Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Sunday at 10am, repeated Saturday at 7am

Classical Kids Sunday 2 February 2014

Classical Kids

A Playful Pizzicato and a Frolicsome Finale by Benjamin Britten this morning, and we'll visit the moon, the stars and the sun with music by Debussy, Mozart and Edvard Grieg.

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: Production Number

Performer(s): Grofe, Ferde

Duration: 2:36


Title: Bartered Bride: Dance Of The Comedians

Performer(s): Smetana, Bedrich

Duration: 6:41


Title: Morning, From Peer Gynt Suite No.1

Performer(s): Grieg, Edvard

Duration: 4:19


Title: Clair De Lune

Performer(s): Debussy, Claude

Duration: 5:57


Title: Variations On Ah Vous Dirais-Je Maman K265

Performer(s): Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Duration: 9:13


Title: The Nutcracker Op.71a - Waltz Of The Flowers

Performer(s): Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Duration: 5:37


Title: Track 21

Performer(s): Trad

Duration: 3:45


Title: Holberg Suite (5th Movement)

Performer(s): Grieg, Edvard

Duration: 4:34


Title: Simple Symphony(1st Movement) Boisterous Bourree

Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin

Duration: 3:42


Title: Simple Symphony(2nd Movement) Playful Pizzicato

Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin

Duration: 3:20


Title: Simple Symphony(4th Movement) Frolicsome Finale

Performer(s): Britten, Benjamin

Duration: 3:17


Title: Chit-Chat Polka (Tritsch-Tratsch Polka)

Performer(s): Strauss, Johann

Duration: 3:13


Title: The Imperial March

Performer(s): Williams, John

Duration: 3:22



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Producer/Presenter: Ian McGlynn


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