Evelyn Grant's Weekend Drive

Evelyn Grant's Weekend Drive

Saturday 4 – 7pm & Sunday 4 - 6pm

Evelyn Grant's Weekend Drive Saturday 7 April 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! 

Evelyn Grant's Weekend Drive

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Music Played on the Show


Title: Kak Shchastliv... Ya Lyublyu Vas (Act I, Lensky, Olga)

Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich

Performer(s): Katarzyna Bak (Mezzo), Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Album: Slavic Opera Arias: Piotr Beczala / Orfeo / C814101A

Duration: 4:30


Title: Piano Sonata In C Major ( 1st Movement) Allegro Moderato

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Performer(s): Vladimir Horowitz

Album: Horowitz in Moscow / Deutsche Grammophon / 479 2555

Duration: 6:10


Title: Fantasie On Tchaikovsky's Eugen Onegin

Composer: Walter Kuhne, Ekaterina

Performer(s): Sivan Magen (Harp)

Album: Fantasien - Sivan Magen / LINN 2014 / Linn

Duration: 8:01


Title: Down By The Sally Gardens

Composer: Gurney, Ivor

Performer(s): Bejun Mehta (Coundtertenor), Julius Drake (Piano)

Album: Down by the Sally Gardens. Bejun Mehta. Julius Drake / Harmonia Mundi / HMX 2908737

Duration: 2:46


Title: Down By The Sally Gardens

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): James Galway (Flute), Chieftains

Album: James Galway And The Chieftains In Ireland / RCA / Rd85798

Duration: 2:56


Title: Sull 'Aria

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Performer(s): Edith Mathis & Gundula Janowitz, Deutsch Oper Berlin

Album: The Shawshank Redemption - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack / Epic Soundtrax / EK 66621

Duration: 3:33


Title: Symphony No.1 In G Minor 'Winter Dreams' (1st Movement) Allegro Tranquillo

Composer: Tchaikovksy, Pyotr Ilyich

Performer(s): Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Tchaikovsky Symphonies 1, 2 & 5 - Volume 1 - Vasily Petrenko - RLPO / Onyx / ONYX 4150

Duration: 10:42


Title: Uzhe' Ta Samaja Tat'jana

Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Performer(s): Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Baritone), Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Not Available (Recordno: 426740-2) / Philips / 426740-2

Duration: 2:22


Title: Lensky's Aria, From 'Eugene Onegin, Op. 24', Arr. For Cello And Orchestra (Encore)

Composer: Tchaikovksy, Pyotr Ilyich

Performer(s): Mischa Maisky (Cello), Bnr Symphony Orchestra

Album: Recorded at the Bulgaria Hall, Sofia (Broadcast 060417) / EURO/2016-2017/PC/048

Duration: 6:15


Title: Vogliatemi Bene

Composer: Puccini, Giacomo

Performer(s): Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano), Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor), Orchestra E Coro Dell'accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia

Album: Madame Butterfly - Puccini / EMI / 26418728

Duration: 7:15


Title: Waltz From Eugene Onegin

Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Performer(s): Cincinnati Pops Orchestra

Album: Not Available (Recordno: Mwcd7127) / MMD / Vox Prima / Mwcd7127

Duration: 6:37


Title: Manon Lescaut Intermezzo To Act 3

Composer: Puccini, Giacomo

Performer(s): Halle Orchestra

Album: 40 Most Beautiful Love Themes / Warner Classics / 256469989-0

Duration: 5:11


Title: Symphony In E 'Irish' (4th Movement) Allegro Vivace

Composer: Sullivan, A.

Performer(s): Bbc Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Sullivan: Irish Symphony Etc / Chandos / Chan 9859

Duration: 9:08


Title: Traumeri

Composer: Schumann, Robert

Performer(s): Vladimir Horowitz

Album: Horowitz in Moscow / Deutsche Grammophon / 479 2555

Duration: 2:38


Title: Moment Musical In F Minor (Op94. No.3) Allegretto Moderato

Composer: Schubert, Franz

Performer(s): Vladimir Horowitz

Album: Horowitz at Home / Deutsche Grammophon / 479 2556

Duration: 2:01


Title: Gnossiennes (5th Movement)

Composer: Satie, Erik

Performer(s): Kun Woo Paik (Piano)

Album: French Piano Music / Virgin / 5613272

Duration: 3:38


Title: El Diablo Suelto

Composer: Fernandez, Heraclio

Performer(s): John Williams (Guitar), Alfonso Montes (Cuatro)

Album: John Williams - El Diablo Suelto (Recordno: Sk60451) / Sony / Sk60451

Duration: 2:19


Title: Gwerzy

Composer: Kila/Breslin, Brendan

Performer(s): The Cory Band

Album: Cory Band in Concert Vol. 5 / DOY / DOYCD346

Duration: 4:08


Title: Eugene Onegin: Letter Scene From Act I

Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich

Performer(s): Anna Netrebko (Soprano), Orchestra Of The Mariinsky Theatre

Album: Anna Netrebko: Russian Album / Deutsche Grammophon / 00289 477 6384

Duration: 13:03


Title: Piano Concerto No.2 (2nd Movement) Allegro Scherzando

Composer: Saint-Saens, Camille

Performer(s): Francois-Rene Duchable (Piano), Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Saint-Saens: The Carnival of the Animals / Concerto No.2 / Symphony No.3 / Erato / 0630-18971-2

Duration: 5:40


Title: Violin Concerto No.5 In A: (I) Allegro Aperto

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Performer(s): Arcangelo

Album: Vilde Frang: Mozart / Warner Classics / 0825646276776

Duration: 9:43


Title: Waltz In D Flat Major (Minute Waltz)

Composer: Chopin, Frederic

Performer(s): Jean-Yves Thibaudet (Piano)

Album: Jean-Yves Thibaudet plays Chopin / Decca / 466357-2

Duration: 1:50



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Email: weekenddrive@rte.ie

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Presenter: Evelyn Grant

Producer : Eoin Brady

Production Co-Ordinator : Peter Curtin


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