Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Sunday at 10am, repeated Saturday at 7am

Classical Kids Sunday 29 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!

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

Which of the great composers was put in jail when he tried to quit writing music? We'll find out on Sunday! Plus Stravinsky's Firebird and a musical moment of happiness!

Saturday December 3rd, 7am

Music fans got so excited watching Franz Liszt play piano, they would keep his rubbish as souvenirs and even faint at performances. This obsession was called 'Lisztomania', and on Sunday we'll hear some of the exciting music that Liszt wrote for the piano including his Hungarian Rhapsodies and La Campanella. We'll also hear choral music by the composer Eric Whitacre, who records singers all over the world to perform in his virtual choir!

Sunday December 4th, 10am

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, and music from his very own movie!

Music Played on the Show

07:01

Title: Early One Morning -- Early One Morning

Complete Work Name: Early One Morning

Composer: Grainger, Percy

Performer(s): Tommy Reilly (Harmonica), Skaila Kanga (Harp)

Album: Pastoral Classics (Recordno: CHAN241-35) / Chandos / CHAN241-35

Duration: 2:16

07:04

Title: Morning -- Peer Gynt Suite No.1

Composer: Grieg, Edvard

Performer(s): Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Album: Midsummer Classics (Recordno: Radcd127) ~~ G325801 / Global / Radcd127

Duration: 3:27

07:08

Title: Lacrimosa: Requiem In D Minor

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Performer(s): Champs Elysees Orchestra, La Chapelle Royale

Album: Requiem in D minor KV626 / Harmonia Mundi / Hmx2901620

Duration: 3:05

07:12

Title: Arioso --

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): Stephen Hough (Piano)

Album: Stephen Hough's French Album / Hyperion / CDA67890

Duration: 2:33

07:15

Title: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 In G Major Bwv 1048 - Movement Iii - Allegro

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): European Brandenburg Ensemble

Album: Bach: Brandenburg Concertos - Trevor Pinnock: European Brandenburg Ensemble - Disk 1 / Avie / AV 2119

Duration: 4:46

07:20

Title: Toccata In D Minor Bwv 565

Composer: Bach, J S

Performer(s): Gabriela Montero (Piano)

Album: Bach and Beyond - Improvisations on Themes by J.S. Bach - Gabriela Montero / EMI Classics / 094636735924

Duration: 3:11

07:24

Title: Symphonie Espagnole (2nd Movement) Scherzando

Composer: Lalo, Edouard

Performer(s): Itzhak Perlman (Violin), Orchestra Of Paris

Album: Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole (Recordno: 4000322) / Deutsche Grammophon / 4000322

Duration: 4:10

07:28

Title: The Teddy Bears' Picnic

Composer: Kennedy/Bratton

Performer(s): Cambridge Chord Company

Album: If You Go Down to the Woods / MILCD.02

Duration: 2:53

07:32

Title: Sicilienne -- Pelleas Et Melisande

Composer: Faure, Gabriel

Performer(s): Jullian Lloyd Webber (Cello), John Lenehan (Piano)

Album: Unexpected Songs - Julian Lloyd Webber / EMI Records / 094635948820

Duration: 3:49

07:36

Title: Hungarian Rhapsody In C Sharp Minor No.2 (Excerpt)

Complete Work Name: Hungarian Rhapsody In C Sharp Minor No.2

Composer: Liszt, Franz

Performer(s): Lang Lang (Piano)

Album: Best of Lang Lang -- 4779014 ~~ PDIM / Deutsche Grammophon / 4779014

Duration: 4:09

07:42

Title: Infernal Dance Of All Kaschei's Subjects

Composer: Stravinsky, Igor

Performer(s): Kirov Orchestra

Album: Stravinsky: The Firebird / Scriabin: Prometheus / Toradze - Gergiev - Kirov Orchestra / Philips / 446 715-2

Duration: 4:42

07:46

Title: The Firebird - Suite - Berceuse

Composer: Stravinsky, Igor

Performer(s): Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Album: Carlo Maria Giulini - The Chicago Recordings - Disk 3 / EMI / 7243 5 85974 2 4

Duration: 3:46

07:50

Title: Finale (Final Hymn) From Firebird Ballet Suite

Composer: Stravinsky, Igor

Performer(s): New York Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Passport To Russia ~~ G220407 / Sony / Sfk47282

Duration: 3:30

07:54

Title: Harry's Wondrous World -- Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone

Composer: Williams, John

Performer(s): London Symphony Orchestra

Album: Harry Potter and The Philosophers Stone ~~ F241902 / Warner / 7567-93086-2

Duration: 5:20

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