Friday 24th October
We're live from the NCH, Dublin, as trombonist extraordinaire Christian Lindberg returns for an evening of passion and romance. Sibelius’ rousing Karelia Suite is a colourful picture-postcard from the heartland of Finnish folklore, Tchaikovsky’s storm-driven Fifth Symphony a baring of the Russian soul. And for sheer showmanship, Lindberg plays, recites and conducts his own brilliantly quirky Helikon Wasp.
Sibelius: Karelia Suite
Lindberg: Helikon Wasp (Irish premiere) Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
Christian Lindberg (trombone/conductor)
Monday 27th October
Paul Herriot presents the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under Sir Simon Rattle in a concert recorded live this September in the Philharmonie, Berlin
Rachmaninov:Symphonic Dances Op.45
Stravinsky: The Firebird, ballet music
Puccini: Intermezzo from Manon Lescaut
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Sir Simon Rattle
Tuesday 28th October
Paul Herriott presents Lang Lang one of the greatest pianists of our generation in a concert recorded in the National Concert Hall, Dublin in April 2014
Mozart: Piano Sonata No.5 in G, K.283
Chopin: Ballade No.1 in G minor, Op.23
Chopin: Ballade No.2 in F, Op.38
Chopin: Ballade No.3 in A flat, Op.47
Chopin: Ballade No.4 in F minor, Op.52
Lang Lang (piano)
Wednesday 29th October
Tonight in the Lyric Concert we have Detlav Glanert’s orchestral reworking of Schubert’s song Einsamkeit and that will be bookended by two symphonies by the young Schubert who is just out of his teens.
Schubert: Symphony No.6 in C, D.589
Schubert: Einsamkeit, D.620
Schubert: Symphony No.5 in B flat, D.485
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Lucy Hall (soprano)
Juanjo Mena (conductor)
Thursday 30th October
Paul Herriott presents tonight’s concert which was recorded in the Basilica, Saint-Denis, Paris.
Dvorak’s Stabat Mater moves from darkness to light, with serene vocal and choral lines against an orchestral background both modest and magnificent.
Dvorak: Stabat Mater, Op.58
Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra
The Prague Philharmonic Choir
Angela Denoke (soprano)
Varduhi Abrahamyan (contralto)
Steve Davislim (tenor)
Alexander Vinogradov (bass)
Jakub Hrusa (conductor)
Friday 31st October - Opera Night with Bernard Clarke live from the Wexford Festival Opera presents Salomé by Antoine Marriotte
Composed by the French sailor-turned-composer Antoine Mariotte (1875–1944), Salomé is based on Oscar Wilde’s 1891 play of the same name. Mariotte followed closely Wilde’s French text, portraying the emotional extremes, passions and secret terrors of Hérode.
David Angus conducts the Wexford Festival Orchestra and cast including Na'ama Goldman (Salomé), Nora Sourouzian (Hérodias) and Scott Wilde (Hérode).