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 7 May 2014


    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

    • 16:00
      Title: The Great Gate From Pictures At An Exhibition
      Composer: Mussorgsky, Modest
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Duncan Patton (Timpanist), Anthony Newman (Organist), The Graham Ashton Brass Ensemble
      Album: Music for Organ Brass and Timani, Sonoma Records, SAC-001
      Duration: 5:31
    • 16:07
      Title: Pavane Op.50
      Composer: Faure, Gabriel
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Academy Of St Martin In The Fields
      Album: Faure Pavane / Pelleas Et Melisande Etc, Argo, 410552-2
      Duration: 5:49
    • 16:13
      Title: She Moved Through The Fair
      Composer: Trad Arr
      Performer(s): Michael Mchale (Piano)
      Performer(s): Michael Mchale (Piano)
      Album: The Irish Piano, RTE lyric fm, CD138
      Duration: 4:25
    • 16:18
      Title: Fionnghuala --
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): John Mcglynn (Voice)
      Performer(s): John Mcglynn (Voice), Anuna
      Album: Anuna Illumination -- Danu 029, Danu, Danu 029
      Duration: 1:33
    • 16:21
      Title: Harp Concerto (1st Movement) Allegro Molto
      Composer: Dittersdorf, Carl Ditters Von
      Performer(s): Marisa Robles (Harp)
      Performer(s): Marisa Robles (Harp), Academy Of St Of Martin In The Fields
      Album: Harp Concertos (Recordno: 452723-2), Decca, 452723-2
      Duration: 7:10
    • 16:33
      Title: Serenade For Strings (2nd Movement) Waltz -- Serenade For Strings In C
      Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Vienna Chamber Orchestra
      Album: Escape with Drivetime Classics (Recordno: Cd108) ~~ G463114, RTÉ lyric fm, Cd108
      Duration: 3:53
    • 16:39
      Title: O Lieb, So Lang Du Lieben Kannst
      Composer: Liszt, Franz
      Performer(s): Diana Damrau (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Diana Damrau (Soprano), Helmut Deutsch (Piano)
      Album: Liszt Lieder, Virgin Classics, 5099907092824
      Duration: 5:03
    • 16:44
      Title: Quartet In G Minor For Piano, Violin, Viola And Cello (Excerpt)
      Composer: Brahms, Johannes
      Performer(s): Walter Trampler
      Performer(s): Walter Trampler, Beaux Arts Trio
      Album: Le Cinema de Patrice Leconte ~~ PD LN, Arago, 2103061
      Duration: 1:31
    • 16:47
      Title: Octet In B Flat Major - 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: 5:09
    • 16:53
      Title: Fantasia Para Un Gentilhombre (1st Movement) Villano Y Ricercare
      Composer: Rodrigo, Joaquin
      Performer(s): Craig Ogden (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Craig Ogden (Guitar), Bbc Philharmonic
      Album: Joaquin Rodrigo: Guitar Concertos - Craig Ogden, BBC Philharmonic, Sachio Fujioka (Recordno: CHAN 9, Chandos, CHAN 9604
      Duration: 4:51
    • 17:00
      Title: Hojotoho ! Hojotoho !
      Composer: Wagner, Richard
      Performer(s): Vera Schlosser
      Performer(s): Vera Schlosser, Brigitte Fassbaender, Berit Lindholm, Helga Dernisch,Helen Watts, Vera Little, Marilyn Tyler, Claudia Hellmann, Vienna Philharmonic
      Album: 101 Essential Opera Favourites (Recordno: 4763782) ~~ PD OB, Decca, 4763782
      Duration: 6:24
    • 17:08
      Title: Mardi Gras
      Composer: Grofe, Ferde
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Grofe: Grand Canyon Suite, Naxos, 8.559007
      Duration: 4:55
    • 17:14
      Title: Souvenir De Cuba - Mazurka Ro245 Op. 75
      Composer: Gottschalk, Louis Moreau
      Performer(s): Philip Martin (Piano)
      Performer(s): Philip Martin (Piano)
      Album: Gottschal: Piano Music 4 - Philip Martin, Hyperion, CDA67118
      Duration: 3:18
    • 17:17
      Title: Amapola
      Composer: Lacalle
      Performer(s): Juan Diego Florez (Tenor)
      Performer(s): Juan Diego Florez (Tenor), David Galvez (Guitar), Shields Collins Bray (Piano)
      Album: The Tenor ~~ A352905, Decca, 4758418
      Duration: 4:27
    • 17:22
      Title: Pachelbel Gigue In D Major
      Composer: Pachelbel, Johann
      Performer(s): Los Romeros
      Performer(s): Los Romeros, Los Romeros, Pepe Romero (Gtr), Celino Romero (Gtr), Lito Romero (Gtr), Celin Romero (Gtr)
      Album: Los Romeros - Celebration, RCA Red Seal, 88697458272
      Duration: 2:05
    • 17:24
      Title: Concerto For 2 Mandolins In G (1st Movement) Allegro
      Composer: Vivaldi, Antonio
      Performer(s): Giovanni Scaramuzzino (Mandolin)
      Performer(s): Giovanni Scaramuzzino (Mandolin), Sonia Maurer (Mandolin), Europa Galante
      Album: Vivaldi Mandolin Concertos ~~ H715701, Veritas, 724354552724
      Duration: 3:57
    • 17:33
      Title: Tango (Orchestrated By Felix Guenther)
      Composer: Stravinsky, Igor
      Performer(s): Stefano Bollani (Piano)
      Performer(s): Stefano Bollani (Piano), Gewandhaus Orchester
      Album: Sounds of the 30's, Decca, 476 4832
      Duration: 3:50
    • 17:37
      Title: Could I Leave You?
      Composer: Sondheim, Stephen
      Performer(s): Diana Rigg
      Performer(s): Diana Rigg, The Follies Orchestra
      Album: Follies - 1987 London Recording (Recordno: 6019), First Night Records, 6019
      Duration: 3:01
    • 17:48
      Title: Dancing With The Bear
      Composer: Jan A.P Kaczmarek
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Studio Orchestra
      Album: Finding Neverland, Miramax
      Duration: 2:03
    • 17:52
      Title: Theodora Is Dozing
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): David Byrne
      Performer(s): David Byrne
      Album: David Byrne: The Knee Plays, Nonesuch, 303228-2
      Duration: 3:04
    • 17:56
      Title: My Ship -- Not Available
      Composer: Weill
      Performer(s): Anne Sofie Von Otter (Mezzo-Soprano)
      Performer(s): Anne Sofie Von Otter (Mezzo-Soprano), North German Radio Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Anne Sofie von Otter: In My Element, Deutsche Grammophon, 00289 477 7077
      Duration: 2:42
    • 18:06
      Title: Double Concerto In C Major Bwv 1061 (1st Movement) Allegro
      Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
      Performer(s): Andras Schiff (Piano)
      Performer(s): Andras Schiff (Piano), Peter Serkin (Piano), Camerata Bern
      Album: J.S.Bach The Complete Keyboard Concertos (Recordno: 4782432) ~~ PD OB, Decca, 4782432
      Duration: 7:25
    • 18:14
      Title: Carnival Of The Animals: Finale
      Composer: Saint-Saens, Camille
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): New York Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Passport to France: Debussy, Bizet, Faure, Offenbach, Sony, Sfk47278
      Duration: 1:55
    • 18:17
      Title: Riconosci In Questo Amplesso
      Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Performer(s): Lucia Popp (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Lucia Popp (Soprano), Kurt Moll (Bass), Jane Berbie (Mezzo), Philip Langridge (Tenor), Samuel Ramey (Bass-Bar), Thomas Allen (Bar), London Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Quintets and Sextets, Decca, 448061-2
      Duration: 4:49
    • 18:33
      Title: Mazurka In B Flat Op7/1
      Composer: Chopin, Frederic
      Performer(s): Jean-Yves Thibaudet (Piano)
      Performer(s): Jean-Yves Thibaudet (Piano)
      Album: Jean-Yves Thibaudet Plays Chopin (Recordno: 466357-2) ~~ D319111, Decca, 466357-2
      Duration: 2:06
    • 18:36
      Title: Noi Siamo Zingarelle- Di Madride Noi Siam Mattadori
      Composer: Verdi
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Chorus
      Album: Verdi Opera Choruses, Decca, 478 3614
      Duration: 5:48
    • 18:42
      Title: Symphony No.3 In E Flat Major (4th Movement) Finale -- Not Available
      Composer: Beethoven
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Russian National Orchestra
      Album: Beethoven Symphonies No.s 1 & 3, DG, 478 3616
      Duration: 11:07

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