Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Sunday at 10am, repeated Saturday at 7am

Classical Kids Sunday 11 May 2014

Classical Kids

On Sunday we'll hear the Scaramouche Suite and part of the Carnival for London by Darius Milhaud, plus the story of The Three Little Pigs, read by Rosaleen Linehan.

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: Bassoon Concertino In B Flat (3rd Movement) - Polacca

Composer: Crusell, Bernhard Henrik

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

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

Duration: 5:40


Title: Flute Quartet No.1 In D (3rd Movement) Rondo

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Performer(s): Jaime Martin (Flute), Brindisi Quartet

Album: Mozart Chamber Works ~~ H564803 EMI Cdz569702

Duration: 4:30


Title: Scaramouche Suite (1st Movement) Vif

Composer: Milhaud, Darius

Performer(s): Emma Johnson (Clarinet), Julius Drake (Piano)

Album: The Essential Emma Johnson - Disk 2 ASV CD DCS 238

Duration: 3:03


Title: The Wand Of Youth Suite No.2 Op. 1b - V. The Tame Bear

Composer: Elgar, Edward

Performer(s): English String Orchestra

Album: Spirit of England II ~~ CDG03713 Nimbus Records Ltd NI5450/3

Duration: 2:15


Title: Wild Bears -- Wand Of Youth Suite No. 2

Composer: Elgar, Edward

Performer(s): Ulster Orchestra

Album: Elgar: The Wand Of Youth And Nursery Suites ~~ G009113 Chandos Chan8318

Duration: 2:27


Title: The Three Little Pigs

Composer: Various Composers

Performer(s): Rosaleen Linehan (Narrator), Rté Concert Orchestra

Album: Music in the Classroom Educational CD RTÉ RTÉ CD

Duration: 6:05


Title: Marche Des Petits Soldats De Plomb

Composer: Pierne, Gabriel

Performer(s): Philharmonia Orchestra

Album: Famous Marches (Recordno: CDZ7672522) EMI CDZ7672522

Duration: 3:19


Title: Paddington Bear's First Concert Part 3

Composer: Chappell, Herbert

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

Album: Paddington Bear's First Concert Sony Classical 82876844202

Duration: 12:33


Title: Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy -- The Nutcracker Suite Op.71

Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Performer(s): Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Not Available (Recordno: CDM7690632) EMI CDM7690632

Duration: 2:16


Title: In Trutina From Carmina Burana

Composer: Orff, Carl

Performer(s): Barbara Bonney (Soprano), Wiener Philharmoniker

Album: The Radiant Voice Of Barbara Bonney (Recordno: 468818-2) ~~ A276617 Decca 468818-2

Duration: 2:29


Title: Early One Morning -- Early One Morning

Complete Work Name: Early One Morning

Composer: Grainger, Percy

Performer(s): Tommy Reilly (Harmonica), Skaila Kanga (Harp)

Album: Pastoral Classics (Recordno: CHAN241-35) Chandos CHAN241-35

Duration: 2:16



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Producer/Presenter: Ian McGlynn


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