Evelyn Grant's Weekend Drive

Evelyn Grant's Weekend Drive

Saturday 4 – 7pm & Sunday 4 - 6pm

Evelyn Grant's Weekend Drive Saturday 17 February 2018

Military Bands and Pipes of the Defence Forces Summer Proms Live from UCH Limerick this Saturday

The mighty Military Bands and Pipes of the Defence Forces, under the baton of Captain Brian Prendergast, return to University Concert Hall for the now annual Summer Proms, performing delightful operatic arias, musical numbers and rousing military band tunes. Limerick’s Mairéad Buicke (soprano) will join them for what will be a hugely enjoyable evening of music this Saturday 16th June at 5pm.

This year’s Proms will be extra special as it will be broadcast live on Evelyn Grant's Weekend Drive, marking the launch of the CD celebrating Irish wind band music on the RTÉ lyric fm label.

The concert will open with the rousing Olympic Fanfare and Theme written for the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, by celebrated film composer John Williams. Other delightful tunes to be performed on the night include Percy French’s Gortnamona, a medley from the 1930’s musical Me and My Girl, the well-known 19th century Irish ballad The Boys of Wexford, a Cole Porter spectacular and one of the most popular arias from Czech composer Dvorak, Song To The Moon – among many others!

Join Evelyn Grant live on Weekend Drive this Saturday from 5pm! 

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Music Played on the Show


Title: Presto Fight

Composer: Kreisler, Fritz, Reinhard, Djangl, Janoska, Frantisek

Performer(s): Patricia Petibon (Soprano), The Philharmonics

Album: The Philharmonics : Oblivion / Deutsche Grammophon / 4810276

Duration: 5:41


Title: Song To The Moon

Composer: Dvorak, Antonin

Performer(s): Rita Streich (Soprano), Radio -Symphonie-Orchester Berlin

Album: Rita Streich: Arien und Walzer / Deutsche Grammophon / 457 729-2

Duration: 5:57


Title: Preludes Book 2 - La Terrasse Des Audiences Du Clair De Lune - Lent

Composer: Debussy, Claude

Performer(s): Steven Osborne (Piano)

Album: Debussy: Preludes - Steven Osborne / Hyperion Records / CDA67530

Duration: 4:22


Title: Hungarian Rondo

Composer: Kreisler, Fritz arr. Luc Vertommen

Performer(s): Les Neish (Tuba), Martyn Parkes (Piano)

Album: Affinity / Beo Records / BEOCD005

Duration: 3:07


Title: Because

Composer: d'Hardelot / Teschemacher

Performer(s): Wynne Evans (Tenor), City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Cor Caerdydd

Album: A Song in My Heart - Wynne Evans / Warner Classics / 5249844562

Duration: 2:29


Title: Island

Composer: McGlynn, Michael

Performer(s): Anuna

Album: The Best of Anuna (Recordno: Danu027) / Danu / Danu027

Duration: 4:00


Title: Ave Maria Op.52 No.6

Composer: Schubert, Franz

Performer(s): Yo Yo Ma, Kathryn Stott (Piano)

Album: Yo Yo Ma & Kathryne Stott - Songs From The Arc Of Life / Sony Classical / 88875103162

Duration: 4:14


Title: Octet In E Flat Major Op.20 1. Allegro Moderato, Ma Con Fuoco

Composer: Mendelssohn, Felix

Performer(s): Christian Tetzlaff; Isabella Faust; Lisa Batiashvilli (Violins); Rachel Roberts; Ori Kam; (Violas); Tanja Tetzlaff; Quirine Viersen ('Cellos)

Album: Mendelssohn - Enescu - Octets for strings / CAvi Music / CAvi-music 8553163

Duration: 13:47


Title: Overhead The Moon Is Beaming (Serenade)

Composer: Romberg, Sigmund

Performer(s): Piotr Beczala, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Berlin Comedian Harmonists

Album: Heart's Delight / Deutsche Grammophon / 4790838

Duration: 3:33


Title: Gerona

Composer: Luna, Pablo

Performer(s): Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrucken Kaiserslautern

Album: Karel Mark Chichon / SWR / 50152011

Duration: 3:12


Title: Sonata In B Flat Major K378 (1st Movement) Allegro Moderato

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Performer(s): Cedric Tiberghien (Piano)

Album: Mozart Violin Sonatas Cedric Tiberghien, piano Alina Ibragimova, violin / Hyperion / CDA68164

Duration: 9:56


Title: The College Hornpipe (Also Known As The Sailor's Hornpipe)

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Mark O Connor (Violin), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello) & Edgar Meyer (Bass)

Album: Yo-Yo Ma / Edgar Meyer / Mark O Connor / Appalachia Waltz / Sony Music Entertainment Inc / SK68460

Duration: 3:14


Title: Mazurka No.2 In Bminor Vivace

Composer: Chopin, Frederic

Performer(s): Maurizio Pollini

Album: Maurizio Pollini - Chopin / Deutsche Grammophon / 477 9530

Duration: 1:18


Title: Premiere Valse Op. 83

Composer: Durand, August

Performer(s): Philip Martin (Piano)

Album: The Maiden's Prayer - Philip Martin / Hyperion / CDA67379

Duration: 4:00


Title: The Sun Whose Rays Are All Ablaze

Composer: Gilbert And Sullivan

Performer(s): Elsie Morison (Soprano), Pro Arte Orchestra

Album: The Mikado (Recordno: 077776440323) / EMI Classics / 077776440323

Duration: 3:00


Title: Minuetto

Composer: Bolzoni, Giovanni

Performer(s): Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Album: Favourite Encores (Record No: Chan6648) / Chandos / Chan6648

Duration: 4:03


Title: The Moon And I

Composer: Legrand, Michel

Performer(s): Jessye Norman (Soprano), Michel Legrand (Piano)

Album: I was Born in Love With You; Jessye Norman Sings Michel Legrand (Recordno: 456654-2) / Philips / 456654-2

Duration: 3:38


Title: Piano Concerto No. 1 In C Major Op. 15 - Movement Iii - Rondo: Allegro Scherzando

Composer: Beethoven, Ludvig van

Performer(s): Alfred Brendel (Piano), Wiener Philharmoniker

Album: Beethoven: The 5 Piano Cpncertos - Alfred Brendal, Simon Rattle: Wiener Philharmoniker - Disk 1 / Philips / 462 781-2

Duration: 8:55


Title: Des Antonius Von Padua Fischperdigt

Composer: Mahler, Gustav

Performer(s): Stephan Genz (Baritone), Roger Vignoles (Piano)

Album: Mahler Das Knaben Wunderhorn - Stephan Genz / Roger Vignoles / Hyperion Records / Cda67645

Duration: 4:27


Title: Prelude For The Left Hand Alone

Composer: Scriabin, Alexander

Performer(s): Alessio Bax (Piano)

Album: Scriabin, Mussorgsky / Signum Classics / SIGCD426

Duration: 2:44


Title: Grand March From Aida

Composer: Verdi, Giuseppe

Performer(s): Orchestra Of The German Opera Berlin, Chorus Of The German Opera Berlin

Album: Dies Irae / Deutsche Grammophon / 457071-2

Duration: 5:11


Title: Capricho No. 24 Op. 1

Composer: Paganini, Nicolo

Performer(s): Xuefei Yang (Guitar)

Album: Classical Guitar by Xuefei Yang / Shine Horne Records / SC-1029

Duration: 6:36


Title: The Moon Hath Raised Her Lamp Above

Composer: Benedict, Julius

Performer(s): Studio Orchestra

Album: Balfe: The Bohemian Girl (highlights) / EMI Records / 094633594821

Duration: 3:43


Title: Piano Sonata In E Flat (3rd Movement) Finale

Composer: Haydn, Franz Josef

Performer(s): Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)

Album: Vladimir Horowitz: The Last Recording / Sony / SK45818

Duration: 3:35


Title: The Cause Of Labour Is The Hope Of The World -

Composer: Johannsson

Performer(s): Johann Johannsson - Live On Kcrw, The Formalist Quartet

Album: Transcendentalism EP (Recordno: LP13-19P) / Fat Cat Records / LP13-19P

Duration: 7:33


Title: Four Shakespeare Songs: Iii- Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind

Composer: Korngold, Erich Wolfgang

Performer(s): Anne Sofie Von Otter ( Mezzo), Nils-Erik Sparf (Viola)

Album: Rendezvous with Korngold: Songs & Chamber Music / Deutsche Grammophon / 459631-2

Duration: 2:10



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Presenter: Evelyn Grant

Producer : Eoin Brady

Production Co-Ordinator : Peter Curtin


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