Niall Carroll's Classical Daytime

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Niall Carroll's Classical Daytime Monday 14 December 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 Dvorák's Piano Concerto in G minor from the Czech Republic in the Coffee Concert at 11 am

Coffee Concert Monday 14th December

Coffee Concert Monday 14th December

Castle Courtyard, Litomyšl
Smetana (arr. Jarmil Burghauser): Macbeth and the Witches, B. 112
Dvorák: Piano Concerto in G minor, op. 33
Jan Bartos (piano)
Czech Philharmonic
Jirí Belohlávek (conductor)

Music Played on the Show

10:00

Title: Piano Concerto No.1 In B Flat Minor(3rd Movement)

Composer: Tchaikovsky

Performer(s): Ingolf Wunder, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Tchaikovsky and Chopin - Ingolf Wunder / Deutsche Grammophon / 4790670

Duration: 6:48

10:22

Title: Un Ballo In Maschera - 'Forse La Soglia Attinse... Ma Se M'E Forza Perderti'

Composer: Verdi, Giuseppe

Performer(s): Placido Domingo (Tenor), Orchestra Del Teatro All Scala

Album: Best of Domingo / Deutsche Grammophon / 451 366-2

Duration: 5:22

10:28

Title: Trumpet Concerto In E-Flat (Ist Movement) Allegro Con Spirito

Composer: Hummel, Johann Nepomuk

Performer(s): Timofei Dokschitzer (Trumpet), Moscow Chamber Orchestra

Album: Trumpet Rhapsody / BMG Classics / 74321-32045-2

Duration: 9:18

10:55

Title: Guitar Quintet No.4 In D G448 (4th Movement) Fandango

Composer: Boccherini, Luigi

Performer(s): Norbert Kraft (Guitar), Bonnie Silver (Harpsichord)

Album: Music for Guitar and Harpsichord (Recordno: 8937) / Chandos / 8937

Duration: 4:54

12:32

Title: Concerto For Trumpet And Orchestra In E-Flat (1st Movement)

Composer: Haydn, Franz Josef

Performer(s): Wynton Marsalis (Trumpet), English Chamber Orchestra

Album: The Essential Wynton Marsalis / Sony Classical / 88697095792

Duration: 6:50

12:47

Title: Clarinet Concerto No.2 (2nd Movement)

Composer: Weber, Carl Maria von

Performer(s): Gervase De Peyer (Clarinet), London Symphony Orchestra

Album: Mozart / Weber / Spohr (Recordno: 4337272) / Decca / 4337272

Duration: 6:23

12:54

Title: Largo Al Factotum

Composer: Rossini, Gioachino

Performer(s): Tito Gobbi (Baritone), Philharmonia Orchestra

Album: The Greatest Singers of the 20th Century / Classic CD / CCD/113/7/99

Duration: 4:44

13:01

Title: Harp Concerto (3rd Movement) Allegro Giocoso

Complete Work Name: Harp Concerto Op.74

Composer: Gliere, Reinhold

Performer(s): Osian Ellis (Harp), London Symphony Orchestra

Album: Gliere/ Glazunov Concertos / Decca / 435832

Duration: 4:36

13:07

Title: Piano Sonata No.14 In C# Minor I. Adagio Sostenuto

Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig Van

Performer(s): Alessio Bax (Piano)

Album: Alessio Bax Plays Beethoven / Signum Classics / SIGCD397

Duration: 5:03

13:37

Title: Fantasia On Christmas Carols

Composer: Vaughan Williams, Ralph

Performer(s): Stephen Roberts (Baritone), London Symphony Orchestra And Chorus

Album: A Classic Christmas The Ultimate Collection of Christmas Classics and Carols / EMI Records Ltd / 724355725622

Duration: 7:21

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Presenter: Niall Carroll

Producer: Eoin O' Kelly

Production Co-ordinator: Michael O'Kane

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