Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Sunday at 10am, repeated Saturday at 7am

Classical Kids Sunday 3 August 2014

Classical Kids

We'll hear Spanish music written by the French composers Lalo, Chabrier and Bizet. Plus music by a composer who taught himself the violin because he was better than his teachers.

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: Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba

Composer: Handel, George Frideric

Performer(s): Academy Of St Martin In The Fields

Album: 100 Greatest Classics: Part 2 Not Available

Duration: 3:10


Title: Symphony No. 101 In D 'Clock' (2nd Movement) Andante

Composer: Haydn, Franz Josef

Performer(s): Rte Concert Orchestra

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

Duration: 6:10


Title: The Old Clockmaker

Composer: Williams, Charles

Performer(s): The New London Orchestra

Album: British Light Music Classics Hyperion Records Ltd CDA20868

Duration: 3:16


Title: Symphonie Espagnole In D Minor Op.21 (2nd Movement) Scherzando Allegro Molto

Composer: Lalo, Edouard

Performer(s): Shlomo Mintz (Violin), Israel Philharmonic

Album: Lalo Vieuxtemps Saint-Saens Shlomo Mintz Brialliant Classics 94070

Duration: 4:14


Title: Chanson Boheme (Gypsy Song)

Composer: Bizet, Georges

Performer(s): Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano), Toulouse Capitole Orchestra

Album: Carmen (Recordno: 5574342) ~~ C792502 EMI 5574342

Duration: 4:29


Title: Carmen Suite: Les Toreadors -- Carmen

Composer: Bizet, Georges

Performer(s): Rté National Symphony Orchestra

Album: Classical Sounds RTÉ Not Available

Duration: 2:15


Title: Espana -- Not Available

Composer: Chabrier, Emmanuel

Performer(s): Philharmonia Orchestra

Album: Not Available (Recordno: 7694672) ~~ G060603 EMI 7694672

Duration: 5:54


Title: I'M Proud To Be A Cow

Composer: Geiss, Tony

Performer(s): Glady The Cow

Album: Sesame Street Silly Songs EMI 8554502

Duration: 2:28


Title: Moto Perpetuo Op.11

Composer: Paganini, Nicolo

Performer(s): Itzak Perlman (Violin), Samuel Sanders (Piano)

Album: Itzak Perlman Encores ~~ PD OB EMI 094635087925

Duration: 4:16


Title: Cantabile In D

Composer: Paganini, Nicolo

Performer(s): Sarah Chang (Violin), Charles Abramovic (Piano)

Album: Simply Sarah (Recordno: 724355616128) EMI Classics 724355616128

Duration: 3:42


Title: Caprice No.24 In A Minor

Composer: Paganini, Nicolo

Performer(s): Itzhak Perlman (Violin)

Album: Not Available (Recordno: Cd-Cfp4492) EMI Cd-Cfp4492

Duration: 4:23


Title: Waltz-Scherzo (The Bolt)

Composer: Shostakovitch, Dmitri

Performer(s): Russian Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Shostakovich Ballet Suites ~~ H756305 Naxos 8.557208

Duration: 3:05



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Producer/Presenter: Ian McGlynn


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