Liz Nolan's Classic Drive

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    Our featured CD this week is the latest release from our own label New Dublin Voices: Music from Ireland. Offering a mix of spiritual and secular music from Irish composers, works on the CD include Eibhlís Farrell’s Caritas abundat which gives a rich and soaring makeover to 800-year-old words about love. Also featured are beautiful arrangements of the traditional lullaby to the Christ child Suantraí ár Slánaitheora by Fiontán Ó Cearbhaill, and Coventry Carol by Jonathan Nangle.

    Liz Nolan's Classic Drive Monday 28 July 2014

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    Liz Nolan's Classic Drive

    Today marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One and Liz commemorates this with Ivor Gurney's War Elegy, an austere tribute to those who died.
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    Culture File: Rehearsed Readings with Druid

    "A space to do our thinking out loud.with an audience," is how Druid's Thomas Conway describes the company's program of rehearsed readings.

    Listen back to Liz Nolan's Classic Drive Live with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Studio 1, 12th December

    We had a ball on Friday in Studio 1 - the mince pies and muilled wine went down a treat. The RTÉ NSO played wonderfully as usual and our soloists tenor Patrick Hyland, soprano Jean Wallace and violinst Aoife Ní Bhríain wowed the audience in studio and at home, judging by the reactions we got online..

    Thanks to everyone for attending the concert and listening in, if you missed it you can listen back via the RTÉ Player.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 16:00
      Title: Mars, The Bringer Of War
      Composer: Holst, Gustav
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Philharmonia Orchestra
      Album: Holst - The Planets (Recordno: HMV5721392), EMI, HMV5721392
      Duration: 7:16
    • 16:08
      Title: Pieces Espagnoles (2nd Movement) Cubana
      Composer: Falla, Manuel De
      Performer(s): Alicia De Larrocha (Piano)
      Performer(s): Alicia De Larrocha (Piano)
      Album: Falla - Montsalvatge - Serenata Andaluza - Alicia De Larrocha, RCA, 09026613892
      Duration: 4:11
    • 16:13
      Title: Carnival Of The Animals: The Swan -- Carnival Of The Animals
      Composer: Saint-Saens, Camille
      Performer(s): Mats Lidstrom (Cello)
      Performer(s): Mats Lidstrom (Cello), Bengt Forsberg (Piano)
      Album: Saint-Saens: Music for Cello and Piano, Hyperion, Cda67095
      Duration: 2:54
    • 16:20
      Title: Oboe Quartet In F (3rd Movement) Rondeau -- Oboe Quartet In F K370
      Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Performer(s): Douglas Boyd (Oboe)
      Performer(s): Douglas Boyd (Oboe), Gaudier Ensemble
      Album: Mozart: Oboe Quartet, Hyperion, Cda67277
      Duration: 4:25
    • 16:28
      Title: Concerto No. 4 In E Minor Rv 550 (4th Movement) Allegro
      Composer: Vivaldi, Antonio
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): The Academy Of Ancient Music
      Album: L'Estro Armonica (Recordno: 4757694) ~~ H843114, Decca, 4757694
      Duration: 2:03
    • 16:33
      Title: Allegro Marcato
      Composer: Bridge, Frank
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Rté Vanbrugh String Quartet
      Album: Quartet Classics (Recordno: Cd107) ~~ G462413, RTÉ lyric fm, Cd107
      Duration: 2:06
    • 16:36
      Title: Piano Sonata No.25 (1st Movement) Presto Alla Tedesca
      Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Performer(s): Stephen Kovacevich (Piano)
      Performer(s): Stephen Kovacevich (Piano)
      Album: Beethoven Piano Sonatas (Recordno: 5099996592229), EMI Classics, 5099996592229
      Duration: 5:03
    • 16:41
      Title: Czardas From Coppelia
      Composer: Delibes, Leo
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): New Philharmonia Orchestra
      Album: Favourite Ballet Classics (Recordno: 7675952) ~~ G406210, EMI, 7675952
      Duration: 3:31
    • 16:46
      Title: A Shropshire Lad: V- The Lads In Their Hundreds
      Composer: Butterworth, George
      Performer(s): Simon Keenlyside (Baritone)
      Performer(s): Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
      Album: Songs of War: Simon Keenlyside & Malcolm Martineau, Sony Classical, 88697944242
      Duration: 2:15
    • 16:49
      Title: War And Peace (3rd Movement) Intermezzo
      Composer: Prokofiev, Sergei
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Pastoral Classics CD 2, Chandos, CHAN241-35
      Duration: 5:58
    • 16:56
      Title: Clarinet Concerto No.2 In E Flat (3rd Movement) Alla Polacca
      Complete Work Name: Clarinet Concerto No. 2 In Eb Op74
      Composer: Weber, Carl Maria Von
      Performer(s): Gervase De Peyer (Clarinet)
      Performer(s): Gervase De Peyer (Clarinet), London Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Mozart Weber Spohr ~~ H393906, Decca, 433727-2
      Duration: 6:51
    • 17:09
      Title: Wondrous Machine
      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: 3:41
    • 17:13
      Title: Keyboard Concerto In G (3rd Movement) Rondo : Presto
      Composer: Haydn, Joseph
      Performer(s): Jolanda Violante (Fortepiano)
      Performer(s): Jolanda Violante (Fortepiano), Federico Guglielmo (Violin), L'Arte Dell'arco
      Album: Haydn Keyboard Concertos 3, 4, and 11, Brilliant, 94175
      Duration: 5:43
    • 17:21
      Title: Jazz Suite No.1 (1st Movement) Waltz
      Composer: Shostakovitch, Dmitri
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Ronald Brautigam (Piano), Peter Masseurs (Trumpet), Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
      Album: Shostakovich: Jazz Music (Recordno: 433702-2) ~~ L803501, Decca, 433702-2
      Duration: 2:38
    • 17:25
      Title: Makin' Whoopee
      Composer: Donaldson, Walter / Kahn, Gus
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): London Sinfonietta \ Harvey And The Wallbangers
      Album: Simon Rattle - Americana, EMI Classics, 724355769121
      Duration: 3:40
    • 17:33
      Title: Polka -- Solitaire
      Composer: Arnold, Malcolm
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Arnold Symphony No.1 etc, EMI Classics, CDM7640442
      Duration: 2:56
    • 17:37
      Title: We Must Have A Ball
      Composer: Bernstein, Leonard, Lerner, Alan Jay
      Performer(s): Thomas Hampson
      Performer(s): Thomas Hampson, London Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Leonard Bernstein Theatre Works (Recordno: 002894779268) ~~ PD OB, Deutsche Grammophon, 002894779268
      Duration: 3:39
    • 17:49
      Title: Sinfonietta (1st Movement) Allegretto
      Composer: Janacek, Leos
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Bartok Miraculous Mandarin, Deutsche Grammophon, 445501-2
      Duration: 2:17
    • 17:53
      Title: Sonatine No. 5 In F Major
      Composer: Dussek, Jan L.
      Performer(s): Anne-Marie O' Farrell (Harp)
      Performer(s): Anne-Marie O' Farrell (Harp)
      Album: Harping Bach to carolan - Anne-Marie O' Farrell, Number Twenty Nine, CD2901
      Duration: 3:36
    • 17:58
      Title: Cello Concerto In D Minor (3rd Movement)
      Composer: Lalo, Edouard
      Performer(s): Pieter Wispelwey (Cello)
      Performer(s): Pieter Wispelwey (Cello), Flanders Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Pieter Wispelwey Lalo and Saint-Saens, ONYX, ONYX4107
      Duration: 7:34
    • 18:07
      Title: Dio, Che Nell'alma Infodere
      Composer: Verdi, Giuseppe
      Performer(s): Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor)
      Performer(s): Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor), Tugomir Franc (Bass), Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Chorus Of The Royal Opera House Covent Garden
      Album: Heroes and Villains - Opera's Leading Men ~~ CDC09847, Decca, 4782346
      Duration: 4:40
    • 18:12
      Title: Aria From Haroutiun
      Composer: Hovhaness, Alan
      Performer(s): Chris Gekker (Trumpet)
      Performer(s): Chris Gekker (Trumpet), Manhattan Chamber Orchestra
      Album: Alan Hovhaness: Mountains and Rivers Without End, Koch, 372212H1
      Duration: 3:34
    • 18:17
      Title: Sinfonia From Armida Abbandonata
      Composer: Cherubini, Luigi
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Auser Musici
      Album: Cherubini Arias and Overtures, Hyperion, CDA67893
      Duration: 5:02
    • 18:22
      Title: O Isis Und Osiris
      Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Performer(s): Reinhard Hagen (Bass)
      Performer(s): Reinhard Hagen (Bass), Les Arts Florissants, L'Opera De Lyon
      Album: Mozart: The Magic Flute ~~ C555013, Erato, 0630-12705-2
      Duration: 3:18
    • 18:25
      Title: Sonata In B Flat Major, D 960 (3rd Movement) Allegro Vivace
      Composer: Schubert, Franz
      Performer(s): Hugh Tinney (Piano)
      Performer(s): Hugh Tinney (Piano)
      Album: Hugh Tinney: A Portrait -- CD142, RTE lyric fm, CD142
      Duration: 4:10
    • 18:33
      Title: Simple Symphony (4th Movement) Frolicsome Finale
      Composer: Britten, Benjamin
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): English Chamber Orchestra
      Album: Britten: Young Person'S Guide To The Orchestra ~~ G042905, Decca, 417509-2
      Duration: 3:02
    • 18:37
      Title: Preamble (Allegro)
      Composer: Parry, Hubert
      Performer(s): Erich Gruenberg (Violin)
      Performer(s): Erich Gruenberg (Violin), Roger Vignoles (Piano)
      Album: Parry: Violin Sonatas ~~ CDH03062, Hyperion, CDA66157
      Duration: 1:46
    • 18:39
      Title: In Flanders
      Composer: Gurney, Ivor
      Performer(s): Simon Keenlyside (Baritone)
      Performer(s): Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
      Album: Songs of War: Simon Keenlyside & Malcolm Martineau, Sony Classical, 88697944242
      Duration: 2:50
    • 18:43
      Title: War Elegy
      Composer: Gurner, Ivor
      Performer(s): Bbc Symphony Orchestra
      Performer(s): Bbc Symphony Orchestra
      Album: An Elegy for War: Works by Ivor Gurney & Frank Bridge, BBC Music, Vo.22 No.9
      Duration: 11:11
    • 18:55
      Title: Largo Al Factotum -- Barber Of Seville
      Composer: Rossini, Gioachino
      Performer(s): Robert Merrill (Baritone)
      Performer(s): Robert Merrill (Baritone), Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
      Album: The Only Opera Album You'll Ever Need (Recordno: 75605513562) ~~ C674311, RCA Victor, 75605513562
      Duration: 4:58

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