Liz Nolan's Classic Drive

    Weekdays, 4 - 7pm

    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 18 November 2013

    Listen

    Liz Nolan's Classic Drive

    Liz turn's her attention to sunnier climes and the music of Australian composers like Nigel Westlake, Andrew Ford and Elena Kats-Chernin.
    Listen

    Culture File: When is a Geordie not a Geordie

    Author Paul Jones talks about his book about the lexicography of Northern England

    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: Autumn (4 Seasons) (3rd Movement) La Caccia
      Performer(s): Vivaldi, Antonio
      Performer(s): Vivaldi, Antonio
      Duration: 3:39
    • 16:05
      Title: Track 04
      Performer(s): Westlake, Nigel
      Performer(s): Westlake, Nigel
      Duration: 3:45
    • 16:07
      Title: Vals-Capricho
      Performer(s): De Falla, Maunel
      Performer(s): De Falla, Maunel
      Duration: 3:13
    • 16:11
      Title: Belle Nuit, O Nuit D'Amour
      Performer(s): Offenbach, Jacques
      Performer(s): Offenbach, Jacques
      Duration: 4:38
    • 16:16
      Title: Concerto For Clarinet And Strings Ii. Allegro
      Performer(s): Cimarosa, Domenico
      Performer(s): Cimarosa, Domenico
      Duration: 2:50
    • 16:20
      Title: Track 05
      Performer(s): Bridge, Frank
      Performer(s): Bridge, Frank
      Duration: 3:45
    • 16:23
      Title: Ónnis On Inimene
      Performer(s): Kreek, Cyrillus
      Performer(s): Kreek, Cyrillus
      Duration: 2:25
    • 16:25
      Title: The Galway Bay (Hornpipe)
      Performer(s): Trad Arr Savall/King/Mcguire
      Performer(s): Trad Arr Savall/King/Mcguire
      Duration: 3:15
    • 16:33
      Title: La Donna ? Mobile, From Rigoletto
      Performer(s): Verdi, Giuseppe
      Performer(s): Verdi, Giuseppe
      Duration: 3:21
    • 16:36
      Title: Track 06
      Performer(s): Hasse, Johann Adolph
      Performer(s): Hasse, Johann Adolph
      Duration: 3:45
    • 16:40
      Title: Piano Sonata No. 15 In D Major Op. 28 ?Pastoral? - Movement Iv -
      Performer(s): Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Performer(s): Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Duration: 5:01
    • 16:46
      Title: A Jazz Symphony
      Performer(s): Antheil, George
      Performer(s): Antheil, George
      Duration: 6:49
    • 16:55
      Title: Chitarra Romana
      Performer(s): Di Lazzaro/Cherubini
      Performer(s): Di Lazzaro/Cherubini
      Duration: 3:34
    • 16:58
      Title: The Village Inn - From The Pink Panther
      Performer(s): Mancini, Henry
      Performer(s): Mancini, Henry
      Duration: 2:53
    • 17:01
      Title: Sch?N Rosmarin
      Performer(s): Kreisler, Fritz
      Performer(s): Kreisler, Fritz
      Duration: 1:51
    • 17:04
      Title: Introduction Largo Piu Mosso
      Performer(s): Chopin, Frederic
      Performer(s): Chopin, Frederic
      Duration: 5:28
    • 17:11
      Title: Flute Concerto No.1 (1st Movement)
      Performer(s): Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Performer(s): Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Duration: 9:10
    • 17:21
      Title: Huntsmen's Chorus From Der Freischutz
      Performer(s): Weber, Carl Maria Von
      Performer(s): Weber, Carl Maria Von
      Duration: 2:54
    • 17:25
      Title: Scherzo From A Midsummer Night's Dream
      Performer(s): Mendelssohn, Felix
      Performer(s): Mendelssohn, Felix
      Duration: 5:23
    • 17:33
      Title: Romeo And Juliet - Dance Of The Knights
      Performer(s): Prokofiev, Sergei
      Performer(s): Prokofiev, Sergei
      Duration: 6:22
    • 17:46
      Title: Violin Concerto In B Minor (1st Movement) Allegro Moderato
      Performer(s): Rieding, Oskar
      Performer(s): Rieding, Oskar
      Duration: 3:12
    • 17:52
      Title: Au Fond Du Temple Saint (Duet From Pearl Fishers)
      Performer(s): Bizet Georges
      Performer(s): Bizet Georges
      Duration: 5:45
    • 17:59
      Title: Symphony No. 1 In E Flat Major Op. 20 - Movement Iv - Finale: Allegretto
      Performer(s): Spohr, Louis
      Performer(s): Spohr, Louis
      Duration: 8:57
    • 18:09
      Title: Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini
      Performer(s): Rachmaninov, Sergei
      Performer(s): Rachmaninov, Sergei
      Duration: 3:10
    • 18:11
      Title: I Don't Feel Alone Anymore
      Performer(s): Danna
      Performer(s): Danna
      Duration: 2:37
    • 18:15
      Title: Concerto For Two Violins In D Minor: Vivace
      Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian
      Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian
      Duration: 3:50
    • 18:20
      Title: Au Palais Des Fees
      Performer(s): Verdi, Giuseppe
      Performer(s): Verdi, Giuseppe
      Duration: 4:42
    • 18:24
      Title: Rag-Mazurka
      Performer(s): Poulenc, Francis
      Performer(s): Poulenc, Francis
      Duration: 6:34
    • 18:35
      Title: Straw Hat Dance
      Performer(s): Mingxin, Du
      Performer(s): Mingxin, Du
      Duration: 2:18
    • 18:37
      Title: Electric Counterpoint - Iii
      Performer(s): Reich, Steve
      Performer(s): Reich, Steve
      Duration: 4:54
    • 18:52
      Title: Musette Pour Fritz (Hommage A Fritz Kreisler
      Performer(s): Janoska, Frantisek
      Performer(s): Janoska, Frantisek
      Duration: 3:45

    Liz Nolan's Classic Drive

    Latest Show

    Liz Nolan's Classic Drive on Twitter

    Schedule Open Schedule