Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

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Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive Friday 25 September 2020

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Every day this week in association with Ireland's Blue Book we have a one-night stay with dinner for two people sharing in some of their most beautiful, romantic country houses and historic hotels including Cashel House, Co. Galway, Coopershill House, Co. Sligo, Ghan House, Co. Louth, Hunter's Hotel, Co. Wicklow and The Mustard Seed, Co. Limerick. Listen in all this week to Classic Drive with Lorcan for your chance to win. T&Cs


Lorcan's #DriveCDPick for this week is Hope@Home the new release from violinist Daniel Hope. Hope spent his period of social distancing by performing chamber concerts from his living room in Berlin online and for Arte Concert with specially invited guests. Hope@Home is a selection from this ground-breaking series of livestream events which attracted a combined audience of 2.5m viewers. 

Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

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Lorcan goes Back to Black at 33rpm | Every Thursday 6:30pm

It’s common knowledge around the RTÉ lyric fm office that Lorcan Murray just loves his records - he has a huge personal collection at home! So he is delighted to be going back to black at 33rpm, every Thursday at 6.30pm when you can hear some of the best new releases and classic recordings on vinyl. Follow @LyricLorcan on twitter for a sneak peek every week.

Music Played on the Show


Title: Le Sourire D'Une Jeune Fille (The Maiden's Blush) Grande Valse De Concert Ro122 Op. 54

Composer: Gottschalk, Louis Moreau

Performer(s): Philip Martin (Piano)

Album: Gottschalk: Piano Music 6 - Philip Martin / Hyperion / CDA67349

Duration: 3:15


Title: Shall We Dance?

Composer: Rodgers, Richard/Hammerstein II, Oscar

Performer(s): Marni Nixon (Soprano); Yul Brynner (Vocal), 20th Century Fox Orchestra

Album: The King and I OST / Angel / 724352735129

Duration: 4:23


Title: A Musical Joke (4th Movement) Presto

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Performer(s): Chamber Music Society Of Lincoln Centre

Album: Not Available (Recordno: Z6617) / AR / Z6617

Duration: 4:40


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: Riverdance: (Xi) Cloudsong. Riverdance

Composer: Whelan, Bill

Performer(s): Rte National Symphony Orchestra

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

Duration: 5:04


Title: Ascanio (Valse-Finale)

Composer: Saint-Saens, Camille

Performer(s): London Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Saint-Saens Africa / Cala / CACDS4031

Duration: 3:54


Title: Merci, Jeunes Amies

Composer: Verdi, Giuseppe

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

Album: Renee Fleming (Recordno: 467049-2) / Decca / 467049-2

Duration: 4:30


Title: Sextet In E Flat (3rd Movement) Rondo: Allegro

Composer: Beethoven, Ludvig van

Performer(s): The Gaudier Ensemble

Album: Beethoven: Septet & Sextet / Helios / CDH55189

Duration: 5:02


Title: Tambourins I/Ii

Composer: Rameau, Jean Philippe

Performer(s): Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra

Album: Dardanus (Le Temple De La Gloire) / CBC Records / SMCD 5229

Duration: 2:00


Title: Asturiana

Composer: de Falla, Manuel

Performer(s): Daniel Hope (Violin)

Album: Hope@Home -0 Daniel Hope / Deutsche Grammophon / 4839482

Duration: 3:26


Title: Romance From The Gadfly

Composer: Shostakovich, Dmitri

Performer(s): Nicola Benedetti, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Album: Nicola Benedetti - The Silver Violin / Decca / 478 3529

Duration: 3:44


Title: Dance Of The Elves

Composer: Hellmesberger, Joseph JR.

Performer(s): Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: 2007 Neujahrskonzert - New Year's Eve Concert / Deutsche Grammophon / 4776225

Duration: 3:54


Title: Carousel Waltz

Composer: Rodgers, Richard

Performer(s): New London Orchestra, New London Orchestra

Album: American Light Music Classics / Hyperion / Cda67067

Duration: 7:29


Title: A New Life

Composer: Desplat

Performer(s): Alexandre Desplat/Pro Arte Orchestra Of London/Michael Davis

Album: The Girl With A Pearl Earring / Decca / I TUNES

Duration: 3:06


Title: Just One Of Those Things

Composer: Porter, Cole

Performer(s): Stephane Grappelli (Violin), Maurice Vander (Piano)

Album: Grappelli Story (Recordno: 5158072) / Polygram / 5158072

Duration: 2:28


Title: Irish Suite For Strings (5th Movement) On The Bridge At Clash

Composer: Duff, Arthur

Performer(s): Irish Chamber Orchestra

Album: Classical Ireland - A collection of Classical Music by Irish Composers, Artists & Orchestras / Cosmic Sounds / COSCD100

Duration: 1:38


Title: Berceuse In D Flat Op.57

Composer: Chopin, Frederic

Performer(s): Alicia De Larrocha (Piano)

Album: Alicia de Larrocha: Mendelssohn / Chopin / RCA / 09026689592

Duration: 4:40


Title: Planxty Stackallan

Composer: Martin, Neil

Performer(s): West Ocean String Quartet

Album: Ae Fond Kiss: The West Ocean String Quartet / West Ocean Records / WORCD102

Duration: 2:44


Title: Violin Concerto In D Minor (3rd Movement) Allegro

Composer: Mendelssohn, Felix

Performer(s): Alexander Sitkovetsky (Violin), New European Strings Chamber Orchestra

Album: Alexander Sitkovetsky / Angel Record / 724355744029

Duration: 4:42


Title: Piano Concerto No.2 In F (2nd Movement) Andante

Composer: Shostakovitch, Dmitri

Performer(s): Cristina Ortiz (Piano), Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Album: Twilight (Recordno: 74235615462) / Virgin / 74235615462

Duration: 6:47


Title: Simple Symphony (2nd Movement) Playful Pizzicato

Composer: Britten, Benjamin

Performer(s): English Chamber Orchestra

Album: Britten: Young Person'S Guide To The Orchestra / Decca / 417509-2

Duration: 3:05



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Email: lorcan.lyricfm@rte.ie

Text: 51554

tweet: @LyricLorcan

Presenter: Lorcan Murray

Producer: Olga Buckley

Production Co-Ordinator: Peter Curtin

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