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 22 June 2014

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    We'll visit a magical toyshop on Sunday with music by Respighi and Rossini, and we'll hear music written for such magical films such as Spirited Away and Ponyo on the Cliff.

    Sunday August 24th
    Gabriel Fauré wrote a suite for a girl named Dolly, and the movements have fun names such as ‘Mi-a-ou’ (the name Dolly called her brother Raoul) and the ‘Kitty-Valse’ (written for the family dog). We’ll hear it on Sunday, plus music by the American composer Leonard Bernstein including toe-tapping dances and a song made up of wrong notes!

    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!

    Music Played on the Show

    • 07:04
      Title: Serenade Op.127 (4th Movement) Rondo
      Composer: Giuliani, Mauro
      Performer(s): Mikael Helasvuo (Flute)
      Performer(s): Mikael Helasvuo (Flute), Jukka Savijoki (Guitar)
      Album: Giuliani: Music for Flute and Guitar, Bis, Bis-Cd412
      Duration: 3:09
    • 07:08
      Title: Sonatina In G Major For Violin And Piano (4th Movement) Finale Allegro
      Composer: Dvorak, Antonin
      Performer(s): James Ehnes (Violin)
      Performer(s): James Ehnes (Violin), Eduard Laurel (Piano)
      Album: Romantic Pieces \ Dvorak \ Janacek \ Smetana, Analekta fl, FL23191
      Duration: 5:46
    • 07:27
      Title: Lyrical Waltz From Seven Dolls' Dances
      Composer: Shostakovich, Dmitri
      Performer(s): Lisa Batiashvili (Violin)
      Performer(s): Lisa Batiashvili (Violin), Helene Grimaud (Piano), Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Echoes of Time - Lisa Batiashvili / Grimaud / Salonen, Deutsche Grammophon, 4779299
      Duration: 3:34
    • 07:31
      Title: Concerto No.1 For Piano And Orchestra In E Flat Major (4th Movement) Allegro Mariazle Animato / Presto
      Complete Work Name: Concerto No.1 For Piano And Orchestra In E Flat Major S.124
      Composer: Liszt, Franz
      Performer(s): Yundi Li (Piano)
      Performer(s): Yundi Li (Piano), Philharmonia Orchestra
      Album: Chopin / Liszt: Piano Concerto No.1 - Yundi Li, Deutsche Grammophon, 4776402
      Duration: 4:13
    • 07:36
      Title: Trumpet Tune And Air
      Composer: Purcell, Henry
      Performer(s): Philip Jones (Trumpet)
      Performer(s): Philip Jones (Trumpet), James Watson (Trumpet)/ Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
      Album: Brass Splendour ~~ F002007, Decca, 411955-2
      Duration: 2:56
    • 07:51
      Title: Three Pieces For Small Orchestra - Dance In The Sunlight
      Composer: Bax, Arnold
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): English Chamber Orchestra
      Album: The Banks of Green Willow, EMI Classics, 077776420028
      Duration: 4:51
    • 07:56
      Title: Spring Song In A Major
      Composer: Mendelssohn, Felix
      Performer(s): Catrin Finch (Harp)
      Performer(s): Catrin Finch (Harp)
      Album: Catrin Finch lullabies, Deutsche Grammophon, 4791482
      Duration: 3:11

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