Liz Nolan's Classic Drive

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    Competition Time with the National Concert Hall

    The new International Concert Series was launched on Tuesday. To celebrate, Liz is giving away a Season Friends Membership prize on Classic Drive. Season Friends get great discounts on Season packages and priority booking, invitations to receptions through the season and open rehearsals.

    The prize includes: one year’s gift membership as a Season Friend of the National Concert Hall for 2 people, a pair of tickets to see the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra on the 28th of August with a two-course dinner for two with tea/coffee in the Terrace restaurant at the National Concert Hall before the performance and a €50 Gift Voucher for the Music Box, 

    Season Friends also get all the privileges that Friends of the National Concert Hall get which are great discounts throughout the yearly programme, courses and lectures, events, day trips and much more

    Liz Nolan's Classic Drive Friday 13 June 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: City of Mahagonny

    From Alaska to Alabama, Brecht and Weill's mystical-satirical geography mapped onto Dublin for a Rough Magic / Opera Theatre Company co-pro.

    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

    • 16:02
      Title: Rigaudon De Dardanus
      Composer: Rameau, Jean Philippe
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Adelphi Saxophone Quartet
      Album: Simply Four Saxophones (Recordno: 724357252720) ~~ G402601, Emi Classics, 724357252720
      Duration: 3:18
    • 16:06
      Title: Piano Sonata In C Major (1st Movement) Allegro
      Composer: Haydn, Franz Josef
      Performer(s): Lang Lang (Piano)
      Performer(s): Lang Lang (Piano)
      Album: Lang Lang Live at Carnegie Hall, Deutsche Grammophon, 4777564
      Duration: 5:21
    • 16:13
      Title: Dell'aura Al Sussurrar
      Complete Work Name: Dorilla In Tempe
      Composer: Vivaldi, Antonio
      Performer(s): Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo-Soprano)
      Performer(s): Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo-Soprano), Il Giardino Armonico, Arnold Schoenberg Chorus
      Album: The Vivaldi Album ~~ A264901, Decca, 466569-2
      Duration: 2:01
    • 16:25
      Title: Masquerade (Suite From The Drama) - Waltz
      Composer: Khachaturian, Aram
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): St Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Khachaturian - Spartacus (Suite No.4) / Masquerade / Circus / Dance Suite, NAXOS, 8.550802
      Duration: 4:19
    • 16:36
      Title: Piano Concerto In A Minor (2nd Movement) Adagio
      Composer: Grieg, Edvard
      Performer(s): Francois-Rene Duchable (Piano)
      Performer(s): Francois-Rene Duchable (Piano), Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Grieg - Piano Concerto / Symphony in C minor, Apex, 2564604582
      Duration: 6:08
    • 16:47
      Title: Alborado Del Gracioso
      Composer: Ravel, Maurice
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Philharmonia Orchestra
      Album: Carlo Maria Giulini - Ravel, Britten, Schumann & Franck, EMI, CZS 7 67723 2
      Duration: 7:45
    • 16:57
      Title: Sav, Sav, Susa
      Complete Work Name: Sav Sav Susa
      Composer: Sibelius, Jean
      Performer(s): Barbara Bonney (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Barbara Bonney (Soprano), Antonio Pappano (Piano)
      Album: Barbara Bonney: Diamonds In The Snow Nordic Songs (Recordno: 4667622), Decca, 4667622
      Duration: 2:26
    • 17:05
      Title: Capriol Suite (5th Movement) Pieds-En-L'Air
      Composer: Warlock, Peter
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Ulster Orchestra
      Album: Moeran: Serenade Warlock: Capriol Suite, Chandos, CHAN 8808
      Duration: 2:02
    • 17:10
      Title: Theme From Schindler's List
      Composer: Williams, John
      Performer(s): Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
      Performer(s): Itzhak Perlman (Violin), The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
      Album: A Tribute To John Williams - An 80th Birthday Celebration, Sony Classical, 88691942532
      Duration: 3:35
    • 17:14
      Title: Vide Cor Meum From Hannibal
      Complete Work Name: Hannibal
      Composer: Cassidy, Patrick
      Performer(s): Danielle De Niese, Bruno Lazzaretti
      Performer(s): Danielle De Niese, Bruno Lazzaretti, Danielle De Niese, Bruno Lazzaretti, Lyndhurst Orchestra, Libera (Boys Choir)
      Album: The Ultimate Movie Album (Recordno: 585712-2) ~~ F242109, Decca, 585712-2
      Duration: 3:57
    • 17:19
      Title: Sonata In E K.32
      Composer: Scarlatti, Domenico
      Performer(s): John Feeley (Guitar)
      Performer(s): John Feeley (Guitar)
      Album: Guitar Music From Ireland And Spain, CBA Classics, CBACD125
      Duration: 2:14
    • 17:35
      Title: Barber Of Seville: Overture
      Composer: Rossini, Gioachino
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Not Available (Recordno: 415377) ~~ G006601, Deutsche Grammophon, 415377
      Duration: 7:22
    • 17:53
      Title: Aufstieg Und Fall Der Stadt Mahagonny - Alabama Song
      Composer: Weill, Kurt
      Performer(s): Max Raabe (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Max Raabe (Vocals), Bertolt Brecht (Text), Palast Orchester
      Album: Charming Weill - Dance Band Arrangements, BMG Classics, 09026635132
      Duration: 3:32
    • 17:58
      Title: Makam Rast - Murass'a - Usul Duyek
      Composer: Turquie, Mdd. De Kantemiroglu
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Hesperion Xxi
      Album: Orient-Occident: Hesperion XXI, Alia Vox, AV9848
      Duration: 4:40
    • 18:04
      Title: Piano Quintet No. 2 In A Major Op. 81 - Scherzo (Furiant): Molto Vivace / Trio: Poco Tranquillo
      Composer: Dvorak, Antonin
      Performer(s): Andras Schiff (Piano)
      Performer(s): Andras Schiff (Piano), Panocha Quartet - Jiri Panocha (Violin), Pavel Zejfart (Violin), Miroslav Sehnoutka (Viola), Jaroslav Kulhan (C), Panocha Quartet
      Album: Dvorak: Piano Quintet Op. 81, Piano Quintet Quartet Op. 87 - Pancho Quartet, Andras Schiff, Teldec, 0630-17142-2
      Duration: 4:14
    • 18:09
      Title: Cavatina : "Una Voce Poco Fa -Io Sono Docile"
      Composer: Rossini, Gioachino
      Performer(s): Agnes Baltsa (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Agnes Baltsa (Soprano), Academy Of St Martin In The Fields
      Album: The Barber of Seville ~~ PD OB, Decca, 4782497
      Duration: 5:39
    • 18:15
      Title: Swan Lake Op. 20 - Act 3 - No. 35 Scene Finale - Allegro Agitato / Moderato E Maestoso
      Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Orchestra Of The Marinsky Theatre
      Album: Tchaikovsky: Swan lake - Orchestra of the Marinsky Theatre: Valery Gergiev - Disk 2, Decca, 475 7669
      Duration: 4:15
    • 18:21
      Title: Sevilla
      Composer: Albeniz, Isaac
      Performer(s): Jose Maria Gallardo Del Rey
      Performer(s): Jose Maria Gallardo Del Rey
      Album: Al Aire Espanol: Guitare Vol.21 - Jose Maria Gallardo del Rey, Mandala, MAN4904
      Duration: 5:32
    • 18:28
      Title: On An Overgrown Path - The Madonna Of Frydek
      Composer: Janacek, Leos
      Performer(s): Finghin Collins (Piano)
      Performer(s): Finghin Collins (Piano)
      Album: Impromptu - Finghin Collins (Recordno: CD104) ~~ CDD04185, RTE lyric fm, CD104
      Duration: 2:44
    • 18:39
      Title: Cello Concerto In A Minor: 1- Allegro Assai
      Composer: Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel
      Performer(s): Ophelie Gaillard
      Performer(s): Pulcinella Orchestra
      Album: Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Ophelie Gaillard/ Pulcinella Orchestra, Aparte/ Harmonia Mundi, AP080
      Duration: 10:24
    • 18:49
      Title: Blue Skies -- Blue Skies
      Composer: Berlin, Irving
      Performer(s): Ella Fitzgerald (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Ella Fitzgerald (Vocal), Harry 'Sweets' Edison (Trumpet), Paul Weston & His Orchestra
      Album: Ella Fitzgerald - Sings The Irving Berlin Soundtrack, Verve, 543 830 2
      Duration: 3:45
    • 18:53
      Title: Somewhere Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderful World
      Composer: Arlen, Harold/Harburg, E.Y. Yip
      Performer(s): Israel Kamakawiwo'ole (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Israel Kamakawiwo'ole (Vocal)
      Album: Not Available (Recordno: 5017652), Sony, 5017652
      Duration: 5:07
    • 18:58
      Title: Music For A Found Harmonium
      Composer: Jeffes, Simon
      Performer(s): Colin Reid (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Colin Reid (Guitar)
      Album: Tilt (Recordno: Tscd530) ~~ R382602, Topic Records, Tscd530
      Duration: 3:58

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