Evelyn Grant's Weekend Drive

Evelyn Grant's Weekend Drive

Saturday 4 – 7pm & Sunday 4 - 6pm

Evelyn Grant's Weekend Drive Saturday 3 August 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 Catherine Ann Cullen

Poetry File with Catherine Ann Cullen

This week, Catherine Ann Cullen reads her poem When the Bow Breaks

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: Symphonic Dances From West Side Story (4th Dance) Mambo (Presto)

Composer: Bernstein, Leonard

Performer(s): New York Philharmonic

Album: The Original Jacket Collection: Leonard Bernstein / Sony Classical / MS 6251

Duration: 2:14


Title: Piano Concerto No.3 (2nd Movement) Cantabile

Complete Work Name: Piano Concerto No.3

Composer: Field, John

Performer(s): Míceál O'Rourke (Piano), London Mozart Players

Album: Field - Piano Concertos 3 and 5 / Chandos / Chan9495

Duration: 3:45


Title: Flute Concerto No.2 (3rd Movement) Polacca

Composer: Danzi, Franz

Performer(s): James Galway (Flute), Wurtenberg Chamber Orchestra

Album: Danzi: Flute and Clarinet Concertos / BMG / 09026619762

Duration: 5:34


Title: Coronation Mass, K317 - Agnus Dei

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Performer(s): Joan Rodgers (Soprano), Elisabeth Von Magnus (Mezzo), Josef Protschka (Tenor), Laszlo Polgar (Bass), Arnold Schoenberg Choir / Choralschola Der Wiener Hofburgkapelle

Album: Mozart: Sacred Arias - Miserere / Apex Records / 2564 67538-7

Duration: 6:39


Title: Homeward Bound

Composer: Marta Keen

Performer(s): Bryn Terfel, Orchestra At Temple Square, Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Album: Bryn Terfel - Homeward Bound / Deutsche Grammophon / 4791073

Duration: 6:07


Title: The Gondolier

Composer: Head, Michael

Performer(s): Alison Browner (Mezzo Soprano)

Album: The Stream in the Valley: Songs and Duets / GENUIN / GEN 14300

Duration: 4:49


Title: Clarinet Quintet In A Major (2nd Movement) Larghetto

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Performer(s): Hagen Quartet

Album: Clarinet quintets - Mozart Weber / Deutsche Grammophon / 4786975

Duration: 6:16


Title: Rose Marie

Composer: Friml

Performer(s): Jose Carreras (Tenor), London Musicians Orchestra

Album: Jose Carreras: My Romance / Erato / 0630-17789-2

Duration: 2:50


Title: Horn Concerto No. 2 In E Flat Major - Movement Iii - Rondo: Allegro Molto

Composer: Strauss, Richard

Performer(s): Peter Damm (Horn), Staatskapelle Dresden

Album: Richard Strauss: Orchestral Works - Disk 1 / Brillaint Classics / 7591

Duration: 5:33


Title: Aria And Goldberg Variations 1-10

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): Glenn Gould (Piano)

Album: Glenn Gould: A State of Wonder / Sony Classical / SM3K 87703

Duration: 9:03


Title: Humoresque

Composer: Dvorak, Antonin

Performer(s): David Garrett (Violin), Alexander Markovitch (Piano)

Album: David Garrett 14 / Deutsche Grammophon / 479 0933

Duration: 3:57


Title: The Robin's Return

Composer: Fisher, Leander

Performer(s): Alan Etherden (Piano)

Album: The Very Best Melodies For You / BBC / Wmef0055-2

Duration: 3:14


Title: Pushkin Waltz No.1

Composer: Prokofiev, Sergei

Performer(s): Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Album: Russian Dances (Recordno: CHAN6598) / Chandos Records Ltd / CHAN6598

Duration: 4:17


Title: Coronation March Op.117

Composer: Saint-Saens, Camille

Performer(s): Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Album: Neeme Jarvi conducts Saint-Saens / Chandos / CHSA5104

Duration: 6:23


Title: Piano Concerto No.26 In D Major (2nd Movement) Larghetto

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Performer(s): Vienna Philharmonic

Album: Maria Joao Pires - Complete Concerto Recordings On Deutsche Grammophon (5-CD) / Deutsche Grammophon / 479 4370

Duration: 5:38


Title: Piano Concerto No.26 In D Major K537: Iii- Allegretto

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Performer(s): Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Maria Joao Pires: Complete Concerto Recordings / Deutsche Grammophon / 4784370

Duration: 10:48


Title: Royal Consort Sett No.3 In D (1st Movement) Aire

Composer: Lawes, William

Performer(s): Laurence Dreyfuss (Director & Treble Viol)

Album: Phantasm - William Lawes The Royal Consort / Linn Records 2015 / LINN 2015

Duration: 2:15


Title: Romance

Composer: Elgar, Edward

Performer(s): Gerald Peregrine (Cello)

Album: Folk Tales - British Cello and Piano Miniatures / Naxos / 8.574035

Duration: 6:19


Title: Violin Concerto No.1 In D Major (3rd Movement) Moderato

Composer: Prokofiev, Sergei

Performer(s): Lisa Batiashvili (Violin), Chamber Orchestra Of Europe

Album: Lisa Batiashvili:Visions of Prokofiev / Deutsche Grammophon / 4798529

Duration: 8:57


Title: Quanto E Bella, Quanto E Cara!

Composer: Donizetti, Gaetano

Performer(s): Roberto Alagna (Tenor), Lyon Opera Orchestra, Lyon Opera Chorus

Album: Heroes and Villains - Opera's Leading Men / Decca / 4782346

Duration: 3:02


Title: Maple Leaf Rag

Composer: Joplin, Scott

Performer(s): Joshua Rifkin (Piano)

Album: The HMV Collection - Sampler - Disc 1 / HMV Classics / 5722142

Duration: 3:04


Title: The Toy Trumpet

Composer: Scott, Raymond

Performer(s): Al Hirt (Trumpet), Boston Pops Orchestra

Album: Pops Christmas Party - Arthur Fiedler - Boston Pops / RCA Victor / 09026 61685 2

Duration: 2:27


Title: Waltz No.2 (Jazz Suite No.2)

Composer: Shostakovitch, Dmitri

Performer(s): Philadelphia Orchestra

Album: Haydn / Bocherini Cello Concertos: Gendron / Leppard / Virgin / 724384952426

Duration: 3:43


Title: Parade Of The Tin Soldiers

Composer: Jessel, Leon

Performer(s): Rte Concert Orchestra

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

Duration: 4:41


Title: Serenade In D Major (2nd Movement) Tempo Ordinario D'Un Menuetto

Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van

Performer(s): The Gaudier Ensemble

Album: Beethoven: Quintet for Piano and Winds, Clarinet Trio, Serenade - The Gaudier Ensemble / Hyperion / CDA67526

Duration: 5:21



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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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