Niall Carroll's Classical Daytime

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Niall Carroll's Classical Daytime Monday 5 October 2015

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

Niall Carroll presents Classical Daytime with four hours of great music featuring works by Huber and Busoni in the Coffee Concert from Lugano at 11 am

Coffee Concert Monday 5th October

Coffee Concert Monday 5th October

Stelio Molo Auditorium, Lugano
Hans Huber: Eine Lustspielouverture, op. 50
Ferruccio Busoni: Fantasia Indiana, op. 44b
Arlen, arr. Davide Cabassi: Improvisation on Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Davide Cabassi (piano)
Orchestra della Svizzeria Italiana
Philipp Bach (conductor)

Music Played on the Show

10:12

Title: Piano Concerto In A Minor (1st Movement) Allegro Affetuoso

Composer: Schumann, Robert

Performer(s): Radu Lupu (Piano), London Symphony Orchestra

Album: Schumann & Grieg Piano Concertos / Decca / 4782928

Duration: 14:35

10:28

Title: Alle Maskiert

Composer: Strauss, Johann II

Performer(s): Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Nicolai Gedda (Tenor); Erich Kunz (Tenor), Emmy Loose (Mezzo-Soprano), Philharmonia Orchestra

Album: J Strauss II: A Night in Venice (Recordno: Cdh7695302) / EMI / Cdh7695302

Duration: 2:12

10:39

Title: Maple Leaf Rag

Composer: Joplin, Scott

Performer(s): Joshua Rifkin (Piano)

Album: Piano Rags by Scott Joplin / Elektra Nonesuch / 7559-79159-2

Duration: 3:18

11:52

Title: O Mio Babbino Caro

Composer: Puccini, Giacomo

Performer(s): Renee Fleming (Soprano)

Album: The Number One Opera Album 2004 CD 2 / Universal Classics & Jazz / 4762004

Duration: 2:51

11:56

Title: Deux Arabesques (2nd Movement) Allegretto Scherzando

Composer: Debussy, Claude

Performer(s): Jean-Yves Thibaudet (Piano)

Album: Debussy (Recordno: 452022-2) / Decca / 452022-2

Duration: 2:56

12:06

Title: Sérénade Mélancholique

Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr

Performer(s): Charlie Siem (Violin), Munchner Rundfunkorchester

Album: Under the Stars - Charlie Siem / Sony Classical / 8883787642

Duration: 9:50

12:16

Title: Histoire Du Tango - Concert D'Aujourd'hui

Composer: Piazzolla, Astor

Performer(s): Aisling Agnew (Flute), Frevo Quartet, Feargus Heatherington (Violin), Matthew Mcallistair (Guitar), Douglas Whates (Bass)

Album: Piazzolla: Histoire du Tango - Frevo Quartet / Natural Studio Records / NSRCD010

Duration: 4:10

12:33

Title: Chi Mi Frena In Tal Momento (Sextet From Lucia Di Lammermoor)

Complete Work Name: Lucia Di Lammermoor

Composer: Donizetti, Gaetano

Performer(s): Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Sherrill Milnes (Bar), Joan Sutherland (Sop), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Bass),Ryland Davies (Ten),Hugette Tourangeau (M), Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Choir Of The Royal Opera House Covent Garden

Album: Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor / Decca / 4101932

Duration: 3:40

12:38

Title: Spiegel Im Spiegel

Composer: Part, Arvo

Performer(s): Tasmin Little (Violin), Martin Roscoe (Piano)

Album: Tabula Rasa - Arvo Part / HMV Classics / HMV 5723152

Duration: 8:15

12:48

Title: Piano Concerto No.2 In F (2nd Movement) Andante

Composer: Shostakovitch, Dmitri

Performer(s): Cristina Ortiz (Piano), Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Album: Twilight (Recordno: 74235615462) / Virgin / 74235615462

Duration: 6:47

12:54

Title: Fantasia Para Un Gentilhombre (4th Movement) Canario

Composer: Rodrigo, Joaquin

Performer(s): Craig Ogden (Guitar), Bbc Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Rodrigo / Chandos / Chan9604

Duration: 5:14

13:18

Title: Panis Angelicus

Composer: Franck, Cesar

Performer(s): Andrea Bocelli (Tenor), Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra

Album: Viaggio Italiano / Phillips / 462196-2

Duration: 3:54

13:23

Title: Sicilienne

Composer: Faure, Gabriel

Performer(s): Gerald Garcia (Guitar), Csfr State Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Romantic French Music for Guitar / Naxos / 8.550480

Duration: 3:54

13:26

Title: Prelude No. 6 In D Minor Bwv 851

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): Angela Hewitt (Piano)

Album: Bach -The Well Tempered Clavier - Angela Hewitt / Hyperion / CDS44291

Duration: 1:42

13:56

Title: Flower Duet

Composer: Delibes, Léo

Performer(s): Lesley Garrett (Soprano), The Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Classic FM Gold - Hall of Fame at the Opera / Classic FM Records / CFMCD036

Duration: 3:51

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Presenter: Niall Carroll

Producer: Eoin O' Kelly

Production Co-ordinator: Michael O'Kane

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