Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

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Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive Wednesday 13 December 2017

Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

The perfect musical soundtrack to your journey home accompanied by news and traffic updates. At 6.05pm, Culture File, Luke Clancy's daily guide to creativity in the world around us

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Lorcan's #DriveCDPick

Lorcan plays a track or two every day from his album of the week. This week, hear tracks from the new album by Katherine Jenkins, 'Cinema Paradiso'.

The biggest selling classical artist of the century, Katherine Jenkins OBE, presents her 14th studio album, 'Cinema Paradiso.' Comprised of 15 iconic tracks, the new album is a collection of unforgettable songs from some of the world’s best loved movie moments including; ‘Moon River’ from Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Pinocchio’s ‘When You Wish Upon A Star’, ‘Tonight’ from West Side Story, featuring fellow Welsh star, Luke Evans, as well as themes from Schindler’s List, Lord of the Rings and Dances with Wolves.

Katherine says - " I've always loved movie soundtracks. I wanted to create an iconic movie moment with this record - all the best film musical themes that we know and love, all together on one album. The last few albums I’ve made have been inspired by what’s happening in my own world. This one in particular was inspired by the things that were going on around me. Having played my first movie role last year, it felt like a natural transition for me."

Celebrating Beethoven 250 on Classic Drive

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: Caprice No.24 In A Minor

Composer: Paganini, Nicolo

Performer(s): Julia Fischer (Violin)

Album: Paganini 24 Caprices for solo violin Julia Fischer / Decca / 4782274

Duration: 4:28


Title: We Wish You A Merry Christmas

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Halle Orchestra, Halle Choir

Album: A Classic Christmas The Ultimate Collection of Christmas Classics and Carols / EMI Records Ltd / 724355725622

Duration: 1:33


Title: Viennese Musical Clock

Composer: Kodaly, Zoltan

Performer(s): Rte Concert Orchestra

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

Duration: 2:27


Title: In The Bleak Midwinter

Composer: Ryan, Alex

Performer(s): New Dublin Voices

Album: Make We Merry / NDV003

Duration: 3:08


Title: Capirol Suite - Tordion

Composer: Warlock

Performer(s): Simon Mayor (Mandolin)

Album: Mandolin Moods - Simon Mayor - Disk 2 / Universal / 465 744-2

Duration: 0:54


Title: Christmas Swing

Performer(s): Django Reinhardt, Michael Warlop

Album: A Christmas Eve In Paris - I Love Paris / Nocturne / BDJAZZ

Duration: 2:54


Title: Concerto For Trumpet

Composer: Harry James/Arr. Elgar Howarth

Performer(s): Maurice Murphy (Trumpet), The Leyland Daf Band

Album: The Lighter Side of Maurice Murphy / Doyen / DOY CD007

Duration: 3:37


Title: Piano Concerto No.1 In B Flat Minor (3rd Movement) Allegro Con Fuoco

Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Performer(s): Barry Douglas (Piano), London Symphony Orchestra

Album: Tchaikovsky: Concerto No. 1 / RCA Red Seal / Rd89968

Duration: 7:21


Title: Largo Al Factotum

Composer: Rossini, Gioachino

Performer(s): Thomas Hampson (Baritone), Orchestra Della Toscana

Album: Classic FM Gold - Hall of Fame at the Opera / Classic FM Records / CFMCD036

Duration: 4:23


Title: Hungarian Rondo

Composer: Kreisler, Fritz arr. Luc Vertommen

Performer(s): Les Neish (Tuba), Martyn Parkes (Piano)

Album: Affinity / Beo Records / BEOCD005

Duration: 3:07


Title: Prelude In D Minor Bwv 875i

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): Hugh Tinney (Piano)

Album: Hugh Tinney: A Portrait / RTE lyric fm / CD142

Duration: 1:42


Title: Jesu Joy Of Man's Desiring

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): Academy Of St Martin In The Fields

Album: Not Available (Recordno: CDCFP4277) / EMI / CDCFP4277

Duration: 3:35


Title: Organ Concerto No.2 Op 4 In B Flat (Iii) Spiritoso

Composer: Handel, George Frideric

Performer(s): Alexander Weimann (Organ), Academie Baroque De Montreal

Album: Handel Gloria / ATMA / ACD22215

Duration: 4:06


Title: Sonata For Violin And Cello In D Major: (I) Allegro Spiritoso

Composer: Boccherini, Luigi

Performer(s): Mela Tenenbaum (Violin), Dorothy Lawson (Cello)

Album: Musical Evenings with the Captain (Recordno: CD1047) / essay / CD1047

Duration: 3:07


Title: The Twelve Days Of Christmas

Composer: arr Eoin Conway

Performer(s): New Dublin Voices

Album: Make We Merry / NDV003

Duration: 3:50


Title: Township Kwela

Composer: Walker, Timothy

Performer(s): John Williams (Guitar), Paul Clarvis, Chris Laurence, Richard Harvey, John Etheridge, Peter Whittaker

Album: The Magic Box - John Williams / Sony Music Entertainment / SK89483

Duration: 3:08


Title: Old Hungarian Dances (4th Movement) Ugrós

Composer: Farkas, Ferenc

Performer(s): Adelphi Saxophone Quartet

Album: Simply Four Saxophones: Adelphi Saxophone Quartet / EMI / 724357252720

Duration: 1:25


Title: Deck The Hall

Composer: Trad/Arr. Gamley

Performer(s): Joan Sutherland (Soprano), New Philharmonia, Ambrosian Singers Chorus Master John Mccarthy

Album: Essential Christmas / Decca / 473 345 2

Duration: 1:18


Title: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (2nd Movement) Romance

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Performer(s): Irish Chamber Orchestra

Album: Mozart In Flight / Coda Records / Crcd1

Duration: 5:41


Title: Concerted Symphony In E Flat: (Iii) Minuetto

Composer: Mahon, John

Performer(s): Michael Harris (Clarinet), The Parely Of Instruments

Album: English Classical Clarinet Concertos / Hyperion / CDA66896

Duration: 5:46


Title: Benedictus

Composer: Jenkins, Karl

Performer(s): London Philharmonic Orchestra, National Youth Choir Of Great Britain

Album: The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace / Virgin / Cdve956

Duration: 7:36


Title: An Cóitín Dearg (8th Movement) - No.8 Finale

Composer: Fleischmann, Aloys

Performer(s): Rte National Symphony Orchestra

Album: Aloys Fleischmann: Orchestral Works / RTE lyric fm / CD127

Duration: 2:11


Title: Jingle Bells

Composer: Pierpoint, James (arr. Gordon Langford)

Performer(s): The King's Singers (David Hurley, Timothy Wayne-Wright Countertenors, Julian Gregory Tenor, Christopher Bruerton, Christopher Gabbitas Baritones, Jonathan Howard Bass)

Album: A King's Singers Christmas Festive Music From Across the Ages / BBC Music / BBCMM404

Duration: 1:38


Title: The Swan

Composer: Saint-Saens, Camille

Performer(s): Yo Yo Ma, Kathryn Stott (Piano)

Album: Yo Yo Ma & Kathryne Stott - Songs From The Arc Of Life / Sony Classical / 88875103162

Duration: 2:54


Title: Ten Bagatelles Op. 34 - Souvenir

Composer: Sibelius, Jean

Performer(s): Havard Gimse (Piano)

Album: Sibelius: Piano Music Vol. 2 - Havard Gimse / Naxos / 8.554808

Duration: 2:11


Title: Nocturnes - Xviii Midi In E Major - Allegretto

Composer: Field, John

Performer(s): John O' Conor (Piano)

Album: John Field: 15 Nocturnes - John O' Connor / Telarc / CD-80199

Duration: 4:23


Title: Symphony No.5 In B Flat (1st Movement) Allegro

Composer: Schubert, Franz

Performer(s): Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Not Available (Recordno: 430439) / Decca / 430439

Duration: 7:33


Title: Coventry Carol

Composer: Trad., arr. Smith, Barnaby

Performer(s): Voces8

Album: Voces8: Christmas / Signum / SIGCD291

Duration: 3:23


Title: Aria From Suite In F

Composer: Zipoli, Domenico

Performer(s): Gerard Jarry (Violin), Jean-Francois Paillard Chamber Orchestra

Album: Midnight Moods (Recordno: CFMCD15) / Classic FM / CFMCD15

Duration: 6:15



Contact the Show

Email: lorcan.lyricfm@rte.ie

Text: 51554

tweet: @LyricLorcan

Presenter: Lorcan Murray

Producer: Eoin Brady

Production Co-Ordinator: Linda McGlynn


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