Liz Nolan's Classic Drive

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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 Friday 25 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: Crowdfunding Books

    The power of the hive with Alys Fowler, whose next apicultural love letter of a book is being crowdfunded via internet publisher, Unbound.


    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: Holiday For Strings
      Composer: Rose, David
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Saxpak / Ted White (Musical Director)
      Album: Saxomania - Saxpak, ASV, CDWHL2106
      Duration: 2:31
    • 16:03
      Title: Blue Skies -- Blue Skies
      Composer: Berlin, Irving
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Chanticleer
      Album: Chanticleer Reflections, Teldec, 0630184432
      Duration: 2:44
    • 16:06
      Title: Summer (3rd Movement) End Of The Pier
      Composer: Goodall, Howard
      Performer(s): Bozidar Vukotic (Cello)
      Performer(s): Bozidar Vukotic (Cello), The Tippett Quartet, Marianna Szymanowska (Harp)
      Album: The Seasons - Howard Goodall, EMI Classics, 50999 6 88626 2 6
      Duration: 1:59
    • 16:09
      Title: On Wings Of Song
      Composer: Mendelssohn, Felix
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Brodsky Quartet
      Album: Petits-Fours: Favourite Encores, CHAN, CHAN10708
      Duration: 3:41
    • 16:14
      Title: Double Bass Quartet No.3 In D (1st Movement) Moderato
      Composer: Hoffmeister, Franz Anton
      Performer(s): Norbert Duka (Double Bass)
      Performer(s): Norbert Duka (Double Bass), Erno Sebestyen (Violin) Helmut Nicolai (Viola) Martin Ostertag (Cello)
      Album: Hoffmeister Double Bass Quartets, Naxos, 8.572187
      Duration: 5:29
    • 16:22
      Title: Trumpet Voluntary -- Not Available
      Composer: Clarke, Jeremiah
      Performer(s): Philip Jones (Trumpet), Elgar Howarth (Trumpet)
      Performer(s): Philip Jones (Trumpet), Elgar Howarth (Trumpet), Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
      Album: Weekend Brass / Trumpet Voluntary: Philip Jones, Decca, 4216332
      Duration: 2:55
    • 16:25
      Title: Nutcracker Suite: Closing Waltz
      Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Kirov Orchestra
      Album: The Nutcracker ~~ CDH06226, Philips, 462114-2
      Duration: 4:58
    • 16:32
      Title: Serenade In G Major 'Eine Kleine Nachtmusik' (2nd Movement) Romance: Andante
      Complete Work Name: Serenade In G Major 'Eine Kleine Nachtmusik' K525
      Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): The English Concert
      Album: Mozart: Night Music - The English Concert / Andrew Manze, Harmonia Mundi USA, HMU907280
      Duration: 5:39
    • 16:39
      Title: Nuit Resplendissante
      Composer: Gounod, Charles
      Performer(s): Magdalena Kozena (Mezzo)
      Performer(s): Magdalena Kozena (Mezzo), Mahler Chamber Orchestra
      Album: Magdalena Kozena: French Arias, Deutsche Grammophon, 474 214-2
      Duration: 5:33
    • 16:46
      Title: Elizabethan Masque
      Composer: Bayco, Fredric
      Performer(s): Ruth Scott (Oboe)
      Performer(s): Ruth Scott (Oboe), The New London Orchestra
      Album: British Light Music Classics - 4 (Recordno: CDA67400), Hyperion, CDA67400
      Duration: 2:21
    • 16:51
      Title: Symphony No.6 (1st Movement) Con Fuoco E Maestoso
      Composer: Kinsella, John
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Rte National Symphony Orchestra
      Album: John Kinsella : Orchestral Works, RTE lyricfm, CD134
      Duration: 2:33
    • 16:54
      Title: Piano Sonata In D Minor Op. 31 No. 2 (‘Tempest’) - Movement Iii - Allegretto
      Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Performer(s): Louis Lortie (Piano)
      Performer(s): Louis Lortie (Piano)
      Album: Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Op. 31 Nos. 1-3 - Louis Lortie, Chandos, CHAN 9842
      Duration: 7:23
    • 17:03
      Title: The Dragonfly Polka Mazurka
      Composer: Strauss, Josef
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Johann Strauss Orchestra
      Album: Pastoral Classics (Recordno: CHAN241-35), Chandos, CHAN241-35
      Duration: 4:07
    • 17:07
      Title: We're Called Gondolieri
      Composer: Gilbert / Sullivan
      Performer(s): Richard Lewis (Tenor)
      Performer(s): Richard Lewis (Tenor), John Cameron (Baritone), The Pro Arte Orchestra
      Album: The Gondoliers (Recordno: 7477758) ~~ C090806, EMI, 7477758
      Duration: 2:10
    • 17:11
      Title: Violin Concerto In G Major (3rd Movement) - Allegro
      Composer: Nardini, Pietro
      Performer(s): Giuliano Carmignola (Violin)
      Performer(s): Giuliano Carmignola (Violin), Venice Baroque Orchestra
      Album: Concerto Italiano - Carmignola / Venice Baroque Orchestra / Marcon, Archiv Produktion, 4776606
      Duration: 5:37
    • 17:17
      Title: Double Bass Duo
      Composer: Moondog/Arr Mcgregor
      Performer(s): Joanna Macgregor (Piano)
      Performer(s): Joanna Macgregor (Piano), Neville Malcolm (Bass), Markus Van Horn (Bass), Kuljit Bhamra (Tabla And Percussion), Britten Sinfonia
      Album: Moondog: Sidewalk Dances ~~ R511110, Soundcircus, SC010
      Duration: 2:37
    • 17:21
      Title: Intermezzo From "Hary Janos Suite"
      Composer: Kodaly, Zoltan
      Performer(s): Laurence Kaptain (Cimbalom)
      Performer(s): Laurence Kaptain (Cimbalom), Chicago Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Neemi Jarvi : Highlights from a 30-year recording career, Chandos, CHAN 241-44
      Duration: 5:08
    • 17:26
      Title: The Peanut Vendor -- The Peannut Vendor
      Composer: Sunshine/Gilbert/Simons
      Performer(s): King's Singers
      Performer(s): King's Singers, The Gordon Langford Trio
      Album: The King's Singers; Original Debut Recording, Chandos, Chan6562
      Duration: 2:38
    • 17:33
      Title: Slavonic Dances Op. 46 - No. 4 In F Major - Tempo Di Minuetto
      Complete Work Name: Slavonic Dances Op. 46
      Composer: Dvorak, Antonin
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Dvorak: Slavonic Dances Op. 46 and Op. 72 - Atlanta Symphony Orchestra: Yoel Levi, Telarc, CD-90497
      Duration: 6:36
    • 17:48
      Title: Leanykero
      Composer: Bartok, Bela
      Performer(s): Eimear Cluskey
      Performer(s): Eimear Cluskey, Leila Kessopersadh, Cantairi Oga Atha Cliath
      Album: Cantairi Oga Atha Cliath - CD One, Cantairi Oga Atha Cliath, CD One
      Duration: 1:56
    • 17:52
      Title: The Birds - The Cuckoo
      Composer: Respighi, Ottorino
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Bella Tuscany - Music Inspired by Tuscany, Telarc, CD-80644
      Duration: 4:20
    • 17:58
      Title: Canon In D -- Not Available
      Composer: Pachelbel, Johann
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Karajan Gold (Recordno: 4777341), Deutsche Grammophon, 4777341
      Duration: 7:09
    • 18:05
      Title: Ay, Que Me Abraso!
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): Arcángel (Cantaor), Mariví Blasco (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Fahmi Alqhai (Viola Da Gamba), Miguel Ángel Cortés (Flamenco Guitar), Accademia Del Piacere
      Album: Las idas y las vueltas - Spanish Baroque Meets Flamenco, Glossa, GCD P33203
      Duration: 6:01
    • 18:12
      Title: Estrellita
      Composer: Ponce, Manuel Maria
      Performer(s): Yue Tang ('Cello)
      Performer(s): Yue Tang ('Cello), Geraldine O'Doherty (Harp)
      Album: Variations on Cello- Yue Tang, Yue Tang, 2013 Yue Tang
      Duration: 3:05
    • 18:16
      Title: Sinfonia Concertante In Bb For Violin, Cello And Bassoon - Allegro
      Composer: Haydn, Joseph
      Performer(s): Steven Isserlis (Cello)
      Performer(s): Steven Isserlis (Cello), Marieke Blankestijn (Violin) Douglas Boyd (Oboe) Matthew Wilkie (Bassoon), The Chamber Orchestra Of Europe
      Album: Haydn cello concertos in C and D / Sinfonia Concertante, BMG Classics, 09026685782
      Duration: 9:25
    • 18:26
      Title: Music For 18 Musicians - V.
      Composer: Reich, Steve
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Steve Reich And Musicians
      Album: Steve Reich - Music for 18 Musicians - CD4, Nonesuch Records, 7559794512
      Duration: 3:45
    • 18:38
      Title: Come Mai Puoi Vedermi Piangere
      Composer: Marcello, Benedetto
      Performer(s): Patricia Petibon (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Patricia Petibon (Soprano), Venice Baroque Orchestra
      Album: Patricia Petibon - Rosso (Italian Baroque Arias), Deutsche Grammophon, 4778763
      Duration: 5:13
    • 18:45
      Title: Adagio And Fugue In D Minor
      Composer: Bach, Wilhelm Friedemann
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Irish Baroque Orchestra
      Album: Irish Baroque Orchestra Plays Bach (Recordno: CD110) ~~ CDH8412, RTE lyric fm, CD110
      Duration: 7:54
    • 18:53
      Title: Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
      Composer: Lennon/Mccartney
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Les Boreades
      Album: Beatles Baroque ~~ H747815, ATMA, 22218
      Duration: 5:06

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