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 Friday 18 April 2014

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    The perfect musical soundtrack to your journey home accompanied by news and traffic updates. At 5.40pm on Culture File, Luke Clancy talks to composer James MacMillan
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    Culture File - A Passion for Passions

    A passion for Passions. Scottish Catholic composer, James MacMillan premiers his second passion in Amsterdam.

    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: Dances From Moscow-Cheryomushki
      Composer: Shostakovitch, Dmitri
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Philadelphia Orchestra
      Album: Shostakovich (Recordno: 452597-2) ~~ G292603, Decca, 452597-2
      Duration: 5:09
    • 16:06
      Title: Ruht Wohl
      Complete Work Name: St. John Passion
      Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Orchestra Of The Eighteenth Century, Cappella Amsterdam
      Album: JS Bach: St. John Passion, Glossa, GCD 921113
      Duration: 5:59
    • 16:20
      Title: Umoja
      Composer: Coleman
      Performer(s): Rolando Morales-Matos (Percussion)
      Performer(s): Rolando Morales-Matos (Percussion), Imani Winds
      Album: Imani Winds ~~ E420312, Koch, KIC-CD-7661
      Duration: 2:56
    • 16:23
      Title: Grand Sonata In A Major For Cello And Piano - Rondo Allegro Un Poco Vivace
      Complete Work Name: Grand Sonata In A Major For Cello And Piano Op.104
      Composer: Hummel, Johann Nepomuk
      Performer(s): Franz Bartolomey (Cello)
      Performer(s): Franz Bartolomey (Cello), Madoka Inui (Piano)
      Album: The Art of the Cello ~~ CDG04456, Naxos, 8.557708
      Duration: 5:46
    • 16:33
      Title: Habanera -- Habanera
      Complete Work Name: Habanera
      Composer: Abril, Anton Garcia
      Performer(s): Agustin Maruri (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Agustin Maruri (Guitar)
      Album: Spanish 20th Century Guitar Music - Agustin Maruri, EMEC, E-009
      Duration: 1:57
    • 16:36
      Title: Bagatelle No. 5 In C (Allegro Ma Non Troppo)
      Complete Work Name: 7 Bagatelles, Op. 33
      Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Performer(s): Steven Osborne (Piano)
      Performer(s): Steven Osborne (Piano)
      Album: Beethoven Bagatelles, Hyperion, CDA67879
      Duration: 3:21
    • 16:41
      Title: Waltz -- Masquerade Suite
      Complete Work Name: Masquerade Suite
      Composer: Khachaturian, Aram
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Armenia Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Not Available (Recordno: Cddca773), ASV Digital, Cddca773
      Duration: 4:12
    • 16:48
      Title: Rapsodie Espagnole. Feria. Assez Anime
      Complete Work Name: Rapsodie Espagnole
      Composer: Ravel, Maurice
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Los Angeles Philharmonic
      Album: Guilini in America Los Angeles Philharmonic ~~ PD OB, Deutsche Grammophon, 002894778846
      Duration: 6:22
    • 16:55
      Title: I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'
      Complete Work Name: Fantasy On Porgy And Bess For Violin And Orchestra
      Composer: Gershwin, George
      Performer(s): Rachel Kolly D'Alba (Violin)
      Performer(s): Rachel Kolly D'Alba (Violin), Orchestre National Des Pays De La Loire
      Album: American Serenade Rachel Kolly D'Alba ~~, Warner Classics, 256465765-7
      Duration: 1:33
    • 16:57
      Title: La Pluie De Perles, Valse Brilliant Op.61
      Composer: Osborne, George Alexander
      Performer(s): Una Hunt (Piano)
      Performer(s): Una Hunt (Piano)
      Album: Shower of Pearls, RTÉ lyric fm, CD103
      Duration: 4:33
    • 17:04
      Title: Zigeunerweisen Op.20
      Composer: Sarasate, Pablo De
      Performer(s): Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
      Performer(s): Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin), Orchestra National De France
      Album: Best Romantic Classics 50 (CD 3) - Mediterranean Romance, EMI Classics, 50999 4 57555 2 1
      Duration: 7:49
    • 17:12
      Title: Dormi Jesu --
      Composer: Mcglynn, Michael
      Performer(s): Lucy Champion (Voice)
      Performer(s): Lucy Champion (Voice), Anuna
      Album: Anuna Illumination -- Danu 029, Danu, Danu 029
      Duration: 3:56
    • 17:16
      Title: Stabat Mater: I Stabat Mater Dolorosa
      Complete Work Name: Stabat Mater
      Composer: Poulenc, Francis
      Performer(s): Christine Goerke (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Christine Goerke (Soprano), Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Chorus
      Album: Stabat Mater: Symanowski/ Poulenc, Telarc, CD-80362
      Duration: 3:53
    • 17:22
      Title: Vocalise No.14
      Complete Work Name: Fourtenn Songs Op.34 Arranged For Voice And Orchestra
      Composer: Rachmaninov, Sergei
      Performer(s): Suzanne Murphy (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Suzanne Murphy (Soprano), Scottish National Orchestra
      Album: Neeme Jarvi : Highlights from a 30-year recording career ~~ RTE Lyric fm, CHANDOS, CHAN 241-44
      Duration: 6:52
    • 17:33
      Title: Symphony No.40 In G Minor (4th Movement) Allegro Assai
      Complete Work Name: Symphony No.40 In G Minor K550
      Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): English Concert
      Album: Symphonies 40 And 41 ~~ H720104, Archiv, 474229-2
      Duration: 9:27
    • 17:47
      Title: Northern Skies - Nocturne
      Complete Work Name: Northern Skies
      Composer: Macmillan, James
      Performer(s): Henri Demarquette (Cello)
      Performer(s): Henri Demarquette (Cello), Graham Scott (Piano)
      Album: James MacMillan: Northern Skies, Deux-Elles, DXL 1115
      Duration: 2:57
    • 17:55
      Title: Guitar Quintet No.4 In D G448 (4th Movement) Fandango
      Composer: Boccherini, Luigi
      Performer(s): Norbert Kraft (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Norbert Kraft (Guitar), Bonnie Silver (Harpsichord)
      Album: Music for Guitar and Harpsichord (Recordno: 8937), Chandos, 8937
      Duration: 4:54
    • 18:03
      Title: Lamentate - Movement V (Pregando)
      Complete Work Name: Lamentate For Piano And Orchestra
      Composer: Part, Arvo
      Performer(s): Alexei Lubimov (Piano)
      Performer(s): Alexei Lubimov (Piano), Swr Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Arvo Part - Lamentate, ECM Records, ECM 1930 476 3048
      Duration: 5:59
    • 18:12
      Title: O'Rourke's Feast --
      Composer: Carolan, Turlough O
      Performer(s): Eimear Reidy (Baroque Cello), Anna Savelainen (Harpsichord), Emma Zoe Elkinson (Traverso Flute)
      Performer(s): Eimear Reidy (Baroque Cello), Anna Savelainen (Harpsichord), Emma Zoe Elkinson (Traverso Flute)
      Album: Hibernian Muse, RTE, RTE lyric fm Recordings
      Duration: 1:15
    • 18:16
      Title: Pachelbel's Frolics
      Complete Work Name: Pachelbel's Frolics
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): Eileen Ivers (Violin)
      Performer(s): Eileen Ivers (Violin), John Doyle (Guitar)
      Album: Eileen Ivers Traditional Irish Records, Green Linnet Records, 1139
      Duration: 5:38
    • 18:35
      Title: Danse Bohemienne
      Complete Work Name: The Fair Maid Of Perth
      Composer: Bizet, Georges
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
      Album: Dances From The Opera, Vox Prima, Mwcd7127
      Duration: 3:11
    • 18:40
      Title: Jeanie With The Light Brown Hair -- Jeanie With The Light Brown Hair
      Complete Work Name: Jeanie With The Light Brown Hair
      Composer: Foster, Stephen
      Performer(s): Thomas Hampson (Baritone)
      Performer(s): Thomas Hampson (Baritone), Jay Ungar (Violin), Molly Mason (Guitar); David Alpher (Piano); Michael Parloff (Flute)
      Album: Thomas Hampson - Somgs of America, EMI/Angel Records, 0946 3 41645 2 8
      Duration: 4:20
    • 18:45
      Title: Ol' Man River -- Showboat
      Complete Work Name: Showboat
      Composer: Kern, Jerome
      Performer(s): Paul Robeson (Bass-Baritone)
      Performer(s): Paul Robeson (Bass-Baritone), Clifford Greenwood Orchestra And Chorus
      Album: Ol' Man River, HMV, 5730462
      Duration: 2:35
    • 18:50
      Title: Sonata In B Flat Major - Allegro
      Complete Work Name: Sonata In B Flat Major (D28)
      Composer: Schubert, Franz
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Haydn Trio, Vienna
      Album: Schubert - Piano Trio No. 1 in B flat major, Apex, 2564 69046-2
      Duration: 9:30

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