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    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.

    Liz Nolan's Classic Drive Friday 16 May 2014

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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

    • 16:01
      Title: Danse Profane
      Composer: Debussy, Claude
      Performer(s): Isabelle Moretti (Harp)
      Performer(s): Isabelle Moretti (Harp), Gérard Poulet (Violin), Michel Moragues (Flute), Pascal Moragues (Clarinet), Dominique Desjardins (Double Bass), Quatuor Parisii
      Album: Les Musiques de Monet, Naive, V5255
      Duration: 4:48
    • 16:06
      Title: Vienna Blood Waltz
      Composer: Strauss, Johann Ii
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Not Available (Recordno: 417747) ~~ G067808, Decca, 417747
      Duration: 8:01
    • 16:14
      Title: Malaguena -- Not Available
      Composer: Romero
      Performer(s): Pepe Romero (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Pepe Romero (Guitar)
      Album: Guitar Solos ~~ D015709, Philips, 434727-2
      Duration: 5:16
    • 16:21
      Title: Hou, Hou, Hou, Stiji Mesic Nad Vodou!
      Composer: Dvorak, Antonin
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Kuhn Mixed Choir
      Album: Rusalka ~~ C6792-4, DECCA, 460 568-2
      Duration: 4:35
    • 16:26
      Title: Fairytale (Excerpt)
      Composer: Suk, Josef
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Not Available (Recordno: Not Available) ~~ I-tunes, Naxos
      Duration: 3:20
    • 16:34
      Title: Rhapsody In Blue (Opening)
      Composer: Gershwin, George
      Performer(s): Andre Previn (Piano)
      Performer(s): Andre Previn (Piano), London Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Simply Classical - Disk 1 ~~ CDF03122, EMI, CDCLASS 1
      Duration: 5:08
    • 16:40
      Title: Granada -- Not Available
      Composer: Lara, Agustin
      Performer(s): José Carreras (Tenor)
      Performer(s): José Carreras (Tenor), Orchestra Del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino / Orchestra Del Teatro De L'Opera De Roma
      Album: Ten Top Tenors 2 (Recordno: 443379-2), Decca, 443379-2
      Duration: 3:39
    • 16:47
      Title: String Quartet No1 In E Flat (3rd Movement) Scherzo
      Complete Work Name: String Quartet No1 In E Flat
      Composer: Cherubini, Luigi
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): The Britten Quartet
      Album: The Britten Quartet: Verdi, Cherubini, Turina (Recordno: 9197), Brilliant Classics, 9197
      Duration: 6:59
    • 17:02
      Title: Iii Scherzino, Allegro, Andantino
      Composer: Stravinsky, Igor
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Chamber Orchestra Of Europe
      Album: Apollon Musagete & Pulcinella Suite ~~ H920813, Linn, CKD330
      Duration: 4:21
    • 17:04
      Title: Sonata A 6 In B-Flat (Ii) Adagio
      Composer: Biber, Heinrich Ignaz
      Performer(s): Timofei Dokschitzer (Trumpet)
      Performer(s): Timofei Dokschitzer (Trumpet), Moscow Chamber Orchestra
      Album: Trumpet Rhapsody, BMG Classics, 74321-32045-2
      Duration: 2:09
    • 17:05
      Title: Sonata For Trumpet And Strings - Allegro
      Composer: Purcell, Henry
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Tristram Fry (Percussion), Fine Arts Brass Ensemble
      Album: Music From the English Courts / Handel/ Purcell & Locke/ Fine Arts Brass Ensemble, Nimbus communications International Ltd, NI5546
      Duration: 2:37
    • 17:09
      Title: Zefiro Torna
      Composer: Monteverdi, Claudio
      Performer(s): Helga Molinari (Mezzo-Soprano)
      Performer(s): Helga Molinari (Mezzo-Soprano), Rene Jacobs (Counter-Tenor), Concerto Vocale
      Album: A History of Baroque Music - CD1, harmonia mundi, HMX2958001
      Duration: 5:17
    • 17:22
      Title: Bassoon Concerto In B Flat (3rd Movement) Rondo
      Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Performer(s): Marc Vallon (Bassoon)
      Performer(s): Marc Vallon (Bassoon), Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
      Album: Mozart: Concertos for Flute and Harp, Bassoon, Oboe ~~ L804206, Erato, 4509-91724-2
      Duration: 4:06
    • 17:26
      Title: Deh Vieni Al Finestra -- Don Giovanni (Act 2) K.527
      Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Performer(s): Bryn Terfel (Bass-Baritone)
      Performer(s): Bryn Terfel (Bass-Baritone), London Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Heroes and Villains - Opera's Leading Men ~~ CDC09847, Decca, 4782346
      Duration: 2:19
    • 17:33
      Title: String Quartet No.6 In B Flat Major (1st Movement) Allegro Con Brio
      Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Emerson String Quartet (See Memo Details)
      Album: Beethoven The String Quartets ~~ PD OB, Deutsche Grammophon, 4778649
      Duration: 5:52
    • 17:48
      Title: Ave Maria -- Ave Maria
      Composer: Bach/Gounod
      Performer(s): Bobby Mcferrin (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Bobby Mcferrin (Vocal), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
      Album: Hush (Recordno: 48177), Sony, 48177
      Duration: 2:37
    • 17:57
      Title: The Swan Of Tuonela -- Four Legends From Kalevala
      Complete Work Name: Four Legends From Kalevala
      Composer: Sibelius, Jean
      Performer(s): Bjorn Bohlin (Cor Anglais)
      Performer(s): Bjorn Bohlin (Cor Anglais), The National Orchestra Of Sweden (Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra)
      Album: Aurora Music of the Northern Lights ~~ CDG04132, Deutsche Grammophon, 471747-2
      Duration: 7:34
    • 18:05
      Title: We Sail The Ocean Blue (From Hms Pinafore)
      Composer: Gilbert & Sullivan
      Performer(s): Jonathan Prentice (Baritone)
      Performer(s): Jonathan Prentice (Baritone), Gala Ensemble
      Album: Best Of Gilbert & Sullivan - Gala Ensemble, Sony/BMG, 88697421912
      Duration: 2:10
    • 18:08
      Title: Keyboard Concerto No.2 In E Major (I)
      Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
      Performer(s): Murray Perahia (Piano)
      Performer(s): Murray Perahia (Piano), Academy Of St Martin In The Fields
      Album: Bach Keyboard Concertos 1, 2 & 4 - Murray Perahia, Sony Music, Sk89245
      Duration: 6:04
    • 18:21
      Title: Danza Brasilera
      Composer: Morel, Forge
      Performer(s): David Russell (Guitar)
      Performer(s): David Russell (Guitar)
      Album: Aire Latino: Latin American Music for Guitar - David Russell's, Telarc, CD-80612
      Duration: 3:38
    • 18:25
      Title: Obal, Din Lo Coumbelo
      Composer: Canteloube, Joseph
      Performer(s): Veronique Gens (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Veronique Gens (Soprano), Orchestre National De Lille Region Nord/ Pas De Calais
      Album: Chants D'Auvergne 2, Naxos
      Duration: 5:18
    • 18:34
      Title: Silken Ladder Overture
      Composer: Rossini, Gioachino
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Polish Chamber Orchestra
      Album: Best-Loved Classics 7, EMI, CDZ7625062
      Duration: 5:25
    • 18:40
      Title: 12 Concerti Grossi Op. 6 - Concerto No. 3 In E Minor - Movement Iv - Polonaise
      Composer: Handel, George Frideric
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Handel And Haydn Society
      Album: Handel: Concerti Grossi Op.3 and 6 - Handel and Haydn Society: Christopher Hogwood - Disk 2, Avie, AV 2065
      Duration: 5:03
    • 18:45
      Title: Regina Caeli
      Composer: Cazzati, Maurizio
      Performer(s): Faye Newton (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Faye Newton (Soprano), The Gonzaga Band, Jamie Savan (Cornett), Richard Sweeney (Theorbo), Steven Devine (Harpsichord)
      Album: Chamber Vespers, Miniature Masterpieces of the Italian Baroque - The Gonzaga Band, Chandos / Chaconne, CHAN 0782
      Duration: 4:07
    • 18:50
      Title: Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
      Composer: Lennon/Mccartney
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Les Boreades
      Album: Beatles Baroque ~~ H747815, ATMA, 22218
      Duration: 5:06
    • 18:55
      Title: Habañera
      Composer: Bizet, Georges
      Performer(s): Andreas Scholl (Counter-Tenor)
      Performer(s): Andreas Scholl (Counter-Tenor), Pascal Bertin (Countertenor), Dominque Visse (Countertenor), Camargue Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: The 3 Counter-Tenors, Harmonia Mundi, Hmc901552
      Duration: 3:57

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