Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Sunday at 10am, repeated Saturday at 7am

Classical Kids Sunday 1 September 2013

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 July 30th

The word 'concerto' means to come together in harmony, but also to fight against each other! This morning we'll hear concertos that feature solo instruments with orchestra; all playing their own part but also coming together to form one great concerto. Tune in to hear a Trumpet Concerto by Haydn, a Piano Concerto by Rachmaninov, a Violin Concerto by Mendelssohn and a Clarinet Concerto by Mozart. We'll also hear the story of the Three Little PIgs read by Rosaleen Linehan.

Sunday July 31st

When the French composer Darius Milhaud visited America, he heard jazz music for the very first time and liked it so much, he used so started to write in that style. On Sunday we'll hear the Scaramouche Suite and part of his Carnival for London and we'll visit some wonderful wizards with music from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, and The Sorceror's Apprentice by Paul Dukas... 

Sunday August 7th

Last week, we met Paddington Bear for the first time and learnt how we travelled from far Peru to live with the Brown family in London. But this morning Paddington is off to his first classical music concert with Herr Gruber, and so we'll join him at the Royal Albert Hall. We'll also hear part of Beethoven's beautiful Pastoral Symphony which he wrote about one of his favourite things to do - going for a walk in the countryside!

Classical Kids

We'll have some fascinating facts about Tchaikovsky this morning, and we'll hear the story of Peter and the Wolf by Sergei Prokofiev - plus music performed on the piano.

Music Played on the Show


Title: Cinderella's Waltz

Performer(s): Prokofiev, Sergei

Duration: 3:10


Title: The Pied Piper

Performer(s): Mourant, Walter

Duration: 4:52


Title: Peter And The Wolf: Introduction (I)

Performer(s): Prokofiev, Sergei

Duration: 2:28


Title: Peter And The Wolf: The Story Begins (Ii)

Performer(s): Prokofiev, Sergei

Duration: 4:45


Title: Peter And The Wolf: The Cat (Iii)

Performer(s): Prokofiev, Sergei

Duration: 2:07


Title: Peter And The Wolf: Grandpapa (Iv)

Performer(s): Prokofiev, Sergei

Duration: 2:29


Title: Peter And The Wolf: The Wolf (V)

Performer(s): Prokofiev, Sergei

Duration: 3:22


Title: Arabian Nights

Performer(s): Menken, Alan/ Rice, Tim

Duration: 1:33


Title: Friend Like Me

Performer(s): Menken, Alan / Ashman, Howard

Duration: 2:40


Title: Peter And The Wolf: And Now... (Vi)

Performer(s): Prokofiev, Sergei

Duration: 1:58


Title: Peter And The Wolf: In The Meantime... (Vii)

Performer(s): Prokofiev, Sergei

Duration: 4:43


Title: Peter And The Wolf: The Hunters (Viii)

Performer(s): Prokofiev, Sergei

Duration: 2:33


Title: Peter And The Wolf: The Procession (Ix)

Performer(s): Prokofiev, Sergei

Duration: 4:50


Title: Bruderchen, Komm, Tanz Mit Mir

Performer(s): Humperdinck, Engelbert

Duration: 3:47


Title: The Witch's Ride

Performer(s): Humperdinck, Engelbert

Duration: 4:45


Title: When At Night I Go To Sleep (Abends, Will Ich Schlafen Geh'n)

Performer(s): Humperdinck, Engelbert

Duration: 3:00


Title: The Swan

Performer(s): Saint-Saens, Camille

Duration: 3:41



Contact the Show

Producer/Presenter: Ian McGlynn


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