rossini's overture on Sunday, and a duet he wrote for some meowing cats! We'll also hear piano music written for different fairytales by the composer Robert Schumann this week, telling the stories of Rapunzel, Rumpelstiltskin and Sleeping Beauty.

Sunday July 10th

The French composer Francis Poulenc wrote music for Babar the Elephant after a little girl gave him a story book all about the adventures of Babar and asked him to play it on the piano. We'll hear the music Poulenc wrote on Sunday's Classical Kids. We'll also hear folk music which was turned into a beautiful Fantasia by Vaughan Williams, and dances from Russia, France and Hungary. 

Sunday July 17th

People weren't sure what to make of Igor Stravinsky's music when they first heard it. Everyone loved his music for the magical ballet The Firebird, but people disliked the music and dancing at The Rite of Spring so much, that there were riots! We love his exciting music on Classical Kids though, and we'll hear music from both ballets this morning. And we know that Tchaikovsky wrote beautiful music for the ballet, but today we'll hear instrumental music that he wrote including his great Piano Concerto No.1, the thrilling 1812 Overture and a waltz for his friend Nathalie. 

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.

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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