Liz Nolan's Classic Drive

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    Music Network Competition

    Grammy-nominated mandolinist Avi Avital and accordionist Ksenija Sidorova are set to delight Irish audiences on tour from 22 - 27 April 2015. A diverse programme of folk, classical and contemporary music takes the instruments beyond their folk roots. Liz has a double B&B room at the five-star Merrion Hotel a pair of tickets to see Avi Avital & Ksenija Sidorova at City Assembly House, South William St, Dublin 2 on Sunday 26th April 2015.

    Recognised by The New York Times for his “exquisitely sensitive playing,” Avi Avital has captivated audiences across the globe with his playing. He is joined by superstar accordionist Ksenija Sidorova, who transfixes audiences with her delicate but staggeringly precise performances. Check out Music Network for full tour dates and venues.

    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. 

    Congratulations to our Monday winner Fionnuala McManus from Co. Kildare. 

    Liz Nolan's Classic Drive Monday 20 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

    • 16:01
      Title: Monsieur Verdoux - Bitter Tango
      Composer: Chaplin, Charlie
      Performer(s): Lucie Svehlova (Violin Leader)
      Performer(s): Lucie Svehlova (Violin Leader), Jaromir Klepac (Piano), Gareth Williams (Mandolin), Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Charlie Chaplin: The Essential Film Music Collection - Disk 1, Silva Screen, SILCD1198
      Duration: 2:51
    • 16:04
      Title: Chanson Boheme (Gypsy Song)
      Composer: Bizet, Georges
      Performer(s): Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano), Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
      Album: Carmen (Recordno: 5574342), EMI, 5574342
      Duration: 4:29
    • 16:16
      Title: Bourree Op. 12
      Composer: Sammons, Albert
      Performer(s): Paul Barret (Violin)
      Performer(s): Paul Barret (Violin), Catherine Edwards (Paino)
      Album: Albert Sammons'The English Kreisler' - Paul Barret, Catherine Edwards, Hyperion, CDA67096
      Duration: 3:39
    • 16:23
      Title: Ciel E Terra Armi Di Sdegno
      Composer: Handel, George Frideric
      Performer(s): Rolando Villazon (Tenor)
      Performer(s): Rolando Villazon (Tenor), Gabrieli Players
      Album: Rolando Villazon Tenor, Deursche Grammphon, 4778854
      Duration: 3:18
    • 16:33
      Title: Hungarian Melody In B Minor. D817
      Composer: Schubert, Franz
      Performer(s): Alfred Brendel (Piano)
      Performer(s): Alfred Brendel (Piano)
      Album: Alfred Brendel Schubert Piano Works 1822 - 1828, Decca, 4782622
      Duration: 3:29
    • 16:43
      Title: Zorbas Suite-Ballet Part Two - Scene 17 Hassapiko Dance
      Composer: Theodorakis, Mikis
      Performer(s): Ioanna Forti (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Ioanna Forti (Soprano), Orchestre Symphonique De Montreal, Choir Of The Symphony Orchestra Of Montreal
      Album: Theodorakis /Zorbas Ballet /Adagio /Carnaval, Decca, 4756130
      Duration: 3:09
    • 16:47
      Title: Cubaland - Under The Cuban Flag
      Composer: Sousa, John Philip
      Performer(s): John Wallace (Trumpet)
      Performer(s): John Wallace (Trumpet), Tom Kelly (Clarinet Leader), John Miller (Cornet Solo)
      Album: Stars and Stripes Forever - The Wallace Collection, John Wallace, The Wallace Collection, WC2008
      Duration: 5:00
    • 16:53
      Title: Lillibullero/ Jigg Short And Sweet
      Composer: Trad/ Purcell
      Performer(s): Laoise O'Brien (Recorders)
      Performer(s): Laoise O'Brien (Recorders), Kamala Bain (Recorders) Sarah Groser (Bass Viol), Malcolm Proud (Harpsichord)
      Album: Sonnets for the Cradle, Laoise O'Brien 2012, LOB002
      Duration: 2:01
    • 16:55
      Title: One Charming Night
      Composer: Purcell, Henry
      Performer(s): Bridget Knowles (Mezzo)
      Performer(s): Bridget Knowles (Mezzo), Maclolm Pround (Harpsichord), Sarah Groser (Bass Viol), Kamala Bain (Recorders), Malachy Robinson (3-Stringed Double Bass)
      Album: Sonnets for the Cradle, Laoise O'Brien 2012, LOB002
      Duration: 2:31
    • 16:59
      Title: Piano Concerto No.23 In A Major K488 (3rd Movement) Allegro Assai
      Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Performer(s): Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
      Performer(s): Maurizio Pollini (Piano), Wiener Philharmoniker
      Album: Mozart Piano Concertos-Pollini- Wiener Philharmoniker-Bohm, Deutsche Grammophon, 002894779376
      Duration: 8:11
    • 17:10
      Title: Deborah's Theme
      Composer: Morricone, Ennio
      Performer(s): Yo Yo Ma (Cello)
      Performer(s): Yo Yo Ma (Cello), Roma Sinfonietta Orchestra
      Album: Yo Yo Ma Plays Ennio Morricone, Sony Classical, Sk93456
      Duration: 3:32
    • 17:13
      Title: Core 'Ngrato
      Composer: Cardillo, Salvatore
      Performer(s): Roberto Alagna (Tenor)
      Performer(s): Roberto Alagna (Tenor), David And Frederico Alagna (Guitars)
      Album: Serenades, EMI, 556426
      Duration: 4:21
    • 17:25
      Title: Presto (Summer) From The Four Seasons
      Composer: Vivaldi, Antonio
      Performer(s): O Duo
      Performer(s): O Duo
      Album: O Duo: Searching, Works for Percussion Duet, Champs Hill Records, CHRCD083
      Duration: 2:48
    • 17:34
      Title: Waltz From Coppelia
      Composer: Delibes, Leo
      Performer(s): Vasko Vassiliev (Violin)
      Performer(s): Vasko Vassiliev (Violin), Anton Kholodenko (Viola), Lyon Opera Orchestra
      Album: Delibes: Coppelia - Orchestra of the Lyon Opera / Kent Nagano, Erato, 4509 91730 2
      Duration: 2:23
    • 17:36
      Title: Concerto For Guitar And Orchestra (3rd Movement) Allegretto
      Composer: Bernstein, Elmer
      Performer(s): Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Christopher Parkening (Guitar), London Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Christopher Parkening Plays Elmer Bernstein - Albeniz - Marshall, Angel, 724355685926
      Duration: 4:12
    • 17:52
      Title: Le Picadilly
      Composer: Satie, Erik
      Performer(s): Pascal Roge (Piano)
      Performer(s): Pascal Roge (Piano)
      Album: Piano Dreams: The Erik Satie Collection - Pascal Roge, Decca, 458 105-2
      Duration: 1:41
    • 17:55
      Title: Largo Al Factotum
      Composer: Rossini, Gioachino
      Performer(s): Thomas Hampson (Baritone)
      Performer(s): Thomas Hampson (Baritone), Orchestra Della Toscana
      Album: Classic FM Gold - Hall of Fame at the Opera, Classic FM Records, CFMCD036
      Duration: 4:23
    • 18:19
      Title: I Am A Poor Wayfaring Stranger
      Composer: Trad/Folk
      Performer(s): Andreas Scholl
      Performer(s): Andreas Scholl, Stacey Shames(Harp), Edin Karamazov(Lute), Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
      Album: Romeos (Original Soundtrack), Decca, 4684992
      Duration: 4:47
    • 18:33
      Title: Concerto In B Flat Major G 482 (3rd Movement) Rondo: Allegro
      Composer: Boccherini, Luigi
      Performer(s): Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
      Performer(s): Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Ton Koopman (Organ, Harpsichord), The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
      Album: Simply Baroque II - Yo-Yo Ma, Sony Classical, SK 60681
      Duration: 4:50
    • 18:39
      Title: Die Tote Stadt - Mein Sehnen, Mein Wahnen
      Composer: Korngold, Erich Wolfgang
      Performer(s): Matthias Goerne (Tenor)
      Performer(s): Matthias Goerne (Tenor), Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ladies Of The Swedish Radio Choir
      Album: The Romance of Korngold, Deutsche Grammophon, 4618342
      Duration: 4:30
    • 18:56
      Title: Rheinlegendchen From Des Knaben Wunderhorn
      Composer: Mahler, Gustav
      Performer(s): Anne Sofie Von Otter (Mezzo-Soprano)
      Performer(s): Anne Sofie Von Otter (Mezzo-Soprano), Ralf Gothoni (Piano)
      Album: Not Available (Recordno: 423666-2), Deutsche Grammophon, 423666-2
      Duration: 2:56

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