Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Sunday at 10am, repeated Saturday at 7am

Classical Kids Sunday 13 July 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! Have a listen to Evie Jackson aged 5 from Limerick: 

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

This morning we'll hear tunes for children which Tchaikovsky wrote after hearing Schumann's Album for the Young, plus Benjamin Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra.

Saturday December 10th, 7am

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! 

Sunday December 11th, 10am

If Beethoven had lived, he would be 246 this Friday! We'll wish him an early happy birthday today with some of his own wonderful music, We'll also go ice-skating with a beautiful waltz by Waldteufel, and we'll hear music written for dancing snowflakes by Tchaikovsky.

Sunday December 18th. 10am

We'll meet some people made of snow this morning - a very 'frosty' snowman and one who wants to live in the sun! Benjamin Britten used short piano tunes that he wrote when he was ten, to compose orchestral music for young music students could play. But his Simple Symphony became so popular; many professional orchestras still play it today. We'll hear it on Sunday morning, with movements including the Boisterous Bourrée and Frolicsome Finale.

Music Played on the Show

07:06

Title: Symphony No. 95 In C Minor Hob. I:95 - Movement Iv - Finale: Vivace

Complete Work Name: Symphony No. 95 In C Minor Hob. I:95

Composer: Haydn, Joseph

Performer(s): Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Album: Haydn: Symphonies 68 and 93-104 - Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra: Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Disk 2 / Warner Classics / 2564 63061-2

Duration: 4:09

07:12

Title: Young Persons Guide To The Orchestra (2nd Movement) Theme

Composer: Britten, Benjamin

Performer(s): Dame Edna Everage (Narrator), Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Album: Peter and the Wolf -- 8.554170 / Naxos / 8.554170

Duration: 2:20

07:14

Title: Young Persons Guide To The Orchestra (3rd Movement) Woodwind Variations

Composer: Britten, Benjamin

Performer(s): Dame Edna Everage (Narrator), Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Album: Peter and the Wolf -- 8.554170 / Naxos / 8.554170

Duration: 3:17

07:18

Title: Young Persons Guide To The Orchestra (4th Movement) String Variations

Composer: Britten, Benjamin

Performer(s): Dame Edna Everage (Narrator), Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Album: Peter and the Wolf -- 8.554170 / Naxos / 8.554170

Duration: 4:03

07:22

Title: Concerto In B Flat Major G 482 (3rd Movement) Rondo: Allegro

Composer: Boccherini, Luigi

Performer(s): Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Ton Koopman (Organ, Harpsichord), The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra

Album: Simply Baroque II - Yo-Yo Ma / Sony Classical / SK 60681

Duration: 4:50

07:27

Title: Morning Prayer; Winter Morning; Hobby Horse

Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich

Performer(s): Idil Biret (Piano)

Album: Carnival of the Animals

Duration: 3:12

07:31

Title: The Accordion Player, The Organ Grinder & German Song

Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich

Performer(s): Geoffrey Tozer (Piano)

Album: For Children

Duration: 2:34

07:34

Title: The Sorcerer & Song Of The Lark

Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich

Performer(s): Astrakhan Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra

Album: Tchaikovsky Children's Album/Souvenir de Florence

Duration: 1:55

07:36

Title: Flute Concerto No.1 In E Major (2nd Movement) Allegretto

Composer: Falckenhagen, Adam

Performer(s): Sabine Dreier (Flute), Agustin Maruri (Guitar); Michael Kevin Jones (Cello)

Album: Falckenhagen: Concertos Op.4 ~~ Not Available / Emec / E-104

Duration: 4:27

07:42

Title: The Bare Necessities

Composer: Gilkyson, Terry

Performer(s): Max Raabe (Vocals), Max Raabe (Bass), The 12 Cellists Of The Berlin Philharmonic

Album: As Time Goes By (Recordno: 724355778925) ~~ G4344 / EMI Classics / 724355778925

Duration: 3:21

07:47

Title: Young Persons Guide To The Orchestra (6th Movement) Brass Variations

Composer: Britten, Benjamin

Performer(s): Dame Edna Everage (Narrator), Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Album: Peter and the Wolf -- 8.554170 / Naxos / 8.554170

Duration: 2:19

07:49

Title: Young Persons Guide To The Orchestra (7th Movement) Percussion Variations

Composer: Britten, Benjamin

Performer(s): Dame Edna Everage (Narrator), Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Album: Peter and the Wolf -- 8.554170 / Naxos / 8.554170

Duration: 2:08

07:51

Title: Young Persons Guide To The Orchestra (8th Movement) Fugue

Composer: Britten, Benjamin

Performer(s): Dame Edna Everage (Narrator), Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Album: Peter and the Wolf -- 8.554170 / Naxos / 8.554170

Duration: 2:45

07:55

Title: Pure Imagination -- Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory

Complete Work Name: Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory

Composer: Newley/Bricusse

Performer(s): Gene Wilder, Studio Orchestra

Album: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory OST / Hippo Records / Hipd40020

Duration: 4:22

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