Evelyn Grant's Weekend Drive

Evelyn Grant's Weekend Drive

Saturday 4 – 7pm & Sunday 4 - 6pm

Evelyn Grant's Weekend Drive Saturday 23 March 2019

Evelyn Grant's Weekend Drive

Some of the world's best music played by the world's finest musicians, familiar favourites and new releases. Plus news and traffic updates.

Coming up on the programme:

Saturday 23rd March

Thus week, Poetry File at 6.05pm features Nell Regan, a recent recipient of the Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh Fellowship. She is an educator and literary programmer based in Dublin. She reads her poem, So You Are To Me. Majella Cullagh joins Evelyn in studio for Bel Canto Moments, to explore this style of singing and listen to some of Majella's huge discography of operatic rarities. 

Poet Nell Regan

Sunday 24th March

Majella Cullagh joins Evelyn again in studio for part two of Bel Canto Moments and she talks of her admiration for the work of Saverino Mercadante.

Soprano Majella Cullagh

Music Played on the Show


Title: Kalinka

Composer: Folk

Performer(s): Dimitri Hvorostovsky (Bass), Osipov Russian Folk Orchestra, Saint Petersburg Chamber Choir

Album: Dimitri Hvorostovsky Portrait / Phillips / 4757643

Duration: 4:02


Title: Blue Skies

Composer: Berlin

Performer(s): Art Tatum

Album: Blue Berlin / Blue Note / CDP 7990952

Duration: 2:49


Title: Violin Concerto No. 3 In G (2nd Movement) Adagio

Performer(s): Yehudi Menuhin (Violin/Conductor)

Album: Yehudi Menuhin - The Legendary EMI Recordings / EMI Records Ltd / 724356732629

Duration: 8:03


Title: Questa O Quella

Composer: Verdi, Giuseppe

Performer(s): Joseph Calleja (Tenor), Verdi Symphony Orchestra Of Milan

Album: Tenor Arias / Decca / 475250-2

Duration: 1:44


Title: American Eagle Waltz

Composer: Offenbach, Jacques

Performer(s): Nelson Rocha (Trumpet), Gulbenkian Orchestra

Album: Offenbach Music from the Operettas / Nimbus Records / NI5303

Duration: 6:56


Title: Fast As The Wind Galopp

Composer: Ivanovici, Josef

Performer(s): Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice

Album: Contemporaries of the Strauss Family 2 / Marco Polo / 8.225366

Duration: 2:34


Title: The Smile

Composer: Hess, Nigel

Performer(s): Lang Lang (Piano)

Album: Best of Lang Lang / Deutsche Grammophon / 4779014

Duration: 7:59


Title: Fantasia In C Minor

Performer(s): Bbc Philharmonic

Album: Bach Transcriptions / Chandos / CHAN 9835

Duration: 5:36


Title: Chant Du Menstrel Op. 71

Composer: Glazunov, Alexander

Performer(s): Christian Lindberg (Trombone), Per Lundberg (Piano)

Album: Songs for Sunset - Christian Lindberg, Per Lundberg / BIS / BIS-CD-808

Duration: 3:23


Title: O Luce Di Quest Anima

Performer(s): Majella Cullagh (Soprano)

Album: Linda di Chamounix / Dynamic / CDS 652

Duration: 3:40


Title: Pavento Insano Gli Sdegni Miei

Performer(s): Majella Cullagh (Soprano)

Album: Paventa Insano - Pacini and Mercadante - Arias and Ensembles / Opera Rara / ORR256

Duration: 10:36


Title: Cello Concerto In G Minor (1st Movement) Allegro

Composer: Monn, Matthias Georg

Performer(s): Jacqueline Du Pre (Cello), Valda Aveling (Harpsichord Continuo), London Symphony Orchestra

Album: The Sound of Jacqueline du Pre / EMI / 50999 0 91975 2 7

Duration: 7:38


Title: Rondo For Two Pianos In C Major Op. Posth. 73

Composer: Chopin, Frederic

Performer(s): Kurt Bauer (Piano), Heidi Bung (Piano)

Album: Chopin Complete Edition Various Artists (Recordno: 4778457) / Deutsch Grammophon / 4778457

Duration: 9:24


Title: Jesus Bleibet Meine Freude

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): Guher And Suher Pekinel (Pian, Jacques Loussier Trio

Album: Take Bach (Recordno: 8573-80823-2) / Teldec / 8573-80823-2

Duration: 3:20


Title: All The Things You Are

Composer: Kern/Hammerstein

Performer(s): Ben Webster (Tenor Saxophone), Red Callender (Bass), Bill Douglass (Drums)

Album: The Genius Of Keyboard / Giants Of Jazz / CD53019

Duration: 7:12


Title: Trio In D (After Symphony No.2): Scherzo

Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van

Performer(s): Beaux Arts Trio

Album: Beethoven: The Piano Trios (Recordno: 468411-2) / Philips / 468411-2

Duration: 3:49


Title: Benedictus

Composer: Arwyn, Robat

Performer(s): Bryn Terfel (Bass-Baritone), Rhys Meirion (Tenor), Celticana, Ensemble Cymru

Album: Benedictus / SAIN / SAINCD2500

Duration: 3:34


Title: Suite For Orchestra: First Movement

Composer: Adams, Sebastian

Performer(s): Rte Concert Orchestra

Album: Studio 1 Recording 14 October 2017 / RTE lyric fm Composer in Residence

Duration: 2:56


Title: Boutique Fantasque (8th Movement) Galop

Composer: Rossini / Arr Respighi

Performer(s): Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Album: Dukas / Saint-Saens / Rossini-Respighi: Scottish National Orchestra / Gibson / Chandos / CHAN6503

Duration: 1:37


Title: Serenade For Strings (2nd Movement) Waltz

Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Performer(s): Bavarian Radio Chamber Orchestra

Album: Tchaikovsky: Music For Strings, Flute Concerto / Arts / 47633-3

Duration: 3:48


Title: Poeme

Composer: Fibich Zdenek

Performer(s): The Czech Central Army Band

Album: Czech Classics / Clarton / CQ 0028-2 431

Duration: 5:01


Title: Concerto No. 1 (Spring): (Iii) Allegro

Composer: Vivaldi, Antonio

Performer(s): Sebastian Surel (Violin), Jean-Marc Apap (Viola), Eric Levionnais (Celllo), Stephane Logerot (Double Bass)

Album: Richard Galliano: Vivaldi / Deutsche Grammophon / 481 035 0

Duration: 3:39


Title: Ombra Di Nube

Composer: Refice, Licinio

Performer(s): Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor), Orchestra Dell'accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia

Album: Jonas Kaufmann Verismo Arias / Decca / 4782258

Duration: 3:23


Title: March

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Performer(s): Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Album: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Serenades / Linn / CKD 287

Duration: 3:18


Title: Il Pastor Fido, Opera, Hwv 8c: 1. A Tempo Di Bourrée

Composer: Handel, George Frideric

Performer(s): English Baroque Solists

Album: Handel: Ballet Music - Alcina, Il Pastor Fido, Terpsichore / Erato / 83333

Duration: 1:42



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Email: weekenddrive@rte.ie

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Presenter: Evelyn Grant

Producer : Eoin Brady

Production Co-Ordinator : Linda McGlynn


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