Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Sunday at 10am, repeated Saturday at 7am

Classical Kids Sunday 30 March 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

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

Today we'll find out which composers had the nicknames 'Il Bolognese', 'Papa' and 'The Red Priest', plus songs by Aaron Copland including I Bought Me a Cat and Ching a Ring Chaw!

Music Played on the Show


Title: O Fortuna (From Carmina Burana)

Performer(s): Orff, Carl

Duration: 2:57


Title: Gulliver Suite For Two Violins - Intrada

Performer(s): Telemann, Georg Philipp

Duration: 1:35


Title: Gulliver Suite For Two Violins - Loure Of The Well-Mannered Houy

Performer(s): Telemann, Georg Philipp

Duration: 1:22


Title: Violin Sonata In G Minor ?Il Trillo Del Diavolo? - Movement Ii -

Performer(s): Corelli, Arcangelo

Duration: 3:18


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

Performer(s): Haydn, Franz Josef

Duration: 6:25


Title: Mandolin Concerto In D (1st Movement) Allegro

Performer(s): Vivaldi, Antonio

Duration: 3:56


Title: I X O

Performer(s): Pixinguinha

Duration: 2:55


Title: Voices Of Spring

Performer(s): Strauss Ii, Johann

Duration: 6:11


Title: Merida's Home

Performer(s): Doyle, Patrick

Duration: 1:47


Title: Symphony No.3 In A Minor Op.56 "Scottish" 2nd Movement Vivace No

Performer(s): Mendelssohn, Felix

Duration: 4:45


Title: Rodeo (3rd Movement) Saturday Night Waltz

Performer(s): Copland, Aaron

Duration: 4:28


Title: Hoe-Down

Performer(s): Copland, Aaron

Duration: 3:48


Title: I Bought Me A Cat

Performer(s): Copland, Aaron

Duration: 2:25


Title: Ching A Ring Chaw

Performer(s): Copland, Aaron

Duration: 2:03


Title: Variation No. 18

Performer(s): Rachmaninov, Sergei

Duration: 4:02



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Producer/Presenter: Ian McGlynn


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