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

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!

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: 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


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


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


Title: Arioso --

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): Stephen Hough (Piano)

Album: Stephen Hough's French Album Hyperion CDA67890

Duration: 2:33


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


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


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


Title: The Teddy Bears' Picnic

Composer: Kennedy/Bratton

Performer(s): Cambridge Chord Company

Album: If You Go Down to the Woods Not Available MILCD.02

Duration: 2:53


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


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


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


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


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


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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Producer/Presenter: Ian McGlynn


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