The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott

The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott

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The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott Tuesday 5 August 2014

The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott

Michael Lee presents the Lyric Concert tonight as Marin Alsop conducts the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra in a concert recorded at the Grand Hall, Old Opera, Frankfurt

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

20:02

Title: Piano Concerto No. 2 In C Minor, Op. 18

Composer: Rachmaninoff, Sergei

Performer(s): Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra

Album: Recorded at Grand Hall, Old Opera, Frankfurt (Broadcast 05/08/14) / EBU

Duration: 33:37

20:35

Title: Excerpt From 'Orfeo Ed Euridice' (Encore)

Composer: Gluck, Christoph Willibald

Performer(s): Denis Kozhukhin (Piano)

Album: Recorded at Grand Hall, Old Opera, Frankfurt (Broadcast 05/08/14) / EBU

Duration: 4:18

20:44

Title: Symphony No. 7 In C, Op. 60 ('Leningrad')

Composer: Shostakovich, Dmitri

Performer(s): Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra

Album: Recorded at Grand Hall, Old Opera, Frankfurt (Broadcast 05/08/14) / EBU

Duration: 76:10

21:37

Title: Carambar

Composer: Berthiaume, Antoine

Performer(s): Antoine Berthiaume (Guitars, Banjo, Dobro)

Album: Antoine Berthiaume: Small Tease / Ambiances Magnétiques / AM 196 CD

Duration: 3:25

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Presenter: Paul Herriott

Producer: Gail Henry

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn

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