Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Sunday at 10am, repeated Saturday at 7am

Classical Kids Sunday 18 May 2014

Classical Kids

Debussy was fascinated by toys and dolls and today we'll hear part of his ballet, The Toy Box. Plus, music written for The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin and a clog dance!

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: Concerto For Violin, Piano And Strings In F (3rd Movement) Allegro

Composer: Haydn, Franz Josef

Performer(s): Adelina Oprean (Violin), Justin Oprean (Piano), European Community Chamber Orchestra

Album: Haydn: Violin and Piano Concertos ~~ H182803 Helios Cdh88037

Duration: 3:48


Title: Dance Of The Comedians -- Bartered Bride

Composer: Smetana, Bedrich

Performer(s): London Symphony Orchestra

Album: Smetana: Bartered Bride, From My Life ~~ G029306 Chandos Chan8412

Duration: 5:30


Title: Little Waltz

Complete Work Name: The Toybox

Composer: Debussy, Claude

Performer(s): Rte Concert Orchestra

Album: Classics for Children - 22 Favourite Orchestral Classics RTE lyric fm CD129

Duration: 2:07


Title: Children’S Corner - Serenade For The Doll

Composer: Debussy, Claude

Performer(s): Philippe Cassard (Piano)

Album: Debussy: Integrale De L'Aeuvre Pour Piano Vol 3 - Philippe Cassard Astree E 8531

Duration: 2:50


Title: A Red, Red Rose

Composer: Mulholland

Performer(s): Kansas City Chorale

Album: Fern Hill Nimbus Ni5449

Duration: 4:10


Title: Quintet In G Minor (4th Movement) Allegretto

Composer: Danzi, Franz

Performer(s): Vienna Quintet

Album: Wind Quintets ~~ H541705 Nimbus NI5479

Duration: 2:55


Title: Clog Dance

Complete Work Name: From Act 1 Of 'La Fille Mal Gardee'

Composer: Herold, Ferdinand

Performer(s): Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House Covent Garden

Album: Classic FM Ballet UCJ / Classic FM CFMD6B

Duration: 2:09


Title: Mexican Hat Dance

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): London Trumpet Sound

Album: The London Trumpet Sound (Recordno: CACD113) Cala CACD113

Duration: 3:06


Title: The Bare Necessities

Composer: Gilkyson, Terry

Performer(s): Phil Harris (Vocals), Studio Orchestra

Album: The Jungle Book (Recordno: Cd-002) Disneyland Records Cd-002

Duration: 4:10


Title: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (1st Movement) Allegro -- Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Performer(s): Irish Chamber Orchestra

Album: Mozart In Flight ~~ H569004 Coda Records Crcd1

Duration: 5:58



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Producer/Presenter: Ian McGlynn


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