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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 1 July 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 Price at the Gate

    The early gramophone fad of the laughing 78s finds into way into director, Doug Hughes' Gate production of Miller's The Price


    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: Summer Dances - Movement Iii - Allegro Non Troppo
      Complete Work Name: Summer Dances
      Composer: Nyman, Michael
      Performer(s): John Wallace (Trumpet)
      Performer(s): John Wallace (Trumpet), John Miller (Trumpet), Paul Gardham (Horn), Simon Gunton (Trombone), Robin Haggart (Tuba)
      Album: The Golden Section - Wallace Collection, Linn, CKD 092
      Duration: 2:28
    • 16:04
      Title: Summer Impressions - Children At Play
      Composer: Suk, Josef
      Performer(s): Niel Immelman (Piano)
      Performer(s): Niel Immelman (Piano)
      Album: Summer Impressions Suk: Piano Works Vol.2 - Niel Immelman, Meridian, CDE 84317
      Duration: 2:22
    • 16:06
      Title: El Manisero
      Composer: Trad Cuban
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Chanticleer
      Album: Chanticleer: Reflections, Teldec, 0630-18443-2
      Duration: 2:48
    • 16:11
      Title: Fandango From Concierto Madrigal
      Complete Work Name: Concierto Madrigal
      Composer: Rodrigo, Joaquin
      Performer(s): Pepe Romero (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Pepe Romero (Guitar), Angel Romero (Guitar), Academy Of St Martin In The Fields
      Album: Classic FM Guitar, Classic FM, 4800976
      Duration: 2:02
    • 16:13
      Title: Symphony In E Flat (1st Movement) Allegro
      Complete Work Name: Symphony In E Flat Op.6 No.2
      Composer: Gyrowetz, Adalbert
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): London Mozart Players
      Album: Adalbert Gyrowetz - Symphonies, Chandos, Chan9791
      Duration: 6:10
    • 16:21
      Title: Cello Concerto In G Minor - Romanze: Andante Espressivo
      Composer: Dietrich, Albert
      Performer(s): Alban Gerhardt (Cello)
      Performer(s): Alban Gerhardt (Cello), Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
      Album: The Romantic Cello Concerto - 2, Hyperion, CDA67583
      Duration: 6:36
    • 16:34
      Title: Summer, Concerto No 2 In G Minor Op 8 No 2 Rv 315 (1st Movement) Allegro Non Molto
      Complete Work Name: Summer, Concerto No 2 In G Minor Op 8 No 2 Rv 315
      Composer: Vivaldi, Antonio
      Performer(s): Joshua Bell (Violin)
      Performer(s): Joshua Bell (Violin), John Constable (Harpsichord Continuo), Academy Of St Martin In The Fields
      Album: Vivaldi - The Four Seasons - Joshua Bell, Sony Classical, 88697110132
      Duration: 5:25
    • 16:41
      Title: Finale (Final Hymn) From Firebird Ballet Suite
      Composer: Stravinsky, Igor
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): New York Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Passport To Russia ~~ G220407, Sony, Sfk47282
      Duration: 3:30
    • 16:47
      Title: Vieni Ai Regni Del Riposo
      Composer: Gluck, Christoph Willibald
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): London Philharmonic Orchestra, Glyndebourne Chorus
      Album: Orfeo ed Euridice, Erato, CDC5442
      Duration: 2:13
    • 16:51
      Title: Hofball-Tanze Op.161- Waltz
      Composer: Lanner, Joseph
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Vienna Johann Strauss Orchestra
      Album: Joseph Lanner: Waltzs and Galopps, EMI, 724357437226
      Duration: 7:50
    • 16:58
      Title: Wie Der Weiber Man Behandelte
      Composer: Lehar, Franz
      Performer(s): Boje Sovhus (Baritone)
      Performer(s): Boje Sovhus (Baritone), Bryn Terfel (Baritone)/ Uwe Peper/ Karl Magnus Fredriksson/ Philip Salmon/ Richard Savage/ Julian Clarkson, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: The Merry Widow ~~ C675714, Deutsche Grammophon, 4399112
      Duration: 2:46
    • 17:02
      Title: Carmen Suite: Les Toreadors -- Carmen Suite
      Complete Work Name: Carmen Suite
      Composer: Bizet, Georges
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
      Album: Bella Espana ~~ G461404, Telarc, 80662
      Duration: 2:23
    • 17:05
      Title: Espana -- Not Available
      Composer: Chabrier, Emmanuel
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Chabrier: Espana Suite, Pastorale, Habanera, Marche, Deutsche Grammophon, 447751
      Duration: 6:07
    • 17:12
      Title: Nessun Dorma -- Turandot
      Composer: Puccini, Giacomo
      Performer(s): Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
      Performer(s): Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Bologna Chamber Orchestra
      Album: Not Available (Recordno: Pcom1140), President, Pcom1140
      Duration: 2:31
    • 17:15
      Title: Fantasie-Impromptu In C Sharp Minor Op.66 - Allegro Agitato
      Composer: Chopin, Frederic
      Performer(s): Anatol Ugorski (Piano)
      Performer(s): Anatol Ugorski (Piano)
      Album: Short Stories - Anatol Ugorski, Deutsche Grammophon, 447 105-2
      Duration: 5:33
    • 17:22
      Title: Mars, The Bringer Of War
      Complete Work Name: The Planets Suite
      Composer: Holst, Gustav
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Karajan Gold (Recordno: 4777341), Deutsche Grammophon, 4777341
      Duration: 7:21
    • 17:34
      Title: Serenade For Strings In C Major Op. 48 - Movement Ii - Valse
      Complete Work Name: Serenade For Strings In C Major Op. 48
      Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Philadelphia Orchestra
      Album: Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Complete - Disk 2, Brilliant Classics, 99792
      Duration: 3:52
    • 17:38
      Title: Forlana
      Composer: Finzi, Gerald
      Performer(s): Emma Johnson (Clarinet)
      Performer(s): Emma Johnson (Clarinet), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Emma Johnson Voyage ~~ D403308, UCJ, 986618-0
      Duration: 2:58
    • 17:53
      Title: Catfish Row
      Composer: Gershwin, George
      Performer(s): Stefano Bollani (Piano)
      Performer(s): Stefano Bollani (Piano), Gewandhausorchester
      Album: Gershwin Rhapsody In Blue - Chailly -Bollani, DECCA, 478 2739
      Duration: 6:18
    • 18:01
      Title: Oboe Quintet In F Major (4th Movement) Vivace
      Composer: Reicha, Antoine
      Performer(s): Sarah Francis (Oboe)
      Performer(s): Sarah Francis (Oboe), Allegri String Quartet
      Album: Crusell / Kreutzer / Reicha: Oboe Quintets, Hyperion, CDA66143
      Duration: 5:47
    • 18:10
      Title: Lagrimas Y Sonrisas
      Composer: De Grillo, Pascual
      Performer(s): Sefika Kutluer (Flute)
      Performer(s): Sefika Kutluer (Flute), Peter Breiner (Piano) Juraj Griglak/Boris Lenko (Accordian) Juraj Bartos (Trumpet) Cyril Zelenak (Drums), Razumovsky Orchestra
      Album: Tango Goes Symphony, Naxos, 8.557004
      Duration: 4:18
    • 18:16
      Title: Concertino In G (3rd Movement) Rondo
      Composer: Hummel, Johann Nepomuk
      Performer(s): Howard Shelley (Piano)
      Performer(s): Howard Shelley (Piano), London Mozart Players
      Album: Hummel: Piano Concerto, Concertino ~~ L811303, Chandos, Chan9558
      Duration: 4:18
    • 18:22
      Title: Marino Faliero - Ma Un Solo Conforto
      Composer: Donizetti, Gaetano
      Performer(s): Juan Diego Florez (Tenor)
      Performer(s): Juan Diego Florez (Tenor), Chorus Master: Filippo Maria Bressan, Orchestra E Coro Dell'accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia
      Album: Arias for Rubini - Juan Diego Florez, Decca, 4759079DH
      Duration: 4:30
    • 18:26
      Title: Nutcracker Suite: March
      Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: The Most Famous Marches ~~ G249101, EMI, Cde5681252
      Duration: 2:28
    • 18:33
      Title: And The Waltz Goes On (Live Version)
      Composer: Anthony Hopkins
      Performer(s): Ulrich Heinen (Cello)
      Performer(s): Ulrich Heinen (Cello), City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Cbso Chorus
      Album: Anthony Hopkins Composer, CLASSICAL FM, CFMD22
      Duration: 5:44
    • 18:39
      Title: Cantique De Jean Racine Op.11
      Composer: Faure, Gabriel
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Olivier Vernet (Organ), Choeur De Chambre Les Éléments
      Album: Fauré Poulenc Duruflé Alain: Ave Verum, Naive, V4879
      Duration: 5:57
    • 18:47
      Title: Piano Concerto In A Minor (1st Movement)
      Composer: Grieg, Edvard
      Performer(s): Margaret Fingerhut (Piano)
      Performer(s): Margaret Fingerhut (Piano), Ulster Orchestra
      Album: Grieg - Piano Concerto ~~ H177201, Chandos, Chan8723
      Duration: 13:18

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