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 Friday 8 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

    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: Chi Passa Per'sta Strada
      Composer: Azzaiolo, Filippo
      Performer(s): Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
      Performer(s): Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Members Of The Silk Road Ensemble
      Album: The Essential Yo-Yo Ma CD2, Legacy/Sony Classical, S2K 93927
      Duration: 4:41
    • 16:06
      Title: Venite A Laudare - Laude
      Composer: Anonymous
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Obsidienne
      Album: Venite a Laudare, Opus 111, OBS30-158
      Duration: 2:58
    • 16:09
      Title: Canzon No.17 A 8
      Composer: Picchi
      Performer(s): His Majesties Sagbutts And Cornetts
      Performer(s): His Majesties Sagbutts And Cornetts
      Album: The Floating City ~~ L804804, Hyperion, Cda67013
      Duration: 4:25
    • 16:14
      Title: Piano Trio No.29 In E Flat (3rd Movement) Presto Assai
      Composer: Haydn, Franz Josef
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Beaux Arts Trio
      Album: Haydn - Piano Trios ~~ H187106, Philips, 420790
      Duration: 5:36
    • 16:21
      Title: Hans Und Grete
      Composer: Mahler, Gustav
      Performer(s): Lucia Popp (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Lucia Popp (Soprano), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
      Album: Lieder: Lucia Popp, Arts, 47367-2
      Duration: 2:19
    • 16:24
      Title: Trois Novelettes: No.3 In E Minor. Sur Un Theme De Manuel De Falla
      Composer: Poulenc, Francis
      Performer(s): Olivier Cazal (Pf)
      Performer(s): Olivier Cazal (Pf)
      Album: Poulenc: Piano Music Vol 3, Naxos, 8.553931
      Duration: 2:33
    • 16:27
      Title: Cancao Verdes Anos (Song Of The Green Years)
      Composer: Paredes, Carlos
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Kronos Quartet
      Album: Kronos - Caravan, Nonesuch, 7559794902
      Duration: 3:04
    • 16:33
      Title: Keyboard Concerto No. 4 In A Major Bwv 1055 (3rd Movement) Allegro Ma Non Tanto
      Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
      Performer(s): Murray Perahia (Piano)
      Performer(s): Murray Perahia (Piano), Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields
      Album: Murray Perahia plays Bach Concertos ~~, Sony Classical, 88697742912
      Duration: 4:24
    • 16:37
      Title: Vienna Blood Waltz
      Composer: Strauss, Johann Ii
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Johann Strauss Orchestra
      Album: Not Available (Recordno: Cd-Emx2162) ~~ G125403, EMI, Cd-Emx2162
      Duration: 8:05
    • 16:47
      Title: Six Bagatelles (3rd Movement) Allegro Grazioso
      Composer: Ligeti, Gyorgy
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Quintette A Vent Claude Debussy
      Album: Ligeti/Janacek (Recordno: HMN911624), Harmonia Mundi, HMN911624
      Duration: 2:29
    • 16:51
      Title: Gente, Gente
      Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Performer(s): Simon Keenlyside ( Baritone)
      Performer(s): Simon Keenlyside ( Baritone), Kobie Van Rensburg, Antonio Abete, Patrizia Ciofi, Nuria Rial, Angelika Kirchschlager, Veronique Gens, Concerto Koln
      Album: Le Nozze di Figaro (Recordno: 90181820), Harmonia Mundi, 90181820
      Duration: 5:05
    • 16:56
      Title: Love So Sincere/ Soave Sia Il Vento
      Composer: Mozart/Friesen, Eugene
      Performer(s): Eugene Friesen (Cellos)
      Performer(s): Eugene Friesen (Cellos)
      Album: A Different Mozart: Contemporary Collectioin, Imaginary Road, 314534065-2
      Duration: 3:55
    • 17:03
      Title: Violin Concerto In E Minor (3rd Movement) Andante -- Violin Concerto In E Minor Op.64
      Complete Work Name: Violin Concerto In E Minor Op.64
      Composer: Mendelssohn, Felix
      Performer(s): Hilary Hahn (Violin)
      Performer(s): Hilary Hahn (Violin), Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Hilary Hahn (Recordno: Sk89921) ~~ H694003, Sony, Sk89921
      Duration: 6:05
    • 17:07
      Title: The Revd Mustard His Installation Prelude
      Composer: Muhly, Nico
      Performer(s): James Mcvinnie (Organ)
      Performer(s): James Mcvinnie (Organ)
      Album: Cycles, Bedroom Community, HVALUR19CD
      Duration: 3:34
    • 17:11
      Title: Lux Aurumque (Light And Gold)
      Composer: Whitacre, Eric
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): The Eric Whitacre Singers
      Album: Eric Whitacre : Light & Gold, Decca Records, 2743209
      Duration: 4:14
    • 17:15
      Title: Reverie -- Not Available
      Composer: Debussy, Claude
      Performer(s): Pascal Roge (Piano)
      Performer(s): Pascal Roge (Piano)
      Album: Debussy: Piano Works - Pascal Roge - Disk 2, Decca, 443 021-2
      Duration: 4:54
    • 17:33
      Title: Duet -- Duet
      Complete Work Name: Duet
      Composer: Reich, Steve
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Smith Quartet
      Album: Not Available (Recordno: Sigcd064), Signum, Sigcd064
      Duration: 5:15
    • 17:38
      Title: Seena
      Composer: Bernstein, Leonard, Lerner, Alan Jay
      Performer(s): Kenneth Tarver
      Performer(s): Kenneth Tarver, London Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Leonard Bernstein Theatre Works (Recordno: 002894779268) ~~ PD OB, Deutsche Grammophon, 002894779268
      Duration: 2:48
    • 17:49
      Title: Marino Waltz
      Composer: Sheahan, J
      Performer(s): Geraldine O'Grady (Violin)
      Performer(s): Geraldine O'Grady (Violin), Oonagh Keogh (Violin); Margaret O Sullivan, Oonagh Keogh (Violin)
      Album: Not Available (Recordno: 7034), Lncd, 7034
      Duration: 2:08
    • 17:53
      Title: Bassoon Concerto In A Minor,Rv 497 - Allegro Molto
      Composer: Vivaldi, Antonio
      Performer(s): Klaus Thunemann (Bassoon)
      Performer(s): Klaus Thunemann (Bassoon), I Musici
      Album: Antonio Vivaldi Bassoon Concertos ~~ CDH07359, Philips, 4752332
      Duration: 3:33
    • 17:58
      Title: Suite Concertino In F (2nd Movement) Strimpellata-Presto
      Complete Work Name: Suite Concertino In F Op.16
      Composer: Wolf-Ferrari, Ermanno
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): London Mozart Players
      Album: Mozart / Hummel / Wolf-Ferrari, Gallo, CD499
      Duration: 2:14
    • 18:02
      Title: Symphony No.5 (Finale)
      Composer: Sibelius, Jean
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Philharmonia Orchestra
      Album: Classic FM - Classic Romance, Classic FM Records, CFMCD13
      Duration: 8:49
    • 18:13
      Title: October - Cerberus
      Composer: Talbot, Joby
      Performer(s): Joby Talbot (Piano)
      Performer(s): Joby Talbot (Piano), Everton Nelson (Violin), Chris Worsey (Cello), Rob Farrer (Percussion), Manon Morris (Harp)
      Album: Joby Talbot: Once Around The Sun, Sony BMG, 82876 695252
      Duration: 2:59
    • 18:17
      Title: La Cumparsita
      Composer: Marconi/Contursi/Rodriguez
      Performer(s): José Basso (Piano)
      Performer(s): José Basso (Piano), Jose Basso And His Orchestra
      Album: Story Of Tango ~~ R268101, Hemisphere, 724385564628
      Duration: 3:02
    • 18:21
      Title: La Mamma Morta -- Andrea Chenier
      Composer: Giordano, Umberto
      Performer(s): Maria Callas (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Maria Callas (Soprano), Philharmonia Orchestra
      Album: Maria Callas: The Platinum Collection (Recordno: 09463463924), EMI, 09463463924
      Duration: 4:56
    • 18:27
      Title: Andante For Oboe And Strings
      Composer: Donizetti, Gaetano
      Performer(s): Christoph Hartmann (Oboe)
      Performer(s): Christoph Hartmann (Oboe), Ensemble Berlin
      Album: Bella Napoli, EMI, 5 14232 2
      Duration: 4:34
    • 18:33
      Title: Sonata For Piano And Cello No.1 In E Minor, Op.38: Ii Allegretto Quasi Menuetto- Trio
      Composer: Brahms, Johannes
      Performer(s): Antonio Meneses (Cello)
      Performer(s): Antonio Meneses (Cello), Maria Joao Pires (Piano)
      Album: The Wigmore Hall Recital: Meneses/ Pires ~~ LYRIC, Deutsche Grammophon, 4790965
      Duration: 5:37
    • 18:40
      Title: Dance Of The Blessed Spirits -- Orfeus And Euridice
      Complete Work Name: Orfeus And Euridice
      Composer: Gluck, Christoph Willibald
      Performer(s): Paul Davies (Flute)
      Performer(s): Paul Davies (Flute), Academy Of St Martin In The Fields
      Album: The Academy - By Request ~~ G080809, EMI, Cdc-7470272
      Duration: 5:55
    • 18:48
      Title: Introitus- Requiem Aeternam
      Composer: Biber, Heinrich Ignaz Franz
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Le Concert Des Nations, La Capella Reial De Catalunya
      Album: Biber: Battalia a 10/ Requiem a 15 in Concerto, Alia Vox, AV 9825
      Duration: 7:40
    • 18:56
      Title: My Lady (Greensleeves)
      Composer: Quilter, Roger
      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: 2:57

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