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    Wexford Festival Opera Compeition 

    Booking opened on Saturday for the 64th Wexford Festival Opera, which takes place this year from October 21st to November 1st at the National Opera House, Wexford. 

    On Wednesday Liz will be giving away 2 tickets to Koanga by Frederick Delius on Tuesday 27 October along with an overnight stay for two at the 4* Ferrycarrig Hotel, Wexford and a whole raft of gifts to make your visit extra special, including complimentary champagne, complimentary programme and pre-opera supper on the 3rd Floor Restaurant at the National Opera House


    Liz Nolan's Classic Drive Thursday 10 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

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    Liz Loves...

    Riccardo Chailly and the Gewandhaus Orchestra take another significant step in an extraordinary musical journey with the release of the two Brahms Serenades. The Serenades have been unjustly neglected and are rarely heard in concert, making them perfect repertoire for Chailly’s enquiring mind. Widely respected as a conductor with a “rare talent for transforming music ripe for rediscovery” (Gramophone), his reading of the Serenades fits with his philosophy that “all music must aspire to be ‘new music’ again”. 

    Sadly, after nearly 30 years together the wonderful vocal group  Anonymous 4 will make the 2015-16 season its last. What a legacy they have left behind, over 20 recordings on the harmonia mundi label and here on Classic Drive we love their latest, 1865 is a CD with Bruce Molsky of material from the American Civil War. That year marked the end of the war and it was also smack dab in the middle of the Romantic period in art, literature, and music. Romanticism flowed through American pop culture as well, so on this disc of Civil War-era songs, expect to hear music infused with highly expressive, sensitive, personal, ofttimes sentimental overtones.


    Music Played on the Show

    • 16:00
      Title: Flute Quartet In G Minor Twv 43 G4 For Recorder, Violin, Viola, And Basso Continuo (3rd Movement) Allegro
      Composer: Telemann, Georg Philipp
      Performer(s): Stephen Schardt (Violin)
      Performer(s): Stephen Schardt (Violin), Reinhardt Goebel (Viola), Musica Antiqua Koln
      Album: Telemann: Flute Quartets - Musica Antiqua Koln: Reinhard Goebel, Deutsche Grammophon, 00289 477 5379
      Duration: 4:26
    • 16:05
      Title: A Casa, A Casa, Amici
      Composer: Mascagni, Pietro
      Performer(s): Giacomo Aragall (Tenor)
      Performer(s): Giacomo Aragall (Tenor), Anna Di Mauro (Mezzo Soprano), Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (Bratislava), Slovak Philharmonic Choir
      Album: Cavalleria Rusticana ~~ C4054, Naxos, 8.660022
      Duration: 2:39
    • 16:08
      Title: Viva Il Vino Spumeggiante
      Complete Work Name: Cavalleria Rusticana
      Composer: Mascagni, Pietro
      Performer(s): Giacomo Aragall (Tenor)
      Performer(s): Giacomo Aragall (Tenor), Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (Bratislava), Slovak Philharmonic Choir
      Album: Cavalleria Rusticana ~~ C4054, Naxos, 8.660022
      Duration: 2:24
    • 16:11
      Title: Andalucia -- Andalucia
      Composer: Lecuona
      Performer(s): Pink Martini
      Performer(s): Pink Martini
      Album: Sympathique -- WRASS 143, Wrasse Records, WRASS 143
      Duration: 3:39
    • 16:15
      Title: Revirado
      Composer: Piazzolla, Astor
      Performer(s): Emanuel Ax (Piano)
      Performer(s): Emanuel Ax (Piano), Pablo Ziegler (Piano)
      Album: Los Tangueros The Tangos of Astor Piazzolla - Emanuel Ax, Pablo Zieger, Sony Classical, SK 62728
      Duration: 3:15
    • 16:22
      Title: Symphony In E Flat (3rd Movement) Allegretto
      Composer: Gyrowetz, Adalbert
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): London Mozart Players
      Album: Adalbert Gyrowetz: Symphonies ~~ H590303, Chandos, Chan9791
      Duration: 3:44
    • 16:33
      Title: Hamlet: Entr'acte (March)
      Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): London Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Romeo and Juliet, Chandos, CHAN9191
      Duration: 5:26
    • 16:42
      Title: Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini - Variation 18 -- Not Available
      Composer: Rachmaninov, Sergei
      Performer(s): Gautier Capucon (Cello)
      Performer(s): Gautier Capucon (Cello), Gabriela Montero (Piano)
      Album: Rhapsody, EMI/Virgin Classics
      Duration: 3:47
    • 16:47
      Title: O Bia
      Composer: Bebey, Francis
      Performer(s): John Williams (Guitar)
      Performer(s): John Williams (Guitar), Chris Laurence (Bass) Pauyl Clarvis (Drums)
      Album: The Magic Box ~~ D4415, Sony, SK 89483
      Duration: 3:53
    • 16:53
      Title: Danse Profane
      Composer: Debussy, Claude
      Performer(s): Isabelle Moretti (Harp)
      Performer(s): Isabelle Moretti (Harp), Gérard Poulet (Violin), Michel Moragues (Flute), Pascal Moragues (Clarinet), Dominique Desjardins (Double Bass), Quatuor Parisii
      Album: Les Musiques de Monet, Naive, V5255
      Duration: 4:48
    • 16:58
      Title: L'Année En Vain Chasse L'Année... Azael! Azael!
      Composer: Debussy, Claude
      Performer(s): Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano), Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
      Album: Kiri Te Kanawa: French Opera Arias, EMI Classics, CDC7498632
      Duration: 5:15
    • 17:04
      Title: Symphony No.1 In D Major - Andante
      Composer: Schubert, Franz
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): The Hanover Band
      Album: The Jane Austen Companion, Nimbus Communications International Ltd, NI7032
      Duration: 6:37
    • 17:12
      Title: April
      Composer: Talbot, Joby
      Performer(s): Joby Talbot (Piano)
      Performer(s): Joby Talbot (Piano), Everton Nelson (Violin); Chris Worsey (Cello); Rob Farrer (Perc); Manon Morris (Harp)
      Album: Once Around The Sun, Sony BMG, 82876 695252
      Duration: 4:17
    • 17:20
      Title: Schon Rosmarin -- Schon Rosmarin
      Composer: Kreisler, Fritz
      Performer(s): Sergei Nakariakov (Trumpet)
      Performer(s): Sergei Nakariakov (Trumpet), Maria Meerovitch (Piano)
      Album: Widmung, Warner Classics, 2564 65958-9
      Duration: 2:04
    • 17:23
      Title: Arabeske Op. 18
      Composer: Schumann, Robert
      Performer(s): Finghin Collins (Piano)
      Performer(s): Finghin Collins (Piano)
      Album: Impromptu - Finghin Collins, RTE Lyric FM, CD104
      Duration: 5:43
    • 17:33
      Title: Fanfare For The Common Man -- Not Available
      Composer: Copland, Aaron
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Boston Pops Orchestra
      Album: American Anthem (Recordno: 09026638882) ~~ G391504, RCA Victor, 09026638882
      Duration: 3:33
    • 17:37
      Title: Hallelujah Chorus -- Messiah
      Composer: Handel, George Frideric
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): The English Concert & Choirs
      Album: The Essential Classics Collection - Vol. 5 - Pomp & Circumstance, Deutsche Grammophon, 463 490 2
      Duration: 4:05
    • 17:52
      Title: Cello Concerto In A Major (1st Movement) Andantino Grazioso
      Composer: Leo, Leonardo
      Performer(s): Julius Berger (Cello)
      Performer(s): Julius Berger (Cello), Southwest German Chamber Orchestra Of Pforzheim
      Album: Leonardo Leo: Cello Concertos, Brilliant Classics, 93681
      Duration: 2:51
    • 17:56
      Title: Au Fond Du Temple Saint (Duet From Pearl Fishers) -- Les Pecheurs De Perles
      Composer: Bizet, Georges
      Performer(s): Jussi Bjorling (Tenor); Robert Merrill (Baritone)
      Performer(s): Jussi Bjorling (Tenor); Robert Merrill (Baritone), Rca Victor Symphony Orchestra
      Album: The Only Opera Album You'll Ever Need (Recordno: 75605513562) ~~ C674412, Teldec, 75605513562
      Duration: 4:37
    • 18:02
      Title: Symphony No.50 "Mount St Helens", Andante
      Complete Work Name: Symphony No. 50 "Mount St Helens"
      Composer: Hovhaness, Alan
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Seattle Symphony
      Album: Secret Classics (Recordno: Wrapcd1), Conifer, Wrapcd1
      Duration: 10:16
    • 18:12
      Title: Five Negro Spirituals From 'A Child Of Our Time': I- Steal Away
      Composer: Tippett, Michael
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): The Finzi Singers
      Album: Tippett: Choral Works, Chandos, CHAN 9265
      Duration: 2:49
    • 18:17
      Title: Piano Concerto In G Major (3rd Movement) Presto
      Composer: Ravel, Maurice
      Performer(s): Krystian Zimerman (Piano)
      Performer(s): Krystian Zimerman (Piano), Cleveland Orchestra
      Album: Ravel: The Piano Concertos, Deutsche Gramophon, 449 213-2
      Duration: 4:06
    • 18:21
      Title: Concerto For Piano, Violin And String Quartet (2nd Movement) Sicilienne
      Composer: Chausson, Ernest
      Performer(s): Joshua Bell (Violin)
      Performer(s): Joshua Bell (Violin), Takacs Quartet, Jean-Yves Thibaudet (Piano)
      Album: Not Available (Recordno: 425 860-2), Decca, 425 860-2
      Duration: 4:06
    • 18:26
      Title: Gymnopedie No. 1 -- Gymnopedie No. 1
      Composer: Satie, Erik
      Performer(s): Emma Johnson (Clarinet)
      Performer(s): Emma Johnson (Clarinet), Julius Drake (Piano)
      Album: The Essential Emma Johnson - Disk 2, ASV, CD DCS 238
      Duration: 3:16
    • 18:35
      Title: One Hundred Easy Ways To Lose A Man
      Composer: Bernstein/Comden/Green
      Performer(s): Kim Criswell (Alto)
      Performer(s): Kim Criswell (Alto), Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
      Album: Bernstein: Wonderful Town ~~ C6693, EMI Classics, 7243 5 56756 2 3
      Duration: 3:22
    • 18:39
      Title: Waltz No.2 (Jazz Suite No.2) -- Suite For Variety Orchestra
      Composer: Shostakovich, Dmitri
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Brodsky Quartet, Philip Edward Fisher (Piano)
      Album: Petits-Fours: Favourite Encores, CHAN, CHAN10708
      Duration: 3:35
    • 18:43
      Title: Pur Ti Miro -- Not Available
      Composer: Monteverdi, Claudio
      Performer(s): Joshua Bell (Violin)
      Performer(s): Joshua Bell (Violin), Academy Of St Martin In The Fields
      Album: Romance Of The Violin, Sony, Sk87894
      Duration: 3:37
    • 18:47
      Title: Introitus- Requiem Aeternam
      Composer: Biber, Heinrich Ignaz Franz
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Le Concert Des Nations, La Capella Reial De Catalunya
      Album: Biber: Battalia a 10/ Requiem a 15 in Concerto, Alia Vox, AV 9825
      Duration: 7:40
    • 18:55
      Title: Fantasia Para Un Gentilhombre (4th Movement) Canario
      Complete Work Name: Fantasia Para Un Gentilhombre
      Composer: Rodrigo, Joaquin
      Performer(s): Manuel Barrueco (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Manuel Barrueco (Guitar), Philharmonia Orchestra
      Album: Rodrigo: Concerto de Aranjuez, EMI, 5561752
      Duration: 4:37

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