Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

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Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive Thursday 18 July 2019

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

Culture File: How To Build An Invisible Concert Hall

For their Klassik am Odeonsplatz outdoor concert series this year in Munich, the BRSO tried some new technology

This Week's Drive CD Pick: Mozartissimo | Rolando Villazón

"No composer has spoken to me as directly as Mozart," says Rolando Villazón. "I feel like I have a soul-mate in him." The charismatic tenor has curated this selection of opera and concert arias. Tune in to Classic Drive all this week for Lorcan Murray's #DriveCDPick and hear tracks from this new release by tenor Rolando Villazón, Mozartissimo!


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: Fantasia On Greensleeves

Composer: Vaughan Williams, Ralph

Performer(s): Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Album: Midsummer Classics (Recordno: Radcd127) / Global TV / Radcd127

Duration: 4:06


Title: Blow The Wind Southerly

Composer: Trad

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

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

Duration: 3:51


Title: Agiaco Cubano - Grand March

Complete Work Name: Agiaco Cubano

Composer: Bull, Ole Bornemann

Performer(s): Avre Tellefsen (Violin), Harvad Gimse (Paino), Trondheim Symphony Orchestra

Album: Ole Bull: A Norweigan Pioneer - Arve tellefsen / Simax Classics / PSC1261

Duration: 3:59


Title: Prelude No.11 In F Major Bwv856

Composer: Bach, J S

Performer(s): Angela Hewitt (Piano)

Album: Bach The Well Tempered Clavier Book 1 / Hyperion / CDS44291/4

Duration: 1:01


Title: Suite No.1 In G Major (3rd Movement) Courante

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): Maxim Rysanov (Viola)

Album: J.S. Bach : Suites Nos 1, 4 and 5 - Maxim Rysanov / BIS Records / BIS-SACD-1783

Duration: 2:29


Title: Flute Concerto No.1 In C: (Iii) Rondo: Allegro Molto

Composer: Pleyel, Ignaz

Performer(s): Kammerorchester Basel

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

Duration: 4:53


Title: Scarborough Fair

Composer: Trad Arr McGlynn

Performer(s): Linda Lampenius (Violin), John Mcglynn (Guitar); Andreja Malir (Harp), Anuna

Album: Illuminations / Danu 2014 / Danu 031

Duration: 3:17


Title: Annen Polka

Composer: Strauss, Johann II

Performer(s): London Symphony Orchestra

Album: An Evening in Vienna / IMP / PCD902

Duration: 4:13


Title: Someone To Watch Over Me

Composer: Gershwin, George

Performer(s): Chris Botti (Trumpet)

Album: When I Fall In Love / Columbia / 5188412

Duration: 4:36


Title: When Your Lover Has Gone

Composer: Swan, Einar

Performer(s): Ella Fitzgerald (Vocal), Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra

Album: Ella Swings Brightly With Nelson / Verve / 519 347 2

Duration: 3:01


Title: Piano Concerto No.1 In E Minor (4th Movement) Rondo

Complete Work Name: Piano Concerto No.1 In E Minor

Composer: Von Sauer, Emil

Performer(s): Stephen Hough (Piano), City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Album: The Romantic Piano Concerto 11 / Hyperion / CDA20790

Duration: 4:36


Title: Bacchanale

Composer: Saint-Saens, Camille

Performer(s): Orchestra Of Paris

Album: Saint-Saens (Recordno: 415847) / Deutsche Grammophon / 415847

Duration: 7:19


Title: Salut D'Amour Op.12

Composer: Elgar, Edward

Performer(s): Guildhall String Ensemble

Album: Strings! The Definitive Collection / RCA / 09026612752

Duration: 3:06


Title: Lord Inchiquin

Composer: Traditional O Carolan

Performer(s): Mark Anthony Mcgrath (Guitar)

Album: Aged Pages - Mark Anthony McGrath / Mcgrath

Duration: 2:54


Title: Rosa Fresca

Composer: Anon

Performer(s): Carpe Diem;Hirundo Maris

Album: Il Viaggio d'Amore / Carpe Diem

Duration: 2:49


Title: Odeon (Tango Brasileiro)

Composer: Nazareth, Ernesto

Performer(s): Gabriela Montero (Piano)

Album: Solatino / EMI / 6 41144 2 2

Duration: 2:12


Title: Kleine Suite (Little Suite) Massig, Doch Frisch

Composer: Busoni, Ferruccio

Performer(s): Francesco Pepicelli (Cello), Angelo Pepicelli (Piano)

Album: Busoni Complete Works for Cello and Piano / Naxos / 8.55691

Duration: 2:17


Title: Cinema Paradiso: Main Theme

Composer: Morricone, Ennio

Performer(s): Charlie Haden (Doublebass), Pat Metheny (Guitar)

Album: Beyond The Missouri Sky / Verve / 537130-2

Duration: 4:26


Title: Concerto For Clarinet And Strings (2nd Movement) Allegro

Composer: Cimarosa, Domenico

Performer(s): Andreas Ottensamer (Clarinet), Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Andreas Ottensamer - Portraits / Deutsche Grammophon / 4810131

Duration: 2:35


Title: Etude No.3 In G Sharp Minor (La Campanella)

Composer: Liszt, Franz

Performer(s): Marc-Andre Hamelin (Piano)

Album: Liszt - Paganini Studies - Schubert Marches / Hyperion / CDA67370

Duration: 4:43


Title: Tornami A Dir Che M'Ami (Act 3)

Composer: Donizetti, Gaetano

Performer(s): Anna Netrebko (Soprano) Norina, Matthew Polenzani (Tenor) Ernesto, The Metropolitan Opera And Chorus

Album: Don Pasquale / Deutsche Grammophon / DVD0734635

Duration: 3:22


Title: Handel In The Strand

Composer: Grainger, Percy

Performer(s): Bournemouth Sinfonietta

Album: Percy Grainger - Famous Folk Songs / Chandos / CHAN6542

Duration: 4:44


Title: Symphony No.3 In A Minor Op.56 'Scottish' (2nd Movement) Vivace Non Troppo

Composer: Mendelssohn, Felix

Performer(s): Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Mendelssohn The Complete Symphonies (Recordno: 4782451) / Decca / 4782451

Duration: 4:30


Title: The Prince Of Denmark's March

Composer: Clarke, Jeremiah

Performer(s): Crispian Steele-Perkins (Trumpet), City Of London Baroque Sinfonia

Album: Unforgettable Classics (Record No: 724357342025) / EMI / 724357342025

Duration: 1:05


Title: Aquarium

Composer: Saint-Saens, Camille

Performer(s): Martha Argerich (Piano), Gidon Kremer (Violin), Mischa Maisky (Cello), Nelson Freire (Piano), Irena Grafenauer (Flute), Georg Hortnagel

Album: Martha Argerich The Collection 4 Complete Phillips Recordings (Recordno: 4782746) / Phillips / 4782746

Duration: 2:35


Title: Pour Le Piano: (Iii) Toccata

Composer: Debussy, Claude

Performer(s): Fiachra Garvey (Piano)

Album: Fiachra Garvey: For the Piano (CD137) / RTE lyric fm / CD137

Duration: 4:07


Title: Vilja-Lied From The Merry Widow

Composer: Lehar

Performer(s): Barbara Bonney (Soprano), Ronald Schneider (Piano)

Album: Im Chambre Separee / Decca 473 473-2 / 473437-2

Duration: 4:46


Title: Violin Concerto In E Minor - Iii. Allegretto Non Troppo

Composer: Mendelssohn, Felix

Performer(s): Joshua Bell (Violin), Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields

Album: Bruch . Mendelssohn Violin Concertos - Joshua Bell / Decca / 478 7165

Duration: 6:05


Title: Lucky To Be Me

Composer: Bernstein/Comden/Green

Performer(s): Tony Bennett (Vocal), Bill Evans (Piano)

Album: Tony Bennett and Bill Evans: Together Again / Concord / CCD-2198-2

Duration: 3:45


Title: The Downfall Of Paris

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): David Power (Uilleann Pipes), Camerata Kilkenny

Album: Camerata Kilkenny: The Piper and the Fairy Queen / RTE lyric fm / CD156

Duration: 3:42


Title: Shannon Suite (1st Movement) Lough Allen

Composer: Farrell, Ciaran

Performer(s): Craig Ogden (Guitar), Gerard Mcchrystal (Saxophone)

Album: Perfect State / RTÉ lyric fm / Cd113

Duration: 5:34



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Presenter: Lorcan Murray

Producer: Eoin Brady

Production Co-Ordinator: Linda McGlynn


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