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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 Wednesday 30 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: Popical Island Music Collective

    The bliss of having your own venue, as enjoyed by Dublin musical collective, Popical Island.


    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

    • 16:01
      Title: Carolan's Concerto -- Not Available
      Composer: Carolan, Turlough O
      Performer(s): Máire Ní Chathasaigh (Harp)
      Performer(s): Máire Ní Chathasaigh (Harp), Chris Newman (Guitar)
      Album: The Carolan Albums (Recordno: OBMCD06), Old Bridge, OBMCD06
      Duration: 3:10
    • 16:05
      Title: Kuus, Kuus Kallike
      Composer: Part, Arvo
      Performer(s): Montserrat Figueras (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Montserrat Figueras (Soprano), Hesperion Xxi
      Album: Ninna Nanna (Recordno: Av9826), Aliavox, Av9826
      Duration: 4:13
    • 16:12
      Title: Serenade For Strings (1st Movement) Allegro Piacevole
      Composer: Elgar, Edward
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): I Musici
      Album: Rota; Respighi, Philips, 416356-2
      Duration: 3:11
    • 16:16
      Title: Harp Concerto In A - Rondo Allegretto -- Harp Concerto In A Major
      Composer: Dittersdorf, Carl Ditters Von
      Performer(s): Helga Storck (Harp)
      Performer(s): Helga Storck (Harp), Wuerttenberg Chamber Orchestra
      Album: Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf, Zyx, Cls4407
      Duration: 4:02
    • 16:21
      Title: Overture In A Major (1st Movement) Allegro Con Brio
      Composer: Myslivecek, Josef
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Concerto Koln
      Album: Myslivecek: Symphonies - Concerto Koln, Archiv, 477 6418
      Duration: 5:00
    • 16:26
      Title: Lacrimosa From Requiem
      Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Performer(s): David Bell (Organ)
      Performer(s): David Bell (Organ), London Philharmonic Orchestra And Chorus, King's College Choir
      Album: The Best Choral Album in the World Ever, Virgin, Vtdcd2348
      Duration: 2:55
    • 16:33
      Title: Entre Cloches (From Sites Auriculaires) For Two Pianos
      Composer: Ravel, Maurice
      Performer(s): Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
      Performer(s): Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano), Vovka Ahskenazy (Piano)
      Album: Debussy & Ravel : Music for Two Pianos - Vladimir Ashkenazy / Vovka Ahskenazy, Decca Records, 4781090
      Duration: 2:44
    • 16:36
      Title: String Quartet No.2 (2nd Movement) -- String Quartet No.2 "Company" (1983)
      Composer: Glass, Philip
      Performer(s): Matthew Denton, Michelle Fleming (Violins)
      Performer(s): Matthew Denton, Michelle Fleming (Violins), Eoin Schmidt Martin (Viola), Emma Denton (Cello)
      Album: Philip Glass String Quartets Nos. 1-4 - Carducci Quartet (Recordno: 8.559636), Naxos, 8.559636
      Duration: 1:43
    • 16:39
      Title: String Quartet No.2 (4th Movement) -- String Quartet No.2 "Company" (1983)
      Composer: Glass, Philip
      Performer(s): Matthew Denton, Michelle Fleming (Violins)
      Performer(s): Matthew Denton, Michelle Fleming (Violins), Eoin Schmidt Martin (Viola), Emma Denton (Cello)
      Album: Philip Glass String Quartets Nos. 1-4 - Carducci Quartet (Recordno: 8.559636), Naxos, 8.559636
      Duration: 2:16
    • 16:41
      Title: Tonttu
      Composer: Wartiovaara-Kallioniemi
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Rajaton
      Album: Rajaton: Joulu, Plastinka Records, 006
      Duration: 3:26
    • 16:46
      Title: Fireworks Music: Bouree
      Complete Work Name: Fireworks Music
      Composer: Handel, George Frideric
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Le Concert Spirituel
      Album: Handel Water Music and Fireworks, Glossa, Gcd921606
      Duration: 2:02
    • 16:49
      Title: Portraits Of Country Fiddlers -The Fiddler's Favourite Tune
      Composer: Nordgren, Pehr Henrik
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Ostrobothian Chamber Orchestra
      Album: Aurora Borealis - Magic of The Mysterious North, ONDINE, ODE9372
      Duration: 4:08
    • 16:53
      Title: Twelve Spanish Dances (6th Movement) Rondella Aragonesa
      Composer: Granados, Enrique
      Performer(s): Julian Bream (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Julian Bream (Guitar), John Williams (Guitar)
      Album: Together Again: Julian Bream / John Williams, RCA, 09026614522
      Duration: 5:45
    • 17:00
      Title: Love Theme From The Godfather
      Composer: Rota, Nino
      Performer(s): Andre Rieu
      Performer(s): Andre Rieu, Andre Rieu Orchestra And Chorus
      Album: Magic of the Movies, Decca, 3715423
      Duration: 2:58
    • 17:03
      Title: Nessun Dorma -- Turandot
      Composer: Puccini, Giacomo
      Performer(s): Plácido Domingo (Tenor)
      Performer(s): Plácido Domingo (Tenor), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Vienna State Opera Chorus
      Album: Not Available (Recordno: 413785-2), Deutsche Gramophon, 413785-2
      Duration: 3:21
    • 17:08
      Title: A Night On Bare Mountain
      Composer: Mussorgsky, Modest
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Boston Pops Orchestra
      Album: Mussorgsky: Pictures At An Exhibition, Deutsche Grammophon, 413153-2
      Duration: 10:41
    • 17:21
      Title: The Brides
      Composer: Kilar
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Studio Orchestra
      Album: Not Available (Recordno: Ck53165), Columbia, Ck53165
      Duration: 4:56
    • 17:26
      Title: Sonata No. 1 In F Minor - Movement Iv - Allegro Assai Vivace
      Composer: Mendelssohn, Felix
      Performer(s): Reg Elson (Organ)
      Performer(s): Reg Elson (Organ)
      Album: Mendelssohn: Complete Organ Sonatas - Reg Elson, Guild, GMCD 7249
      Duration: 3:35
    • 17:33
      Title: Piano Concerto No.6 (3rd Movement)
      Composer: Field, John
      Performer(s): John O'Conor (Piano)
      Performer(s): John O'Conor (Piano), New Irish Chamber Orchestra
      Album: John Field (Recordno: 3414), Sound, 3414
      Duration: 6:43
    • 17:48
      Title: Eleanor Rigby (Strings Only)
      Composer: Lennon / Mccartney
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Album: The Beatles Anthology 2, Apple, 7243 8 34448 2 3
      Duration: 2:06
    • 17:53
      Title: Wind Octet In E Flat Major (4th Movement) Presto: Finale -- Wind Octect In E Flat Op.103
      Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Paris-Bastille Octet
      Album: Beethoven / Mozart: Wind Octets (Recordno: HMN911583), Harmonia Mundi, HMN911583
      Duration: 3:31
    • 17:58
      Title: Sonata No.3 In F (3rd Movement) Allegro
      Composer: Geminiani, Francesco
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Purcell Quartet
      Album: Geminiani: La Folia, Hyperion, Cda66264
      Duration: 3:23
    • 18:02
      Title: Eternal Memory For Solo Cello And Strings - With Great Peace And Serenity
      Composer: Tavener, John
      Performer(s): Steven Isserlis (Cello)
      Performer(s): Steven Isserlis (Cello), Moscow Virtuosi
      Album: John Tavener: Svyati - Steven Isserlis, BMG, 09026 68761 2
      Duration: 4:22
    • 18:18
      Title: O Mio Babbino Caro -- Gianni Schicchi
      Composer: Puccini, Giacomo
      Performer(s): Renee Fleming (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Renee Fleming (Soprano), London Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: The Very Best of Relaxing Classics ~~ CDG04074, Decca, 4738622
      Duration: 2:55
    • 18:22
      Title: Minuet -- Not Available
      Composer: Boccherini, Luigi
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Academy Of St-Martin-In-The-Fields
      Album: Best Romantic Classics 50 (CD 3) - Mediterranean Romance, EMI Classics, 50999 4 57555 2 1
      Duration: 3:56
    • 18:26
      Title: Scherzo Op.12
      Composer: Van Goens
      Performer(s): Ailbhe Mcdonagh (Cello)
      Performer(s): Ailbhe Mcdonagh (Cello), Orla Mcdonagh (Piano)
      Album: Ailbhe McDonagh Its a Cello Thing --, Ailbhe McDonagh
      Duration: 3:05
    • 18:33
      Title: Valse Bluette (Air De Ballet)
      Composer: Drigo, Riccardo
      Performer(s): Tasmin Little (Violin)
      Performer(s): Tasmin Little (Violin), Piers Lane (Piano)
      Album: Virtuoso Violin - Tasmin Little, EMI Records, CD-EMX 2196 0777 7 64507 2 8
      Duration: 2:01
    • 18:35
      Title: Nocturne -- Nocturne
      Composer: Barber, Samuel
      Performer(s): Glenda Maurice (Mezzo)
      Performer(s): Glenda Maurice (Mezzo), David Garvey (Pf)
      Album: Samuel Barber/ Benjamin Britten Songs, Klass Posthuma Productions vof, GLO 5017
      Duration: 3:56
    • 18:40
      Title: C'Est Le Vent Betty
      Composer: Yared, Gabriel
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Album: Betty Blue OST, Virgin, CDV 2396
      Duration: 4:16
    • 18:45
      Title: Jupiter, The Bringer Of Jollity
      Composer: Holst, Gustav
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Philharmonia Orchestra
      Album: Holst: The Planets - Philharmonia Orchestra / Simon Rattle, EMI/HMV, Hmv5721392
      Duration: 8:08
    • 18:53
      Title: Concerto For Trumpet And Orchestra In D Major (3rd Movement) Allegro
      Composer: Tartini, Guiseppe
      Performer(s): Marek Zvolanek (Trumpet)
      Performer(s): Marek Zvolanek (Trumpet), New Prague Collegium
      Album: Baroque Trumpet Concertos - Marek Zvolanek/New Prague Collegium, Cube-Bohemia, CBCD2529
      Duration: 3:05
    • 18:56
      Title: Kalimba Suite
      Composer: Mcferrin, Bobby
      Performer(s): Bobby Mcferrin(Vocal,Keyboard)
      Performer(s): Bobby Mcferrin(Vocal,Keyboard), Richard Bona (Bass), Cyro Baptista (Percussion)
      Album: Bobby McFerrin Beyond Words, Blue Note, 724353420123
      Duration: 3:40

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