Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Sunday at 10am, repeated Saturday at 7am

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Classical Kids Sunday 20 July 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

We're all about the animal kingdom on Sunday with Saint-Saens' Carnival of the Animals and a chorus of frogs. We'll also explore the river Vltava with the music of Bedrich Smetana.

Music Played on the Show

06:01

Title: Fur Elise -- Not Available

Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van

Performer(s): Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)

Album: Classical Chillout 100 Hits ~~ PD OB

Duration: 2:49

06:05

Title: American Beauty Rag

Composer: Lamb

Performer(s): Joshua Rifkin (Piano)

Album: Rags And Tangos (Recordno: 425225-2) ~~ D159405

Duration: 3:53

06:09

Title: Classical Symphony (Final Movement)

Composer: Prokofiev, Sergei

Performer(s): Classical Graffiti

Album: Classical Graffiti - making waves

Duration: 4:36

06:16

Title: Vltava From Ma Vlast (Part 1)

Composer: Smetana, Bedrich

Performer(s): Oslo Philahrmonic Orchestra

Album: Best Children's Classics 100

Duration: 5:18

06:22

Title: Vltava From Ma Vlast (Part 2)

Composer: Smetana, Bedrich

Performer(s): Oslo Philahrmonic Orchestra

Album: Best Children's Classics 100

Duration: 6:50

06:29

Title: Lullaby (Cradle Song)

Composer: Brahms, Johannes

Performer(s): Marisa Robles (Harp)

Album: Not Available (Recordno: 452450-2) ~~ CDC05667

Duration: 2:31

06:33

Title: Production Number

Composer: Grofe, Ferde

Performer(s): Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Album: Pilgrims Progress - Pioneers of American Classical Music

Duration: 2:21

06:37

Title: Introduction And Royal March Of The Lion -- The Carnival Of The Animals

Composer: Saint-Saens, Camille

Performer(s): Martha Argerich (Piano), Gidon Kremer (Violin), Mischa Maisky (Cello), Nelson Freire (Piano), Irena Grafenauer (Flute), Georg Hortnagel

Album: Martha Argerich The Collection 4 Complete Phillips Recordings (Recordno: 4782746)

Duration: 2:24

06:40

Title: Tortoises

Composer: Saint-Saens, Camille

Performer(s): Martha Argerich (Piano), Gidon Kremer (Violin), Mischa Maisky (Cello), Nelson Freire (Piano), Irena Grafenauer (Flute), Georg Hortnagel

Album: Martha Argerich The Collection 4 Complete Phillips Recordings (Recordno: 4782746)

Duration: 2:56

06:44

Title: Carnival Of The Animals: Aquarium -- Carnival Of The Animals:

Composer: Saint-Saens, Camille

Performer(s): Katia & Mariella Lebéque, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Best Children's Classics 100

Duration: 2:32

06:48

Title: Carnival Of The Animals: The Swan -- Carnival Of The Animals

Composer: Saint-Saens, Camille

Performer(s): Katia & Mariella Lebéque, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Best Children's Classics 100

Duration: 3:08

06:51

Title: Carnival Of The Animals: Finale

Composer: Saint-Saens, Camille

Performer(s): Katia & Mariella Lebéque, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Best Children's Classics 100

Duration: 1:45

06:54

Title: We All Stand Together

Composer: McCartney, Paul

Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available

Album: Cool

Duration: 4:21

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