The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott

The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott

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The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott Friday 31 January 2014

The Friday Concert with Paul Herriott

The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra present a 'Scottish Fantasy' live from the National Concert Hall

Intermezzo - Titans of the Heart

Why the premier performance of Beethoven's Seventh Symphony was the Live Aid of its day, and how the image of Herbert Von Karajan seared itself onto the retinas of a generation are among the topics under discussion when Tomas Clancy and Raymond Blake convene in the foyer for another half time debrief.

WATCH BELOW: Friday 14th April, Bach's St. Matthew Passion 

Paul presents Bach's St Matthew Passion in a performance recorded earlier this afternoon at the National Concert Hall. Easter in Ireland is traditionally marked by performances of Bach’s oratorios or ‘Passions’ – either the St John or, this year, the St Matthew. The work is a compilation from St Matthew’s gospel, with narration interspersed with chorales and arias. First performed almost 300 years ago, it’s become one of the most profound reflections on the Passion of Christ. The performers assembled could hardly be equalled either for their individual talents or their capacity to work as an ensemble: conductor Matthew Halls has an enviable European reputation as an early music specialist; Irish soloists Brendan Collins, Madeleine Shaw and Aoife Miskelly are joined by Ben Johnson from England, Mark Wilde from Scotland, and Stephan Loges from Germany, all supported by the RTÉ Philharmonic Choir, whose chorus master Mark Hindley has worked assiduously with them to prepare for this sacred presentation at the centre of the Christian calendar. 
Ben Johnson (Evangelist) 
Stephan Loges (Jesus) 
Aoife Miskelly (soprano) 
Madeleine Shaw (mezzo-soprano) 
Mark Wilde (tenor) 
Brendan Collins (bass/Pilate) 
RTÉ Philharmonic Choir chorus master: Mark Hindley 
RTÉ Cór na nÓg choral director: Mary Amond O’Brien 
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra 
Matthew Halls (conductor) 

Music Played on the Show

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Title: Tam O'Shanter Overture

Composer: ARNOLD

Performer(s): Rte National Symphone Orchestra, Eugene Tzigane (Cond.) Stefan Jackiw (Violin)

Duration: 8:00

00:00

Title: Violin Concerto In E Minor

Composer: MENDELSSOHN

Performer(s): Rte National Symphone Orchestra, Eugene Tzigane (Cond.) Stefan Jackiw (Violin)

Duration: 30:00

00:00

Title: Largo From Sonata No. 3

Composer: BACH

Performer(s): Stefan Jackiw (Violin)

Duration: 3:00

00:00

Title: Symphony No. 7 In A

Composer: BEETHOVEN

Performer(s): Rte National Symphone Orchestra, Eugene Tzigane (Cond.) Stefan Jackiw (Violin)

Duration: 36:00

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Presenter: Paul Herriott

Producer: Gail Henry

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn

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