Evelyn Grant's Weekend Drive

Evelyn Grant's Weekend Drive

Saturday 4 – 7pm & Sunday 4 - 6pm

Evelyn Grant's Weekend Drive Saturday 20 April 2019

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 Amanda Bell

Poetry File with Amanda Bell

This week, poet Amanda Bell reads an extract from her book-length sequence of poetry "The Loneliness of the Sasquatch"

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: Keyboard Concerto No.5 In F Minor (3rd Movement) Presto

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): Angela Hewitt (Piano), Australian Chamber Orchestra

Album: Bach - The Keyboard Concertos - 2 / Hyperion / CDA67308

Duration: 3:19


Title: Ii. Alles Was Odem Hat/Lobe Den Herrn Meine Seele (Soprano, Chorus)

Performer(s): Rte National Symphony Orchestra

Album: Mendelssohn: The Complete Symphonies and String Symphonies / Naxos / 8.506011

Duration: 6:59


Title: Gebt Mir Meinen Jesum Wieder (Aria)

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): Matthias Goerne (Baritone), Hilary Hahn (Violin), Munich Chamber Orchestra

Album: Bach: Violin and Voice / Deutsche Grammophon / 00289 477 8092

Duration: 2:58


Title: Symphony No.9 (4th Movement) Ode To Joy (Excerpt)

Composer: Beethoven, Ludvig van

Performer(s): Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Vienna State Opera Chorus

Album: Classic Anthems / Deutsche Grammophon / 476127-2

Duration: 3:47


Title: Cello Sonata In A (3rd Movement) Recitativo - Fantasia

Composer: Franck, Cesar

Performer(s): Jacqueline Du Pré (Cello), Daniel Barenboim (Piano)

Album: Jacqueline Du Pre: A Cello Recital (Recordno: Hmv5731822) / HMV / Hmv5731822

Duration: 7:38


Title: Fanfare For The Common Man

Composer: Copland, Aaron

Performer(s): Brass Of Aquitaine And London, Brass Of Aquitaine And London

Album: 25 TV Commercial Classics / Asv / Cdqs6137

Duration: 3:39


Title: String Quartet In D Major (3rd Movement) Larghetto

Composer: Franck, Cesar

Performer(s): Matthew Denton, Michelle Fleming (Violins), Eoin Schmidt-Martin (Viola), Emma Denton (Cello)

Album: Mendelssohn... Franck - Carducci Quartet (Recordno: CSQ8013) / www.carducciquartet.co.uk / CSQ8013

Duration: 10:45


Title: Linden Lea - A Dorset Song

Composer: Vaughan Williams, Ralph

Performer(s): Janet Baker (Mezzo-Soprano), Gerald Moore (Piano)

Album: Very Best Of Janet Baker / Emi / 724357506922

Duration: 2:51


Title: Les Nuits D'Été (1st Movement) Villanelle

Composer: Berlioz, Hector

Performer(s): Janet Baker (Mezzo-Soprano), New Philharmonia Orchestra

Album: The HMV Classics Collection (Recordno: HMV5734832) / HMV Classics / HMV5734832

Duration: 2:15


Title: Thy Hand Belinda...When I Am Laid In Earth

Composer: Purcell

Performer(s): Magdalena Karolak (Oboe), Il Pomo D'Oro

Album: Joyce DiDonato: In War & Peace / Erato / 0190295928469

Duration: 5:03


Title: Sonata No.15 In F Major K533/K494 (2nd Movement) Andante

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Performer(s): Francesco Piemontesi (Piano)

Album: Mozart Piano Works / Naive / Naive V 5367

Duration: 9:18


Title: My Mother Was Viennese

Composer: Gruber, Ludwig

Performer(s): Andre Rieu

Album: Andre Rieu - Waltzes / Mercury the Netherlands / 5229332

Duration: 4:24


Title: Tahiti Trot (Tea For Two)

Composer: Shostakovitch, Dmitri

Performer(s): Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Album: Shostakovich: Jazz Music (Recordno: 433702-2) / Decca / 433702-2

Duration: 3:32


Title: Sanctus

Performer(s): Hermann Prey (Baritone)

Album: Messa di Gloria / Erato / ECD880221876-18

Duration: 3:40


Title: Violin Concerto In E Minor Op4 No.2 (1st Movement) Allegro

Composer: Vivaldi, Antonio

Performer(s): Rachel Podger (Violin), Arte Dei Suonatori

Album: Vivaldi (Recordno: Ccs19598) / Channel Classics / Ccs19598

Duration: 4:10


Title: Soave Sia Il Vento

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Performer(s): Montserrat Caballe (Soprano), Janet Baker (Mezzo-Soprano), Nicolai Gedda (Tenor), Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House

Album: Not Available (Recordno: 446246-2) / Philips / 446246-2

Duration: 3:06


Title: Symphony In D Minor (3rd Movement)

Composer: Franck, Cesar

Performer(s): Montreal Symphony Orchestra

Album: Franck / D'Indy: Symphonies / Decca / 430278-2

Duration: 10:27


Title: Panis Angelicus

Composer: Franck, Cesar

Performer(s): Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), National Philharmonic Orchestra, Wandsworth Boys Choir

Album: The Greatest Pavarotti Album Ever / Decca / 4361732

Duration: 4:06


Title: Piano Concerto In E Flat (3rd Movement)

Composer: Boccherini, Luigi

Performer(s): Eckart Sellheim (Piano), Collegium Aureum

Album: Boccherini / Field / Schobert / DHM / 05472774622

Duration: 5:46


Title: Adagio

Composer: Bach

Performer(s): Collegium Vocale

Album: Oster-Oratorium / Harmonia Mundi / HMX 2908137

Duration: 3:27


Title: The Paris Waltz

Composer: Bernstein, Leonard, Wilbur, Richard

Performer(s): London Symphony Orchestra

Album: Leonard Bernstein Theatre Works (Recordno: 002894779263) / Deutsche Grammophon / 002894779263

Duration: 3:17


Title: Riverdance: (Viii) Marta's Dance / The Russian Dervish

Composer: Whelan, Bill

Performer(s): Rte National Symphony Orchestra

Album: Bill Whelan: Linen and Lace: Inishlacken / Riverdance / RTE lyric fm / CD155

Duration: 3:19


Title: Riverdance: (Ix) Lift The Wings

Composer: Whelan, Bill

Performer(s): Rte National Symphony Orchestra

Album: Bill Whelan: Linen and Lace: Inishlacken / Riverdance / RTE lyric fm / CD155

Duration: 3:38


Title: Riverdance: (X) Andalucia

Composer: Whelan, Bill

Performer(s): Rte National Symphony Orchestra

Album: Bill Whelan: Linen and Lace: Inishlacken / Riverdance / RTE lyric fm / CD155

Duration: 2:09


Title: Aria & Chorale: Welt, Ade! Ich Bin Dein Mude

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): Matthias Goerne (Baritone), Christine Schafer (Soprano), Hilary Hahn (Violin), Munchener Kammerorchester

Album: Bach Violin & Voice - Hahn / Schafer / Goerne / Liebreich / Deutsche Grammophon / 4778092

Duration: 5:49


Title: Agnus Dei

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): Nathalie Stutzmann (Contralto)

Album: Ladies Sing Baroque (Disk 2) / Naive / v 5294

Duration: 6:34


Title: Ballade In F Minor, Op. 52, No.4

Composer: Chopin, Frederic

Performer(s): Leif Ove Andsnes (Piano)

Album: Chopin / Sony / 19075822932

Duration: 10:19



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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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