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Niall Carroll's Classical Daytime Friday 18 April 2014

A special series for Christmas week.
A Christmas Postcard:  Monday 18th to Friday 22nd December.

At noon every day this week we’ll have an episode from a newly commissioned series  'A Christmas Postcard: The History of the Nativity Story.The series explores the Christian story of the Nativity, through dramatisations of Biblical and medieval devotional texts, with documentary contributions and original music. You can listen back to the series by clicking on the individual images as they are broadcast each day.

The dramatisations were recorded on location at Kilcrea Abbey, County Cork.

Monday 18th December - Episode 1 – The Nativity story in the Bible and the apocrypha.

Biblical and extra-Biblical accounts of Christ’s birth and their influence on the Nativity story with dramatised passages taken from the Gospels according to Matthew and Luke, from the Douay-Rheims Bible, first published in 1582 and 1610.

Tuesday 19th December - Episode 2 – Francis of Assisi and the first crib.

The medieval beginnings of the Christmas crib with dramatised passages taken from Pseudo Bonaventure’s Meditations on the Life of Christ published in English as "St Bonaventure’s Life of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ", published by PJ Kennedy & Sons, New York, 1881.

Wednesday 20th December - Episode 3 – The Wise Men and the Feast of the Epiphany.

The origin and symbolism of the Magi with dramatised passages taken from the Gospel according to Matthew, from the Douay-Rheims Bible, first published in 1582 and 1610.

Thursday 21st December - Episode 4 – The Wise Men and the Gifts.

The practical and symbolic value of gold, frankincense and myrrh with dramatised passages are taken from Pseudo Bonaventure’s Meditations on the Life of Christ published in English as "St Bonaventure’s Life of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ", published by PJ Kennedy & Sons, New York, 1881.

Friday 22nd December - Episode 5 – The Nativity in Art.

Artistic depictions of the birth of Christ from medieval to modern times with dramatised passages taken from the gospel of Matthew and Pseudo Bonaventure’s Meditations on the Life of Christ published in English as "St Bonaventure’s Life of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ", published by PJ Kennedy & Sons, New York, 1881.

A Christmas Postcard is made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland from the television license fee.  Click here for Programme Credits.

Niall Carroll's Classical Daytime

Get your Friday off to a musical start with a four hour fix of the great classics on Classical Daytime and a Coffee Concert featuring sacred music by Pergolesi at 11 am

Coffee Concert Friday 18th April

Coffee Concert Friday 18th April

Collegio Papio Church, Ascona
Pergolesi: Missa S. Emidio
J.S. Bach:
Roberta Invernizzi (soprano)
Italian-Swiss Radio-Television Soloists and Chorus
I Barocchisti

Music Played on the Show


Title: Furioso - Galopp

Composer: Strauss, Johann

Performer(s): Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: 2007 Neujahrskonzert New Year's Concert / Deutsche Grammaphon / 4776225

Duration: 2:29


Title: Concierto Para Una Fiesta (1st Movement) Allegro Deciso

Complete Work Name: Concierto Para Una Fiesta

Composer: Rodrigo, Joaquin

Performer(s): Craig Ogden (Guitar)

Album: Joaquin Rodrigo: Guitar Concertos - Craig Ogden, BBC Philharmonic, Sachio Fujioka (Recordno: CHAN 9604) / Chandos / CHAN 9604

Duration: 10:34


Title: La Suisse (Au Bord D'Une Source)

Complete Work Name: Les Annees De Pelerinage

Composer: Liszt, Franz

Performer(s): Jeno Jando (Piano)

Album: Courbet les Musiques ~~ / Naive / V5118

Duration: 3:49


Title: 1812 Overture -- Not Available

Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Performer(s): New York Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Passport to Russia (Recordno: Sfk47282) ~~ G220417 / Sony / Sfk47282

Duration: 15:29


Title: Contrapunctus 1 From The Art Of The Fugue

Complete Work Name: Art Of Fugue

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet

Album: Not Available (Recordno: 440207-2) / L'Oiseau Lyre / 440207-2

Duration: 3:28


Title: Reverie -- Not Available

Composer: Debussy, Claude

Performer(s): Pascal Roge (Piano)

Album: Not Available (Recordno: 4430212) ~~ D276720 / Decca / 4430212

Duration: 4:52


Title: Symphony No. 3 (3rd Movement) Poco Allegretto

Complete Work Name: Symphony No. 3

Composer: Brahms, Johannes

Performer(s): London Symphony Orchestra

Album: Brahms: Serendae No. 2, Symphony No. 3 - Bernard Haitnik / LSO Live / LSO0056

Duration: 6:48


Title: Sonata (Concerto) A 5 In B Flat, Hwv 288 (1st Movement) Andante

Complete Work Name: Sonata (Concerto) A 5 In B Flat, Hwv 288

Composer: Handel, George Frideric

Performer(s): English Chamber Orchestra

Album: Handel Oboe Concertos (Recordno: Not Available) / Philips

Duration: 5:07


Title: Chanson De Matin Op.15 No.2

Composer: Elgar, Edward

Performer(s): Britten Sinfonia

Album: Not Available (Recordno: Cfmcd30) / Classic FM / Cfmcd30

Duration: 3:00


Title: Violin Concerto In D (3rd Movement) Allegro -- Violin Concerto In D Op.77

Complete Work Name: Violin Concerto In D Op.77

Composer: Brahms, Johannes

Performer(s): Joshua Bell (Violin), Cleveland Orchestra

Album: Brahms / Schumann: Violin Concertos / Decca / 444811-2

Duration: 8:14


Title: Prosperous Voyage

Complete Work Name: Prosperous Voyage

Composer: Mendelssohn, Felix

Performer(s): Solvak Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Classical Ulysses / HNH International Ltd. / JJCKMCU1

Duration: 8:24


Title: Piano Sonata In F Minor Op. 2 No. 1 - Movement Ii - Adagio

Complete Work Name: Piano Sonata In F Minor Op. 2 No. 1

Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van

Performer(s): Friedrich Gulda (Piano)

Album: Beethoven: Piano Sonatas (complete) - Friedrich Gulda - Disk 1 / Brilliant Classics / 92773/1

Duration: 4:35


Title: Cavatina: La Tremenda Ultrice Spada

Complete Work Name: I Capuleti E I Montecchi

Composer: Bellini, Vincenzo

Performer(s): Elina Garanca (Mezzo-Soprano), Ildebrando D'Arcangelo (Bass-Baritone), Matthew Polenzani (Tenor), Filarmonica Del Teatro Comunale Di Bologna, Coro Del Teatro Comunale Di Bologna

Album: Elina Garanca - Bel Canto / Deutsche Grammophon / 4777460

Duration: 3:34


Title: Prince Igor - Polovtsian Dances

Complete Work Name: Prince Igor

Composer: Borodin, Alexander

Performer(s): Balkan Phiharmonic Orchestra

Album: 100 Popular Classics Vol.2 / Castle Communications PLC / MBSCD5172

Duration: 7:33


Title: Gnossiennes (3rd Movement)

Complete Work Name: Gnossiennes

Composer: Satie, Erik

Performer(s): New London Orchestra

Album: Erik Satie (Recordno: CDA66365) / Hyperion / CDA66365

Duration: 2:20


Title: Summer, Concerto No 2 In G Minor Op 8 No 2 Rv 315 (1st Movement) Allegro Non Molto

Complete Work Name: Summer, Concerto No 2 In G Minor Op 8 No 2 Rv 315

Composer: Vivaldi, Antonio

Performer(s): Joshua Bell (Violin), John Constable (Harpsichord Continuo), Academy Of St Martin In The Fields

Album: Vivaldi - The Four Seasons - Joshua Bell / Sony Classical / 88697110132

Duration: 5:25


Title: Una Voce Poco Fa -- The Barber Of Seville (Act 1)

Complete Work Name: The Barber Of Seville (Act 1)

Composer: Rossini, Gioachino

Performer(s): Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo-Soprano), Orchestra La Scintilla

Album: Sospiri - Cecilia Bartoli (Recordno: 478 2249) / Decca Classics / 478 2249

Duration: 5:37


Title: Marche Militaire Francaise

Composer: Saint-Saens, Camille

Performer(s): Liege Orchestra

Album: Famous Marches (Recordno: 67252) ~~ G195813 / EMI / 67252

Duration: 4:03


Title: Piano Concerto No.21 (1st Movement) Allegro Maestoso

Complete Work Name: Piano Concerto No.21 In C Major K467

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Performer(s): Radu Lupu (Piano), English Chamber Orchestra

Album: Mozart Piano Concertos Nos 21 and 12 / Decca / 4782925

Duration: 14:15


Title: Adagio -- Spartacus

Complete Work Name: Spartacus

Composer: Khachaturian, Aram

Performer(s): Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

Album: Classic FM: Relax / Classic FM / CFMCD30

Duration: 9:39


Title: Symphony No.3 'Sorrowful Songs' (2nd Movement)

Complete Work Name: Symphony No.3 'Sorrowful Songs'

Composer: Gorecki, Henryk

Performer(s): Dawn Upshaw (Soprano), London Sinfonietta

Album: Gorecki: Symphony No.3 / Elektra Nonesuch / 7559-79282-2

Duration: 9:25


Title: Sarabande -- Ost - Barry Lyndon

Complete Work Name: Ost - Barry Lyndon

Composer: Handel, George Frideric

Performer(s): Gareth Williams (Harpsichord), The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: 2001: Music From The Films Of Stanley Kubrick / Silva Screens / SILCD 1176

Duration: 4:10


Title: Nocturne In E Flat Op.9 No.2

Composer: Chopin, Frederic

Performer(s): Maria Joao Pires (Piano)

Album: Not Available (Recordno: 447096-2) / Deutsche Grammophon / 447096-2

Duration: 4:27


Title: Toccata From Symphony No.5 -- Not Available

Composer: Widor, Charles-Marie

Performer(s): Simon Preston (Organ)

Album: Not Available (Recordno: 430091-2) / Decca / 430091-2

Duration: 5:31


Title: Caro Nome, From Rigoletto

Complete Work Name: Rigoletto

Composer: Verdi, Giuseppe

Performer(s): Sumi Jo (Soprano), Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Virtuoso Arias / Erato / 4509-972391851

Duration: 5:34


Title: Agiaco Cubano - Grand March

Complete Work Name: Agiaco Cubano

Composer: Bull, Ole Bornemann

Performer(s): Avre Tellefsen (Violin), Harvad Gimse (Paino), Trondheim Symphony Orchestra

Album: Ole Bull: A Norweigan Pioneer - Arve tellefsen / Simax Classics / PSC1261

Duration: 3:59


Title: All In The April Evening

Composer: Roberton, Hugh S.

Performer(s): Treorchy Male Choir

Album: Your Hundred Best Tunes Vol.3 / Decca / 425849-2

Duration: 3:23


Title: Sheep May Safely Graze -- Not Available

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): Gabriela Montero (Piano)

Album: Bach And Beyond ~~ D445408 / EMI / 094636735924

Duration: 3:46


Title: Sovra Il Sen La Man Mi Posa

Complete Work Name: La Sonnambula

Composer: Bellini, Vincenzo

Performer(s): Cecilia Bartoli (Soprano), Juan Diego Florez (Tenor), Orchestra La Scintilla

Album: Bellini: La Sonnambula ~~ C960407 / Decca / 4781084

Duration: 3:02


Title: Lift Thine Eyes To The Mountains

Complete Work Name: Elijah

Composer: Mendelssohn, Felix

Performer(s): Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Chorus

Album: Choral Masterpieces / Telarc / Cd80119

Duration: 1:53



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Presenter: Niall Carroll

Producer: Eoin O' Kelly

Production Co-ordinator: Michael O'Kane

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