Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Sunday at 10am, repeated Saturday at 7am

Classical Kids Sunday 6 July 2014

Classical Kids

Classical Kids loves a good story and on Sunday we'll hear Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and Aladdin, plus Tubby the Tuba performed by Ian McGlynn with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.

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: Karelia Suite (3rd Movement) Alla Marcia

Complete Work Name: Karelia Suite

Composer: Sibelius, Jean

Performer(s): Philharmonia Orchestra

Album: Your Hundred Best Tunes, Vol.4 ~~ G118312 Decca 425850-2

Duration: 4:26


Title: Jumping Bean

Composer: Farnon, Robert

Performer(s): The New London Orchestra

Album: British Light Music Classics (Recordno: CDA20868) Hyperion Records Ltd CDA20868

Duration: 2:28


Title: Arabian Nights From Aladdin

Composer: Menken, Alan/ Rice, Tim

Performer(s): Kingston Symphony

Album: Symphonic Suites of the Animated Classics Michele Audio Corp 2501

Duration: 3:29


Title: Castle Of Thorns From The Sleeping Beauty

Composer: Humperdinck, Engelbert

Performer(s): Bamberg Symphoniker

Album: Humperdinck: Fairy Tale Music Virgin Classics VC791494-2

Duration: 2:10


Title: Bassoon Concerto In A Minor (1st Movement) Allegro

Composer: Vivaldi, Antonio

Performer(s): Klaus Thunemann (Bassoon), I Musici

Album: Antonio Vivaldi: Bassoon Concertos Philips 4752332

Duration: 3:20


Title: Cinderella - Duet Of The Prince And Cinderella Act Ii

Composer: Prokofiev, Sergei

Performer(s): Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Favourite Ballet Classics (Recordno: 077776759524) ~~ CDG04062 EMI 077776759524

Duration: 4:36


Title: Alerte (Perpetual Movements)

Composer: Poulenc, Francis

Performer(s): Richard Stoltzman (Clarinet), Nancy Allen (Harp)

Album: Romance (Recordno: Rd30198) RCA Victor Rd30198

Duration: 2:55



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Producer/Presenter: Ian McGlynn


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