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

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.

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: 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 Not Available

Duration: 6:22


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Title: Dance Of The Reed Flutes

Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Performer(s): Kirov Orchestra

Album: The Nutcracker ~~ CDH06226 Philips 462114-2

Duration: 2:13


Title: Nutcracker Suite: Closing Waltz

Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Performer(s): Kirov Orchestra

Album: The Nutcracker ~~ CDH06226 Philips 462114-2

Duration: 4:58


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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Producer/Presenter: Ian McGlynn


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