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    Liz is going to Wexford Festival Opera

    Davide Bartolucci, Filippo Fontana & Marie-Eve Munger in Don Bucefalo by Antonio Cagnoni Wexford Festival Opera 2014 On Wednesday 22nd October, we'll be broadcasting live from the foyer of Whites Hotel in the heart of Wexford. Liz will be getting backstage news and views from cast and crew members of the three main operas Salome, Silent Night and Don Bucefalo.

    Are you a regular at Wexford Festival Opera? Were you a volunteer at WFO? Liz would love about Festivals past. Email us your WFO memories.

    Culture File

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    Liz Nolan's Classic Drive Thursday 14 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

    Competition Time

    This week Liz has the fantastic prize of two tickets to hear the Tallis Scholars in concert at the National Concert Hall as they open the 2014-15 Choral Series at the NCH on Thursday 6th November. The winner will also get complimentary overnight  accommodation for two people with B&B at the luxurious Shelbourne Hotel on St. Stephen’s Green on the night of the concert.

    Walton's Music for Schools Competition 2015

    The annual Waltons Music for Schools Competition is a national  celebration of music in Irish schools. The competition awards a total of €10,000 worth of vouchers for musical instruments, accessories, books, music technology or PA equipment from Waltons Music.

    Liz will announce the year’s twelve Finalist schools on Friday, 20 March 2015. More information and entry forms, here.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 16:00
      Title: Anitra's Dance -- Peer Gynt Suite No.1 Op.46
      Composer: Grieg, Edvard
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Bbc Scottish Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Peer Gynt (Recordno: 8550564), Naxos, 8550564
      Duration: 3:35
    • 16:06
      Title: Piano Concerto No.2 - Allegretto Grazioso
      Composer: Brahms, Johannes
      Performer(s): Elisabeth Leonskaja (Piano)
      Performer(s): Elisabeth Leonskaja (Piano), Gewandhaus Orchester Leipzig
      Album: Classic Hits 2 CD1, Erato Disques, 3984208702
      Duration: 2:59
    • 16:09
      Title: Symphony No.2 In C Minor 'Little Russian' (3rd Movement) Scherzo Allegro Molto Vivace
      Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Philharmonia Orchestra
      Album: Tchaikovsky Symphonies Complete, Brilliant Classics, LC09421
      Duration: 5:08
    • 16:15
      Title: Gran Vals
      Composer: Tarrega, Fransico
      Performer(s): David Russell (Guitar)
      Performer(s): David Russell (Guitar)
      Album: Francisco Tarrega: Integral de Guitarra - David Russell - Disk 1, Opera Tres, CDS 1003/4
      Duration: 2:56
    • 16:17
      Title: I Bought Me A Cat -- Old American Songs Set 1
      Composer: Copland, Aaron
      Performer(s): Willard White (Bass)
      Performer(s): Willard White (Bass), Graeme Mcnaught (Piano)
      Album: Willard White Sings, Chandos, Chan8960
      Duration: 2:09
    • 16:22
      Title: Fugata
      Composer: Piazzolla, Astor
      Performer(s): Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
      Performer(s): Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Antonio Agri (Piano), Nestor Marconi (Bandoneon), Horacio Malvicino (Guitar), Hector Console (Bass)
      Album: Soul of the Tango ~~ D385906, Sony, Sk63122
      Duration: 3:46
    • 16:26
      Title: The Grasshopper's Dance -- The Grasshopper's Dance
      Composer: Bucalossi, Ernst
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): The Palm Court Theatre Orchestra
      Album: Pastoral Classics (Recordno: CHAN241-35), Chandos, CHAN241-35
      Duration: 3:52
    • 16:32
      Title: Concerto In E Major For Trumpet, Oboe D'Amore, Violin, Strings And Continuo - Affettuoso
      Composer: Fasch, Johann F
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): The Philharmonia
      Album: The Jane Austen Companion, Nimbus Communications International Ltd, NI7032
      Duration: 5:02
    • 16:38
      Title: Elizabethan Serenade -- Not Available
      Composer: Binge, Ronald
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Rté Concert Orchestra
      Album: RTÉ Guide Lyric Summer Classics ~~ CDG04778, RTÉ lyric fm
      Duration: 3:18
    • 16:42
      Title: Chanson Triste
      Composer: Duparc, Henri
      Performer(s): Mischa Maisky (Violincello)
      Performer(s): Mischa Maisky (Violincello), Daria Hovora (Piano)
      Album: Apres Un Reve - Mischa Maisky / Daria Hovora, Deutsche Grammophon, 457 657-2
      Duration: 4:29
    • 16:49
      Title: Quintet In G Minor (2nd Movement) Andante
      Composer: Danzi, Franz
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Kammervereinigung Berlin
      Album: Not Available (Recordno: Lc04457), Kandk Verlagsanalt, Lc04457
      Duration: 4:33
    • 16:54
      Title: Al Dolce Guidami Castel Natio
      Composer: Donizetti, Gaetano
      Performer(s): Maria Callas (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Maria Callas (Soprano), Philharmonia Orchestra
      Album: The Ultimate Maria Callas Collection (Recordno: 5 62725 2), 5 62725 2
      Duration: 4:30
    • 17:13
      Title: The Vagabond (Songs Of Travel)
      Composer: Vaughan Williams, Ralph
      Performer(s): Simon Keenlyside (Baritone)
      Performer(s): Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
      Album: Songs of War: Simon Keenlyside & Malcolm Martineau, Sony Classical, 88697944242
      Duration: 3:12
    • 17:16
      Title: An English Suite - Vi. Frolic
      Composer: Parry, Hubert
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): English String Orchestra
      Album: Spirit of England II ~~ CDG03713, Nimbus Records Ltd, NI5450/3
      Duration: 3:30
    • 17:22
      Title: Symphony No. 40 In G Minor Molto Allegro (1st Movement)
      Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Wiener Philharmonic
      Album: Mozart Symphonies Nos. 40 & 41, deutsche Grammophon, 478 3621
      Duration: 8:33
    • 17:35
      Title: Sicilienne -- Pelleas And Melisande
      Composer: Faure, Gabriel
      Performer(s): William Bennett (Flute)
      Performer(s): William Bennett (Flute), Academy Of St Martin In The Fields
      Album: Relaxing Classics, Decca, 473862-2
      Duration: 3:56
    • 17:39
      Title: Spinning Song
      Composer: Mendelssohn, Felix
      Performer(s): John O'Conor (Piano)
      Performer(s): John O'Conor (Piano)
      Album: Your Piano Favourites ~~ D041813, Denon, 28c01190
      Duration: 1:58
    • 17:43
      Title: Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo -- Not Available
      Composer: Mascagni, Pietro
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Orchestra Of Bologna Municorp Thetra
      Album: Raging Bull - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Disk 1, EMI, 72435-60322-2-4
      Duration: 2:41
    • 17:46
      Title: The English Patient - As Far As Florence
      Composer: Yared, Gabriel
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Reel Love - The Cinematic Romantic Album - Disk 2, Silva Screen, SILCD 1177
      Duration: 4:04
    • 17:54
      Title: String Quartet No.2 In A Major (4th Movement) Andante Ma Non Troppo. Allegro
      Composer: Arriaga, Juan Crisostomo
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Cuarteto Casals
      Album: Arriaga: Cuartetos - Cuarteto Casals, Harmonia Mundi, HMI 987038
      Duration: 4:45
    • 17:58
      Title: 'Die 12' In Bossa Nova
      Composer: Kaiser-Lindemann
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): The 12 Cellists Of The Berlin Philharmonic
      Album: South American Getaway (Recordno: 7243 5 56981 2 4) ~~ CDG03568, EMI Classics, 7243 5 56981 2 4
      Duration: 4:24
    • 18:05
      Title: Symphony No.8 In G Major Op.88 (4th Movement) Allegro Ma Non Troppo
      Composer: Dvorak, Antonin
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Wiener Philharmoniker
      Album: Brahms Symphony No.3 Dvorak Symphony No.8 Wiener Philharmoniker Herbert Von Karajan, Decca, 4782661
      Duration: 9:34
    • 18:19
      Title: Vissi D'Arte -- Not Available
      Composer: Puccini, Giacomo
      Performer(s): Celine Byrne (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Celine Byrne (Soprano), Rte National Symphony Orchestra
      Album: For Eternity (Recordno: Not Available), RTE lyric fm
      Duration: 3:24
    • 18:23
      Title: Piano Sonata No.10 In G Major (1st Movement) Allegro
      Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Performer(s): Murray Perahia (Piano)
      Performer(s): Murray Perahia (Piano)
      Album: Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Op.26, 14 and 28 - Murray Perahia, Sony Classics, 886973246462
      Duration: 6:52
    • 18:34
      Title: Die Fledermaus: Champagne Chorus
      Composer: Strauss, Johann Ii
      Performer(s): Agnes Balsta (Mezzo-Soprano)
      Performer(s): Agnes Balsta (Mezzo-Soprano), Peter Seiffert (Tenor); Eva Lind (Soprano); Kurt Rydl (Bass); Lucia Popp (Soprano); Wolfgang Brendel (Baritone), Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Not Available (Recordno: Not Available) ~~ C251610, EMI
      Duration: 2:27
    • 18:36
      Title: Cello Concerto In A Minor: 3- Allegro Assai
      Composer: Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel
      Performer(s): Ophelie Gaillard
      Performer(s): Pulcinella Orchestra
      Album: Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Ophelie Gaillard/ Pulcinella Orchestra, Aparte/ Harmonia Mundi, AP080
      Duration: 6:39
    • 18:49
      Title: American Songs - One Life To Live
      Composer: Weill, Kurt
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Richard King (Horn) Steven Witser (Trombone) Craig Knox (Tuba), Centre City Brass Quintet - Anthony Dilorenzo / Geoffrey Hardcastle (Trumpet)
      Album: Kurt Weill from Berlin to Broadway, CHANDOS, CHAN9924
      Duration: 4:20
    • 18:54
      Title: Nostalgico
      Composer: Plaza, Julian
      Performer(s): Sefika Kutluer (Flute)
      Performer(s): Sefika Kutluer (Flute), Peter Breiner (Piano) Juraj Griglak/Boris Lenko (Accordian) Juraj Bartos (Trumpet) Cyril Zelenak (Drums), Razumovsky Orchestra
      Album: Tango Goes Symphony, Naxos, 8.557004
      Duration: 4:21

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