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    Wexford Festival Opera Compeition 

    Booking opened on Saturday for the 64th Wexford Festival Opera, which takes place this year from October 21st to November 1st at the National Opera House, Wexford. 

    On Wednesday Liz will be giving away 2 tickets to Koanga by Frederick Delius on Tuesday 27 October along with an overnight stay for two at the 4* Ferrycarrig Hotel, Wexford and a whole raft of gifts to make your visit extra special, including complimentary champagne, complimentary programme and pre-opera supper on the 3rd Floor Restaurant at the National Opera House


    Liz Nolan's Classic Drive Wednesday 1 April 2015


    Liz Nolan's Classic Drive

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    Riccardo Chailly and the Gewandhaus Orchestra take another significant step in an extraordinary musical journey with the release of the two Brahms Serenades. The Serenades have been unjustly neglected and are rarely heard in concert, making them perfect repertoire for Chailly’s enquiring mind. Widely respected as a conductor with a “rare talent for transforming music ripe for rediscovery” (Gramophone), his reading of the Serenades fits with his philosophy that “all music must aspire to be ‘new music’ again”. 

    Sadly, after nearly 30 years together the wonderful vocal group  Anonymous 4 will make the 2015-16 season its last. What a legacy they have left behind, over 20 recordings on the harmonia mundi label and here on Classic Drive we love their latest, 1865 is a CD with Bruce Molsky of material from the American Civil War. That year marked the end of the war and it was also smack dab in the middle of the Romantic period in art, literature, and music. Romanticism flowed through American pop culture as well, so on this disc of Civil War-era songs, expect to hear music infused with highly expressive, sensitive, personal, ofttimes sentimental overtones.


    Music Played on the Show

    • 16:00
      Title: Arrival: A View From Sea
      Composer: Curiale, Joseph
      Performer(s): Ralph Morrison (Violin)
      Performer(s): Ralph Morrison (Violin), Malcolm Smith (Trumpet), Royal Philharmonia Orchestra
      Album: Awakening: Joseph Curiale, Black Box, 1050
      Duration: 3:13
    • 16:05
      Title: On Earth As It As In Heaven
      Composer: Morricone, Ennio
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Studio Orchestra, Studio Choir
      Album: The Mission OST, Virgin, CDV2402
      Duration: 3:50
    • 16:10
      Title: Impromptu In G Flat D899 No.3
      Composer: Schubert, Franz
      Performer(s): Maria Joao Pires (Piano)
      Performer(s): Maria Joao Pires (Piano)
      Album: Not Available (Recordno: 457551-2), Deutsche Grammophon, 457551-2
      Duration: 5:43
    • 16:20
      Title: Stabat Mater Dolorosa (1st Movement)
      Composer: Vivaldi, Antonio
      Performer(s): Margarethe Bence (Alto)
      Performer(s): Margarethe Bence (Alto), Alto Pro Music Orchestra Stuttgart
      Album: 25 Vivaldi Favorites, Cameo Classics, 4716388442
      Duration: 3:43
    • 16:24
      Title: Sonata Sopr'il Soggetto Reale (3rd Movement) - Andante
      Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Camerata Kilkenny
      Album: J.S. Bach: The Musical Offering BWV 1079 - Camerata Kilkenny, Music Network, MCD1003
      Duration: 3:22
    • 16:28
      Title: I Owe You Nothing
      Composer: Danna, Mychael
      Performer(s): Philharmonia Orchestra
      Performer(s): Philharmonia Orchestra
      Album: Vanity Fair OST, Decca, 986 3125
      Duration: 1:17
    • 16:33
      Title: Steyrische Tanze
      Composer: Lanner, Joseph
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Alles Walzer, Orf Bayer, LC5130CD230
      Duration: 5:56
    • 16:41
      Title: La Calinda
      Composer: Delius, Frederick
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Northern Sinfonia Of England
      Album: Alan Titchmarsh - In a Country Garden, Sony Music Entertainment, SONYTV85CD
      Duration: 4:07
    • 16:47
      Title: The Grasshoppers Dance
      Composer: Bucalossi, Ernst
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Bbc Concert Orchestra
      Album: Melodies For You, BBC, Wmef0055-2
      Duration: 3:52
    • 16:53
      Title: Romance - The Gadfly
      Composer: Shostakovich, Dmitri
      Performer(s): Charlie Siem (Violin)
      Performer(s): Charlie Siem (Violin), Munchner Rundfunkorchester
      Album: Under the Stars - Charlie Siem, Sony Classical, 8883787642
      Duration: 6:28
    • 17:00
      Title: Some Enchanted Evening
      Composer: Rodgers, Richard/Hammerstein Ii, Oscar
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): English Northern Philharmonia
      Album: Musicals (Recordno: NT UCJ 03), The National Trust, NT UCJ 03
      Duration: 3:42
    • 17:05
      Title: Polanaise In A Major Op.40 No.1 Allegro Con Brio
      Composer: Chopin, Frederic
      Performer(s): Elisabeth Leonskaja (Piano)
      Performer(s): Elisabeth Leonskaja (Piano)
      Album: Chopin Masterworks, Erato, 256468714-7
      Duration: 5:57
    • 17:12
      Title: Zadok The Priest
      Composer: Handel, George Frideric
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): King's Consort, Choir Of New College Oxford
      Album: Handel - Four Coronation Anthems / Music for the Royal Fireworks (Recordno: CDA20350), Hyperion, CDA20350
      Duration: 5:32
    • 17:18
      Title: Wheelbarrow Walk
      Composer: Nyman, Michael
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Album: Not Available (Recordno: 436820-2), Argo, 436820-2
      Duration: 2:36
    • 17:33
      Title: Anitra's Dance & In The Hall Of The Mountain King
      Composer: Grieg, Edvard
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Bbc Concert Orchestra
      Album: The Very Best of Melodies for You, BBC, WMEF0055-2
      Duration: 6:40
    • 17:52
      Title: Il Cuccu (The Cuckoo)
      Composer: Respighi, Ottorino
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Australian Chamber Orchestra
      Album: Respighi - Ancient Airs and Dances/ The Birds (Recordno: 437 533-2), Deutsche Grammophon, 437 533-2
      Duration: 4:25
    • 17:56
      Title: Le Veau D'Or Est Toujours Debout
      Composer: Gounod, Charles
      Performer(s): Bryn Terfel (Bass-Baritone)
      Performer(s): Bryn Terfel (Bass-Baritone), Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Swedish Radio Choir
      Album: Bad Boys - Bryn Terfel, Deutsche Grammophon, 4778091
      Duration: 2:05
    • 18:00
      Title: Symphony In C Major (1st Movement) Allegro Vivace
      Composer: Bizet, Georges
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Orchestre Du Capitole De Toulouse
      Album: Bizet: Symphonie/Roma/Patrie, EMI, 7243 5 55057 2 9
      Duration: 7:23
    • 18:09
      Title: Brandenburg Concerto No.4 (1st Movement) Allegro
      Composer: Bach, J S
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Concerto Italiano
      Album: Brandenburg Concertos, Naive Records, NIC40030
      Duration: 6:20
    • 18:17
      Title: Abends Wenn Ich Schlafen Gehen
      Complete Work Name: Hansel And Gretel
      Composer: Humperdinck, Engelbert
      Performer(s): Lucia Popp (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Lucia Popp (Soprano), Brigitte Fassbaender (Mezzo-Soprano), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Opera Gala Collection, Decca, 460849-2
      Duration: 3:06
    • 18:22
      Title: Adagio In G Minor
      Composer: Albinoni, Tomaso
      Performer(s): Carlo Curley (Organ)
      Performer(s): Carlo Curley (Organ)
      Album: Not Available (Recordno: 430200-2), Decca, 430200-2
      Duration: 8:57
    • 18:34
      Title: Masquerade (Suite From The Drama) - Romance
      Composer: Khachaturian, Aram
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): St Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Khachaturian - Spartacus (Suite No.4) / Masquerade / Circus / Dance Suite, NAXOS, 8.550802
      Duration: 3:12
    • 18:38
      Title: March To The Scaffold
      Composer: Berlioz, Hector
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Chicago Symphony Orchestra
      Album: March, Decca, 425 086-2
      Duration: 4:57
    • 18:42
      Title: Il Balen Del Suo Sorriso
      Composer: Verdi, Giuseppe
      Performer(s): Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Baritone)
      Performer(s): Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Dmitri Hvorostovsky- A Portrait, Philips, 475643
      Duration: 3:41
    • 18:47
      Title: Horn Concerto No.2 In E Flat (3rd Movement) Rondo: Allegro Molto
      Composer: Strauss, Richard
      Performer(s): Barry Tuckwell (Horn)
      Performer(s): Barry Tuckwell (Horn), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Not Available (Recordno: 430370-2), Decca, 430370-2
      Duration: 5:31
    • 18:53
      Title: Pantoum (Assez Vif)
      Composer: Ravel, Maurice
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): The Florestan Trio
      Album: Piano Trios Debussy, Faure, Ravel, hyperion, cda67114
      Duration: 4:25
    • 18:58
      Title: Beau Soir
      Composer: Debussy, Claude
      Performer(s): Juliane Banse (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Juliane Banse (Soprano), Andras Schiff (Piano)
      Album: Songs Of Debussy And Mozart, ECM, 461899-2
      Duration: 2:12

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