Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Sunday at 10am, repeated Saturday at 7am

Classical Kids Sunday 27 April 2014

Classical Kids Christmas Eve Requests

Santa Claus is coming to town and so is Classical Kids for a very special live Christmas Eve Request Programme! Join us on December 24th for lots of jolly Christmas music and carols, including the story of The Snowman and The Night Before Christmas. 

We would also love to hear from boys and girls around Ireland, especially anyone waiting on Santa! Just record or video your own special greeting or request, and email it to classicalkids@rte.ieThen join Ian McGlynn live on Christmas Eve for the first ever Classical Kids Request Programme!

Tips for recording your greeting:

  • Before you record, decide what you're going to say! Are you going to wish someone special a 'Happy Christmas'? Maybe you could sing part of your favourite carol, or send a message to Santa reminding him where to leave your presents! Or maybe just let us know what you look forward to most at Christmas. 

  • Make sure to start by saying your name, and where you're you calling from.

  • Don't worry if you make a small mistake, just keep recording and then send us your message. We'll listen to them and tidy them up a little, before we broadcast them. 

  • Send your audio or video clips to classicalkids@rte.ie and feel free to email us some extra information not included in the message. If your file is too large, then use a filesharing website such as Wetransfer using the same email address. 

  • We must receive your messages before Thursday December 22nd at 5pm. 

And if you don't want to record a message, you can write to us via email at any time, or text on the day to 51554. And remember to join us live from 11.30 until 13.00 this Christmas Eve! 

Classical Kids

We'll wake up to a musical sunrise by Grieg, and hear classical and traditional Irish music played on the harp, and dance music by some of the great composers including Ravel.

Saturday December 10th, 7am

We'll celebrate the arrival of Winter this morning with chilling music by Vivaldi and ballet music by Glazunov written for Winter, Hail and Snow. We'll also hear about some of Paddington Bear's adventures during his travels around the world! 

Sunday December 11th, 10am

If Beethoven had lived, he would be 246 this Friday! We'll wish him an early happy birthday today with some of his own wonderful music, We'll also go ice-skating with a beautiful waltz by Waldteufel, and we'll hear music written for dancing snowflakes by Tchaikovsky.

Sunday December 18th. 10am

We'll meet some people made of snow this morning - a very 'frosty' snowman and one who wants to live in the sun! Benjamin Britten used short piano tunes that he wrote when he was ten, to compose orchestral music for young music students could play. But his Simple Symphony became so popular; many professional orchestras still play it today. We'll hear it on Sunday morning, with movements including the Boisterous Bourrée and Frolicsome Finale.

Music Played on the Show

07:05

Title: Duo In G (1st Movement) Largo

Complete Work Name: Duo In G Op.34

Composer: Carulli, Ferdinando

Performer(s): Julian Bream (Guitar), John Williams (Guitar)

Album: Together Again (Recordno: 09026614502) ~~ CDD03404 / RCA Victor Gold Seal / 09026614502

Duration: 2:58

07:09

Title: Sabre Dance -- Gayaneh

Complete Work Name: Gayaneh

Composer: Khachaturian, Aram

Performer(s): London Symphony Orchestra

Album: Khachaturian: Spartacus / Gayaneh Ballet - Highlights / EMI Eminence / CDEMX2119

Duration: 2:33

07:12

Title: Bolero (Excerpt)

Complete Work Name: Bolero

Composer: Ravel, Maurice

Performer(s): London Symphony Orchestra

Album: Harmony (Recordno: 724384952426) / Virgin / 724384952426

Duration: 5:16

07:19

Title: On The Beautiful Blue Danube -Waltz Op.314

Complete Work Name: On The Beautiful Blue Danube

Composer: Strauss II, Johann

Performer(s): Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra

Album: 100 Popular Classics Vol.2 / Castle Communications PLC / MBSCD5172

Duration: 6:47

07:26

Title: Little Chatterbox Op.245

Composer: Strauss, Josef

Performer(s): Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Carlos Kleiber Conducts Johann Strauss (Recordno: Sk45938) / Sony / Sk45938

Duration: 2:58

07:33

Title: Duel Of The Fates -- Star Wars Episode 1 Ost

Complete Work Name: Star Wars Episode 1 Ost

Composer: Williams, John

Performer(s): London Symphony Orchestra

Album: Star Wars: The Phantom Menace / Sony Classical / Sk61816

Duration: 4:14

07:38

Title: Harp Concerto In A - Rondo Allegretto -- Harp Concerto In A

Complete Work Name: Harp Concerto In A

Composer: Dittersdorf, Carl Ditters von

Performer(s): Marisa Robles (Harp), Academy Of Saint Martin In The Fields

Album: Harp Concertos (Recordno: 4257232) ~~ H377309 / Decca / 4257232

Duration: 4:04

07:43

Title: Carolan's Concerto -- Not Available

Composer: Carolan, Turlough O

Performer(s): Siobhan Armstrong (Harp)

Album: Not Available (Recordno: Mcd0401) / Maya Recordings / Mcd0401

Duration: 2:49

07:46

Title: Morning -- Peer Gynt Suite No.1

Complete Work Name: Peer Gynt Suite No.1

Composer: Grieg, Edvard

Performer(s): Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Album: Relax More (Recordno: CFMCD32) / Classic FM / CFMCD32

Duration: 3:32

07:50

Title: Abends Wenn Ich Schlafen Gehen

Complete Work Name: Hansel And Gretel

Composer: Humperdinck, Engelbert

Performer(s): Lucia Popp (Soprano), Brigitte Fassbaender (Mezzo-Soprano), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Opera Gala Collection / Decca / 460849-2

Duration: 3:06

07:53

Title: Waltz Of The Flowers -- The Nutcracker Op.71a

Complete Work Name: The Nutcracker Op.71a

Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Performer(s): Russian State Symphony Orchestra

Album: 100 Popular Classics Vol.2 / Castle Communications PLC / MBSCD5172

Duration: 5:22

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