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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 Wednesday 9 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 - Liv O'Donoghue

    Unexpected couplings and translated messages the latest from Hiberno-Norwegian choreographer, Liv O'Donoghue, Hear Me Sing Your Song.

    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

    • 16:06
      Title: Ragtime For Violin - The Easy Winners
      Composer: Joplin, Scott
      Performer(s): Leila Josefowicz (Violin)
      Performer(s): Leila Josefowicz (Violin), John Novacek (Piano)
      Album: Americana - Leila Josefowicz, Philips, 462 948-2
      Duration: 3:13
    • 16:15
      Title: Espana -- Not Available
      Composer: Chabrier, Emmanuel
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Ulster Orchestra
      Album: Not Available (Recordno: 8852) ~~ G111108, Chandos, 8852
      Duration: 6:02
    • 16:23
      Title: My Ship -- Not Available
      Composer: Weill
      Performer(s): Anne Sofie Von Otter (Mezzo-Soprano)
      Performer(s): Anne Sofie Von Otter (Mezzo-Soprano), North German Radio Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Anne Sofie von Otter: In My Element, Deutsche Grammophon, 00289 477 7077
      Duration: 2:42
    • 16:25
      Title: By The Sleepy Lagoon -- Not Available
      Composer: Coates, Eric
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): New London Orchestra
      Album: British Light Music Classics - 4 (Recordno: Cda67400), Hyperion, Cda67400
      Duration: 4:09
    • 16:34
      Title: Much Ado About Nothing Concert Suite Op.11 (5th Movement) Hornpipe
      Composer: Korngold, Erich Wolfgang
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Orquesta Sinfonica De Minera
      Album: Korngold: Violin Concerto ~~ H917209, Naxos, 8.570791
      Duration: 2:30
    • 16:38
      Title: Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets: Gilderoy Lockhart
      Composer: Williams, John
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): London Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets Original Soundtrack, Warner Sunset, 7567835742
      Duration: 2:05
    • 16:40
      Title: Madamina, Il Catalogo E Questo
      Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Performer(s): Bryn Terfel (Bass-Baritone)
      Performer(s): Bryn Terfel (Bass-Baritone), Chamber Orchestra Of Europe
      Album: Mozart: Don Giovanni, Deutsche Grammophon, 002894749962
      Duration: 5:37
    • 16:47
      Title: The Toy Trumpet -- Not Available
      Composer: Scott, Raymond
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Rte Concert Orchestra
      Album: Classics for Children - 22 Favourite Orchestral Classics, RTE lyric fm, CD129
      Duration: 2:53
    • 16:52
      Title: Symphony In D Major - Andante Molto
      Composer: Vanhal, Johann Baptist
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia
      Album: The World of 18th-Century Symphony, Naxos, 8.554761
      Duration: 7:49
    • 17:00
      Title: Awake The Harp
      Composer: Haydn, Franz Josef
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, City Of Birmingham Chorus
      Album: The Best Choral Album In The World...Ever (Recordno: Vtdcd234) ~~ C662806, Virgin EMI, Vtdcd234
      Duration: 2:14
    • 17:02
      Title: Concerto In Eb Major For Harpsichord, Fortepiano, 2 Flutes, 2 Horns, Strngs And Basso Continuo - I. Allegro Molto
      Composer: Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel
      Performer(s): Leon Berben (Harpsichord)
      Performer(s): Leon Berben (Harpsichord), Robert Hill (Fortepiano), Musica Antiqua Koln
      Album: Bachiana music by the Bach family \ double concertos, Deutsche Grammophon, 4715792
      Duration: 6:43
    • 17:10
      Title: Marche Militaire Francaise
      Composer: Saint-Saens, Camille
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Liege Orchestra
      Album: Famous Marches (Recordno: 67252) ~~ G195813, EMI, 67252
      Duration: 4:03
    • 17:15
      Title: Morceau De Concours
      Composer: Faure, Gabriel
      Performer(s): Timothy Hutchins (Flute)
      Performer(s): Timothy Hutchins (Flute), Janet Creaser Hutchins (Piano)
      Album: Flute a la Francaise ~~ D296102, Decca, 452003-2
      Duration: 2:38
    • 17:18
      Title: Water Music Suite No.3 In G (3rd Movement) Menuets
      Composer: Handel, George Frideric
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Le Concert Spirituel
      Album: Haendel Watermusic and Fireworks ~~ H707317, Glossa, Gcd921606
      Duration: 2:15
    • 17:22
      Title: At The Mid Hour Of The Night
      Composer: Moore, Thomas
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Invocation
      Album: Thomas Moore: Irish Melodies, Hyperion, CDA66774
      Duration: 2:33
    • 17:24
      Title: Ave Maria From Bach's Prelude No.1 Bwv 846
      Composer: Gounod, Charles
      Performer(s): Mischa Maisky (Cello)
      Performer(s): Mischa Maisky (Cello), Pavel Gililov (Piano)
      Album: Cello Encores, Deutsche Grammophon, 4785413
      Duration: 5:30
    • 17:33
      Title: Symphony In D (3rd Movement) Minuetto Un Poco Allegro
      Composer: Clementi, Muzio
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): London Mozart Players
      Album: Clementi: Two Symphonies Op.18 (Recordno: Chan9234) ~~ H406311, Chandos, Chan9234
      Duration: 2:34
    • 17:57
      Title: Grand March From Aida -- Aida
      Composer: Verdi, Giuseppe
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): German Opera Orchestra Berlin, German Opera Chorus Berlin
      Album: Dies Irae, Deutsche Grammophon, 457071-2
      Duration: 5:11
    • 18:02
      Title: Piano Concerto No 1 In B Flat Minor (3rd Movement) Allegro Con Fuoco
      Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
      Performer(s): Lang Lang (Piano)
      Performer(s): Lang Lang (Piano), Chicago Symphony Orchestra
      Album: The Art Of Lang Lang, Deutsche Grammophon, 4429484
      Duration: 7:08
    • 18:09
      Title: The Miller's Dance (The Three Cornered Hat)
      Composer: Falla, Manuel De
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): London Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Spanish Spectacular (Recordno: Pcd924) ~~ G140308, Imp Classics, Pcd924
      Duration: 2:56
    • 18:12
      Title: Somewhere -- West Side Story
      Composer: Bernstein, Leonard/Sondheim, Stephen
      Performer(s): Dawn Upshaw (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Dawn Upshaw (Vocals), Orchestra Of St. Luke's
      Album: Leonard Bernstein's New York (Recordno: 7559 79400 2), Nonesuch Records, 7559 79400 2
      Duration: 2:17
    • 18:17
      Title: Liebesträume No.3 In A Flat -- Not Available
      Composer: Liszt, Franz
      Performer(s): Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
      Performer(s): Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
      Album: Liszt: Liebestraume / Consolations / Petrarca Sonette / Rigole, Deutsche Grammophon, 435591
      Duration: 4:35
    • 18:21
      Title: Waltz In A Op.54 No.1 -- Two Waltzes Op.54
      Composer: Dvorak, Antonin
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Rté Vanbrugh String Quartet
      Album: Quartet Classics (Recordno: Cd107) ~~ G462406, RTÉ lyric fm, Cd107
      Duration: 3:39
    • 18:25
      Title: Minute Waltz -- Not Available
      Composer: Chopin/O'Kun
      Performer(s): Mandy Patinkin (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Mandy Patinkin (Vocals)
      Album: Kidults, Nonesuch, 79534-2
      Duration: 2:07
    • 18:39
      Title: Ode To Zeus From Canto Olympico
      Composer: Theodorakis, Mikis
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Boston Pops Orchestra, Tanglewood Festival Choir
      Album: Summon Heroes ~~ F143204, Sony Music, Sk89434
      Duration: 3:42
    • 18:42
      Title: Tati Un Mama Tants
      Composer: Statman
      Performer(s): Itzhak Perlman (Violin+)
      Performer(s): Itzhak Perlman (Violin+), Andy Statman Kletzmer Orch
      Album: In The Fiddler'S House (Recordno: Cdc555555), Emi, Cdc555555
      Duration: 5:51
    • 18:48
      Title: Prelude A L'Apres-Midi D'Un Faune
      Composer: Debussy, Claude
      Performer(s): Emmanuel Pahud (Flute)
      Performer(s): Emmanuel Pahud (Flute), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Debussy - Pelléas Et Mélisande Suite, Concert Suite Etc., Deutsche Grammophon, 471332-2
      Duration: 9:27

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