Evelyn Grant's Weekend Drive

Evelyn Grant's Weekend Drive

Saturday 4 – 7pm & Sunday 4 - 6pm

Evelyn Grant's Weekend Drive Saturday 4 August 2018

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.

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Competition Time on Weekend Drive

Having a physics background can be a useful thing indeed if you are ace percussionist Alex Petcu. So the required sounds don't exist on conventional instruments? No problem, you just invent and build what you need. And that's what audiences can expect when he and fellow percussion adventurers Emma King and Brian Dungan take to the road with their kit bag of the usual suspects of the drum world, along with a fascinating array of metal, wood and string. Three young and energetic virtuosos cook up a menu of new music (a pity Beethoven never wrote for marimba) which will tickle tastebuds and defy expectations. Their appetite for exploring rhythmic influences from around the world – Flamenco, Afro-Cuban, Javanese gamelan – is healthy, hearty and irrepressible (please note: no sausages will be harmed in the making of this programme).

Tune in to the programme Saturday 21st September for your chance to win two tickets to a concert from Bangers and Crash Percussion Group at The Sugar Club, Leeson Street, Dublin 2 on Wednesday 2nd October followed by an overnight stay at the 5-star Merrion Hotel. Includes bed and breakfast (1 double room based on two people sharing) at the 5-star Merrion Hotel in Dublin City, one of the most luxurious 5-star hotels Dublin city centre has to offer. This elegant hotel in four restored Georgian townhouses is a 5-minute walk from the concert venue.

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Music Played on the Show


Title: Qual Farfalla

Composer: Leo, Leonardo

Performer(s): Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano), Il Giardino Armonico

Album: Sacrificium - Cecilia Bartoli / Decca Records / 4781521

Duration: 5:29


Title: Guitar Concerto In C Major: (Iii) Allegro

Composer: Vivaldi, Antonio

Performer(s): Slovak Chamber Orchestra

Album: Favorite Guitar Concertos / Brilliant Classics / 8395/5

Duration: 3:40


Title: Pizzicato Polka

Composer: Strauss II, Johann/Strauss,Josef

Performer(s): Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Strauss Johann II Favourites: Vienna Philarmonic / Boskovsky / Decca / 417747

Duration: 2:34


Title: Rondo In G

Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van

Performer(s): Hugh Tinney (Piano), Catherine Leonard (Violin)

Album: Beethoven: The Kreutzer Sonata And Other Works / RTÉ lyric fm / Cd111

Duration: 3:48


Title: Bean Pháidín

Composer: Traditional arr. Kathleen Dineen

Performer(s): White Raven

Album: like a wind o're the ocean / Blasket Music / WRCD004

Duration: 1:26


Title: Doctor Gradus Ad Parnassum

Composer: Debussy, Claude

Performer(s): Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)

Album: Debussy: Piano Works - Klavierwerke / Deutsche Grammophon / 415510

Duration: 1:51


Title: I Love Paris

Composer: Porter, Cole

Performer(s): Roberto Alagna (Ten) Jean Reno (Vocals), Claude Engel (Guitar), Yvan Cassar (Piano), Paris Symphonic Orchestra

Album: C'est Magnifique / Deutsche Grammophon / 2894775569

Duration: 2:28


Title: Minor Swing

Composer: Grappelli

Performer(s): N/K

Album: Chocolat OST / Sony / Sk89472

Duration: 2:14


Title: Violin Concerto In E Major Bwv 1042: I- Allegro

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): Alina Ibragimova (Violin), Arcangelo

Album: Alina Ibragimova: Bach Violin Concertos / Hyperion / CDA68068

Duration: 7:02


Title: Where'er You Walk

Composer: Handel, George Frideric

Performer(s): Andreas Scholl (Counter-Tenor), Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment

Album: Andreas Scholl: Heroes / Decca / 466196-2

Duration: 4:08


Title: Clarinet Quartet In E Flat (4th Movement) Rondo

Composer: Hummel, Johann Nepomuk

Performer(s): Fabrizio Meloni (Clarinet), Andrea Pecolo (Violin), Luca Ranieri (Viola), Mario Finotti (Cello)

Album: Hummel / Naxos / 8.554280

Duration: 6:33


Title: The Elephant

Composer: Saint-Saens, Camille

Performer(s): Rte Concert Orchestra

Album: Classics for Children - 22 Favourite Orchestral Classics / RTE lyric fm / CD129

Duration: 1:34


Title: Noches En Los Jardines De Espana (2nd Movement) Danza Lejana

Composer: de Falla, Manuel

Performer(s): Gonzalo Soriano (Pno), Orchestre De La Société Des Concerts Du Conservatoire

Album: Falla: El Amor Brujo - Songs - Piano Works etc. / EMI Classics / 50999 2 37595 2 7

Duration: 5:40


Title: Suspiros De Espana (Longing For Spain)

Composer: Alonso, Antonio Alvarez

Performer(s): Placido Domingo (Tenor), Gallardo Del Rey, Orquesta De La Comunidad De Madrid

Album: Pasion Espanola - Domingo / Del Rey / Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid / Roa / Deutsche Grammophon / 4776590

Duration: 3:57


Title: Piano Concerto In F Sharp Minor Op. 20 - Movement I - Allegro

Composer: Scriabin, Alexander

Performer(s): Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano), London Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Great Piano Concertos - Vladimir Ashkenazy - Disk 8 / Decca / 473 609-2

Duration: 7:41


Title: Violin Concerto No.3 In G Major (1st Movement) Allegro

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Performer(s): Giuliano Carminola (Violin), Orchestra Mozart

Album: Mozart: The Violin Concertos - Carminola / Orchestra Mozart / Claudio Abbado / Archiv Produktion / Deutsche Grammophon / 4777371

Duration: 8:31


Title: Chi Mi Frena In Tal Momento (Sextet From Lucia Di Lammermoor)

Complete Work Name: Lucia Di Lammermoor

Composer: Donizetti, Gaetano

Performer(s): Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Sherrill Milnes (Bar), Joan Sutherland (Sop), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Bass),Ryland Davies (Ten),Hugette Tourangeau (M), Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Choir Of The Royal Opera House Covent Garden

Album: Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor / Decca / 4101932

Duration: 3:40


Title: The Sleeping Beauty Suite (4th Movement) Panorama

Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Performer(s): Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty, Nutcracker Suite - Rostropovich / Duetsche Grammophon / 431610-2

Duration: 3:39


Title: Arabesque No. 1

Composer: Debussy, Claude

Performer(s): Alex Petcu (Vibraphone)

Album: In Time - Music for Solo Percussion / RTÉ lyric fm / CD151

Duration: 5:20


Title: Food Glorious Food And Overture

Composer: Bart, Lionel

Performer(s): Richard South (Vocal), English Symphony Orchestra

Album: Not Available (Recordno: Muscn03) / Ter / Muscn03

Duration: 4:35


Title: Invierno Porteno

Composer: Piazzolla, Astor

Performer(s): Tenthing

Album: tenThing: Albeniz, Bizet, Grieg / EMI Classics / 5099908832627

Duration: 6:24


Title: Rusalka - O Silver Moon

Composer: Dvorak, Antonin

Performer(s): Renee Fleming (Soprano), Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: The number one Opera album 2004 CD 1 / Universal Classics and Jazz / 4762004

Duration: 5:56


Title: String Quartet In D (3rd Movement) Nocturne

Composer: Borodin, Alexander

Performer(s): Rté Vanbrugh Quartet

Album: Quartet Classics / RTÉ lyric fm / Cd107

Duration: 8:02


Title: Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

Composer: Lennon / McCartney arr. Anoushka Shankar

Performer(s): Milos Karadaglic (Guitar), Chris Hill (Double Bass)

Album: Blackbird: The Beatles Album: Milos / 2016 Mercury Classics / 481 2310 DH

Duration: 3:48


Title: Remember Me

Composer: Zimmer, Hans

Performer(s): Heitor Pereira (Guitar)

Album: Somethings Gotta Give - Music From The Motion Picture Sountrack / Columbia / Sony Music Soundtrax / 515035 2

Duration: 1:53



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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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