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 Wednesday 9 April 2014

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    Culture File: TCD MPhil Composition Concert

    Arvo Pärt, Stravinsky, and more surprisingly, the films of Charlize Theron, are some of the influences at play in TCD's MPhil in Composition Graduate concert.

    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: Short Ride In A Fast Machine
      Duration: 4:39
    • 16:05
      Title: Straw Hat Dance -- Not Available
      Performer(s): Lang Lang (Piano)
      Performer(s): Lang Lang (Piano)
      Duration: 2:18
    • 16:07
      Title: The Pilgrims Return (1st Movement) Homeward Bound
      Performer(s): Gerard Mcchrystal (Soprano Sax)
      Performer(s): Gerard Mcchrystal (Soprano Sax)
      Duration: 4:50
    • 16:13
      Title: It Ain't Necessarily So -- Porgy And Bess
      Performer(s): Bryn Terfel (Baritone)
      Performer(s): Bryn Terfel (Baritone)
      Duration: 4:05
    • 16:17
      Title: Oboe Concerto No.2 In B Flat Hwv 302a (1st Movement) Vivace
      Performer(s): Heinz Holliger (Oboe)
      Performer(s): Heinz Holliger (Oboe)
      Duration: 2:52
    • 16:21
      Title: He Was Despised
      Performer(s): Kathleen Ferrier (Contralto)
      Performer(s): Kathleen Ferrier (Contralto)
      Duration: 6:58
    • 16:38
      Title: Toccata From Symphony No.5 -- Symphony No.5 Op.42
      Performer(s): Peter Hurford (Organ)
      Performer(s): Peter Hurford (Organ)
      Duration: 6:35
    • 16:44
      Title: Namouna Suite No.2 Danse Des Esclaves
      Performer(s): Alexandre Da Costa (Violin)
      Performer(s): Alexandre Da Costa (Violin)
      Duration: 1:52
    • 16:47
      Title: Favole (2nd Movement) The Real Nightingale And The Mechanical On
      Duration: 4:27
    • 16:52
      Title: Soy Un Rayito De Luna
      Duration: 3:39
    • 16:57
      Title: String Quartet No.1 In E Flat Major (1st Movement) Allegretto
      Duration: 5:48
    • 17:04
      Title: Petite Valse Op.36
      Performer(s): Stephen Coombs (Piano)
      Performer(s): Stephen Coombs (Piano)
      Duration: 3:12
    • 17:07
      Title: Je Te Veux (Waltz) -- Not Available
      Performer(s): Felicity Lott (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Felicity Lott (Soprano)
      Duration: 4:29
    • 17:12
      Title: Der Schauspieldirektor: Overture
      Duration: 3:59
    • 17:16
      Title: Danse Profane
      Performer(s): Isabelle Moretti (Harp)
      Performer(s): Isabelle Moretti (Harp)
      Duration: 5:03
    • 17:23
      Title: Violin Concerto In E Minor (3rd Movement) Andante -- Violin Conc
      Performer(s): Maxim Vengerov (Violin)
      Performer(s): Maxim Vengerov (Violin)
      Duration: 6:48
    • 17:33
      Title: Sinfonia No.3 (3rd Movement) Presto
      Duration: 3:13
    • 17:35
      Title: Floret Silva Nobilis
      Duration: 3:16
    • 17:46
      Title: Concerto In D Major - Arioso
      Duration: 3:00
    • 17:53
      Title: Fantasia Para Un Gentilhombre (4th Movement) Canario
      Performer(s): James Galway (Flute)
      Performer(s): James Galway (Flute)
      Duration: 4:53
    • 18:11
      Title: Nulla In Mundo Pax Sincera
      Performer(s): Magda Kalmar
      Performer(s): Magda Kalmar
      Duration: 5:23
    • 18:17
      Title: Stringmusic - Ii: Tango
      Performer(s): Anthony Marwood (Violin)
      Performer(s): Anthony Marwood (Violin)
      Duration: 5:20
    • 18:28
      Title: Sympathique
      Performer(s): Pink Martini
      Performer(s): Pink Martini
      Album: A Retrospective
      Duration: 3:05
    • 18:33
      Title: La Calinda -- La Calinda
      Duration: 4:22
    • 18:39
      Title: Brigg Fair
      Duration: 3:26
    • 18:42
      Title: Sleeping Beauty - Pas D'Action (Rose Adagio) Act I
      Duration: 6:21
    • 18:50
      Title: Scaramouche - Iii. Brazileira
      Performer(s): Ronald Van Spaedonck (Clarinet
      Performer(s): Ronald Van Spaedonck (Clarinet
      Duration: 2:24
    • 18:52
      Title: Concerto For Harmonica And Orchestra (3rd Movement) Allegro
      Performer(s): Sigmund Groven (Harmonica)
      Performer(s): Sigmund Groven (Harmonica)
      Duration: 5:30
    • 18:57
      Title: The Tula Accordian
      Duration: 3:00

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