Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Sunday at 10am, repeated Saturday at 7am

Classical Kids Sunday 8 June 2014

Classical Kids

We're mad about Mozart today, and we'll hear part of a horn concerto he wrote for the owner of a cheese shop! We'll also hear three sonatas, by Beethoven, Brahms and Faure.

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 Grosso In C (1st Movement) Allegro

Composer: Handel, George Frideric

Performer(s): English Chamber Orchestra

Album: Handel Oboe Concertos (Recordno: 426082-2) ~~ H380320 Philips 426082-2

Duration: 3:32


Title: Espana -- Not Available

Composer: Chabrier, Emmanuel

Performer(s): Philharmonia Orchestra

Album: Not Available (Recordno: 7694672) ~~ G060603 EMI 7694672

Duration: 5:54


Title: Moonlight Sonata (2nd Movement) Allegretto

Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van

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

Album: Not Available (Recordno: 80118) Telarc 80118

Duration: 2:17


Title: Sonata No.1 In F Minor (3rd Movement) Allegretto Grazioso

Composer: Brahms, Johannes

Performer(s): Jeffrey Khaner (Flute), Charles Abramovic (Piano)

Album: Jefrrey Khaner Plays Brahms, Clara Schumann and Robert Schumann Avie AV 2075

Duration: 4:00


Title: Sonata No.1 In A (4th Movement) Allegro Quasi Presto

Composer: Faure, Gabriel

Performer(s): Dong-Suk Kang (Violin), Pascal Devoyon (Piano)

Album: Faure (Recordno: 8.550906) Naxos 8.550906

Duration: 5:05


Title: Chinese Ballet Suite - Allegretto Moderato

Composer: Lehar, Franz

Performer(s): Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra

Album: Franz Lehar - Suites and Dances (Recordno: 9997612) DeutschlandRadio 9997612

Duration: 1:50


Title: Chinese Ballet Suite - Tempo Marcia

Composer: Lehar, Franz

Performer(s): Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin

Album: Franz Lehar - Suites and Dances DeutschlandRadio 9997612

Duration: 1:36


Title: Walking In Rio

Composer: Bonfa, Luis

Performer(s): Gerald Garcia (Guitar)

Album: Brazilian Portrait Villa-Lobos & the Guitar Music of Brazil Naxos 8.550226

Duration: 3:13


Title: Anvil Chorus -- Il Trovatore

Composer: Verdi, Giuseppe

Performer(s): Alain Vanzo (Tenor), Covent Garden Opera Ochestra, Covent Garden Opera Chorus

Album: Viva Verdi -- Cdz762521 ~~ C121106 EMI Cdz762521

Duration: 3:09


Title: Horn Concerto No.4 (3rd Movement)

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Performer(s): Stephen Stirling (Horn), City Of London Sinfonia

Album: Mozart for Babies Classic FM CFMCD45

Duration: 3:42


Title: The Entertainer

Composer: Joplin, Scott

Performer(s): Itzhak Perlman (Violin), André Previn (Piano)

Album: Popular Violin Repertoire EMI Cdcfp4492

Duration: 4:06



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Producer/Presenter: Ian McGlynn


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