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    Our featured CD this week is the latest release from our own label New Dublin Voices: Music from Ireland. Offering a mix of spiritual and secular music from Irish composers, works on the CD include Eibhlís Farrell’s Caritas abundat which gives a rich and soaring makeover to 800-year-old words about love. Also featured are beautiful arrangements of the traditional lullaby to the Christ child Suantraí ár Slánaitheora by Fiontán Ó Cearbhaill, and Coventry Carol by Jonathan Nangle.

    Liz Nolan's Classic Drive Thursday 18 December 2014


    Liz Nolan's Classic Drive

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    Listen back to Liz Nolan's Classic Drive Live with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Studio 1, 12th December

    We had a ball on Friday in Studio 1 - the mince pies and muilled wine went down a treat. The RTÉ NSO played wonderfully as usual and our soloists tenor Patrick Hyland, soprano Jean Wallace and violinst Aoife Ní Bhríain wowed the audience in studio and at home, judging by the reactions we got online..

    Thanks to everyone for attending the concert and listening in, if you missed it you can listen back via the RTÉ Player.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 16:01
      Title: Sextet In B Flat Major - Rondo Allegro
      Composer: Pleyel, Ignaz Joseph
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Consortium Classicum
      Album: Ignaz Pleyel Blaserserenaden / Wind Serenades / Consortium Classicum, MDG, MDGL3460
      Duration: 3:44
    • 16:05
      Title: Rejoice Greatly -- Messiah
      Composer: Handel, George Frideric
      Performer(s): Arleen Auger (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Arleen Auger (Soprano), Mostly Mozart Orchestra
      Album: Bach/Handel Arias: Auger, Mostly Mozart, Schwarz, Delos International, DE3026
      Duration: 4:33
    • 16:10
      Title: Etude In E Op.10 No.3 'Tristesse' -- Not Available
      Composer: Chopin, Frederic
      Performer(s): Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
      Performer(s): Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
      Album: Not Available (Recordno: 456841-2), RCA Victor, 456841-2
      Duration: 4:05
    • 16:15
      Title: Les Entretiens De La Belle Et De La Bete (Conversation Of Beauty And The Beast)
      Complete Work Name: Mother Goose-Five Pieces For Children
      Composer: Ravel, Maurice
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Debussy : La Mer. Ravel : Ma Mere L'Oye, La Valse ~~ PD OB, Deutsche Grammophon, 476449-8
      Duration: 4:29
    • 16:20
      Title: Adam Lay Ybounden -- Not Available
      Composer: Ord, Boris
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Robert Quinney (Organ), The Sixteen
      Album: A Traditional Christmas Carol Collection, Coro, COR16085
      Duration: 1:21
    • 16:22
      Title: In Dulci Jublio -- Not Available
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): Manor House String Quartet
      Performer(s): Manor House String Quartet, Manor House String Quartet, Vaughan Jones (Vln), Louise Bevan (Vln), Adrian Smith (Viola), Julia Graham (Cello)
      Album: I Saw Three Ships & other Carols - Manor House String Quartet, Manor House Music, Manor House Music 002
      Duration: 3:05
    • 16:25
      Title: The Golden Section (1st Movement) The Bullfight (Francisco De Goya
      Complete Work Name: The Golden Section
      Composer: Parker, Jim
      Performer(s): John Wallace (Trumpet)
      Performer(s): John Wallace (Trumpet), John Miller (Trumpet), Paul Gardham (Horn), Simon Gunton (Trombone), Robin Haggart (Tuba)
      Album: The Golden Section - Wallace Collection, Linn, CKD 092
      Duration: 3:15
    • 16:32
      Title: Concerto For Violin, Strings And Continuo In B Flat (1st Movement) Allegro
      Composer: Vivaldi, Antonio
      Performer(s): Adrian Chandler (Violin)
      Performer(s): Adrian Chandler (Violin), La Serenissima
      Album: The Rise of the North Italian Concerto 1690-1740 Vol.2 - Antonio Vivaldi: Virtuouso Impresario, Avie, AV 2128
      Duration: 4:30
    • 16:38
      Title: Bacchanale From Samson Et Delila Op.47
      Composer: Saint-Saens, Camille
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Orchestra Of Paris
      Album: Saint-Saens (Recordno: 415847), Deutsche Grammophon, 415847
      Duration: 7:19
    • 16:47
      Title: Humming Chorus -- Madame Butterfly
      Composer: Puccini, Giacomo
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Vienna State Opera Chorus
      Album: The Very Best of Relaxing Classics ~~ CDG04073, Decca, 4738622
      Duration: 2:58
    • 16:51
      Title: Bluebeard: Overture
      Composer: Offenbach, Jacques
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Philharmonia Orchestra
      Album: Offenbach: Overtures ~~ CDG00154, Philips, 4114762
      Duration: 3:19
    • 16:55
      Title: Consolation No.2 Poco Piu Mosso
      Composer: Liszt, Franz
      Performer(s): Nelson Freire (Piano)
      Performer(s): Nelson Freire (Piano)
      Album: Nelson Freire Liszt Harmonies du Soir ~~ Not Available, Decca, 4782728
      Duration: 2:31
    • 16:58
      Title: Julvisa (Christmas Song)
      Composer: Sibelius, Jean
      Performer(s): Magnus Ahlstrom (Tenor)
      Performer(s): Magnus Ahlstrom (Tenor), Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Swedish Radio Chorus
      Album: Not Available (Recordno: Not Available) ~~ PD EOK
      Duration: 2:12
    • 17:06
      Title: When The Foeman Bares His Steel
      Composer: Gilbert And Sullivan
      Performer(s): Simon Masterson (Baritone)
      Performer(s): Simon Masterson (Baritone), Marilyn Hill Smith (Soprano), D'Oyly Carte Opera Orchestraand Chorus
      Album: The Pirates Of Penzance (Recordno: 1177), Ter, 1177
      Duration: 4:26
    • 17:12
      Title: Libertango
      Composer: Piazzolla
      Performer(s): Lunfardia
      Performer(s): Lunfardia
      Album: Picada Pa Cinco, Lunfardia, LF001
      Duration: 4:45
    • 17:17
      Title: Cantus Triquetrus
      Composer: Jenkins, Karl
      Performer(s): Alison Balsom (Trumpet)
      Performer(s): Alison Balsom (Trumpet), Adiemus Singers, Marylebone Camerata, Tenebrae
      Album: Karl Jenkins: Stella Natalis (Recordno: 5099968864828), EMI Classics, 5099968864828
      Duration: 4:06
    • 17:23
      Title: Sonata K9 And Improvisation
      Composer: Scarlatti, Domenico
      Performer(s): Enrico Pieranunzi (Piano)
      Performer(s): Enrico Pieranunzi (Piano)
      Album: Enrico Pieranunzi plays Domenico Scarlatti, CAM, PRM7812-2
      Duration: 5:39
    • 17:33
      Title: Piano Concerto No.21- Andante (Excerpt)
      Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Performer(s): Maria Joao Pires (Piano)
      Performer(s): Maria Joao Pires (Piano), Orchestra Of The Gulbenkian Foundation
      Album: 40 Most Beautiful Love Themes ~~ CDG04767, Warner Classics, 256469989-0
      Duration: 3:42
    • 17:36
      Title: I Wonder As I Wander
      Composer: Trad. Appalachian, Arr. Clements, Jim
      Performer(s): Voces8
      Performer(s): Voces8
      Album: Voces8: Christmas, Signum, SIGCD291
      Duration: 3:32
    • 17:48
      Title: Lieder: Fruhlingsnacht, Op. 39 No. 12
      Composer: Schumann, Robert
      Performer(s): Francesco Dillon (Cello)
      Performer(s): Francesco Dillon (Cello), Emanuele Torquati (Piano)
      Album: Schumann / Grutzmacher - Cello Transcriptions ~~ CDD05182, Brilliant Classics, 94060
      Duration: 2:34
    • 17:53
      Title: Pirogov - Waltz
      Composer: Shostakovich, Dmitri
      Performer(s): Shostakovich, Dmitri
      Performer(s): Moscow Chamber Orchestra
      Album: Shostakovich Waltzes (recordno: De3257), Delos, DE3257
      Duration: 4:36
    • 17:59
      Title: Il Core Vi Dono, Bell'idolo Mio
      Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Performer(s): Bryn Terfel (Bass-Baritone)
      Performer(s): Bryn Terfel (Bass-Baritone), Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo-Soprano), John Fisher (Harpsichord), Orchestra Dell' Accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia
      Album: A Song in My Heart - Bryn Terfel ~~ CDA03584, Deutsche Grammophon, 4776686
      Duration: 4:23
    • 18:04
      Title: Dance Of The Miller -- The Three Cornered Hat
      Composer: Falla, Manuel De
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Bella Espana Music Inspired by Spain, Telarc, CD-80662
      Duration: 2:51
    • 18:08
      Title: Bassoon Concertino In B Flat
      Complete Work Name: Concertino In B Flat
      Composer: Haydn, Michael
      Performer(s): Laurence Perkins (Bassoon)
      Performer(s): Laurence Perkins (Bassoon), Manchester Camerata
      Album: Bassoon Concertos -- Cda67288 ~~ H691704, Hyperion, Cda67288
      Duration: 7:22
    • 18:17
      Title: Eliza's Aria
      Composer: Kats-Chernin, Elena
      Performer(s): Jane Sheldon (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Jane Sheldon (Soprano), Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Classic FM - As Heard On TV (Recordno: 4429969), UCJ Music, 4429969
      Duration: 3:14
    • 18:21
      Title: Serenade (Standchen)
      Composer: Schubert, Franz
      Performer(s): Nicola Benedetti (Violin)
      Performer(s): Nicola Benedetti (Violin), Academy Of St Martin In The Fields
      Album: The Classical Album 2007 ~~ CDG04698, Decca, 442888-2
      Duration: 4:09
    • 18:25
      Title: Seena
      Composer: Bernstein, Leonard, Lerner, Alan Jay
      Performer(s): Kenneth Tarver
      Performer(s): Kenneth Tarver, London Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Leonard Bernstein Theatre Works (Recordno: 002894779268) ~~ PD OB, Deutsche Grammophon, 002894779268
      Duration: 2:48
    • 18:33
      Title: Recuerdos De La Alhambra -- Not Available
      Composer: Tarrega, Franciso
      Performer(s): Anne-Marie O'Farrell (Harp)
      Performer(s): Anne-Marie O'Farrell (Harp), Cormac De Barra (Harp)
      Album: Double Strung ~~ R421002
      Duration: 5:59
    • 18:39
      Title: The Sussex Mummer's Carol
      Composer: Grainger/Perna
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Polyphony
      Album: A Christmas Present From Polyphony ~~ C841209, Hyperion, Noel2
      Duration: 1:52
    • 18:48
      Title: A Boy And A Girl
      Composer: Whitacre, Eric/Paz, Octavio
      Performer(s): Eric Whitacre Singers
      Performer(s): Eric Whitacre Singers
      Album: Eric Whitacre: Light and Gold, Decca, 2743209
      Duration: 4:34
    • 18:54
      Title: Symphony No.2 In D Major, Op.73: Iii- Allegretto Grazioso (Quasi Andantino)- Presto Ma Non Assai
      Composer: Brahms, Johannes
      Performer(s): Gewandhaus Orchester Leipzig
      Performer(s): Gewandhaus Orchester Leipzig
      Album: Brahms: Symphonies 2 & 4. Gewandhausorchester/ Chailly., Decca, 4786901
      Duration: 5:06

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