Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Sunday at 10am, repeated Saturday at 7am

Classical Kids Sunday 25 May 2014

Classical Kids

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.

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: Romanian Rhapsody No. 1

Complete Work Name: Romanian Rhapsody No. 1

Composer: Enescu, George

Performer(s): Chloe Hanslip (Violin), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Adams: Violin Concerto Naxos 8.559302

Duration: 2:26


Title: Suite Populaire Espagnole - Jota

Composer: de Falla, Maunel

Performer(s): Jacqueline Du Pre (Cello), John Williams (Guitar)

Album: A Cello Recital - Jacqueline du Pre HMV HMV 5 73182 2

Duration: 3:37


Title: Toy Symphony (2nd Movement) Menuetto: Allegretto

Composer: Mozart, Leopold

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


Title: Rondo For Violin And Orchestra In C Major

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Performer(s): Itzhak Perlman (Violin), Wiener Philharmoniker

Album: Mozart - The Five Violin Concertos (Recordno: 477 9577) Deutsche Grammophon 477 9577

Duration: 5:28


Title: The Ugly Duckling -- Hans Christian Anderson

Composer: Loesser, Frank

Performer(s): Mandy Patinkin (Vocals)

Album: Kidults Nonesuch 79534-2

Duration: 3:42


Title: Harp Concerto - Andante Allegro

Composer: Handel, George Frideric

Performer(s): The Locrian Ensemble Of London

Album: Classics by candlelight BRACKEN MUSIC BRACK011

Duration: 4:38


Title: Rakish Paddy/ The Bucks Of Oranmore/ The Mortgage Burn

Composer: Traditional / MacLean

Performer(s): Triona Marshall (Harp)

Album: Masters of Irish Harp RTE lyric fm CD132

Duration: 4:16


Title: Hansel & Gretel (Excerpt)

Composer: Humperdinck, Engelbert

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


Title: Gigue -- Not Available

Composer: Hue, Georges

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


Title: Beidh Aonach Amarach

Composer: Trad

Performer(s): Rte Cor Na Nog

Album: RTE Cor na nOg - Seasonal Favourites and Traditional Songs RTE Guide Not Available

Duration: 2:20



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Producer/Presenter: Ian McGlynn


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