Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Sunday at 10am, repeated Saturday at 7am

Classical Kids Sunday 27 July 2014

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.

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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: 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) Chandos CHAN6648

Duration: 3:59


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 Bis Bis-Cd412

Duration: 3:09


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 Philips 442151-2

Duration: 3:19


Title: Zadok The Priest

Composer: Handel, George Frideric

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

Album: Not Available (recordno: 457071-2) Deutsche Grammophon 457071-2

Duration: 5:19


Title: The Simpsons Theme (Orchestral Version)

Composer: Elfman, Danny

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

Album: The Simpsons Movie OST Rhino Records 5051442 2871 2 7

Duration: 1:27


Title: Rain Chant

Composer: Trad Arr J. Shabalala

Performer(s): Ladysmith Black Mombazo

Album: Gift of the Tortoise - A Musical Journey Through South Africa Music for Little People 9 42553-2

Duration: 2:24


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 Telarc CD-80313

Duration: 4:59


Title: Cuckoo Polka

Composer: Strauss II, Johann

Performer(s): Rte Concert Orchestra

Album: Classics for Children - 22 Favourite Orchestral Classics RTE lyric fm CD129

Duration: 4:18


Title: Tambourin Chinois

Composer: Kreisler, Fritz

Performer(s): I Salonisti

Album: Not Available (Recordno: 4367542) Decca 4367542

Duration: 3:52


Title: O Fortuna -- Carmina Burana

Composer: Orff, Carl

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

Album: World's Greatest Choruses ~~ C362901 RCA Victor 09026612412

Duration: 2:40


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 Nimbus Records Ltd NI5450/3

Duration: 2:15


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 Chandos Chan8318

Duration: 2:27


Title: Moths And Butterflies

Composer: Elgar, Edward

Performer(s): Ulster Orchestra

Album: Elgar: The Wand Of Youth And Nursery Suites ~~ G009110 Chandos Chan8318

Duration: 2:00


Title: Fairies And Giants

Composer: Elgar, Edward

Performer(s): Ulster Orchestra

Album: Elgar: The Wand Of Youth And Nursery Suites ~~ G009107 Chandos Chan8318

Duration: 3:34


Title: Sun Dance

Composer: Elgar, Edward

Performer(s): Ulster Orchestra

Album: Elgar: The Wand Of Youth And Nursery Suites ~~ G009104 Chandos Chan8318

Duration: 3:03



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