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    Wexford Festival Opera Compeition 

    Booking opened on Saturday for the 64th Wexford Festival Opera, which takes place this year from October 21st to November 1st at the National Opera House, Wexford. 

    On Wednesday Liz will be giving away 2 tickets to Koanga by Frederick Delius on Tuesday 27 October along with an overnight stay for two at the 4* Ferrycarrig Hotel, Wexford and a whole raft of gifts to make your visit extra special, including complimentary champagne, complimentary programme and pre-opera supper on the 3rd Floor Restaurant at the National Opera House


    Liz Nolan's Classic Drive Wednesday 20 August 2014


    Liz Nolan's Classic Drive

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    Riccardo Chailly and the Gewandhaus Orchestra take another significant step in an extraordinary musical journey with the release of the two Brahms Serenades. The Serenades have been unjustly neglected and are rarely heard in concert, making them perfect repertoire for Chailly’s enquiring mind. Widely respected as a conductor with a “rare talent for transforming music ripe for rediscovery” (Gramophone), his reading of the Serenades fits with his philosophy that “all music must aspire to be ‘new music’ again”. 

    Sadly, after nearly 30 years together the wonderful vocal group  Anonymous 4 will make the 2015-16 season its last. What a legacy they have left behind, over 20 recordings on the harmonia mundi label and here on Classic Drive we love their latest, 1865 is a CD with Bruce Molsky of material from the American Civil War. That year marked the end of the war and it was also smack dab in the middle of the Romantic period in art, literature, and music. Romanticism flowed through American pop culture as well, so on this disc of Civil War-era songs, expect to hear music infused with highly expressive, sensitive, personal, ofttimes sentimental overtones.


    Music Played on the Show

    • 16:00
      Title: Junto A Tu Corazon - Vals
      Composer: Barrios, Augustin
      Performer(s): Antigoni Goni (Guitar)
      Performer(s): Antigoni Goni (Guitar)
      Album: Barrios: Guitar Music Vol. 1 - Antigoni Goni, Naxos, 8.554558
      Duration: 4:00
    • 16:05
      Title: Fado Curvo
      Composer: Trinidade
      Performer(s): Mariza
      Performer(s): Mariza
      Album: Fado Curvo, Virgin, 5842372
      Duration: 2:50
    • 16:09
      Title: Concerto For Mandoline, Strings And Harpsichord Rv425: (I) Allegro
      Composer: Vivaldi, Antonio
      Performer(s): Ugo Orlandi (Mandolin)
      Performer(s): Ugo Orlandi (Mandolin), I Solisti Veneti
      Album: The Magic of the Mandoline, Erato, 4509-92132-2
      Duration: 2:51
    • 16:12
      Title: Concerto For Mandoline, Strings And Harpsichord Rv425: (Ii) Largo
      Composer: Vivaldi, Antonio
      Performer(s): Ugo Orlandi (Mandolin)
      Performer(s): Ugo Orlandi (Mandolin), I Solisti Veneti
      Album: The Magic of the Mandoline, Erato, 4509-92132-2
      Duration: 3:31
    • 16:17
      Title: Suite: The Spanish Lady - Burlesco
      Composer: Elgar, Edward
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): The Royal Ballet Sinfonia
      Album: British String Miniatures / Royal Ballet Sinfonia / Gavin Sutherland, White Line, WHL2136
      Duration: 1:53
    • 16:21
      Title: Wind Quintet In F Major (4th Movement) Allegretto
      Complete Work Name: Wind Quintet In F Major
      Composer: Reicha, Antoine
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Academia Wind Quintet Of Prague
      Album: Reicha: Wind Quintets (Recordno: Cdd22006), Hyperion, Cdd22006
      Duration: 4:46
    • 16:27
      Title: In Paradisum -- Requiem
      Composer: Faure, Gabriel
      Performer(s): Rebecca Hirsch (Violin)
      Performer(s): Rebecca Hirsch (Violin), The Choir Of New College Oxford
      Album: Agnus Dei - music of inner harmony CD1, ERATO, 3984295882
      Duration: 3:12
    • 16:34
      Title: Cello Concerto In G (1st Movement) Allegro
      Composer: Boccherini, Luigi
      Performer(s): Maurice Gendron (Cello)
      Performer(s): Maurice Gendron (Cello), London Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Cello Concertos (Recordno: 422481-2), Philips, 422481-2
      Duration: 6:07
    • 16:41
      Title: Prelude In G Sharp Minor, Op.32 No.12
      Composer: Rachmaninov, Sergei
      Performer(s): Jorge Bolet (Piano)
      Performer(s): Jorge Bolet (Piano)
      Album: Jorge Bolet The Romantic Virtuoso (Recordno: 4782471) ~~ PD OB, Decca, 4782471
      Duration: 2:56
    • 16:46
      Title: Zadok The Priest
      Composer: Handel, George Frideric
      Performer(s): Handel, George Frideric
      Performer(s): English Concert, Choir Of Westminster Abbey
      Album: Not Available (recordno: 457071-2), Deutsche Grammophon, 457071-2
      Duration: 5:19
    • 16:51
      Title: Piano Sonata No.15 In D Major 'Pastorale' (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: 9:57
    • 17:04
      Title: Tannhauser: Entry Of The Guests
      Composer: Wagner, Richard
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Philharmonia Orchestra, Choir Of The Royal Opera House Covent Garden
      Album: Tannhauser ~~ C306607, Deutsche Grammophon, 435405-2
      Duration: 7:18
    • 17:12
      Title: Six Spanish Dances: Fandango
      Composer: Granados, Enrique
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Pro Arte Guitar Trio
      Album: Three Guitars, ASV, WHL2061
      Duration: 3:59
    • 17:21
      Title: Abends Wenn Ich Schlafen Gehen
      Complete Work Name: Hansel And Gretel
      Composer: Humperdinck, Engelbert
      Performer(s): Lucia Popp (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Lucia Popp (Soprano), Brigitte Fassbaender (Mezzo-Soprano), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Opera Gala Collection, Decca, 460849-2
      Duration: 3:06
    • 17:25
      Title: Bettina's Polka
      Composer: Smetana, Bedrich
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Brno State Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Smetana: Polkas / Czech Dances / Scherzo, Supraphon, 111115-2
      Duration: 3:24
    • 17:33
      Title: The Godfather - Mazurka
      Complete Work Name: The Godfather
      Composer: Carmine Coppola
      Performer(s): The Godfather
      Performer(s): The Godfather, The City Of Prague Philharmonic
      Album: The Godfather - Trilogy I - II - III, Silva Screen Records, FILMCD 344
      Duration: 2:51
    • 17:39
      Title: Symphonie Espagnole (1st Movement) Allegro Non Troppo
      Composer: Lalo, Edouard
      Performer(s): Alexandre Da Costa (Violin)
      Performer(s): Alexandre Da Costa (Violin), Orquesta Sinfonica De Radio Television Espanola
      Album: Lalo - Symphonie Espagnole - Da Costa - Kalmar - OSRTVE ~~ PD OB, Warner Classics, 256465711-4
      Duration: 8:32
    • 17:51
      Title: Suite Popular Espanola - (3rd Movement) Jota
      Composer: Falla, Manuel De
      Performer(s): Alisa Weilerstein (Cello)
      Performer(s): Alisa Weilerstein (Cello), Vivian Hornik Weilerstein (Piano)
      Album: Alisa Weilerstein / Vivian Hornik Weilerstein, EMI Classics, 724357349826
      Duration: 2:51
    • 17:56
      Title: Silent O'Moyle
      Composer: Mcglynn, Michael
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Denise Kelly (Harp), Anúna
      Album: Anúna 2002, Anuna Teoranta, Danu014
      Duration: 3:19
    • 18:00
      Title: Cailin O Cois Tsuir Me
      Composer: Trad Arr
      Performer(s): Michael Mchale (Piano)
      Performer(s): Michael Mchale (Piano)
      Album: The Irish Piano, RTE lyric fm, CD138
      Duration: 3:24
    • 18:04
      Title: Cello Concerto In C Minor Rv401 - Movement I - Allegro Non Molto
      Composer: Vivaldi, Antonio
      Performer(s): Jonathan Cohen (Cello)
      Performer(s): Jonathan Cohen (Cello), Robert King (Harpsichord), The King's Consort
      Album: Vivaldi: Cello Concertos - Jonathan Cohen - The King's Consort: Robert King, Hyperion, CDA67553
      Duration: 4:27
    • 18:09
      Title: Mrs Harris In Paris
      Composer: Dubery, David
      Performer(s): Paul Janes (Piano)
      Performer(s): Paul Janes (Piano), John Turner (Recorder)
      Album: David Dubery Songs and Chamber Music, Metier, MSV28523
      Duration: 3:45
    • 18:17
      Title: Alborada Del Gracioso
      Composer: Ravel, Maurice
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Ulster Orchestra
      Album: Debussy: Images Etc. ~~ G106110, Chandos, Chan8850
      Duration: 7:09
    • 18:26
      Title: My Baby Just Cares For Me
      Composer: Kahn/Donaldson
      Performer(s): Nina Simone
      Performer(s): Nina Simone
      Album: That Loving Feeling 111, Dino, DIN CD 11
      Duration: 3:33
    • 18:34
      Title: It Ain't Necessarily So -- Fantasy On Porgy And Bess For Violin And Orchestra
      Composer: Gershwin, George
      Performer(s): Rachel Kolly D'Alba (Violin)
      Performer(s): Rachel Kolly D'Alba (Violin)
      Album: American Serenade Rachel Kolly D'Alba ~~ PD OB, Warner Classics, 256465765-7
      Duration: 3:12
    • 18:37
      Title: Romeo And Juliette - Fantasy Overture (Excerpt)
      Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
      Album: Classical Chill CD 2, Warner Strategic Marketing, 0927469952
      Duration: 2:48
    • 18:41
      Title: Ave Maria From Bach's Prelude No.1 Bwv 846
      Composer: Gounod, Charles
      Performer(s): Mischa Maisky (Cello)
      Performer(s): Mischa Maisky (Cello), Pavel Gililov (Piano)
      Album: Cello Encores, Deutsche Grammophon, 4785413
      Duration: 5:30
    • 18:48
      Title: Misero Pargoletto
      Complete Work Name: Demofoonte
      Composer: Graun, Carl Heinrich
      Performer(s): Cecilia Bartoli (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Cecilia Bartoli (Soprano), Il Giardino Armonico
      Album: Sacrificium - Cecilia Bartoli, Decca Records, 4781521
      Duration: 10:08

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