Evelyn Grant's Weekend Drive

Evelyn Grant's Weekend Drive

Saturday 4 – 7pm & Sunday 4 - 6pm

Evelyn Grant's Weekend Drive Saturday 8 September 2018

Evelyn Grant's Weekend Drive

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.

Poetry File with James Harpur

Poetry File with James Harpur

This week ..James Harpur reads Portora Royal


Nothing beats live music and what better way to kick of RTÉ lyric fm’s 20th birthday week than with a concert in the company of Ireland’s finest young musicians on Weekend Drive. We’ll be broadcasting from the Ballroom of Farmleigh House in the Phoenix Park on Saturday 27th April. Pianist Kevin Jansson will perform Rachmaninov's 'Piano Sonata No. 2', following which he will be joined by cellist Killian White to play Franck's 'Sonata in A for Piano and Cello'. Kevin is the recipient of many international awards, most recently first prize at the Jeune Chopin competition in Switzerland, while Killian is the winner of the 2018 RDS Music Bursary, the largest of its kind in Europe. In the second half of the concert they will be joined by Patrick Rafter (violin), Ed Creedon (viola) and Aura Stone (double bass) for a performance of Schubert’s 'Piano Quintet in A ‘Trout’ (‘Die Forelle’)''.

Saturday 27th April | 4pm to 5.30pm | Free, but ticketed. Book here

Coming up on the programme:

Saturday 20th April

Some of the world's best music played by the finest musicians, familiar favourites and new releases. Plus news and traffic updates. On Poetry File at 6.05pm, Amanda Bell reads The Loneliness of the Sasquatch . Amanda’s children’s book, The Lost Library was published by The Onslaught Press in May 2017 Her recent poetry books include First the Feathers (2017) Doire Press, and the loneliness of the sasquatch (2018) available from Alba Publishing.

Poet Amanda Bell

Music Played on the Show


Title: Orpheus In The Underworld - Can Can

Composer: Offenbach, Jacques

Performer(s): Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Album: The No.1 Classical Album / PolyGram Classics an Jazz / 4561952

Duration: 2:07


Title: Il Cuccu (The Cuckoo)

Composer: Respighi, Ottorino

Performer(s): Australian Chamber Orchestra

Album: Respighi - Ancient Airs and Dances/ The Birds / Deutsche Grammophon / 437 533-2

Duration: 4:25


Title: Du Bist Die Ruh

Composer: Schubert, Franz

Performer(s): Renee Fleming (Soprano), Christoph Eschenbach (Piano)

Album: Schubert Lieder (Recordno: 4552941823) / Decca / 4552941823

Duration: 5:20


Title: Piano Sonata In F Minor (2nd Movement) Adagio

Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van

Performer(s): Maurizio Pollini (Piano)

Album: Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Op.2 / Deutsche Grammophon / 4776594

Duration: 4:35


Title: Sonata A Quattro No.4 In B Flat Major Allegro 1st Movement

Composer: Rossini, Gioachino

Performer(s): Rotterdam Philharmonic Wind Ensemble Soloists

Album: Sonate A Quattro Arrangement for Wind / Brilliant / 93764

Duration: 6:42


Title: Trumpet Concerto In E Flat (3rd Movement) Rondo

Composer: Hummel, Johann Nepomuk

Performer(s): Hakan Hardenberger (Trumpet), Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields

Album: Hakan Hardenberger - Trumpet Concertos / Philips / 478 7590

Duration: 3:48


Title: O Mistress Mine

Composer: Dale, Benjamin

Performer(s): Malcolm Martineau (Piano)

Album: No Exceptions No Exemptions / Signum Records / SIGCD401

Duration: 1:28


Title: Piano Concerto No.1 In C Major (2nd Movement) Largo

Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van

Performer(s): Lang Lang (Piano), Pascal Moragues (Solo Clarinet), Orchestre De Paris

Album: Lang Lang : It's Me. The Piano Concertos / Deutsche Grammophon / 4791500

Duration: 11:26


Title: Piano Concerto No.1 In C Major (3rd Movement) Rondo. Allegro

Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van

Performer(s): Lang Lang (Piano), Pascal Moragues (Solo Clarinet), Orchestre De Paris

Album: Lang Lang : It's Me. The Piano Concertos / Deutsche Grammophon / 4791500

Duration: 9:28


Title: Libiamo Ne'lieti Calici

Composer: Verdi, Giuseppe

Performer(s): Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor) & Plácido Domingo (Tenor), Plácido Domingo (Tenor), Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Not Available (Recordno: 4509970742) / Teldec / 4509970742

Duration: 3:10


Title: A Gaelic Blessing

Composer: Rutter, John

Performer(s): Alfie Boe (Tenor)

Album: Classical Brit Awards 2008 / Universal Music Classics and Jazz / 4801061

Duration: 2:44


Title: The South Wind

Composer: Carolan, Turlough O

Performer(s): Mark Anthony Mcgrath (Guitar)

Album: Calvados

Duration: 5:15


Title: The Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba (For 10 Piece Brass Ensemble)

Composer: Handel

Performer(s): Desford Colliery Band

Album: The Real Brassed Off / EMI 2012 / EMI 5 37967 2

Duration: 3:10


Title: Lullaby (Wiegenlied)

Composer: Brahms, Johannes

Performer(s): London Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Angels - Christmas With the Great Sopranos / Decca

Duration: 1:32


Title: Intermezzo

Composer: Schumann, Robert

Performer(s): Adrian Thompson (Tenor), Stephan Loges (Baritone) Graham Johnson (Piano)

Album: Schumann The Complete Songs (Recordno: CDS44446) / Hyperion / CDS44446

Duration: 1:31


Title: 1812 Overture Op.49

Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Performer(s): Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Album: Not Available (Recordno: 417400) / Decca / 417400

Duration: 14:57


Title: Where'er You Walk

Composer: Handel, George Frideric

Performer(s): John Mark Ainsley (Tenor), King's Consort

Album: Not Available (Recordno: 3036801052) / Carlton / 3036801052

Duration: 4:41


Title: Vocalise Op.34, No.14

Composer: Rachmaninov, Sergei

Performer(s): Lisa Batiashvili (Violin), Helene Grimaud (Piano)

Album: Echoes of Time - Lisa Batiashvili / Grimaud / Salonen / Deutsche Grammophon / 4779299

Duration: 5:39


Title: Horn Concerto No.1 In D (2nd Movement) Allegro

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Performer(s): Timothy Brown (Horn), Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment

Album: Mozart: Horn Concertos (Recordno: Vc908452) / Virgin / Vc908452

Duration: 3:58


Title: Tonight

Composer: Bernstein, Leonard/Sondheim, Stephen

Performer(s): Hayley Westenra (Maria), Vittorio Grigolo (Tony) Colin Zamitt (Bernardo) Will Martin (Riff) Melanie Marshall (Anita), Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

Album: West Side Story / Decca / 1733909

Duration: 4:03


Title: Piano Quartet No.3 In C Minor (2nd Movement) Scherzo: Allegro

Composer: Brahms, Johannes

Performer(s): Marc-Andre Hamelin (Piano), Leopold String Trio

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

Duration: 4:16


Title: Cielo E Mar

Composer: Ponchielli, Amilcare

Performer(s): Plácido Domingo (Tenor), Orchester Der Deutschen Oper Berlin

Album: Plácido Domingo - The First Recital / WCJ/Teldec / 2564 68365 9

Duration: 6:02


Title: Fantasie In C Major (2nd Movement)

Composer: Schumann, Robert

Performer(s): Mitsuko Uchida (Piano)

Album: Mitsuko Uchida Schumann Fantasie, Davidsbundlertanze / Decca / 4782936

Duration: 7:45


Title: Nachtshatten (Nightshade) - Polka Mazurka

Composer: Strauss, Josef

Performer(s): Vienna Johann Strauss Orchestra

Album: The Strauss Album \ Christopher Warren-Green \ The Johann Strauss Orchestra / Sanctury Classics / WHL2157

Duration: 3:49



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Email: weekenddrive@rte.ie

Text: 51554

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Presenter: Evelyn Grant

Producer : Eoin Brady

Production Co-Ordinator : Linda McGlynn


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