The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott

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    Culture Night - Friday October 19th

    RTÉ lyric fm’s Composer in Residence Linda Buckley concludes her time with the station with a large-scale new work Beloved on this Earth based on the poetry of acclaimed American writer Raymond Carver. Beloved on this Earth will be premiered on Culture Night by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and RTE Philharmonic Choir at the National Concert Hall, Dublin. You can hear it live on the lyric concert at 8pm on Friday 19th September. While Carver may be better known for his short-stories, his stark and often emotionally raw poetry stands the test of time. Beloved on this Earth is a setting of three of Carver’s poems - This Word Love, No Need and Late Fragment – and, although they are written after he discovered he had terminal cancer, they are a celebration of life, love and companionship.

    In concert interval at around 8.40pm, Luke Clancy talks to Carver's widow Tess Gallagher about the writer's final days and the remarkable poetry that sprang from them.

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    Back by popular demand, the sensational Irish opera star Celine Byrne performs arias from Puccini's La Bohème and Madame Butterfly, along with Viennese operetta favourites

    Monday 15th September
    Tonight’s concert comes from the Grand Hall, Old Opera, Rachmaninov:Piano Concerto NO.2 in C minor, Op.Bach: Prelude in B minor
    Gluck: Excerpt from Orfeo ed Euridice
    Shostakovich: Symphony No.7 in C, Op.60 ‘Leningrad’
    Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
    Denis Kozhukhin (piano)
    Marin Alsop (conductor)

    Tuesday 16th September
    Paul presents two great celebratory works in the concert tonight: the high spirits of Dvorak’s Carnival Overture and the spring-like freshness of Brahms’s Second Symphony. There is also the youthful passion of Bruch’s 1st Violin Concerto.
    Dvorak: Carnival Overture, Op.92
    Bruch: Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op.26
    Brahms: Symphony No.2 in D, OP.73
    BBC National Orchestra of Wales
    Cornelius Meister (conductor)

    Wednesday 17th September
    Tonight’s concert includes music recorded at the KBC Great Music in Irish Houses Chamber Music Festival 2014 and Symphony No.5 by John Kinsella
    Milhaud: Suite for Clarinet, Violin and Piano, Op.157b
    Michael Collins (clarinet), Michael McHale (piano), Giovanni Guzzo (violin)
    String Quartet in C minor, Op. 51/1
    Casals Quartet 
    Kinsella: Symphony No.6 
    RTE National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
    Prionnsias O’Duinn (conductor)

    Thursday 18th September
    Tonight’s concert of Beethoven and Mozart was presented as part of the Robeco Summer Series and was recorded at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
    Beethoven: Coriolan Op.62, Overture in C minor
    Mozart: Concerto for two pianos in E flat, K.365
    Beethoven: Symphony No.7 in A, Op.92
    Schubert: Litaney auf das fest Aller seelen 
    Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
    Arthur Jussen (piano)
    Lukas Jussen (piano)
    Manfred Honeck (conductor)

    Friday 19th September
    The understated beauty and emotive power of Raymond Carver poems ‘This Word Love’, ‘No Need’ and ‘Late Fragment’ inspire Linda Buckley’s new work for choir and orchestra; Gabriella Montero returns for the thrills and spills of Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto while Rimsky-Korsakov’s hypnotically perfumed Scheherazade takes us into the exotic, fairytale realms of The Arabian Nights.
    Linda Buckley:  Beloved on the earth (RTÉ lyric fm commission / world premiere)
    Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor 
    Rimsky-Korsakov:  Scheherazade 
    RTE National Symphony Orchestra
    Gabriela Montero (piano)
    RTÉ Philharmonic Choir (chorus master Mark Hindley)
    Gavin Moloney  (conductor)

    Monday 22nd September
    Dutch violinist Janine Jansen performs as a chamber musician alongside pianist Itamar Golan and violinist-turned-conductor Sakari Oramo. Two richly coloured works by Prokofiev contrast with the Fantasie for violin and piano in which Schubert leans towards the sublime, less than a year before his death. This concert was recorded at Cadogan Hall, London on 11th August.
    Prokofiev: Five Melodies 
    Prokofiev: Sonata in C major for two violins 
    Schubert: Fantasie in C major, D934 
    Janine Jansen (violin)
    Sakari Oramo (violin)
    Itamar Golan (piano)

    Tuesday 23rd September 
    Paul Herriott presents tonight's concert by the Trondheim Symphony with two takes on Brahms' Violin Concerto in D. This concert was recorded live at the Philharmonic Hall, Warsaw in August.
    Brahms: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 77
    Brahms: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 77 arr. for piano and orchestra (Dejan Lazic 1977)
    Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
    Dejan Lazic (piano)
    Soyoung Yoon (violin)
    Krzysztof Urbanski (conductor)

    Wednesday 24th September 
    Paul brings us to the Cour de l'Hotel de Ville, Geneva for tonight's chamber music concert recorded as part of the Musiques en ete Festival
    Glinka: Trio in D minor for clarinet, bassoon and piano 'Pathetique'
    Mozart: Piano Quintet in B flat, K.452
    Auric: Trio for oboe, clarinet and bassoon
    Mozart: Adagio in D minor, K. 540 arranged for oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn
    Beethoven: Piano Quintet in B flat, Op. 16
    Les Vents Francais
    Eric le Sage (piano)

    Thursday 25th September
    Paul brings us to the Royal Albert Hall, London .The London Symphony Orchestra is joined by noted Mahlerian Bernard Haitink, for the composer’s Fourth Symphony. Opening with one of Mahler’s most charming melodies, lit by sleigh-bells, it closes with a song offering a child’s-eye view of heaven, delivered here by soprano Camilla Tilling.
    Famously described as a ‘pearl of great price’, Schubert’s Fifth Symphony presents Classical perfection on a miniature scale. This compact symphony glows with melody and is as light on its feet as anything the composer ever wrote.
    Schubert: Symphony No.5 in B flat, D. 485
    Mahler: Symphony No. 4 in G
    London Symphony orchestra 
    Camilla Tilling (soprano)
    Bernard Haitink (conductor)

    Friday 26th September
    Paul presents tonight's concert live from the National Concert Hall in Orchestral Solos
    Liszt: Les préludes 
    Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor 
    Bartok:  Concerto for Orchestra 
    RTE National Symphony Orchestra 
    Leon McAuley (piano)
    Stefan Blunier (conductor)

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