Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Sunday at 10am, repeated Saturday at 7am

Classical Kids Sunday 4 May 2014

Classical Kids

On Sunday, part of Beethoven's fifth symphony which took so long to write, he finished two other symphonies before it! We'll also hear how Paddington Bear got his name.

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: Acis And Galatea: Overture

Composer: Handel, George Frideric

Performer(s): Les Arts Florissants

Album: Acis And Galatea ~~ C668301 Erato 3984-25505-2

Duration: 3:13


Title: Bagatelle No.1 Op.33

Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van

Performer(s): John O'Conor (Piano)

Album: Beethoven: Bagatelles ~~ D258002 Telarc Cd80423

Duration: 3:38


Title: Symphony No.5 (1st Movement) Allegro Con Brio -- Symphony No.5 In C Minor Op.67

Complete Work Name: Symphony No.5 In C Minor Op.67

Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van

Performer(s): Philharmonia Orchestra

Album: Beethoven: Symphonies No 5 And 7 Telarc Cd-80471

Duration: 6:26


Title: Canzonetta For Clarinet And Piano

Composer: Pierne, Gabriel

Performer(s): Ronald Van Spaendonck (Clarinet), Alexandre Tharaud (Piano)

Album: French Music for clarinet and piano harmonia mundi HMN911596

Duration: 3:47


Title: Cats' Duet

Composer: Rossini, Gioachino

Performer(s): Felicity Lott (Soprano), Ann Murray (Mezzo-Soprano), Graham Johnson (Piano)

Album: Not Available (Recordno: 7544112) EMI 7544112

Duration: 3:23


Title: I Taut I Taw A Puddy Tat

Composer: Livingston/May/Foster

Performer(s): Mel Blanc, Billy May & His Orchestra

Album: Favourite Childhood Memories Music Digital CD6566

Duration: 2:57


Title: Arabian Nights From Aladdin

Composer: Menken, Alan/ Rice, Tim

Performer(s): Kingston Symphony

Album: Symphonic Suites of the Animated Classics Michele Audio Corp 2501

Duration: 3:29


Title: Friend Like Me

Composer: Menken, Alan / Ashman, Howard

Performer(s): Robin Williams (Vocal)

Album: Disneys Greatest Hits EMI VTDCD760

Duration: 2:25


Title: Paddington Bear's First Concert Part 1

Composer: Chappell, Herbert

Performer(s): Stephen Fry (Narrator), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Paddington Bear's First Concert Sony Classical 82876844202

Duration: 9:23


Title: Bassoon Concerto (3rd Movement) - Rondo

Composer: Rossini, Gioacchino

Performer(s): Karen Geoghegan (Bassoon), Bbc Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Bassoon Concertos - Geoghegan / BBC Philharmonic /Noseda Chandos Records CHAN 10613

Duration: 5:02



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Producer/Presenter: Ian McGlynn


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