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

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.

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: Parade Of The Tin Soldiers

Composer: Jessel, Leon

Performer(s): New London Orchestra

Album: European Light Music Classics Hyperion CDA66998

Duration: 2:47


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


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


Title: The Little Fiddle

Composer: Fine, Sylvia

Performer(s): Danny Kaye (Vocals)

Album: Children's Favourites Naxos Nostalgia 8.120777

Duration: 6:25


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 Not Available

Duration: 3:19


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


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


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


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


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


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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Producer/Presenter: Ian McGlynn


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