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    Friends of the National Concert Hall Competition

    If you love music  - then this is definatelyt the competition for you. We have three Season Friend of the National Concert Hall memberships worth €125 to give away. Friends of the National Concert Hall enjoy ticket discounts, priority booking, music courses, open rehearsals, tours and talks throughout the year.

    Plus the overall winner will get a pair of tickets to see Natalie Dessay on March 26th 2015 with a two-course dinner for two with tea/coffee in the Terrace restaurant at the National Concert Hall before the performance courtesy of With Taste. After the concert, you can spend a €50 Gift Voucher in Music Box, The National Concert Hall music shop.

    Liz Nolan's Classic Drive Tuesday 20 May 2014


    Liz Nolan's Classic Drive

    The perfect musical soundtrack to your journey home accompanied by news and traffic updates. At 5.40pm, Culture File, Luke Clancy's daily guide to creativity in the world around us

    Culture File: The Butter Vikings

    Patrik Johansson and Margit Richert, known as the Butter Vikings, on making the butter spread in the world's greatest restaurants.


    We're afraid that all the listener tickets for this have been applied for. We will have a reserve list so feel free to email in case we get any returns.

    RTÉ lyric fm’s Classic Drive Live with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Studio 1, 12th December

    On Friday the 12th December from 5.30pm, Liz Nolan’s Classic Drive will broadcast live from Studio 1 in the RTE Radio Centre, Donnybrook, Dublin 4 in the company of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra conducted by John Finucane and she would love you to be there. Expect great orchestral and seasonal music from the masters including Tchaikovsky, Grieg and Prokofiev.

    Liz will also introduce some of the great new musical talent in Ireland. Rising stars soprano Jennifer Davis and tenor Patrick Hyland, and violinst Aoife Ní Bhríain will perform with the RTÉ NSO and talk to Liz about their plans for the future. Culture File’s Luke Clancy will present a live insight to the world of culture and the arts, and as usual Liz will have all the usual sport and traffic updates.

    To attend this free broadcast, simply email your name, contact details and number of tickets required to The broadcast will run from 5.30-7.00pm and we will need you to be at the Radio Centre in RTÉ by 5.00pm.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 16:01
      Title: Libertango -- Libertango
      Composer: Piazzolla, Astor
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Leopoldo Federico Y Orquesta
      Album: Astor Piazzolla - The Tango Way - The Classic Way ~~ CDG04046, EMI Odeon, 724356794320
      Duration: 3:33
    • 16:05
      Title: Candide: Overture
      Complete Work Name: Candide
      Composer: Bernstein, Leonard
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Florida Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Pilgrim's Progress (Recordno: Not Available) ~~ G445901, Naxos
      Duration: 4:05
    • 16:09
      Title: Somewhere -- West Side Story
      Composer: Bernstein / Sondheim
      Performer(s): Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo-Soprano)
      Performer(s): Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo-Soprano), Utah Symphony Orchestra, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir
      Album: The Singer and the Song - Various Artists ~~ CDA03873, Decca Records, 478 2360
      Duration: 5:16
    • 16:15
      Title: Serenata Notturna In D Major Kv 239 (2nd Movement) Menuetto
      Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Mozart Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Posthorn Serenade, Brilliant Classics, 93292
      Duration: 3:52
    • 16:19
      Title: Songs Of Springtime (1st Movement) - Under The Greenwood Tree
      Composer: Moeran, Ernest John
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): National Chamber Choir Of Ireland
      Album: One Day Fine: Choral Music from Ireland - National Chamber Choir, RTE lyric fm, CD131
      Duration: 1:16
    • 16:22
      Title: Study No.25 In A Flat Major (On Chopins Etude Op.25 No.1)
      Composer: Godowsky, Leopold
      Performer(s): Jorge Bolet (Piano)
      Performer(s): Jorge Bolet (Piano)
      Album: Jorge Bolet The Romantic Virtuoso (Recordno: 4782471) ~~ PD OB, Decca, 4782471
      Duration: 3:40
    • 16:26
      Title: Why, No One To Love
      Composer: Foster, Stephen
      Performer(s): Arleen Auger (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Arleen Auger (Soprano), Dalton Baldwin (Piano)
      Album: Love Songs: Arleen Auger, Delos, DE 3029
      Duration: 3:21
    • 16:34
      Title: Tahiti Trot (Tea For Two)
      Composer: Shostakovitch, Dmitri
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
      Album: Shostakovich: Jazz Music (Recordno: 433702-2) ~~ L803516, Decca, 433702-2
      Duration: 3:32
    • 16:39
      Title: Di Rigori Armato Il Seno -- Der Rosenkavalier
      Composer: Strauss, Richard
      Performer(s): Ben Heppner (Tenor)
      Performer(s): Ben Heppner (Tenor), Toronto Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Cbc Records Collection ~~ G361702, CBC, Smcdm99
      Duration: 3:11
    • 16:43
      Title: Concertino In C (1st Movement) Moderato
      Composer: Haydn, Franz Josef
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Federico Guglielmo (Violin), Elisa Imbalzano (Violin), Luigi Puxeddu (Cello), Roberto Loreggian (Harpsicord), L'Arte Dell'arco
      Album: Haydn : Concertini and divertimenti for piano trio, Brilliant Classics, 94004
      Duration: 2:44
    • 16:47
      Title: Concerto No. 4 In B Flat Major (3rd Movement) Rondo. Allegro
      Composer: Lebrun, Ludwig August
      Performer(s): Heinz Holliger (Oboe)
      Performer(s): Heinz Holliger (Oboe), Camerata Bern
      Album: Lebrun / Mozart: Oboe Concertos - Heinz Holliger - Disk 2, Universal, 471 724-2
      Duration: 5:21
    • 16:54
      Title: L'Arlesienne Suite No.2 (4th Movement) Farandole -- L' Arlésienne Suite No.2
      Composer: Bizet, Georges
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Toronto Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Passport To France (Recordno: SFK47278), Sony, SFK47278
      Duration: 3:12
    • 17:06
      Title: The Floating Bed
      Composer: Goldenthal, Elliot
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Studio Ensemble
      Album: Frida OST, UMG, 4741502
      Duration: 1:29
    • 17:07
      Title: Symphonie Espagnole (5th Movement) Rondo Allegro -- Symphonie Espagnole
      Composer: Lalo, Edouard
      Performer(s): Kyung-Wha Chung (Violin)
      Performer(s): Kyung-Wha Chung (Violin), Montreal Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Not Available (Recordno: 4588142), Decca, 4588142
      Duration: 8:11
    • 17:17
      Title: L'Amour! L'Amour!... Ah! Leve-Toi, Soleil
      Composer: Gounod, Charles
      Performer(s): Rolando Villazon (Tenor)
      Performer(s): Rolando Villazon (Tenor), Philharmonic Orchestra Of Radio France
      Album: Massenet - Gounod Arias, Virgin Classics, 7243 5 45719 2 3
      Duration: 4:20
    • 17:24
      Title: Grand Concerto No. 2 In F Minor Op. 5 - Movement Iii - Rondo: Allegretto
      Composer: Crusell, Bernhard Henrik
      Performer(s): Thea King (Clarinet)
      Performer(s): Thea King (Clarinet), Michael Davies (Leader), London Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Crusell: Three Clarinet Concertos - Thea King - London Symphony Orchestra: Alun Francis, Helios, CDH55203
      Duration: 6:46
    • 17:33
      Title: Electric Counterpoint: (3) Fast
      Composer: Reich, Steve
      Performer(s): Kuniko (Steel Pans, Vibraphone & Pre-Recorded Tapes)
      Performer(s): Kuniko (Steel Pans, Vibraphone & Pre-Recorded Tapes)
      Album: Kuniko Plays Reich (Recordno: CKD 385), Linn, CKD 385
      Duration: 4:43
    • 17:38
      Title: Hatikvah (The Hope)
      Composer: Williams, John
      Performer(s): Lisabeth Scott (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Lisabeth Scott (Vocal), Gloria Cheng (Piano), Steve Erdody (Cello), John Ellis (Oboe)
      Album: Munich - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Decca, 987 9142
      Duration: 2:02
    • 17:47
      Title: Chorus - The Listening Crowd Admired The Lovely Sound !
      Composer: Handel, George Frideric
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Helen Donath (Sop 1), Sally Burgess (Sop 2), Robert Tear (Tenor), Thomas Allen (Baritone), English Chamber Orchestra, Choir Of King's College, Cambridge
      Album: Handel : Alexander's Feast / The Choice of Hercules - Philip Ledger ~~ CDC09958, Virgin Classics, 50999 6 28520 2 9
      Duration: 2:02
    • 17:52
      Title: Sinfonia -- Il Ritorno D'Ulisse In Patria
      Composer: Monteverdi, Claudio
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Concerto Vocale
      Album: A History of Baroque Music - CD2 The Birth of Opera, harmonia mundi, HMX 2958002
      Duration: 2:15
    • 17:55
      Title: Piano Sonata In A Minor. Op.Posth 143. D784 (3rd Movement) Allegro Vivace
      Composer: Schubert, Franz
      Performer(s): Alfred Brendel (Piano)
      Performer(s): Alfred Brendel (Piano)
      Album: Alfred Brendel Schubert Piano Works 1822 - 1828 ~~ PD OB, Decca, 4782622
      Duration: 5:40
    • 18:03
      Title: Mon Coeur S'Ouvre À Ta Voix -- Samson And Delilah
      Complete Work Name: Samson And Delilah
      Composer: Saint-Saens, Camille
      Performer(s): Marilyn Horne (Mezzo-Soprano)
      Performer(s): Marilyn Horne (Mezzo-Soprano), Monte Carlo National Opera Orchestra
      Album: Not Available (Recordno: 3984264992) ~~ C664702, Erato, 3984264992
      Duration: 6:59
    • 18:11
      Title: Prelude -- A White House Cantata
      Composer: Bernstein, Leonard, Lerner, Alan Jay
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): London Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Leonard Bernstein Theatre Works (Recordno: 002894779268) ~~ PD OB, Deutsche Grammophon, 002894779268
      Duration: 3:57
    • 18:18
      Title: Send In The Clowns -- Not Available
      Composer: Sondheim, Stephen
      Performer(s): Bryn Terfel (Bass-Baritone)
      Performer(s): Bryn Terfel (Bass-Baritone), London Symphony Orchestra
      Album: The Singer and the Song - Various Artists ~~ CDA03873, Decca Records, 478 2360
      Duration: 4:53
    • 18:27
      Title: Music For The Royal Fireworks (4th Movement) La Rejouissance
      Composer: Handel, George Frideric
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Boston Baroque
      Album: Handel: Music from The Royal Fireworks (Recordno: Cd80594) ~~ H709204, Telarc, Cd80594
      Duration: 1:59
    • 18:39
      Title: Ola Pang! Ola Pong!
      Composer: Puccini, Giacomo
      Performer(s): Gottfried Hornik, Heinz Zednik, Francisco Araiza
      Performer(s): Gottfried Hornik, Heinz Zednik, Francisco Araiza, Vienna Philharmonic
      Album: Turandot, Deutsche Grammophon, 410 645-2
      Duration: 6:39
    • 18:46
      Title: Adagio -- Spartacus
      Complete Work Name: Spartacus
      Composer: Khachaturian, Aram
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
      Album: Classic FM: Relax, Classic FM, CFMCD30
      Duration: 9:39
    • 18:57
      Title: Moto Perpetuo -- Not Available
      Composer: Paganini, Nicolo
      Performer(s): Paul Tortelier (Cello)
      Performer(s): Paul Tortelier (Cello), Shuku Iwasaki (Piano)
      Album: Not Available (Recordno: 7694562), EMI, 7694562
      Duration: 3:36

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