Evelyn Grant's Weekend Drive

Evelyn Grant's Weekend Drive

Saturday 4 – 7pm & Sunday 4 - 6pm

Evelyn Grant's Weekend Drive Saturday 25 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: The Sleeping Beauty Suite (5th Movement) Waltz

Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Performer(s): Philadelphia Orchestra

Album: Classic Experience / EMI Records / 724356939929

Duration: 4:07


Title: Arrivederci Roma

Composer: Rascel/Garinei/Giovannini/Sigman

Performer(s): Joseph Calleja (Tenor), Bbc Concert Orchestra

Album: Joseph Calleja - Be My Love A tribute to Mario Lanza / Decca / 478 3531

Duration: 3:47


Title: Recuerdos De La Alhambra

Composer: Tarrega, Francisco

Performer(s): Milos Karadaglic (Guitar)

Album: Milos: The Guitar / Deutsche Grammophon / 4779693

Duration: 3:46


Title: Flute Concerto In D Major (3rd Movement) Polacca

Composer: Mercadante, Saverio

Performer(s): James Galway (Flute), I Solisti Veneti

Album: Dances for Flute - James Galway / BMG / 09026609172

Duration: 5:12


Title: Una Furtiva Lagrima

Composer: Donizetti

Performer(s): Munchner Rundfunkorchester

Album: Salut! Piotr Beczala / Orfeo / C715081 A

Duration: 4:26


Title: Nocturne No. 21 In C Minor Op. Posth.

Composer: Chopin, Frederic

Performer(s): Maria Joao Pires (Piano)

Album: Chopin: The Nocturnes - Maria Joao Pires - Disk 2 / Deutsche Grammophon / 447 096-2

Duration: 2:48


Title: The Silken Ladder Overture

Composer: Rossini, Gioachino

Performer(s): Polish Chamber Orchestra

Album: Best-Loved Classics 7 / EMI / CDZ7625062

Duration: 5:25


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: Symphony No. 3 In E-Flat Major, Op. 55 'Eroica' (4th Movement) Finale, Allegro Molto

Composer: Beethoven, Ludvig van

Performer(s): New York Stadium Symphony Orchestra

Album: Leonard Bernstein - The 1953 American Decca Recordings / Deutsche Grammophon / 0289 477 0002 9

Duration: 12:21


Title: Dein Ist Mein Ganzes Herz

Composer: Lehar, Franz

Performer(s): Piotr Beczala, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Heart's Delight / Deutsche Grammophon / 4790838

Duration: 3:24


Title: Lippen Schweigen

Composer: Lehar, Franz

Performer(s): Piotr Beczala, Anna Netrebko, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Heart's Delight / Deutsche Grammophon / 4790838

Duration: 3:20


Title: Serenade In B Flat 'Gran Partita' (4th Movement) Trio I

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Performer(s): Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble

Album: Mozart Wind Serenades K361 and K375 / EMI Classics / 0946 3 43424 2 1

Duration: 1:45


Title: Piano Concerto No.4 In G Minor (1st Movement) Allegro Vivace (Alla Breve)

Composer: Rachmaninov, Sergei

Performer(s): Valentima Lisitsa (Piano), London Symphony Orchestra

Album: Rachmaninov The Piano Concertos : Valentina Lisitsa : LSO/Francis / Decca / 4784890

Duration: 9:32


Title: Inchworm

Composer: Loesser, Frank

Performer(s): Danny Kaye (Vocals)

Album: Hans Christian Andersen/The Court Jester / Varese Sarabande / VSD-5498

Duration: 3:13


Title: The Chlidren Of Lir (12th Movement) Eistigh Re Clog An Chlerigh (Listen To The Cleric's Bell)

Composer: Cassidy, Patrick

Performer(s): London Symphony Orchestra, Tallis Chamber Choir

Album: Cassidy / The Children of Lir / Son Records / BUACD937

Duration: 5:59


Title: Piano Quartet No. 1 In G Minor Op. 25 - Movement Iv - Rondo Alla Zingarese: Presto

Composer: Brahms, Johannes

Performer(s): Marc-Andre Hamelin (Piano), Marianne Thorsen (Violin), Lawrence Power (Viola), Kate Gould (Cello), Leopold String Trio

Album: Brahms: The Piano Quartets, Three Intermezzi Op. 117 - Leopold String Trio - Hamelin - Disk 1 / Hyperion / CDA67471

Duration: 8:05


Title: Suite Popular Espanola - Iv Nana (Lullaby)

Composer: de Falla, Maunel

Performer(s): Alisa Weilerstein (Cello), Vivian Hornik Weilerstein (Piano)

Album: Alisa Weilerstein / Vivian Hornik Weilerstein / EMI Classics / 724357349826

Duration: 2:15


Title: Parmi Veder Le Lagrime

Composer: Verdi, Giuseppe

Performer(s): Piotr Beczala (Tenor), Polish National Symphony Orchestra

Album: Verdi: Piotr Beczala / Orfeo / C865 131 A

Duration: 2:46


Title: Feelin' Groovy

Composer: Simon, Paul

Performer(s): Naomi Berrill (Cello/Vocals)

Album: From The Ground / Musicamorfosi / LAMPI014

Duration: 2:34


Title: Piano Concerto: (Iii) Fast Rhythmic And Accented

Composer: Hammond, Philip

Performer(s): Rte National Symphony Orchestra

Album: Irish Piano Concertos / RTE lyric fm / CD151

Duration: 6:50


Title: Cello Sonata No.4 In C Major I. Andante, Allegro Vivace

Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig Van

Performer(s): Jean-Guihen Queyras (Cello) & Alexander Melnikov (Piano)

Album: Ludwig Van Beethoven - Complete Works For Violincello & Piano (2-CD) / Harmonia Mundi / HMU 902184

Duration: 7:27


Title: Auf Einem Baum Ein Kuckuck

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Federspiel (Brass & Vocals)

Album: Federspiel: Live im Wiener Musikverein / Feder-Records / CD14001

Duration: 2:30


Title: Trumpet Concerto In A Flat (3rd Movement) Tempo I

Composer: Arutiunian, Alexander

Performer(s): Alison Balsom (Trumpet), Bbc Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Album: Alison Balsom: Seraph / EMI / 50999 6 78590 2 3

Duration: 3:34


Title: Double Concerto In C Minor Bwv 1060 (3rd Movement) Allegro

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): Andras Schiff (Piano), Peter Serkin (Piano), Camerata Bern

Album: J.S.Bach The Complete Keyboard Concertos (Recordno: 4782432) / Decca / 4782432

Duration: 3:35


Title: Water Music Suite No.2 (2nd Movement) Alla Hornpipe

Composer: Handel, George Frideric

Performer(s): Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra

Album: Water Music / Harmonia Mundi / Hcx3957010

Duration: 3:45



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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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