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    Placido Domingo Competition

    World famous tenor Plácido Domingo will make his long awaited return to Ireland on the 31st May 2015 to perform in Dublin’s 3Arena for a very special concert. Liz has a pair of tickets to give away to the concert every day this week and on Friday, she will pick out an overall winner to receive VIP Tickets, an overnight and dinner for two in the Marker Hotel on May 31st. 

    On the night, Placido will be accompanied by conductor Eugene Kohn and world renowned sopranos Angel Blue & Michaela Oeste, performing with the RTE Concert Orchestra. Don’t miss this unique, once in a lifetime opportunity to see a living legend live on stage.

    Liz Nolan's Classic Drive Friday 24 April 2015


    Liz Nolan's Classic Drive

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    Eurovision for the Birds

    Birds have been singing. People have been listening. For thousands of years. Now we want you to record your favourite birdsong in Ireland and email  Classic Drive your MP3 (max 10MB) before Wednesday 6th May. 

    We'll then pick the best recordings and send them to the Eurovision Birdsong Contest. The basic condition for all entries is that they must be your self-made recording, your self-selected find, your self-defined confrontation with the phenomenon of bird calls and birdsong. On 23 May, the day of the Eurovision Song Contest, Radio Oe1 in Austria will present recordings of birds made by radio listeners all over Europe.

    The best contribution will win  a high-quality pair of binoculars worth €1000 provided by Swarovski Optik, So get listening and recording and send us your birdsong. Listen to our sample from West Cork, recorded last year.


    Music Played on the Show

    • 16:00
      Title: Hungarian Dance No.5 In G Minor For Violin And Strings
      Composer: Brahms, Johannes
      Performer(s): Daniel Hope (Violin)
      Performer(s): Daniel Hope (Violin), Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: The Romantic Violinist Daniel Hope A Celebration of Joseph Joachim, Deutsche Grammophon, 4779301
      Duration: 2:14
    • 16:07
      Title: Symphony No. 4 In D Minor Op. 120 - Movement Iv - Finale: Allego Vivace
      Composer: Schumann, Robert
      Performer(s): Thomas Zehetmair (Violin)
      Performer(s): Thomas Zehetmair (Violin), Northern Sinfonia
      Album: Brahms: Violin Concerto, Schumann: Fourth Symphony - Thomas Zehetmair: Northern Sinfonia, Avie, AV 2125
      Duration: 5:25
    • 16:14
      Title: Piano Trio In G Minor (2nd Movement) Vite
      Composer: Chausson, Ernest
      Performer(s): Menahem Pressler Piano
      Performer(s): Beaux Arts Trio: Isodore Cohen (Violin), Bernard Greenhouse (Cello)
      Album: Beaux Arts Trio Ravel:Chausson - Piano Trios PD LM, Decca, 478 6880
      Duration: 4:04
    • 16:17
      Title: Before I Gaze At You Again
      Composer: Lerner, Alan Jay/Loewe, Frederick
      Performer(s): Arleen Auger (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Arleen Auger (Vocals), Dalton Balwin (Piano)
      Album: Love Songs (Recordno: 3029), Delos, 3029
      Duration: 2:28
    • 16:21
      Title: Sinfonia Concertante In E Flat: (Iii) Presto
      Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Performer(s): Vilde Frang (Violin)
      Performer(s): Maxim Rysanov (Viola), Arcangelo
      Album: Vilde Fang: Mozart, Warner Classics, 0825646276776
      Duration: 5:54
    • 16:39
      Title: Porgy And Bess - Act 2 - I Got Plenty O' Nuttin
      Composer: Gershwin, George\Gershwin, Ira\Dubose, Hayward
      Performer(s): William Warfield (Baritone)
      Performer(s): William Warfield (Baritone), Rca Victor Orchestra, Rca Victor Chorus / Leonard De Paur
      Album: Great Scenes from Gershwin's Porgy and Bess (Recordno: 0902663122), BMG Entertainment, 0902663122
      Duration: 2:52
    • 16:43
      Title: Fascinatin' Rhythm
      Composer: Gershwin, George/Gershwin, Ira
      Performer(s): Stéphane Grappelli & Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
      Performer(s): Stéphane Grappelli & Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
      Album: Stéphane Grappelli, Yehudi Menuhin - Menuhin & Grappelli Play..., EMI Classics, 7243 5 73380 2 8
      Duration: 2:23
    • 16:46
      Title: Bassoon Concerto (3rd Movement) - Rondo
      Composer: Rossini, Gioacchino
      Performer(s): Karen Geoghegan (Bassoon)
      Performer(s): Karen Geoghegan (Bassoon), Bbc Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Bassoon Concertos - Geoghegan / BBC Philharmonic /Noseda, Chandos Records, CHAN 10613
      Duration: 5:02
    • 16:53
      Title: Tabu
      Composer: Lecuona, Margarita
      Performer(s): Luis Conte (Percussion)
      Performer(s): Luis Conte (Percussion), Kronos Quartet
      Album: Kronos Quartet - Nuevo, NONESUCH, 7559796492
      Duration: 3:12
    • 16:55
      Title: O Patria Mia (Act Iii)
      Composer: Verdi Giuseppe
      Performer(s): Montserrat Caballe (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Montserrat Caballe (Soprano), New Philharmonia Orchestra
      Album: Verdi: Aida, Teldec, 7472718
      Duration: 5:17
    • 17:08
      Title: Fairest Isle
      Composer: Purcell, Henry
      Performer(s): Andrea Haines (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Les Inventions
      Album: A Purcell Collection: Voces8/ Les Inventions, Signum Classics, SIGCD375
      Duration: 4:30
    • 17:18
      Title: Six Feet Under: Theme
      Composer: Newman, Thomas
      Performer(s): Ilid Jones (Oboe)
      Performer(s): Ilid Jones (Oboe), London Music Works
      Album: The Film Music of Thomas Newman, Silva Screen, 1262
      Duration: 2:11
    • 17:38
      Title: I Will Go With My Father A-Ploughing
      Composer: Quilter, Roger
      Performer(s): Kitty Whately (Mezzo Soprano)
      Performer(s): Joseph Middleton (Piano), Magnus Johnston (Violin), Brian O'Kane ('Cello)
      Album: This Other Eden: Kitty Whately, Champs Hill Records, CHRCD094
      Duration: 2:20
    • 17:48
      Title: La Fille Aux Cheveux De Lin
      Composer: Debussy, Claude
      Performer(s): Ivan Ilic (Piano)
      Performer(s): Ivan Ilic (Piano)
      Album: Debussy: Préludes Pour Piano, Livres 1 et 2, Paraty, PARATY 108 105
      Duration: 2:16
    • 17:53
      Title: Fantasie Norvegienne (1st Movement) Andante - Allegretto
      Composer: Lalo, Edouard
      Performer(s): Philippe Graffin (Violin)
      Performer(s): Philippe Graffin (Violin), Ulster Orchestra
      Album: Rare French Works for Violin and Orchestra, hyperion, CDA67294
      Duration: 4:42
    • 18:09
      Title: Je Veux Vivre
      Composer: Gounod, Charles
      Performer(s): Cara O'Sullivan (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Cara O'Sullivan (Soprano), Rté Concert Orchestra
      Album: Cara Diva (Recordno: Cara001), Cara, Cara001
      Duration: 3:34
    • 18:16
      Title: Oboe Concerto In G: (I) Allegro
      Composer: Hasse, Johann Adolph
      Performer(s): Christoph Hartmann (Oboe)
      Performer(s): Christoph Hartmann (Oboe), Ensemble Berlin
      Album: Bella Napoli, EMI, 5 14232 2
      Duration: 5:04
    • 18:34
      Title: Griets Theme (Reprise)
      Composer: Desplat
      Performer(s): Alexandre Desplat/Pro Arte Orchestra Of London/Michael Davis
      Performer(s): Alexandre Desplat/Pro Arte Orchestra Of London/Michael Davis
      Album: The Girl With A Pearl Earring, Decca, I TUNES
      Duration: 4:19
    • 18:39
      Title: Song To The Moon
      Composer: Dvorak, Antonin
      Performer(s): Lucia Popp (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Lucia Popp (Soprano), Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Twilight: More Music for Dreaming (Recordno: 724356154629), EMI Records, 724356154629
      Duration: 5:03
    • 18:44
      Title: Etude In E Op.10 No.3 'Tristesse'
      Composer: Chopin, Frederic
      Performer(s): Andrei Gavrilov (Piano)
      Performer(s): Andrei Gavrilov (Piano)
      Album: Best-Loved Classics 16, Seraphim, 724356958524
      Duration: 4:18
    • 18:56
      Title: One Hand, One Heart
      Composer: Bernstein, Leonard/Sondheim, Stephen
      Performer(s): Richard Muenz (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Richard Muenz (Vocals), Dawn Upshaw (Vocals), Orchestra Of St. Luke's
      Album: Leonard Bernstein's New York (Recordno: 7559 79400 2), Nonesuch Records, 7559 79400 2
      Duration: 3:09

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