The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott

The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott

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The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott Friday 29 November 2013

The Friday Concert with Paul Herriott

Paul Herriott presents 'Big on Britten: Saint Nicolas' with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra.

Intermezzo - Big on Britten: Saint Nicolas

Tomás Clancy and Raymond Blake enjoy their interval refreshments while joining the dots between Britten's St Nicholas and Orwell's 1984, and finally deciding whether Sassicaia is indeed the best wine to drink either while listening to Rossini's music, or eating the dish that bears his name.

Watch: Friday 17th February, 8pm

Paul Herriott presents tonight's concert live from the National Concert Hall, Dublin. Donncha Dennehy’s work, commissioned by RTÉ, was inspired by the cranes on Dublin’s skyline. It’s an exciting, adventurous, intelligent portrayal of this modern phenomenon, with at its heart the ‘oasis in the sky’ of the operator’s cabin where he can observe the world below. The composer calls it a work of ‘industrial strength’. Crane is complemented by Rachmaninov’s third piano concerto, which is increasingly regarded as one of the major concertos of our age, and the flamboyant, energetic, even raucous symphony by César Franck. 
Donnacha Dennehy: Crane RTÉ Commission 
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor 
Franck: Symphony in D minor 
Nikolay Khozyainov (piano) 
Daniel Blendulf (conductor) 

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Presenter: Paul Herriott

Producer: Gail Henry

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn

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