Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

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Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive Wednesday 18 May 2016


Lorcan's #DriveCDPick all this week is  Elgar's Violin Concerto by Nicola Benedetti on Deutsche Grammophon. The new album from the Grammy award-winning musician explores music by Britain’s best loved composer, Edward Elgar. The centrepiece is his vast Violin Concerto in B minor. Op. 61 coupled with three short works for violin and piano: Salut d’Amour, Sospiri and Chanson de Nuit.

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This year marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig Van Beethoven. We're joining in the worldwide celebrations by playing 250 Beethoven pieces over 250 days! We begin on Monday 27th January so tune in to Classic Drive every weekday to hear our favourite Beethoven works - and don't forget to send us your suggestions too!

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: Harp Concerto In A - Rondo Allegretto

Composer: Dittersdorf, Carl Ditters von

Performer(s): Helga Storck (Harp), Wuerttenberg Chamber Orchestra

Album: Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf / Zyx / Cls4407

Duration: 4:02


Title: Eleanor Rigby

Composer: Lennon / McCartney arr. Christopher Austin

Performer(s): Milos Karadaglic (Guitar)

Album: Blackbird: The Beatles Album: Milos / 2016 Mercury Classics / 481 2310 DH

Duration: 2:31


Title: Piano Sonata In D (1st Movement) Allegro

Composer: Haydn, Franz Josef

Performer(s): Alfred Brendel (Piano)

Album: Not Available (Recordno: 416365-2) / Philips / 416365-2

Duration: 5:08


Title: Symphonie Fantastique (2nd Movement) A Ball

Composer: Berlioz, Hector

Performer(s): Mahler Chamber Orchestra

Album: Berlioz / Deutsche Grammophon / 474209-2

Duration: 6:18


Title: Tango For Cello And Piano

Composer: Albeniz, Isaac

Performer(s): Gavriel Lipkind (Cello), Alexandra Lubchansky (Piano)

Album: Miniatures and Folk Music / Jerusalem Music Centre / JMC CD-126

Duration: 3:14


Title: Flute Concerto No.1 In G: (Iii) Finale: Allegro Comodo

Composer: Gluck, Christoph Willibald

Performer(s): Kammerorchester Basel

Album: Revolution - Flute Concertos: Emmanuel Pahud / Warner Classics / 0825646276783

Duration: 4:09


Title: Bassoon Concerto In F (3rd Movement) Rondo (Allegro)

Composer: Weber, Carl Maria von

Performer(s): Klaus Thunemann (Bassoon), Academy Of St Martin In The Fields

Album: Hummell / Weber: Bassoon Concertos - Thunemann / Philips / 432081-2

Duration: 4:28


Title: Vocalise Op.34 No.14

Composer: Rachmaninov, Sergei

Performer(s): Anna Moffo (Soprano), American Symphony Orchestra

Album: Canteloube (Recordno: Gc87831) / RCA Victor / Gc87831

Duration: 7:06


Title: 33 Variations In C Major On A Waltz By Anton Diabelli Op. 120 - Tema: Vivace / Variation I - Alla Marcia Maestoso

Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van

Performer(s): Hans Palsson (Piano)

Album: Beethoven: 33 Diabelli Variations - Hans Palsson / Chamber Sound / CSCD 98024

Duration: 3:15


Title: Sunrise, Sunset

Composer: Bock, Jerry/Harnick, Sheldon

Performer(s): Roby Lakatos (Violin), Ernest Bango (Cimbalom/Guitar) Kalman Cseki (Piano) Oszkar Nemeth (Double Bass) Laszlo Boni (Violin)

Album: Later with Lakatos / Deutsche Grammophon / 459642211

Duration: 4:36


Title: The Spider And The Fly (From Johnson Over Jordan)

Composer: Britten, Benjamin

Performer(s): John Constable (Piano), Gregory Knowles (Percussion), Beverley Davison (Violin), Graham Ashton (Trumpet), Chris Lawrence (Double Bass), David Roach (Clarinet/Sax)

Album: Britten's Blues & Cabaret Songs / Unicorn-Kanchana / DKP(CD)9138

Duration: 4:07


Title: Impromptu In G Flat D899 No.3

Composer: Schubert, Franz

Performer(s): Maria Joao Pires (Piano)

Album: Not Available (Recordno: 457551-2) / Deutsche Grammophon / 457551-2

Duration: 5:43


Title: Symphonie Espagnole (2nd Movement) Scherzando

Composer: Lalo, Edouard

Performer(s): Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin), Orchestra National De France

Album: Great Moments of Anne-Sophie Mutter - Vol. 3 / EMI / 7243 5 65541 2 7

Duration: 4:12


Title: Di Quella Pira

Composer: Verdi, Giuseppe

Performer(s): Franco Corelli (Tenor), Rome Opera Orchestra, Rome Opera Chorus

Album: Viva Verdi / EMI / Cdz762521

Duration: 2:04


Title: The Sleeping Beauty Suite (5th Movement) Waltz

Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Performer(s): Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Tchaikovsky (Recordno: 4177002) / Decca / 4177002

Duration: 4:11


Title: You'll Never Walk Alone

Composer: Rodgers/Hammerstein

Performer(s): Gordon Mcrae (Vocal), Studio Orchestra

Album: Not Available (Recordno: 724352735228) / Angel / 724352735228

Duration: 2:29


Title: Symphony No.4 'Italian' (1st Movement) Allegro

Composer: Mendelssohn, Felix

Performer(s): Rté National Symphony Orchestra

Album: Mendelssohn: Symphonies No.3/4 / Naxos / 8.553200

Duration: 10:46


Title: Skating Couple

Composer: Lambert, John

Performer(s): John Lambert (Guitar, Programming)

Album: Chequerboard: Penny Black / Lazybird / LAZYB13

Duration: 2:59


Title: Jauchzet Gott In Allen Landen

Composer: Bach, J.S.

Performer(s): Christine Schafer(Soprano), Musica Antiqua Koln

Album: Aria: Bachs Schonste Arien / Deutsche Grammophon / 4822967

Duration: 3:57


Title: Fantasy For Clarinet And Orchestra

Composer: Potter, Archibald James

Performer(s): John Finucane (Clarinet), Rté National Symphony Orchestra

Album: Clarinet Variations: John Finucane / RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra / Houlihan / RTE lyric fm / CD124

Duration: 5:10


Title: Un Bel Di Vedremo

Composer: Puccini, Giacomo

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

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

Duration: 4:55


Title: Scherzo From Concerto Symphonique No.4

Composer: Litolff, Henry Charles

Performer(s): Cristina Ortiz (Piano), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Addinsell: Warsaw Concerto / Decca / 414348

Duration: 7:28



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