Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Sunday at 10am, repeated Saturday at 7am

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Classical Kids Sunday 29 June 2014

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

Sunday July 3rd

In the overture to his opera William Tell, Rossini painted a picture of breaking dawn, a Summer storm and the galloping horses of the Swiss army! We'll hear Rossini's overture on Sunday, and a duet he wrote for some meowing cats! We'll also hear piano music written for different fairytales by the composer Robert Schumann this week, telling the stories of Rapunzel, Rumpelstiltskin and Sleeping Beauty.

Sunday July 10th

The French composer Francis Poulenc wrote music for Babar the Elephant after a little girl gave him a story book all about the adventures of Babar and asked him to play it on the piano. We'll hear the music Poulenc wrote on Sunday's Classical Kids. We'll also hear folk music which was turned into a beautiful Fantasia by Vaughan Williams, and dances from Russia, France and Hungary. 

Sunday July 17th

People weren't sure what to make of Igor Stravinsky's music when they first heard it. Everyone loved his music for the magical ballet The Firebird, but people disliked the music and dancing at The Rite of Spring so much, that there were riots! We love his exciting music on Classical Kids though, and we'll hear music from both ballets this morning. And we know that Tchaikovsky wrote beautiful music for the ballet, but today we'll hear instrumental music that he wrote including his great Piano Concerto No.1, the thrilling 1812 Overture and a waltz for his friend Nathalie. 

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!

Music Played on the Show

06:01

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)

Duration: 2:16

06:04

Title: Morning -- Peer Gynt Suite No.1

Composer: Grieg, Edvard

Performer(s): Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra

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

Duration: 3:27

06:08

Title: Lacrimosa: Requiem In D Minor

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

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

Album: Requiem in D minor KV626

Duration: 3:05

06:12

Title: Arioso --

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): Stephen Hough (Piano)

Album: Stephen Hough's French Album

Duration: 2:33

06:15

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

Duration: 4:46

06:20

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

Duration: 3:11

06:24

Title: Symphonie Espagnole (2nd Movement) Scherzando

Composer: Lalo, Edouard

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

Album: Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole (Recordno: 4000322)

Duration: 4:10

06:28

Title: The Teddy Bears' Picnic

Composer: Kennedy/Bratton

Performer(s): Cambridge Chord Company

Album: If You Go Down to the Woods

Duration: 2:53

06:32

Title: Sicilienne -- Pelleas Et Melisande

Composer: Faure, Gabriel

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

Album: Unexpected Songs - Julian Lloyd Webber

Duration: 3:49

06:36

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

Duration: 4:09

06:42

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

Duration: 4:42

06:46

Title: The Firebird - Suite - Berceuse

Composer: Stravinsky, Igor

Performer(s): Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Album: Carlo Maria Giulini - The Chicago Recordings - Disk 3

Duration: 3:46

06:50

Title: Finale (Final Hymn) From Firebird Ballet Suite

Composer: Stravinsky, Igor

Performer(s): New York Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Passport To Russia ~~ G220407

Duration: 3:30

06:54

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

Duration: 5:20

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