The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott

The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott

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The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott Friday 2 May 2014

The Friday Concert with Paul Herriott

Michael Lee presents the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra live from the National Concert Hall in a programme of 'Hungarian Stories'.

Intermezzo - Hungarian Stories

Conversation in the lobby tonight alights on Kodaly's little known influence on Steven Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind and the burnt orange notes of Liszt's favourite wine, Tokaji, as Tomas Clancy and Raymond Blake meet up for an interval jar.

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

01:00

Title: Hungarian Dances Nos. 1, 3 & 10

Composer: BRAHMS

Performer(s): Rte National Symphony Orchestra, Alan Buribayev (Cond.) Nikolai Demidenko (Piano)

Duration: 15:00

01:00

Title: Piano Concerto No. 1 In E Flat

Composer: LISZT

Performer(s): Rte National Symphony Orchestra, Alan Buribayev (Cond.) Nikolai Demidenko (Piano)

Duration: 21:00

01:00

Title: La Campanella

Composer: SMETANA

Performer(s): Nikolai Demidenko (Piano)

Duration: 5:00

01:00

Title: Dances Of Galánta

Composer: KODÁLY

Performer(s): Rte National Symphony Orchestra, Alan Buribayev (Cond.) Nikolai Demidenko (Piano)

Duration: 15:00

01:00

Title: The Miraculous Mandarin Suite

Composer: BARTÓK

Performer(s): Rte National Symphony Orchestra, Alan Buribayev (Cond.) Nikolai Demidenko (Piano)

Duration: 19:00

21:46

Title: Sunrise Serenade, Op. 63

Composer: Sallinen, Aulis

Performer(s): Finnish Chamber Orchestra

Album: Finnish Orchestral Favourites (Recordno: 8.555773) / Naxos / 8.555773

Duration: 6:45

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Presenter: Paul Herriott

Producer: Gail Henry

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn

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