Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Sunday at 10am, repeated Saturday at 7am

Classical Kids Sunday 31 August 2014

Classical Kids Christmas Eve Requests

Santa Claus is coming to town and so is Classical Kids for a very special live Christmas Eve Request Programme! Join us on December 24th for lots of jolly Christmas music and carols, including the story of The Snowman and The Night Before Christmas. 

We would also love to hear from boys and girls around Ireland, especially anyone waiting on Santa! Just record or video your own special greeting or request, and email it to classicalkids@rte.ieThen join Ian McGlynn live on Christmas Eve for the first ever Classical Kids Request Programme! Have a listen to Evie Jackson aged 5 from Limerick: 

Tips for recording your greeting:

  • Before you record, decide what you're going to say! Are you going to wish someone special a 'Happy Christmas'? Maybe you could sing part of your favourite carol, or send a message to Santa reminding him where to leave your presents! Or maybe just let us know what you look forward to most at Christmas. 

  • Make sure to start by saying your name, and where you're you calling from.

  • Don't worry if you make a small mistake, just keep recording and then send us your message. We'll listen to them and tidy them up a little, before we broadcast them. 

  • Send your audio or video clips to classicalkids@rte.ie and feel free to email us some extra information not included in the message. If your file is too large, then use a filesharing website such as Wetransfer using the same email address. 

  • We must receive your messages before Thursday December 22nd at 5pm. 

And if you don't want to record a message, you can write to us via email at any time, or text on the day to 51554. And remember to join us live from 11.30 until 13.00 this Christmas Eve! 

Classical Kids

We'll take an unseasonal listen to Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker on Sunday including the Dance of the Reed Flutes, plus an orchestra of brass instruments and a ukulele orchestra.

Saturday December 10th, 7am

We'll celebrate the arrival of Winter this morning with chilling music by Vivaldi and ballet music by Glazunov written for Winter, Hail and Snow. We'll also hear about some of Paddington Bear's adventures during his travels around the world! 

Sunday December 11th, 10am

If Beethoven had lived, he would be 246 this Friday! We'll wish him an early happy birthday today with some of his own wonderful music, We'll also go ice-skating with a beautiful waltz by Waldteufel, and we'll hear music written for dancing snowflakes by Tchaikovsky.

Sunday December 18th. 10am

We'll meet some people made of snow this morning - a very 'frosty' snowman and one who wants to live in the sun! Benjamin Britten used short piano tunes that he wrote when he was ten, to compose orchestral music for young music students could play. But his Simple Symphony became so popular; many professional orchestras still play it today. We'll hear it on Sunday morning, with movements including the Boisterous Bourrée and Frolicsome Finale.

Music Played on the Show

07:00

Title: Clarinet Concerto No.1 (3rd Movement) Rondo -- Clarinet Concerto No.1

Composer: Weber, Carl Maria von

Performer(s): John Finucane (Clarinet), Rté National Symphony Orchestra

Album: Classical Sounds - Orchestral and Vocal Favourites (Recordno: Not Available) / RTÉ lyric fm

Duration: 6:22

07:08

Title: Symphony No. 94 In G Major Hob. I:94 Surprise (2nd Movement) Andante

Complete Work Name: Symphony No. 94 In G Major Hob. I:94 Surprise

Composer: Haydn, Franz Josef

Performer(s): Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Album: Haydn: Symphonies 68 and 93-104 - Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra: Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Disk 1 / Warner Classics / 2564 63061-2

Duration: 6:01

07:14

Title: 'Die 12' In Bossa Nova

Composer: Kaiser-Lindemann

Performer(s): The 12 Cellists Of The Berlin Philharmonic

Album: South American Getaway (Recordno: 7243 5 56981 2 4) ~~ CDG03568 / EMI Classics / 7243 5 56981 2 4

Duration: 4:24

07:20

Title: The Liberty Bell

Composer: Sousa, John Philip

Performer(s): Philip Jones Brass Ensemble

Album: The World of Sousa Marches / Decca / 4433922

Duration: 3:22

07:24

Title: Miss Dynamitee

Composer: Ms Dynamite

Performer(s): Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain

Album: The Secret of Life (Recordno: Longman038CD) / Longman / Longman038CD

Duration: 3:11

07:28

Title: Sonata For Harp (3rd Movement) Rondo

Composer: Dussek, Jan Ladislav

Performer(s): Erica Goodman (Harp)

Album: The Virtuoso Harp (Recordno: CD319) / BIS / CD319

Duration: 2:53

07:37

Title: March Of The Toys

Composer: Herbert, Victor

Performer(s): St Louis Symphony Orchestra

Album: Classic FM Morning March / Classic FM Records / CFMCD9

Duration: 3:45

07:42

Title: Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy -- The Nutcracker Suite Op.71

Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Performer(s): Kirov Orchestra

Album: The Nutcracker ~~ H622622 / Philips / 462114-2

Duration: 2:05

07:46

Title: Dance Of The Reed Flutes

Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Performer(s): Kirov Orchestra

Album: The Nutcracker ~~ CDH06226 / Philips / 462114-2

Duration: 2:13

07:48

Title: Nutcracker Suite: Closing Waltz

Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Performer(s): Kirov Orchestra

Album: The Nutcracker ~~ CDH06226 / Philips / 462114-2

Duration: 4:58

07:54

Title: Donkey And Driver

Composer: Leonard, Hubert

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

Album: Cello World - Steven Isserlis / Bmg / 09026 68928 2

Duration: 3:41

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