Classical Kids

    Sunday, 7 - 8am

    Perform at Electric Picnic with RTÉ lyric fm!

    RTÉ lyric fm is pleased to offer our younger listeners a FREE piano lesson in Soul Kids at Electric Picnic on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st of August, with the award-winning pianist and teacher Kevin Corcoran. 

    If you know a young piano player who would like a FREE introductory lesson or some tips and performance advice, then come along and perform at the RTÉ lyric fm tent in Soul Kids at Electric Picnic with our fantastic teacher Kevin. Just email lyric@rte.ie to secure a booking. Incidentally, this is not only for kids - Mums and Dads you can also book a lesson, or you might even sing along - and all participants will receive an 'I Performed at Electric Picnic' Certificate!

    So join us at Soul Kids for lots of musical fun – we would love to see you there. RTÉ lyric fm at the Electric Picnic – bringing the music to life!

    Click here to download the Soul Kids brochure

    Kevin Corcoran has an impressive collection of Feis and Competition awards and trophies, and was recently awarded a Bachelor of Music (First Class Hons) from DIT’s Conservatory of Music and Drama. As a composer, Kevin’s pieces have been performed by DIT’s Orchestra, Chamber Choir, Solo Singers and Piano Trio.

    Classical Kids Sunday 25 May 2014

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    Today we'll hear piano pieces which Robert Schumann wrote for his daughters to play including Humming and Hunting Songs, and Hansel and Gretel with music by Engelbert Humperdinck.

    Sunday August 31st
    We'll take an un-seasonal listen to Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker on Sunday, including the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Dance of the Reed Flutes. We'll also enjoy to music performed by an orchestra of brass instruments, string instruments and a ukulele orchestra!

    Sunday September 7th
    Schubert’s father was a teacher and wanted young Franz to teach too, but the young composer was more interested in writing music! However he did write his first symphony for his school orchestra, and we’ll hear it on this week’s Classical Kids. We’ll also hear music written for dancing hours and minutes, in Ponchielli’s Dance of the Hours.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 07:01
      Title: Romanian Rhapsody No. 1
      Complete Work Name: Romanian Rhapsody No. 1
      Composer: Enescu, George
      Performer(s): Chloe Hanslip (Violin)
      Performer(s): Chloe Hanslip (Violin), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Adams: Violin Concerto, Naxos, 8.559302
      Duration: 2:26
    • 07:04
      Title: Suite Populaire Espagnole - Jota
      Composer: De Falla, Maunel
      Performer(s): Jacqueline Du Pre (Cello)
      Performer(s): Jacqueline Du Pre (Cello), John Williams (Guitar)
      Album: A Cello Recital - Jacqueline du Pre, HMV, HMV 5 73182 2
      Duration: 3:37
    • 07:14
      Title: Toy Symphony (2nd Movement) Menuetto: Allegretto
      Composer: Mozart, Leopold
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields
      Album: Best Children's Classics 100, EMI Classics, 50999 6 48500 2 3
      Duration: 3:39
    • 07:18
      Title: Rondo For Violin And Orchestra In C Major
      Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Performer(s): Tzhak Perlman
      Performer(s): Itzhak Perlman (Violin), Wiener Philharmoniker
      Album: Mozart - The Five Violin Concertos (Recordno: 477 9577), Deutsche Grammophon, 477 9577
      Duration: 5:28
    • 07:24
      Title: The Ugly Duckling -- Hans Christian Anderson
      Composer: Loesser, Frank
      Performer(s): Mandy Patinkin (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Mandy Patinkin (Vocals)
      Album: Kidults, Nonesuch, 79534-2
      Duration: 3:42
    • 07:29
      Title: Harp Concerto - Andante Allegro
      Composer: Handel, George Frideric
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): The Locrian Ensemble Of London
      Album: Classics by candlelight, BRACKEN MUSIC, BRACK011
      Duration: 4:38
    • 07:35
      Title: Rakish Paddy/ The Bucks Of Oranmore/ The Mortgage Burn
      Composer: Traditional / Maclean
      Performer(s): Triona Marshall (Harp)
      Performer(s): Triona Marshall (Harp)
      Album: Masters of Irish Harp, RTE lyric fm, CD132
      Duration: 4:16
    • 07:40
      Title: Hansel & Gretel (Excerpt)
      Composer: Humperdinck, Engelbert
      Performer(s): Jennifer Larmore (Hansel) & Rebecca Evans (Gretel)
      Performer(s): Jennifer Larmore (Hansel) & Rebecca Evans (Gretel), Philharmonia Orchestra, New London Children's Choir
      Album: Hansel & Gretel, Chandos, Chan 3143 (2)
      Duration: 12:51
    • 07:53
      Title: Gigue -- Not Available
      Composer: Hue, Georges
      Performer(s): Edward Beckett (Flute)
      Performer(s): Edward Beckett (Flute), London Festival Orchestra
      Album: Fantasie, Romantic French Flute Music - Edward Beckett, Ross Pople: London Festival Orchestra, Black Box, BBM1049
      Duration: 4:13
    • 07:58
      Title: Beidh Aonach Amarach
      Composer: Trad
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Rte Cor Na Nog
      Album: RTE Cor na nOg - Seasonal Favourites and Traditional Songs, RTE Guide
      Duration: 2:20

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