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

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.

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 22nd, 7am

Today we hear about one of the greatest composers ever to have lived - Ludwig Van Beethoven. It took him four long years to write the great symphony, so long that he finished an opera and two other symphonies while he worked on it! However it's remembered as one of his most famous works and we'll hear it on Sunday. We also continue the story of Peter and the Wolf, as Peter celebrates his birthday before trying to catch the wolf! 

Sunday October 23rd, 10am

The German composer Felix Mendelssohn loved to travel to different countries, and this morning we'll hear some of the lovely music he wrote after visiting Scotland and Italy. We'll also sail the high seas with music by Wagner and hear about a very noisy family - the percussion family. Watch famous percussionist Evelyn Glennie perform below with Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street! 

Sunday October 30th, 10am - The Classical Kids Hallowe'en Special! 

Tune in this morning to meet Igor, manager of the dreadful Hotel Strange! He's busy getting the hotel ready for all the ghosts, goblins, witches and wizards visiting tomorrow night for the Annual Halloween Monsters Ball Extravaganza. Join his terrifying tour of the hotel and hear music for dancing skeletons and goblins, by the decomposing composers Spooky Saint-Saens, Wailing William Walton and Macabre Modest Mussorgsky. We'll also hear the tall tale of the Sorcerer's Apprentice by Appalling Paul Dukas and visit the town of Halloween! Tune in, if you dare...

Music Played on the Show


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


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


Title: Bolero (Excerpt)

Complete Work Name: Bolero

Composer: Ravel, Maurice

Performer(s): London Symphony Orchestra

Album: Harmony (Recordno: 724384952426) Virgin 724384952426

Duration: 5:16


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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Producer/Presenter: Ian McGlynn


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