Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Sunday at 10am, repeated Saturday at 7am

Classical Kids Sunday 22 June 2014

Classical Kids

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.

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: Serenade Op.127 (4th Movement) Rondo

Composer: Giuliani, Mauro

Performer(s): Mikael Helasvuo (Flute), Jukka Savijoki (Guitar)

Album: Giuliani: Music for Flute and Guitar Bis Bis-Cd412

Duration: 3:09


Title: Sonatina In G Major For Violin And Piano (4th Movement) Finale Allegro

Composer: Dvorak, Antonin

Performer(s): James Ehnes (Violin), Eduard Laurel (Piano)

Album: Romantic Pieces \ Dvorak \ Janacek \ Smetana Analekta fl FL23191

Duration: 5:46


Title: Lyrical Waltz From Seven Dolls' Dances

Composer: Shostakovich, Dmitri

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


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), Philharmonia Orchestra

Album: Chopin / Liszt: Piano Concerto No.1 - Yundi Li Deutsche Grammophon 4776402

Duration: 4:13


Title: Trumpet Tune And Air

Composer: Purcell, Henry

Performer(s): Philip Jones (Trumpet), James Watson (Trumpet)/ Philip Jones Brass Ensemble

Album: Brass Splendour ~~ F002007 Decca 411955-2

Duration: 2:56


Title: Three Pieces For Small Orchestra - Dance In The Sunlight

Composer: Bax, Arnold

Performer(s): English Chamber Orchestra

Album: The Banks of Green Willow EMI Classics 077776420028

Duration: 4:51


Title: Spring Song In A Major

Composer: Mendelssohn, Felix

Performer(s): Catrin Finch (Harp)

Album: Catrin Finch lullabies Deutsche Grammophon 4791482

Duration: 3:11



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Producer/Presenter: Ian McGlynn


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