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    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.

    Liz Nolan's Classic Drive Thursday 3 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

    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

    • 16:00
      Title: Serenade In B Flat 'Gran Partita' (2nd Movement) Trio Ii: Menuetto
      Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble
      Album: Mozart: Wind Serenades K361 & K375 (Recordno: 0946 3 43424 2 1) ~~ H808205, EMI, 0946 3 43424 2 1
      Duration: 3:03
    • 16:10
      Title: Piano Concerto No.1 In D Flat Major Allegro Scherzando (3rd Mvmt)
      Composer: Prokofiev, Sergei
      Performer(s): Alexander Toradze
      Performer(s): Alexander Toradze, Kirov Orchestra Of The Mariinsky Theatre
      Album: Prokofiev - Piano Concertos, Decca, 478 3952
      Duration: 4:24
    • 16:15
      Title: Khovanshchina - Dawn On The Moscow River
      Composer: Mussorgsky, Modest
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Vienna Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Mussorgsky, Apollo Classics, PYCD 314
      Duration: 5:02
    • 16:21
      Title: Los Caujaritos
      Composer: Figueredo, Ignacio
      Performer(s): John Williams (Guitar)
      Performer(s): John Williams (Guitar)
      Album: John Williams - El Diablo Suelto (Recordno: Sk90451) ~~ D404001, Sony Classics, Sk90451
      Duration: 2:36
    • 16:24
      Title: Prelude (La Revoltosa)
      Composer: Chapi, Ruperto
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: World Encores ~~ G385017, EMI, 724355657626
      Duration: 5:00
    • 16:33
      Title: L'Alba Sepera Dalla Luce L'Ombra
      Composer: Tosti, Francesco Paolo
      Performer(s): Rolando Villazon (Tenor)
      Performer(s): Rolando Villazon (Tenor), Prague Philharmonia
      Album: Rolando Villazon Tenor ~~ Not Available, Deursche Grammphon, 4778854
      Duration: 2:56
    • 16:39
      Title: Les Sylphides - Prelude In A Major; Valse In G Flat Major, Mazurka In C Major
      Composer: Chopin
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Stokowski Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Stokowski The Heart of the Ballet, Cala, CACD0547
      Duration: 5:00
    • 16:48
      Title: Flute Concerto In D (3rd Movement)
      Composer: Haydn, Michael
      Performer(s): Emmanuel Pahud (Flute)
      Performer(s): Emmanuel Pahud (Flute), Haydn-Ensemble Berlin
      Album: F.J. and J.M. Haydn: Flute Concertos, EMI, 5565772
      Duration: 5:36
    • 16:54
      Title: Roman Carnival Overture
      Composer: Berlioz, Hector
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): London Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Berlioz Overtures, Philips, 416430
      Duration: 8:58
    • 17:06
      Title: Tre Sbirri, Una Carrozza
      Complete Work Name: Tosca
      Composer: Puccini, Giacomo
      Performer(s): Sherrill Milnes (Baritone)
      Performer(s): Italo Tajo (Tenor), National Philharmonic Orchestra, London Opera Chorus
      Album: The Essential Puccini, DECCA, 444 555-2
      Duration: 4:38
    • 17:10
      Title: Pastime With Good Company
      Complete Work Name: Pastime With Good Company
      Composer: Henry Viii
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Royal Danish Brass
      Album: British Brass Connection (Recordno: Rcd8358) ~~ F162805, Rondo, Rcd8358
      Duration: 5:24
    • 17:21
      Title: Sicilienne -- Sicilienne, Op. 78
      Composer: Faure, Gabriel
      Performer(s): Albrecht Meyer (Oboe D'Amore)
      Performer(s): Albrecht Meyer (Oboe D'Amore), Academy Of St Martin In The Fields
      Album: Bonjour Paris - Albrecht Meyer, Decca Records, 478 2564
      Duration: 3:48
    • 17:26
      Title: La Traviata - Prelude To Act 1
      Composer: Verdi, Giuseppe
      Performer(s): Monsterrat Caballe
      Performer(s): Monsterrat Caballe, Carlo Bergonzi, Rca Italiana Opera Orchestra And Chorus
      Album: Classic fm time to relax CD3, classic fm, CFMCD34
      Duration: 3:33
    • 17:33
      Title: Concerto For 3 Violins (3rd Movement) Allegro
      Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Freiburger Barockorchester
      Album: J.S. Bach/Vivaldi, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, 05472 77289 2
      Duration: 4:05
    • 17:37
      Title: A Nun Takes The Veil (Heaven-Haven)
      Composer: Barber, Samuel
      Performer(s): Glenda Maurice (Mezzo)
      Performer(s): Glenda Maurice (Mezzo), David Garvey (Pf)
      Album: Samuel Barber/ Benjamin Britten Songs, Klass Posthuma Productions vof, GLO 5017
      Duration: 2:03
    • 17:52
      Title: Valse Romantique
      Composer: Debussy, Claude
      Performer(s): Martin Jones (Piano)
      Performer(s): Martin Jones (Piano)
      Album: Complete Piano Music Of Debussy ~~ D366104, Nimbus Records, Ni5160
      Duration: 3:12
    • 18:02
      Title: Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto - Act 1
      Composer: Ho Zhan Hao / Chen Kang
      Performer(s): Ho Zhan Hao / Chen Kang
      Performer(s): Vanessa Mae, London Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Vanessa Mae - China Girl - The Classical Album 2, EMI, 724355648327
      Duration: 10:07
    • 18:13
      Title: Le Colibri -- Not Available
      Composer: Chausson, Ernest
      Performer(s): Ann Murray (Mezzo-Soprano)
      Performer(s): Ann Murray (Mezzo-Soprano), Roger Vignoles (Piano)
      Album: Au Jardin Des Aveux ~~ A079709, Virgin, Vc791179-2
      Duration: 3:11
    • 18:17
      Title: The Spider And The Fly (From Johnson Over Jordan)
      Composer: Britten, Benjamin
      Performer(s): John Constable (Piano), Gregory Knowles (Percussion)
      Performer(s): John Constable (Piano), Gregory Knowles (Percussion), Beverley Davison (Violin), Graham Ashton (Trumpet), Chris Lawrence (Double Bass), David Roach (Clarinet/Sax)
      Album: Britten's Blues & Cabaret Songs, Unicorn-Kanchana, DKP(CD)9138
      Duration: 4:07
    • 18:22
      Title: Symphony No.8 In D Minor: Iv. Toccata (Moderato Maestoso)
      Composer: Vaughan Williams, Ralph
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Ralph Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony ~~ H844008, EMI, 724357530927
      Duration: 4:45
    • 18:39
      Title: O Lola Ch'hai Di Latti La Cammisa
      Composer: Mascagni, Pietro
      Performer(s): Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
      Performer(s): Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor), Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Scala, Milan
      Album: Leoncavallo: Pagliacci/ Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana, EMI Classics, 7243 5 56287 2 5
      Duration: 2:34
    • 18:41
      Title: Intermezzo Sinfonico
      Composer: Leoncavallo, Ruggero
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Russian Federal Orchestra
      Album: Italian Romance, Sonoton, SCD 352
      Duration: 3:37
    • 18:45
      Title: Symphony No.1 In B Flat(4th Movement) Allegro Animato E Grazioso
      Composer: Schumann, Robert
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Chamber Orchestra Of Europe
      Album: Schumann Symphonies No.1 And 2, Teldec, 4509-98320-2
      Duration: 8:16
    • 18:54
      Title: Moonlight Sonata (1st Movement) Adagio Sostenuto
      Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Performer(s): Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
      Performer(s): Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
      Album: Not Available (Recordno: 430759-2) ~~ D174413, Decca, 430759-2
      Duration: 5:24

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