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 Friday 20 June 2014

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    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
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    Culture File - Lynched

    Finding common cause between classic acts like Crass or Rudimentary Peni and the Irish ballad tradition, with Dublin band, Lynched.

    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: Candide: Overture
      Composer: Bernstein, Leonard
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Not Available (Recordno: Cdm7690632) ~~ G048917, EMI, Cdm7690632
      Duration: 4:18
    • 16:12
      Title: Il Bacio -- Il Bacio
      Composer: Arditi/Aldighieri
      Performer(s): Mary Hegarty (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Mary Hegarty (Soprano), Ingrid Surgenor (Piano)
      Album: A Voice is Calling ~~ A176516, ASV, CDWHL2091
      Duration: 4:06
    • 16:16
      Title: The Ragtime Restaurant
      Composer: Kern, Jerome
      Performer(s): Hugh Panaro (Tenor)
      Performer(s): Hugh Panaro (Tenor), London Sinfonietta, London Sinfonietta Chorus
      Album: Jerome Kern Treasury ~~ C434101, Angel, 077705488326
      Duration: 4:35
    • 16:23
      Title: Concerto In B Flat Major G 482 - Movement Iii - Rondo: Allegro
      Composer: Boccherini, Luigi
      Performer(s): Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
      Performer(s): Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Ton Koopman (Organ, Harpsichord), The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
      Album: Simply Baroque II - Yo-Yo Ma, Sony Classical, SK 60681
      Duration: 4:50
    • 16:28
      Title: Canta Pe' Me
      Composer: Curtis, Ernesto De
      Performer(s): Roberto Alagna (Tenor)
      Performer(s): Roberto Alagna (Tenor), David And Frederico Alagna (Guitars)
      Album: Serenades ~~ A234615, EMI, 556426
      Duration: 2:52
    • 16:34
      Title: Sailing By -- Not Available
      Composer: Binge, Ronald
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Music Inspired by the Events of the 20th Century, BBC, Wmef0051-2
      Duration: 3:06
    • 16:37
      Title: Sea Pictures Op.37 (3rd Movement) Sabbath Morning At Sea
      Composer: Elgar, Edward
      Performer(s): Janet Baker (Mezzo-Soprano)
      Performer(s): Janet Baker (Mezzo-Soprano), London Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Elgar: Cello Concerto & Sea Pictures ~~ H0193, EMI, CDC 747329 2
      Duration: 6:20
    • 16:47
      Title: Suite No.2 In D Major "Water Music" (3rd Movement) Minuet
      Complete Work Name: Suite No.2 In D Major "Water Music"
      Composer: Handel, George Frideric
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Berlin Philharmonic
      Album: Handel Water Music - Suites, Seraphim Classics, 724357328821
      Duration: 2:53
    • 16:52
      Title: Sonata No. 2 In D Major Op. 58 (2nd Movement) Allegretto Scherzando
      Composer: Mendelssohn, Felix
      Performer(s): Antonio Meneses (Cello)
      Performer(s): Antonio Meneses (Cello), Gérard Wyss (Piano)
      Album: Mendelssohn: Music for Cello and Piano, Avie Records, AV2140
      Duration: 5:25
    • 17:03
      Title: Quintet For Horn, Violin, Two Violas And Cello In E Flat (3rd Movement) Rondo: Allegro
      Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Performer(s): David Pyatt (Horn)
      Performer(s): David Pyatt (Horn), Kenneth Sillito (Violin), Robert Smissen (Viola), Stephen Tees (Viola), Stephen Orton (Cello)
      Album: Mozart: Horn Concertos (Recordno: 0630-17074-2) ~~ H555714, Erato, 0630-17074-2
      Duration: 3:41
    • 17:05
      Title: Symphonie Fantastique (4th Movement) Marche Au Supplice
      Composer: Berlioz, Hector
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): London Classical Players
      Album: Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique ~~ H143504, EMI, 7495412
      Duration: 7:26
    • 17:15
      Title: Seaside Girls
      Composer: Norris
      Performer(s): Frank Dunne (Tenor)
      Performer(s): Frank Dunne (Tenor), Padhraic O'Cuinneagain (Piano)
      Album: Joyce Songs (Recordno: Cd101) ~~ A311809, RTÉ lyric fm, Cd101
      Duration: 3:31
    • 17:22
      Title: Sonata In G Minor For Viola Da Gamba Solo (2nd Movement) Allegro
      Complete Work Name: Sonata In G Minor Viola Da Gamba Solo Senza Basso Wko 155 No.2
      Composer: Abel, Carl Friedrich
      Performer(s): Susanne Heinrich (Viola Da Gamba)
      Performer(s): Susanne Heinrich (Viola Da Gamba)
      Album: Abel: Mr Abel's Fine Airs - Susanne Heinrich, Hyperion, CDA67628
      Duration: 2:49
    • 17:27
      Title: Song Of India, From Sadko
      Complete Work Name: Sadko
      Composer: Rimsky Korsakov, Nikolay
      Performer(s): Julian Lloyd-Webber (Cello)
      Performer(s): Julian Lloyd-Webber (Cello), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Encore: Julian Lloyd Webber ~~ G031612, Philips, 416698
      Duration: 3:45
    • 17:34
      Title: Tabu -- Tabu
      Complete Work Name: Tabu
      Composer: Lecuona, Margarita
      Performer(s): Luis Conte (Percussion)
      Performer(s): Luis Conte (Percussion), Kronos Quartet
      Album: Kronos Quartet - Nuevo, NONESUCH, 7559796492
      Duration: 3:12
    • 17:37
      Title: Donde Estas, Yolanda?
      Complete Work Name: Donde Estas, Yolanda?
      Composer: Jiminez
      Performer(s): Pink Martini
      Performer(s): Pink Martini
      Album: Sympathique, Wrasse Records, WRASS 143
      Duration: 3:26
    • 17:48
      Title: The Galway Shawl --
      Composer: Trad Arr Barry
      Performer(s): Margaret Barry
      Performer(s): Margaret Barry
      Album: In The Smoke, Globestyle, CDORBD088
      Duration: 3:15
    • 18:01
      Title: Sonata No. 1 For Violin And Piano In D Minor, Op. 75 I. Allegro Agitato
      Composer: Saint-Saens, Camille
      Performer(s): Joshua Bell (Violin)
      Performer(s): Joshua Bell (Violin), Jeremy Denk (Piano)
      Album: French Impressions/Joshua Bell/Jeremy Dank, Sony Classical, 88697891822
      Duration: 6:58
    • 18:12
      Title: Quartet No.1 In D (1st Movement) Prelude: Vivement
      Composer: Telemann, Georg Philipp
      Performer(s): Wilbert Hazelzet (Flute)
      Performer(s): Wilbert Hazelzet (Flute), Sonnerie Trio
      Album: Telemann: Paris Quartets (Recordno: 724354504525) ~~ L804101, Veritas, 724354504525
      Duration: 2:29
    • 18:14
      Title: Suite In B Minor: Overture
      Complete Work Name: Suite In B Minor For Trumpet, Strings And Continuo
      Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
      Performer(s): Maurice Andre (Trumpet)
      Performer(s): Maurice Andre (Trumpet), Jean-Francois Paillard Chamber Orchestra
      Album: Maurice Andre Edition Concertos 1 ~~, Erato, 256469572-2
      Duration: 7:39
    • 18:24
      Title: Prague Carnival
      Composer: Smetana, Bedrich
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Bbc Philharmonic
      Album: Bedrich Smetana Orchestral Works Vol. 1, Chandos, CHAN10413
      Duration: 6:20
    • 18:33
      Title: Etude No.3 In G Sharp Minor (La Campanella)
      Composer: Liszt, Franz
      Performer(s): Jorge Bolet (Piano)
      Performer(s): Jorge Bolet (Piano)
      Album: Fur Elise (Recordno: 417751-2) ~~ D050407, Decca, 417751-2
      Duration: 5:07
    • 18:40
      Title: Symphony No 1 In E Minor Op 39 - Iii Scherzo: Allegro
      Complete Work Name: Symphony No 1 In E Minor Op 39
      Composer: Sibelius, Jean
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Danish National Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Jean Sibelius Symphonies Complete, Brilliant Classics, 88671
      Duration: 5:48
    • 18:47
      Title: Thieving Magpie: Overture -- Thieving Magpie
      Complete Work Name: Thieving Magpie
      Composer: Rossini, Gioachino
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): London Classical Players
      Album: Not Available (Recordno: Cdc7540912) ~~ G186705, EMI, Cdc7540912
      Duration: 9:26
    • 18:57
      Title: A Lenda Do Caboclo
      Composer: Villa-Lobos, Heiter
      Performer(s): Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
      Performer(s): Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Sérgio And Odair Assad (Guitars)
      Album: The Essential Yo-Yo Ma ~~ PD IT, Legacy/ Sony Classical, S2K93927
      Duration: 3:11

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