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Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

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Classical Kids Sunday 27 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

When Elgar was a boy he wrote music for a play he performed with his brothers and sisters. Thirty years later he arranged it as his Wand of Youth Suite, and we'll hear it today.

Music Played on the Show

06:01

Title: Shall We Dance - Promenade Walking The Dog

Complete Work Name: Shall We Dance

Composer: Gershwin, George

Performer(s): Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Album: Favourite Encores (Recordno: CHAN6648)

Duration: 3:59

06:05

Title: Serenade Op.127 (4th Movement) Rondo

Composer: Giuliani, Mauro

Performer(s): Mikael Helasvuo (Flute), Jukka Savijoki (Guitar)

Album: Giuliani: Music for Flute and Guitar

Duration: 3:09

06:09

Title: Suite No.1 In C (3rd Movement) Gavotte I - Ii

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment

Album: Four Orchestral Suites ~~ H5676

Duration: 3:19

06:13

Title: Zadok The Priest

Composer: Handel, George Frideric

Performer(s): English Concert, Choir Of Westminster Abbey

Album: Not Available (recordno: 457071-2)

Duration: 5:19

06:18

Title: The Simpsons Theme (Orchestral Version)

Composer: Elfman, Danny

Performer(s): Blake Neely & Nick Glennie-Smith, Studio Orchestra

Album: The Simpsons Movie OST

Duration: 1:27

06:21

Title: Rain Chant

Composer: Trad Arr J. Shabalala

Performer(s): Ladysmith Black Mombazo

Album: Gift of the Tortoise - A Musical Journey Through South Africa

Duration: 2:24

06:23

Title: Raindrop Prelude -- Prelude In D Flat Major Op.28 No.15

Composer: Chopin, Frederic

Performer(s): John O'Conor (Piano)

Album: Piano Classics - Popular Works for Solo Piano - John O' Conor

Duration: 4:59

06:29

Title: Cuckoo Polka

Composer: Strauss II, Johann

Performer(s): Rte Concert Orchestra

Album: Classics for Children - 22 Favourite Orchestral Classics

Duration: 4:18

06:35

Title: Tambourin Chinois

Composer: Kreisler, Fritz

Performer(s): I Salonisti

Album: Not Available (Recordno: 4367542)

Duration: 3:52

06:39

Title: O Fortuna -- Carmina Burana

Composer: Orff, Carl

Performer(s): Boston Symphony Orchestra, New England Conservatory Chorus

Album: World's Greatest Choruses ~~ C362901

Duration: 2:40

06:45

Title: The Wand Of Youth Suite No.2 Op. 1b - V. The Tame Bear

Composer: Elgar, Edward

Performer(s): English String Orchestra

Album: Spirit of England II ~~ CDG03713

Duration: 2:15

06:47

Title: Wild Bears -- Wand Of Youth Suite No. 2

Composer: Elgar, Edward

Performer(s): Ulster Orchestra

Album: Elgar: The Wand Of Youth And Nursery Suites ~~ G009113

Duration: 2:27

06:50

Title: Moths And Butterflies

Composer: Elgar, Edward

Performer(s): Ulster Orchestra

Album: Elgar: The Wand Of Youth And Nursery Suites ~~ G009110

Duration: 2:00

06:52

Title: Fairies And Giants

Composer: Elgar, Edward

Performer(s): Ulster Orchestra

Album: Elgar: The Wand Of Youth And Nursery Suites ~~ G009107

Duration: 3:34

06:56

Title: Sun Dance

Composer: Elgar, Edward

Performer(s): Ulster Orchestra

Album: Elgar: The Wand Of Youth And Nursery Suites ~~ G009104

Duration: 3:03

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