Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Sunday at 10am, repeated Saturday at 7am

Classical Kids Sunday 15 June 2014

Classical Kids Christmas Eve Requests

Santa Claus is coming to town and so is Classical Kids for a very special live Christmas Eve Request Programme! Join us on December 24th for lots of jolly Christmas music and carols, including the story of The Snowman and The Night Before Christmas. 

We would also love to hear from boys and girls around Ireland, especially anyone waiting on Santa! Just record or video your own special greeting or request, and email it to classicalkids@rte.ieThen join Ian McGlynn live on Christmas Eve for the first ever Classical Kids Request Programme! Have a listen to Evie Jackson aged 5 from Limerick: 

Tips for recording your greeting:

  • Before you record, decide what you're going to say! Are you going to wish someone special a 'Happy Christmas'? Maybe you could sing part of your favourite carol, or send a message to Santa reminding him where to leave your presents! Or maybe just let us know what you look forward to most at Christmas. 

  • Make sure to start by saying your name, and where you're you calling from.

  • Don't worry if you make a small mistake, just keep recording and then send us your message. We'll listen to them and tidy them up a little, before we broadcast them. 

  • Send your audio or video clips to classicalkids@rte.ie and feel free to email us some extra information not included in the message. If your file is too large, then use a filesharing website such as Wetransfer using the same email address. 

  • We must receive your messages before Thursday December 22nd at 5pm. 

And if you don't want to record a message, you can write to us via email at any time, or text on the day to 51554. And remember to join us live from 11.30 until 13.00 this Christmas Eve! 

Classical Kids

Today we'll hear the story of The Little Fiddle and performances by some very talented young orchestras, including the energetic Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela.

Saturday December 10th, 7am

We'll celebrate the arrival of Winter this morning with chilling music by Vivaldi and ballet music by Glazunov written for Winter, Hail and Snow. We'll also hear about some of Paddington Bear's adventures during his travels around the world! 

Sunday December 11th, 10am

If Beethoven had lived, he would be 246 this Friday! We'll wish him an early happy birthday today with some of his own wonderful music, We'll also go ice-skating with a beautiful waltz by Waldteufel, and we'll hear music written for dancing snowflakes by Tchaikovsky.

Sunday December 18th. 10am

We'll meet some people made of snow this morning - a very 'frosty' snowman and one who wants to live in the sun! Benjamin Britten used short piano tunes that he wrote when he was ten, to compose orchestral music for young music students could play. But his Simple Symphony became so popular; many professional orchestras still play it today. We'll hear it on Sunday morning, with movements including the Boisterous Bourrée and Frolicsome Finale.

Music Played on the Show

07:01

Title: Parade Of The Tin Soldiers

Composer: Jessel, Leon

Performer(s): New London Orchestra

Album: European Light Music Classics / Hyperion / CDA66998

Duration: 2:47

07:05

Title: Concerto For Two Mandolins (3rd Movement) Allegro

Complete Work Name: Concerto For Two Mandolins

Composer: Vivaldi, Antonio

Performer(s): Simon Mayor (Mandolin)

Album: Mandolin Moods - Simon Mayor - Disk 1 / Universal / 465 744-2

Duration: 3:42

07:13

Title: Impromptu In E Flat D899/2

Composer: Schubert, Franz

Performer(s): Dong-Hyek Lim (Piano)

Album: Martha Argerich Presents Dony-Hyek Lim ~~ D368006 / EMI / 724356793323

Duration: 4:26

07:18

Title: The Little Fiddle

Composer: Fine, Sylvia

Performer(s): Danny Kaye (Vocals)

Album: Children's Favourites / Naxos Nostalgia / 8.120777

Duration: 6:25

07:25

Title: Holberg Suite For Strings - Iii. Gavotte. Allegretto - Musette. Poco Piu Mosso

Composer: Grieg, Edvard

Performer(s): Young European Strings Chamber Orchestra

Album: Young European Strings Chamber Orchestra conducted by Ronald Masin / Young European Strings School of Music Ltd

Duration: 3:19

07:29

Title: Der Alte Brummbar (The Old Grumbler)

Composer: Fucik, Julius

Performer(s): Laurence Perkins (Bassoon), The New London Orchestra

Album: The Playful Pachyderm. Classic minautres for bassoon and orchestra / Hyperion / CDA67453

Duration: 4:38

07:34

Title: Soul Bossa Nova From Austin Powers

Composer: Jones, Quincy/Clinton, George S.

Performer(s): National Youth Jazz Orchestra Of Great Britain

Album: Jazz in Film / Silva Screen / Filmcd371

Duration: 4:27

07:39

Title: Soldiers' Chorus

Composer: Gounod, Charles

Performer(s): London Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Chorus

Album: Not Available (Recordno: Pcds10) ~~ G155209 / IMP Classics / Pcds10

Duration: 2:59

07:43

Title: Symphony No.7 In A Major (4th Movement) Allegro Con Brio

Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van

Performer(s): Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra Of Venezuela

Album: Beethoven Symphonies Nos. 5 & 7 / Deutsche Grammophon / 00289 477 6228

Duration: 6:15

07:54

Title: The Lonely Goatherd -- The Sound Of Music

Composer: Rodgers/Hammerstein

Performer(s): Julie Andrews (Vocal)

Album: The Sound Of Music - Original Soundtrack Recording / RCA / Rca07863679652

Duration: 3:12

07:58

Title: Mambo (Live)

Composer: Bernstein, Leonard, Sondheim, Stephen

Performer(s): Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra Of Venezula

Album: Fiesta (Recordno: 4777457) ~~ G485307 / Deutsche Grammophon / 4777457

Duration: 2:08

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