Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Sunday at 10am, repeated Saturday at 7am

Classical Kids Sunday 10 August 2014

Classical Kids

Mozart and Haydn were great friends and on Sunday we'll hear music which Mozart wrote especially for his pal, as well as fugues by Bach and Lady Gaga!

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: Marche Militaire Francaise

Composer: Saint-Saens, Camille

Performer(s): Kristiansand Blaseensemble

Album: Over the Hills and Far Away ~~ G455801 2l 2L31

Duration: 4:29


Title: Forgotten Dreams

Composer: Anderson, Leroy/Parish, Mitchell

Performer(s): Jackie Mcauliffe (Pno), (Unnamed)

Album: Forgotten Dreams Decca 466 566-2

Duration: 3:03


Title: String Quartet In E Flat (4th Movement) Presto

Composer: Haydn, Franz Josef

Performer(s): Quatuor Mosaiques

Album: Haydn: Quartets Op.33 No.5, No.3 & No.2 ~~ H491212 Auvidis E8569

Duration: 3:29


Title: String Quartet In B Flat 'The Hunt' (4th Movement) Allegro Assai

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Performer(s): Melos Quartet

Album: String Quartets (Recordno: 429818-2) ~~ H201504 Deutsche Grammophon 429818-2

Duration: 4:42


Title: Piano Sonata No.11 (3rd Movement) Rondo Alla Turca -- Piano Sonata No.11

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Performer(s): András Schiff (Piano)

Album: The Glory Of W.A. Mozart ~~ H034006 Decca 417201-2

Duration: 3:36


Title: Aladdin, Suite For Orchestra Op.34 - The Market Place In Ispahan

Composer: Nielsen, Carl

Performer(s): Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra

Album: Symphony No.2/Aladdin, Suite for Orchestra Op.34 Bis Recordings

Duration: 2:59


Title: I'Ve Got A Dream

Composer: Menken, Alan / Slater, Glenn

Performer(s): Brad Garret (Hook-Hand Thug), Jeffrey Tabor (Big Nose Thug), Mandy Moore (Rapuzel) Zachery Levi (Flyyn), Studio Orchestra, Thug Chorus

Album: Tangled OST ~~ F4494 Walt Disney Records D000650802

Duration: 3:11


Title: Tarantella

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Aquarelle Guitar Quartet, Aquarelle Guitar Quartet

Album: Dances - Aquarelle Guitar Quartet Chandos Records CHAN 10609

Duration: 4:32


Title: Dance Suite -- Dance Suite

Composer: Seiber, Matyas

Performer(s): Steven Isserlis (Cello), Thoms Ades (Piano), Maggie Cole (Piano)

Album: Cello World - Steven Isserlis BMG 09026 68928 2

Duration: 4:15


Title: Fugue No.15 In G Major Bwv 860

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): Angela Hewitt (Piano)

Album: Bach - The Well Tempered Clavier - Angela Hewitt (Recordno: CDS44291) Hyperion CDS44291

Duration: 3:00


Title: Lady Gaga Fugue

Composer: Lady Gaga/redone

Performer(s): Vincenzo Culotta (Piano)

Album: Composer Copy -- Private Recording Private Recording Private Recording

Duration: 2:42


Title: Britney Spears Counterpoint

Composer: Martin

Performer(s): Vincenzo Culotta (Piano)

Album: Composer Copy -- Private Recording

Duration: 2:44



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Producer/Presenter: Ian McGlynn


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