Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Sunday at 10am, repeated Saturday at 7am

Classical Kids Sunday 13 April 2014

Classical Kids

Which great composer practiced his music in secret? We'll find out this Sunday! We'll also visit the ballet, to hear a beautiful waltz and a daring Dance of the Knights!

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 1st, 7am

Once upon a time there was a brave princess named Eliza whose brothers were turned into swans by a wicked witch. It's up to Eliza to save them by knitting shirts from stinging nettles, and we'll hear wonderful music written for the Hans Christian story by the composer Elena Kats-Chernin. We'll also hear one of the best, worst singers ever and we'll send you back to sleep this morning with beautiful lullabies from around the world...

Sunday October 2nd, 10am

Once upon a time there were three princesses - one had very long hair, one loved to sleep and one travelled around in a pumpkin! On today's Classical Kids we'll hear music written for all three and we'll travel the world with music written for a Spanish bullfighter, an American cowboy and an English major general.

Sunday October 9th, 10am

We've a great new recording of Peter and the Wolf starting this morning, where Peter moves to California and tries to catch the escaped wolf using a giant robot! We'll also hear about Scheherazade, who took 1,001 nights to tell The Tales of the Arabian Nights to King Sharayar, keeping him entertained so he wouldn't chop off her head! The stories inspired imaginative music, and today we'll hear music written for the story of Aladdin by Nielsen and Sinbad by Rimsky-Korsakov.

Music Played on the Show


Title: Suite Espanola - Movement Viii - Castilla

Performer(s): Alicia De Larrocha (Piano)

Duration: 3:16


Title: A Musical Joke (4th Movement) Presto

Duration: 4:55


Title: Hallelujah Chorus -- Messiah

Duration: 4:20


Title: Water Music Suite No.2 (2nd Movement) Alla Hornpipe -- Water Mus

Duration: 4:00


Title: Zadok The Priest -- Four Coronation Anthems

Duration: 5:47


Title: Symphonie Fantastique - Ii. Un Bal - A Ball

Duration: 6:33


Title: Concerto For Trumpet

Performer(s): Maurice Murphy (Trumpet)

Duration: 3:52


Title: Nocturne No. 5 In B Flat

Performer(s): Susumu Aoyagi (Piano)

Duration: 3:28


Title: Romeo And Juliet - Dance Of The Knights

Duration: 6:07


Title: Sleeping Beauty (5th Movement) Waltz

Duration: 4:43


Title: Spring Song

Performer(s): Philip Martin (Piano)

Duration: 2:50


Title: The Pink Panther -- Not Available

Duration: 3:28



Contact the Show

Producer/Presenter: Ian McGlynn


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