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 Thursday 24 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: Sewing Computers

    Artist-engineer, Nora O Murchú, is using LilyPad to teach young girls to sew computers. Because that's a thing.

    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

    • 16:05
      Title: Tahiti Trot (Tea For Two)
      Composer: Shostakovitch, Dmitri
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Scottish National Orchestra
      Album: Shostakovich (Recordno: Chan8587), Chandos, Chan8587
      Duration: 3:25
    • 16:09
      Title: Griserie Ariette (Ah! Quel Diner Je Viens De Faire)
      Composer: Offenbach, Jacques
      Performer(s): Anne Sophie Von Otter (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Anne Sophie Von Otter (Soprano), Les Musiciens De Louvre
      Album: Anne Sophie von Otter sings Offenbach, Deutsche Grammophon, 471 5012
      Duration: 2:10
    • 16:12
      Title: Waltz No.5 In A Flat O42
      Composer: Chopin, Frederic
      Performer(s): Dmitri Alexeev (Piano)
      Performer(s): Dmitri Alexeev (Piano)
      Album: Waltzes And Sonatas, Formula Classics, 451024-21840
      Duration: 4:02
    • 16:16
      Title: Concerto No.2 For Trumpet, Strings And Continuo In E Flat Major (2nd Movement) Largo
      Composer: Hertel, Johann Wilhelm
      Performer(s): Marek Zvolanek
      Performer(s): Marek Zvolanek, New Prague Collegium
      Album: Baroque Trumpet Concertos - Marek Zvolanek/New Prague Collegium, Cube-Bohemia, CBCD2529
      Duration: 4:11
    • 16:21
      Title: Andante Festivo
      Composer: Sibelius, Jean
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): National Orchestra Of Sweden (Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra)
      Album: Aurora Music of the Northern Lights ~~ CDG04132, Deutsche Grammophon, 471747-2
      Duration: 5:05
    • 16:26
      Title: Fly Up From Your Sorrows
      Composer: Korvits, Tonu
      Performer(s): Gillian Franklin (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Gillian Franklin (Soprano), Britten Sinfonia, The Choir Of Royal Holloway
      Album: Kreek's Notebook Spiritual Songs from the Baltic States, Hyperion, CDA67968
      Duration: 3:31
    • 16:33
      Title: Romeo And Juliet Suite No.2 - Montagues And Capulets
      Composer: Prokofiev, Sergei
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: The Best Proms Album in the World... Ever, BBC, 724384973124
      Duration: 4:52
    • 16:38
      Title: Histoire Du Tango - Bordel 1900
      Composer: Piazzolla, Astor
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Sarah Markham (Sop Sax) Andrew Wilson (Alto Sax) Martin Kerrigan (Tenor/Sop Sax) Alex Mitchell (Baritone Sax), Adelphi Saxophone Quartet
      Album: Simply Four Saxophones (Recordno: 724357252720) ~~ CDG04026, EMI Records Ltd, 724357252720
      Duration: 3:45
    • 16:42
      Title: Bistro Fada
      Composer: Wrembel, Stephane
      Performer(s): Stephane Wrembel (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Stephane Wrembel (Guitar)
      Album: Midnight In Paris - Music From The Motion Picture Score, Madison Gate Records, 4339634829
      Duration: 3:05
    • 16:47
      Title: Al Fresco
      Composer: Herbert, Victor
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Beloved Songs and Classic Miniatures - Victor Herbert, Marco Polo, 8.225108
      Duration: 3:39
    • 16:51
      Title: Symphony No.82 In C Major 'The Bear' (4th Movement) Finale: Vivace
      Composer: Haydn, Franz Josef
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Concentus Musicus Wien
      Album: Joseph Haydn: The Paris Symphonies, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, 82876 60602 2
      Duration: 8:11
    • 17:03
      Title: Sei Du Mein Trost
      Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Performer(s): Barbara Bonney (Sop)
      Performer(s): Barbara Bonney (Sop), Geoffrey Parsons (Pf)
      Album: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Lieder, Teldec, 2292-46334-2
      Duration: 3:24
    • 17:12
      Title: Bless The Lord O My Soul
      Composer: Rachmaninov, Sergei
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Moscow Chamber Choir
      Album: Adoramus - CD2, BMG Entertainment, 74321704402
      Duration: 4:06
    • 17:16
      Title: Danse Orientale
      Composer: Glazunov, Alexander
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Scottish National Orchestra
      Album: Russian Dances - Scottish National Orchestra / Jarvi, Chandos Records Ltd, CHAN6598
      Duration: 3:02
    • 17:20
      Title: The Vagabond
      Composer: Davis, Carl
      Performer(s): Lucie Svehlova (Leader)
      Performer(s): Lucie Svehlova (Leader), Jaromir Klepac (Piano), Gareth Williams (Mandolin), Leos Cepicky, Jan Schulmeister, Jiri Zigmund Ales Kasprik, Philharmonic Orchestra / The Wihan Quartet
      Album: Charlie Chaplin: The Essential Film Music Collection - Disk 2, Silva Screen, SILCD1198
      Duration: 5:42
    • 17:32
      Title: Symphony No. 3 In C -The Great National - Finale
      Composer: Clementi, Muzio
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Philharmonia Virtuosi
      Album: Trafalgar Hydan and Clementi, essay, CD1087
      Duration: 4:44
    • 17:37
      Title: La Donna E Mobile -- Rigoletto
      Composer: Verdi, Giuseppe
      Performer(s): Alfredo Kraus (Tenor)
      Performer(s): Alfredo Kraus (Tenor), Philharmonia Orchestra
      Album: Viva Verdi: Arias, Duets, Choruses, EMI, Cdz762521
      Duration: 2:16
    • 17:47
      Title: Little Symphony No. 3 Op. 71 - 1st Movt
      Composer: Milhaud, Darius
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Jean Pougnet (Violin), Anthony Pini (Cello), Reginald Kell (Clarinet), Paul Draper (Bassoon), George Eskdale (Tr
      Album: Milhaud Orchestral and Chamber Music, Divine Art, Divine Art 27807
      Duration: 1:35
    • 17:52
      Title: Sanctus -- The Armed Man: A Mass For Peace
      Composer: Jenkins, Karl
      Performer(s): Guy Johnston (Cello)
      Performer(s): Guy Johnston (Cello), London Philharmonic Orchestra, National Youth Choir Of Great Britain
      Album: Not Available (Recordno: Cdve956), Virgin, Cdve956
      Duration: 7:00
    • 18:01
      Title: Danse Villageoise
      Complete Work Name: Suite Pastorale
      Composer: Chabrier, Emmanuel
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Chabrier: Espana / Suite Pastorale / Habanera / Marche (Recordno: 447751-2), Deutsche Grammophon, 447751-2
      Duration: 4:32
    • 18:07
      Title: Romanze Op. 2 No. 1
      Composer: Joachim, Joseph
      Performer(s): Daniel Hope (Violin)
      Performer(s): Daniel Hope (Violin), Sebastian Knauer (Piano)
      Album: Daniel Hope - A Celebration of Joseph Joachim, Deutsche Grammophon, 477 9301
      Duration: 5:18
    • 18:11
      Title: Alleluia And Fugue For String Orchestra
      Complete Work Name: Alleluia And Fugue Op. 40b For String Orchestra
      Composer: Hovhaness, Alan
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): I Fiamminghi: The Orchestra Of Flanders
      Album: The Divine Feminine (Recordno: CD80689), Telarc, CD80689
      Duration: 3:12
    • 18:16
      Title: Che Puro Ciel
      Composer: Gluck, Christoph Willibald
      Performer(s): David Daniels (Counter)
      Performer(s): David Daniels (Counter), Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment
      Album: Sento Amor, Virgin, 724354536526
      Duration: 5:32
    • 18:22
      Title: Concerto In B Flat Major G 482 - Movement I - Allegro Moderato
      Complete Work Name: Concerto In B Flat Major G 482
      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: 7:36
    • 18:34
      Title: Trio In G Minor (2nd Movement) Scherzo
      Composer: Weber, Carl Maria Von
      Performer(s): Judith Pearce (Flute)
      Performer(s): Judith Pearce (Flute), Christopher Van Kampen (Cello)/ Ian Brown (Piano)
      Album: Weber: Clarinet Trio ~~ H132906, Crd, CRD3398
      Duration: 2:38
    • 18:37
      Title: Hungarian Dance No.2 In D Minor
      Composer: Brahms, Johannes
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): London Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Brahms: Hungarian Dances - London Symphony Orchestra, Chandos, CHAN8885
      Duration: 3:13
    • 18:40
      Title: L'Anima Ho Stanca From Act Ii
      Composer: Cilea, Francesco
      Performer(s): Rolando Villazon (Tenor)
      Performer(s): Rolando Villazon (Tenor), Gianluca Alfano, Orchestra Sinfonica Di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Coro Sinfonica Di Milano Giuseppe Verdi
      Album: Cielo e Mar - Rolando Villazon (Recordno: 4777593), Deutsche Grammophon, 4777593
      Duration: 1:48
    • 18:43
      Title: Symphony No.9 'New World' (2nd Movement) Largo
      Composer: Dvorak, Antonin
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Rté National Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Classical Favourites II / RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, Naxos, NSOFC212
      Duration: 12:57
    • 18:57
      Title: 'Twas Within A Furlong
      Composer: Purcell, Henry
      Performer(s): Vincenzo Capezzuto (Alto)
      Performer(s): Wolfgang Muthspiel (Acoustic/Electric Guitar), L'Arpeggiata
      Album: Music For a While: Improvisations on Henry Purcell, Erato/ Warner Classics, 0825646337507
      Duration: 2:54

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