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    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.

    Liz Nolan's Classic Drive Friday 1 August 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 - Handball Alley Art

    In recent years there has been a great deal more contemporary art in handball alleys, than handball. Photographer, Kenneth O'Halloran isn't about to buck the trend.

    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

    • 16:00
      Title: Philou
      Composer: Praetorius, Michael
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): New London Consort
      Album: Praetorius: Terpsichore Dances ~~ G023206, Decca, 4146332
      Duration: 2:58
    • 16:03
      Title: Springtanz/ Thugamar Fein An Samhradh Linn
      Composer: Praetorius / Trad
      Performer(s): Laoise O'Brien (Recorders)
      Performer(s): Laoise O'Brien (Recorders), John Feeley (Guitar)Odhra O Casaide (Violin)
      Album: How Happy For The Little Birds ~~ Not Available, DIT
      Duration: 4:26
    • 16:08
      Title: The Flower Of Maherally
      Composer: Trad Arr
      Performer(s): Anuna
      Performer(s): Anuna
      Album: The Best Of Anuna, Danu, 022
      Duration: 3:44
    • 16:13
      Title: Danse Slave
      Composer: Chabrier, Emmanuel
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Orchestre Nationale De France
      Album: Chabrier: España, Erato, Ecd88018
      Duration: 5:09
    • 16:18
      Title: Cortege
      Composer: Boulanger, Lili
      Performer(s): Emile Naoumoff (Piano)
      Performer(s): Emile Naoumoff (Piano), Olivier Charlier (Violin)
      Album: In memoriam Lili Boulanger, NAXOS, 8.223636
      Duration: 1:42
    • 16:21
      Title: Serenade No.10 In B Major Gran Partita - Adagio
      Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): German Wind Soloists
      Album: Classical Chill CD2, NAXOS, 8.520101
      Duration: 5:55
    • 16:27
      Title: Dance Of The Reed Flutes
      Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Kirov Orchestra
      Album: The Nutcracker ~~ CDH06226, Philips, 462114-2
      Duration: 2:13
    • 16:33
      Title: Serenade No. 2 - Movement Ii - Scherzo: Vivace
      Composer: Brahms, Johannes
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): London Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Brahms: Serenade No. 2, Symphony No. 3 - Bernard Haitnik, LSO Live, LSO0056
      Duration: 2:47
    • 16:37
      Title: Parmi Veder Le Lagrime
      Composer: Verdi, Giuseppe
      Performer(s): Piotr Beczala (Tenor)
      Performer(s): Piotr Beczala (Tenor), Polish National Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Verdi: Piotr Beczala, Orfeo, C865 131 A
      Duration: 2:46
    • 16:40
      Title: Etude In E Op.10 No.3 'Tristesse' -- Not Available
      Composer: Chopin, Frederic
      Performer(s): Andrei Gavrilov (Piano)
      Performer(s): Andrei Gavrilov (Piano)
      Album: Best-Loved Classics 16, Seraphim, 724356958524
      Duration: 4:18
    • 16:45
      Title: Concertina Da Camera (3rd Movement)
      Composer: Ibert, Jacques
      Performer(s): John Harle (Saxophone)
      Performer(s): John Harle (Saxophone), Academy Of St Martin In The Fields
      Album: Saxophone Concertos, EMI Classics, 724357210928
      Duration: 4:24
    • 16:51
      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
    • 17:05
      Title: Skaters Waltz
      Composer: Waldteufel, Emile
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra Junior Chorus
      Album: A Family Christmas, Signum Classics, SIGCD202
      Duration: 6:47
    • 17:13
      Title: String Quartet No.13 Op.130 - Alla Danza Tedesca. Allegro Assai
      Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Alexander String Quartet
      Album: Dance through the Ages, Arte Nova, 74321721002
      Duration: 3:34
    • 17:17
      Title: Moon Silver
      Composer: Lloyd Webber, Julian
      Performer(s): Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello)
      Performer(s): Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello), Jiaxin Lloyd Webber (Cello)
      Album: A Tale of Two Cellos: arrangements by Julian Lloyd Webber, Naxos, 8.573251
      Duration: 2:21
    • 17:21
      Title: Brandenburg Concerto No.6 (3rd Movement) Allegro -- Brandenburg Concerto No.6
      Composer: Bach, J S
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Concerto Italiano
      Album: Brandenburg Concertos -- OP 30412, Naive Records, OP 30412
      Duration: 5:26
    • 17:33
      Title: Overture, Russlan And Ludmilla
      Composer: Glinka, Mikhail
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Rte National Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Classical Sounds - Orchestral and Vocal favourites (Recordno: Not Available), RTÉ lyric fm
      Duration: 5:25
    • 17:39
      Title: Old Hungarian Dances (1st Movement) Intrada
      Composer: Farkas, Ferenc
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Adelphi Saxophone Quartet
      Album: Simply Four Saxophones (Recordno: 724357252720) ~~ G402621, EMI, 724357252720
      Duration: 2:06
    • 17:49
      Title: Sport -- Sport
      Composer: O Riada, Peadar
      Performer(s): Sean O'Riada (Accordian)
      Performer(s): Sean O'Riada (Accordian)
      Album: Amidst These Hills ~~ CDR2825, Bar/None Records, Ahaon-053
      Duration: 3:09
    • 17:52
      Title: Golden Hills - Waltz
      Composer: Shostakovich, Dmitri
      Performer(s): Shostakovich, Dmitri
      Performer(s): Moscow Chamber Orchestra
      Album: Shostakovich Waltzes (recordno: De3257), Delos, DE3257
      Duration: 4:48
    • 18:02
      Title: Violin Concerto In D Major (3rd Movement) Finale
      Composer: Korngold, Erich Wolfgang
      Performer(s): Nicola Benedetti
      Performer(s): Nicola Benedetti, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Nicola Benedetti - The Silver Violin ~~ PD LM, Decca, 478 3529
      Duration: 7:31
    • 18:11
      Title: Serenade Op. 44 - Movement I - Moderato, Quasi Marcia
      Composer: Dvorak, Antonin
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Oslo Philharmonnic Wind Soloists
      Album: Dvorak: Serenade for Wind, Naxos, 8.554173
      Duration: 3:52
    • 18:16
      Title: Concerto For Oboe In D Minor - Adagio
      Composer: Albinoni, Tomaso
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): I Solisti Veneti
      Album: Tranquillity of Baroque, Erato Classics snc, 3984222412
      Duration: 6:01
    • 18:23
      Title: Andro Fida, E Sconsolata
      Complete Work Name: Tito Manlio
      Composer: Vivaldi, Antonio
      Performer(s): Ann Hallenberg (Mezzo-Soprano)
      Performer(s): Ann Hallenberg (Mezzo-Soprano), Accademia Bizantina
      Album: Tito Manlio, Naive, 30413
      Duration: 3:38
    • 18:27
      Title: Trois Novelettes: No.1 In C. Modéré Sans Lenteur
      Composer: Poulenc, Francis
      Performer(s): Olivier Cazal (Pianoforte)
      Performer(s): Olivier Cazal (Pianoforte)
      Album: Poulenc: Piano Music Vol 3, Naxos, 8.553931
      Duration: 2:22
    • 18:38
      Title: The Swan Of Tuonela -- Four Legends From Kalevala
      Complete Work Name: Four Legends From Kalevala
      Composer: Sibelius, Jean
      Performer(s): Bjorn Bohlin (Cor Anglais)
      Performer(s): Bjorn Bohlin (Cor Anglais), The National Orchestra Of Sweden (Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra)
      Album: Aurora Music of the Northern Lights ~~ CDG04132, Deutsche Grammophon, 471747-2
      Duration: 7:34
    • 18:47
      Title: Copenhagen Steam Railway Galop
      Composer: Lumbye, Hans Christian
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): The National Orchestra Of Sweden (Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra)
      Album: Aurora music of the northern lights, Deutsche Grammophon, 471747-2
      Duration: 3:34
    • 18:51
      Title: Trio For Piano, Violin And Cello - 2nd Movement
      Composer: Ravel, Maurice
      Performer(s): Jean - Jacques Kantorow, Violin
      Performer(s): Jean - Jacques Kantorow, Violin, Philippe Muller, Cello, Jacques Rouvier, Piano
      Album: Un Coeur en Hiver ( A Heart in Winter ) OST, Erato, AAD 2292-45920-2
      Duration: 4:04
    • 18:56
      Title: Drive My Car
      Composer: Lennon / Mccartney
      Performer(s): Bobby Mcferrin (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Bobby Mcferrin (Vocals)
      Album: The Best of Bobby McFerrin (Recordno: CDP 7243 8 53329 2 0), Blue Note, CDP 7243 8 53329 2 0
      Duration: 2:43

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