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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 Wednesday 18 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 - Soprano Helene Hutchinson

    It's not a competition you know. But it is. Soprano, Helene Hutchinson on feiseanna, nerves and the singing life.


    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

    • 16:00
      Title: The Water Sprite - Polka De Salon Ro296 Op. 27
      Composer: Gottschalk, Louis Moreau
      Performer(s): Philip Martin (Piano)
      Performer(s): Philip Martin (Piano)
      Album: Gottschalk: Piano Music Volume 7 - Philip Martin, Hyperion, CDA67478
      Duration: 4:34
    • 16:06
      Title: Where Is Mr. Barrie?
      Composer: Kaczmarek, Jan
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Studio Musicians
      Album: Finding Neverland: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Decca, 986 3757
      Duration: 3:32
    • 16:12
      Title: Flute And Harp Concerto In C (2nd Movement) Andantino (Extract)
      Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Performer(s): James Galway (Flute)
      Performer(s): James Galway (Flute), Fritz Helmis (Harp), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Classical Chill Out 2, Circa Records, 724356208728
      Duration: 4:02
    • 16:17
      Title: O Mio Babbino Caro -- Gianni Schicchi
      Composer: Puccini, Giacomo
      Performer(s): Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano), Jeff Cohen (Piano)
      Album: Angela Gheorghiu Live from La Scala, EMI CLASSICS, 094639442027
      Duration: 3:12
    • 16:22
      Title: Piano Sonata In C Major (3rd Movement) Scherzo: Allegro
      Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Performer(s): Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
      Performer(s): Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
      Album: Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Op.2, Deutsche Grammophon, 4776594
      Duration: 2:53
    • 16:25
      Title: Boutique Fantasque (1st Movement) Overture
      Composer: Rossini / Arr Respighi
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Scottish National Orchestra
      Album: Dukas / Saint-Saens / Rossini-Respighi: Scottish National Orchestra / Gibson, Chandos, CHAN6503
      Duration: 2:30
    • 16:33
      Title: Penguin Ballet Iii
      Composer: Westlake, Nigel
      Performer(s): John Williams (Guitar)
      Performer(s): John Williams (Guitar), London Symphony Orchestra
      Album: From Australia ~~ G269204, Sony, Sk53361
      Duration: 3:04
    • 16:37
      Title: Wind Quintet In F Major (4th Movement) Allegretto
      Complete Work Name: Wind Quintet In F Major
      Composer: Reicha, Antoine
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Academia Wind Quintet Of Prague
      Album: Reicha: Wind Quintets (Recordno: Cdd22006), Hyperion, Cdd22006
      Duration: 4:46
    • 16:43
      Title: Habañera
      Composer: Bizet/Meilhac/Halévy
      Performer(s): Anne Sofie Von Otter (Mezzo-Soprano)
      Performer(s): Anne Sofie Von Otter (Mezzo-Soprano), Jose Antonio Sainz Alfaro (Chorus Master), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Donostakio Orfeoia
      Album: Anne Sofie von Otter: In Her Element, Deutsche Grammophon, 00289 477 7077
      Duration: 4:31
    • 16:49
      Title: Malaguena -- Not Available
      Composer: Lecuona, Ernesto/ Gould
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Cinninnati Pops Orchestra
      Album: Bella Espana ~~ G461411, Telarc, 80662
      Duration: 4:21
    • 16:54
      Title: Canon In D -- Not Available
      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: 6:10
    • 17:00
      Title: Kuus, Kuus Kallike
      Composer: Part, Arvo
      Performer(s): Montserrat Figueras (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Montserrat Figueras (Soprano), Hesperion Xxi
      Album: Ninna Nanna (Recordno: Av9826), Aliavox, Av9826
      Duration: 4:13
    • 17:07
      Title: Concerto Xi A 6 Con Quattro Violini Obligati In A - I. Largo
      Composer: Valentini, Giuseppe
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): La Serenissima
      Album: The Rise of the North Italian Violin Concerto: 1690-1740, vol. 1 The Dawn of the Virtuoso, AVIE Records, AV2106
      Duration: 2:37
    • 17:09
      Title: Concerto Xi A 6 Con Quattro Violini Obligati In A - Ii. Allegro
      Composer: Valentini, Giuseppe
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): La Serenissima
      Album: The Rise of the North Italian Violin Concerto: 1690-1740, vol. 1 The Dawn of the Virtuoso, AVIE Records, AV2106
      Duration: 5:26
    • 17:17
      Title: American Beauty Rag
      Composer: Lamb
      Performer(s): Joshua Rifkin (Piano)
      Performer(s): Joshua Rifkin (Piano)
      Album: Rags And Tangos (Recordno: 425225-2) ~~ D159405, Decca, 425225-2
      Duration: 3:53
    • 17:22
      Title: 3 Preludes (2nd Movement) Andante Con Moto -- Three Preludes
      Composer: Gershwin, George
      Performer(s): Kennedy (Violin)
      Performer(s): Kennedy (Violin), Andrew Crowley (Trumpet), Charles Tunnel (Cello), English Chamber Orchestra
      Album: Classic Kennedy (Recordno: 724355689023) ~~ D315415, EMI Classics, 724355689023
      Duration: 4:18
    • 17:27
      Title: Waltz In A Flat Major Op.64 No.3
      Composer: Chopin, Frederic
      Performer(s): Maria Joao Pires (Piano)
      Performer(s): Maria Joao Pires (Piano)
      Album: Chopin Masterworks ~~ PD OB, Erato, 256468714-7
      Duration: 2:45
    • 17:33
      Title: String Quartet No.12 - Quartettsatz
      Composer: Schubert, Franz
      Performer(s): Rte Vanbrugh Quartet
      Performer(s): Rte Vanbrugh Quartet, Simon Aspell (Viola), Gregory Ellis (Violin), Keith Pascoe (Violin), Christopher Marwood (Cello)
      Album: Quartet Classics - RTE Vanbrugh Quartet, RTE lyric fm, CD107
      Duration: 6:04
    • 17:46
      Title: Cats' Duet
      Composer: Rossini, Gioachino
      Performer(s): Felicity Lott (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Felicity Lott (Soprano), Ann Murray (Mezzo-Soprano), Graham Johnson (Piano)
      Album: Not Available (Recordno: 7544112), EMI, 7544112
      Duration: 3:23
    • 17:52
      Title: Matinees Musicales (3rd Movement) Walz
      Composer: Britten, Benjamin
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): National Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Britten, Decca, 425 659-2
      Duration: 1:52
    • 18:02
      Title: Blue Danube Waltz
      Composer: Strauss, Johann Ii
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: New Years Concert 1990, Sony, Sk45808
      Duration: 10:23
    • 18:14
      Title: The Kiss
      Composer: Glass, Philip
      Performer(s): Michael Riesman (Piano)
      Performer(s): Michael Riesman (Piano), Lyric Quartet
      Album: The Hours - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Nonesuch, 7559796932
      Duration: 3:57
    • 18:20
      Title: Tantum Ergo
      Composer: Berlioz, Hector
      Performer(s): Hazel Holt (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Hazel Holt (Soprano), Sarah Walker (Mezzo Soprano)/ Gillian Hull (Alto), Heinrich Schutz Choir And Chorale
      Album: Berlioz: Grande Messe Des Morts ~~ C705003, Decca, 452262-2
      Duration: 4:25
    • 18:25
      Title: A Beautiful Mind - A Kaleidoscope Of Mathematics
      Composer: Horner, James
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): James Horner & His Orchestra
      Album: A Beautiful Mind - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Decca Records, 016 191 2
      Duration: 4:54
    • 18:33
      Title: The Typewriter -- The Typewriter
      Composer: Anderson, Leroy
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Boston Pops Orchestra
      Album: Leroy Anderson - Greatest Hits, RCA Victor/BMG Classics, 09026 61237 2
      Duration: 1:34
    • 18:35
      Title: Piano Sonata In C Major (4th Movement) Allegro Assai
      Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Performer(s): Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
      Performer(s): Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
      Album: Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Op.2, Deutsche Grammophon, 4776594
      Duration: 5:00
    • 18:40
      Title: Finlandia Op.26
      Composer: Sibelius, Jean
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Not Available (Recordno: 413755-2), Deutsche Grammophon, 413755-2
      Duration: 9:26
    • 18:51
      Title: Asturias -- Suite Española, Op.47 No 5
      Composer: Albeniz, Isaac
      Performer(s): Milos Karadaglic (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Milos Karadaglic (Guitar)
      Album: Milos: The Guitar, Deutsche Grammophon, 4779693
      Duration: 6:30

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