The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott

    Monday to Friday, 8 - 10 pm

    Culture Night - Friday October 19th

    RTÉ lyric fm’s Composer in Residence Linda Buckley concludes her time with the station with a large-scale new work Beloved on this Earth based on the poetry of acclaimed American writer Raymond Carver. Beloved on this Earth will be premiered on Culture Night by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and RTE Philharmonic Choir at the National Concert Hall, Dublin. You can hear it live on the lyric concert at 8pm on Friday 19th September. While Carver may be better known for his short-stories, his stark and often emotionally raw poetry stands the test of time. Beloved on this Earth is a setting of three of Carver’s poems - This Word Love, No Need and Late Fragment – and, although they are written after he discovered he had terminal cancer, they are a celebration of life, love and companionship.

    In concert interval at around 8.40pm, Luke Clancy talks to Carver's widow Tess Gallagher about the writer's final days and the remarkable poetry that sprang from them.

    Listen back here

    The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott Wednesday 13 August 2014

    Listen

    The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott

    Paul Herriott brings us to the Opera Comique, Paris for an all Classical concert with Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra under Bernard Labadie.

    Monday 22nd September
    Dutch violinist Janine Jansen performs as a chamber musician alongside pianist Itamar Golan and violinist-turned-conductor Sakari Oramo. Two richly coloured works by Prokofiev contrast with the Fantasie for violin and piano in which Schubert leans towards the sublime, less than a year before his death. This concert was recorded at Cadogan Hall, London on 11th August.
    Prokofiev: Five Melodies 
    Prokofiev: Sonata in C major for two violins 
    Schubert: Fantasie in C major, D934 
    Janine Jansen (violin)
    Sakari Oramo (violin)
    Itamar Golan (piano)

    Tuesday 23rd September 
    Paul Herriott presents tonight's concert by the Trondheim Symphony with two takes on Brahms' Violin Concerto in D. This concert was recorded live at the Philharmonic Hall, Warsaw in August.
    Brahms: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 77
    Brahms: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 77 arr. for piano and orchestra (Dejan Lazic 1977)
    Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
    Dejan Lazic (piano)
    Soyoung Yoon (violin)
    Krzysztof Urbanski (conductor)

    Wednesday 24th September 
    Paul brings us to the Cour de l'Hotel de Ville, Geneva for tonight's chamber music concert recorded as part of the Musiques en ete Festival
    Glinka: Trio in D minor for clarinet, bassoon and piano 'Pathetique'
    Mozart: Piano Quintet in B flat, K.452
    Auric: Trio for oboe, clarinet and bassoon
    Mozart: Adagio in D minor, K. 540 arranged for oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn
    Beethoven: Piano Quintet in B flat, Op. 16
    Les Vents Francais
    Eric le Sage (piano)

    Thursday 25th September
    Paul brings us to the Royal Albert Hall, London .The London Symphony Orchestra is joined by noted Mahlerian Bernard Haitink, for the composer’s Fourth Symphony. Opening with one of Mahler’s most charming melodies, lit by sleigh-bells, it closes with a song offering a child’s-eye view of heaven, delivered here by soprano Camilla Tilling.
    Famously described as a ‘pearl of great price’, Schubert’s Fifth Symphony presents Classical perfection on a miniature scale. This compact symphony glows with melody and is as light on its feet as anything the composer ever wrote.
    Schubert: Symphony No.5 in B flat, D. 485
    Mahler: Symphony No. 4 in G
    London Symphony orchestra 
    Camilla Tilling (soprano)
    Bernard Haitink (conductor)

    Friday 26th September
    Paul presents tonight's concert live from the National Concert Hall in Orchestral Solos
    Liszt: Les préludes 
    Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor 
    Bartok:  Concerto for Orchestra 
    RTE National Symphony Orchestra 
    Leon McAuley (piano)
    Stefan Blunier (conductor)

    Monday 29th September
    Tonight's concert comes from the Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg and was recorded as part of this year's Salzburg Festival
    Schubert: Symphony No.4 in C minor, D.417 'Tragic'
    Bruckner: Symphony No.6 in A
    Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
    Riccardo Muti (conductor)

    Tuesday 30th September
    Tonight we travel to the Klaus Von Bismarck Hall, Broadcasting House, Cologne
    Glinka: Overture to 'Ruslan and Ludmila'
    Arutiunian: Trumpet Concerto in A flat
    Tchaikovsky: Polonaise, from Eugene Onegin
    Shostakovich: Excerpts from Jazz Suite No.1
    Kabalevsky: Excerpts from The Comedians, Op.26
    Jarre: Lara's Theme from the film Doctor Zhivsgo
    Tchaikovsky: Trepak, from The Nutcracker
    WDR Radio Orchestra, Cologne
    Reinhard Ehritt (trumpet)
    Helmuth Froschauer (conductor)

    Wednesday 1st October
    Tonight's chamber music concert was recorded at the Verbier Festival in July. Pianist Sergei Babayan plays Part, Liszt, Chopin and Bach's Goldberg Variations
    Part: Fur Alina
    Liszt: Ballade No.2 in B minor
    Chopin: Six works
    Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
    Sergei Babayan (piano)  

    Thursday 2nd October
    The Basilica in Saint-Denis was the venue for the Saint-Denis festival in June this year. Tonight's concert features Julia Fischer in Mendelssohn's much loved violin Concerto No.2
    Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto No.2 in E minor, Op.98
    Bach: Sarabande from Partita No.2 in D minor, BWV 1004
    Brahms: Symphony No.4 in E Minor, Op.98
    Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra
    Julia Fischer (violin)
    Myung-Whun Chung (conductor)

    Friday 3rd October
    Live from the National Concert Hall, Dublin, Paul Herriott presents the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra in 'Music as Witness'.
    Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 2
    Dvorak: Violin Concerto in A minor
    Shostskovich: Symphony No. 11 in G minor, The Year 1905
    Phillipe  Graffin  (violin)
    Michael Francis (conductor)

    Music Played on the Show

    • 20:01
      Title: Symphony No. 89 In F, Hob. I:89
      Composer: Haydn, Franz Josef
      Performer(s): Bernard Labadie (Conductor)
      Performer(s): Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Recorded at Opera Comique, Paris (Broadcast 13/08/14), EBU
      Duration: 20:53
    • 20:24
      Title: Piano Concerto No. 18 In B Flat, K. 456
      Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Performer(s): Kristian Bezuidenhout (Piano)
      Performer(s): Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Recorded at Opera Comique, Paris (Broadcast 13/08/14), EBU
      Duration: 28:57
    • 20:54
      Title: Symphony No. 29 In A, K. 201
      Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Performer(s): Bernard Labadie (Conductor)
      Performer(s): Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Recorded at Opera Comique, Paris (Broadcast 13/08/14), EBU
      Duration: 22:43
    • 21:17
      Title: Abendempfindung
      Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Performer(s): Juliane Banse (Soprano)
      Performer(s): Juliane Banse (Soprano), András Schiff (Piano)
      Album: Songs of Debussy and Mozart, ECM, 461899-2
      Duration: 5:03
    • 21:23
      Title: Symphony No. 3 In F Op. 90
      Composer: Brahms, Johannes
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): London Symphony Orchestra
      Album: LCON-FRI050310, EMI CDM 7 69203 2
      Duration: 37:01
    • 21:45
      Title: Do It The Hard Way
      Composer: Rodgers / Hart
      Performer(s): Chet Baker (Vocals)
      Performer(s): Chet Baker (Vocals), Kenny Drew (Piano) Et Al
      Album: It Could Happen To You - Chet Baker Sings, Riverside, OJC20 303-2
      Duration: 3:03

    The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott

    Latest Show

    Programme Archive

    The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott on Twitter

    Schedule Open Schedule