Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Sunday at 10am, repeated Saturday at 7am

Classical Kids Sunday 23 February 2014

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 August 27th, 7am

Like Beethoven, Jean Sibelius loved the countryside. He also loved his home country of Finland, and wrote a great piece of music that described important moments in the history of Finland. We'll hear it this morning, plus some musical jokes composed by Mozart and Haydn!

Sunday August 28th, 10am

The English composer William Walton wrote a set of piano pieces for his niece Elizabeth to play but they were too difficult for her, so he re-wrote them as duets for her to play with her brother Michael. We'll hear some of his Music for Children this morning, including the Music Lesson, Hop-Scotch and The Three-Legged Race. We'll also hear performances by some very talented young orchestras from around the world, including the energetic Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela. Watch their incredibly energetic performance of Leonard Bernstein's Mambo below...

Classical Kids

Music by Jean Sibelius this morning, who wrote music which celebrated his home country, Finland. We'll also hear about Ratty, Toad and Mole, with music from The Wind in the Willows

Music Played on the Show


Title: Tango - The Gliding Girl

Performer(s): Sousa, John Philip

Duration: 3:57


Title: Oboe Concerto In D Minor - Presto

Performer(s): Marcello, Alessandro

Duration: 4:03


Title: The Tale Of The Tsar Sultan - Flight Of The Bumblebee

Performer(s): Rimsky Korsakov, Nikolay

Duration: 1:38


Title: Der Alte Brummbar (The Old Grumbler)

Performer(s): Fucik, Julius

Duration: 4:53


Title: Serenade Op. 44 - Movement I - Moderato, Quasi Marcia

Performer(s): Dvorak, Antonin

Duration: 4:07


Title: Intermezzo (Karelia Suite)

Performer(s): Sibelius, Jean

Duration: 3:59


Title: Finlandia, Op. 26

Performer(s): Sibelius, Jean

Duration: 8:41


Title: The Wind In The Willows

Performer(s): Rutter, John/Grant, David

Duration: 14:07


Title: Habanera

Performer(s): Chabrier, Emmanuel

Duration: 4:50



Contact the Show

Producer/Presenter: Ian McGlynn


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