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    Irish Culture in Britain – A Centenary Celebration

    On Thursday April 21st, The Lyric Concert broadcast live from the Wigmore Hall as part of a week-long festival celebrating Irish culture in Britain. It marked the strengthening of an important bond of friendship and reconciliation, recognising and enhancing further Ireland’s reputation for cultural excellence over the past century. The Gala Concert that evening honours those who died at Easter 1916, Irish and British, and all the soldiers who lost their lives in the Great War. 

    6:30pm – 7:00pm Irish Ambassador H. E. Daniel Mulhall gives a keynote address on 100 years of Irish culture. 
    7:00pm - 7:30pm Paul Herriott chats with our own Ann Murray ahead of tonight’s concert at the Wigmore Hall on lyric fm. 
    7:30pm – 10:00pm The music continues as BBC’s Sean Rafferty hosts the live programme in celebration of “Irish Culture in Britain – A Centenary celebration”. Featuring Ailish Tynan, Tara Erraught, Robin Tritschler, Gavan Ring, Finghin Collins, The RTÉ Contempo Quartet and choirs for the Royal Irish Academy of Music and the Royal Academy of Music.

    The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott Wednesday 23 April 2014

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    The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott

    Paul Herriott presents one of the great pianists of our time - Vladimir Ashkenazy and his son Vovka in the concert tonight recorded in the RSI Auditorium, Lugano, Switzerland.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 20:01
      Title: Divertissement A La Hongroise, For Piano Four Hands In G Minor, D. 818
      Complete Work Name: Divertissement A La Hongroise, For Piano Four Hands In G Minor, D. 818
      Composer: Schubert, Franz
      Performer(s): Vladimir Ashkenazy, Piano
      Performer(s): Vladimir Ashkenazy, Piano, Vovka Ashkenazy, Piano
      Album: Recorded at the Lugano Festival (Broadcast 23/04/14), EBU
      Duration: 26:49
    • 20:28
      Title: Variations On A Theme By Joseph Haydn, Op. 56b
      Complete Work Name: Variations On A Theme By Joseph Haydn, Op. 56b
      Composer: Brahms, Johannes
      Performer(s): Vladimir Ashkenazy, Piano Vovka Ashkenazy, Piano
      Performer(s): Vladimir Ashkenazy, Piano Vovka Ashkenazy, Piano
      Album: Recorded at the Lugano Festival (Broadcast 23/04/14), EBU
      Duration: 15:57
    • 20:45
      Title: The Rite Of Spring, For Piano Four Hands
      Complete Work Name: The Rite Of Spring, For Piano Four Hands
      Composer: Stravinsky, Igor
      Performer(s): Vladimir Ashkenazy, Piano
      Performer(s): Vladimir Ashkenazy, Piano, Vovka Ashkenazy, Piano
      Album: Recorded at the Lugano Festival (Broadcast 23/04/14), EBU
      Duration: 31:40
    • 21:18
      Title: Polovtsian Dances, From 'Prince Igor', Arr. For Two Pianos
      Complete Work Name: Polovtsian Dances, From 'Prince Igor', Arr. For Two Pianos
      Composer: Borodin, Alexander
      Performer(s): Vladimir Ashkenazy, Piano
      Performer(s): Vladimir Ashkenazy, Piano, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Piano Vovka Ashkenazy, Piano
      Album: Recorded at the Lugano Festival (Broadcast 23/04/14), EBU
      Duration: 11:32
    • 21:30
      Title: Espressivo, From 'Six Studies In Canonic Form, Op. 56' (Encore)
      Complete Work Name: Espressivo, From 'Six Studies In Canonic Form, Op. 56' (Encore)
      Composer: Debussy, Claude
      Performer(s): Vladimir Ashkenazy, Piano
      Performer(s): Vladimir Ashkenazy, Piano, Vovka Ashkenazy, Piano
      Album: Recorded at the Lugano Festival (Broadcast 23/04/14), EBU
      Duration: 3:53
    • 21:35
      Title: C'Est L'Extase Langoureuse
      Complete Work Name: Ariettes Oubliees - Forgotten Melodies
      Composer: Debussy, Claude
      Performer(s): Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Dawn Upshaw (Soprano), James Levine (Piano)
      Album: Forgotten Melodies, Sony Classical, Sk67190
      Duration: 3:04
    • 21:38
      Title: Violin Sonata No 3 In D Minor Op. 108
      Composer: Brahms, Johannes
      Performer(s): Josef Suk, Violin
      Performer(s): Josef Suk, Violin, Julius Katchen, Piano
      Album: LCON-WED230211 (Recordno: 421 092-2), Not Available, 421 092-2
      Duration: 21:09

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