Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

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Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive Tuesday 23 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

This week's Drive CD Pick

British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor presents a new recording of two concerto favourites: Chopin's Piano Concertos Nos.1 and 2, released on 21st February 2020 on Decca Classics. Recorded with Elim Chan and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO), the record marks Benjamin’s fifth album on Decca Classics, following the hugely successful Homages in 2016, and is his first orchestral album since 2012. Lorcan plays a track or two every day this week on Classic Drive.

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: Impromptu In E Flat D899/2

Composer: Schubert, Franz

Performer(s): Dong-Hyek Lim (Piano)

Album: Martha Argerich Presents Dony-Hyek Lim / EMI / 724356793323

Duration: 4:26


Title: Duet No.4 In B Flat: (I) Allegro Maestoso

Composer: Mahon, John

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

Album: English Classical Clarinet Concertos / Hyperion / CDA66896

Duration: 4:28


Title: Chi Mi Frena In Tal Momento (Sextet From Lucia Di Lammermoor)

Complete Work Name: Lucia Di Lammermoor

Composer: Donizetti, Gaetano

Performer(s): Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Sherrill Milnes (Bar), Joan Sutherland (Sop), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Bass),Ryland Davies (Ten),Hugette Tourangeau (M), Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Choir Of The Royal Opera House Covent Garden

Album: Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor / Decca / 4101932

Duration: 3:40


Title: Fugue No 3 In B Minor: Allegro Con Brio

Composer: Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Felix

Performer(s): Howard Shelley (Piano)

Album: Felix Mendelssohn The Complete Solo Piano Music - 4 / Hyperion / CDA68125

Duration: 3:30


Title: Vltava

Composer: Smetana, Bedrich

Performer(s): Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: The Very Best of Summer Classics / Decca / 4761049

Duration: 5:02


Title: Gaite Parisienne - Valse Lente

Composer: Offenbach, Jacques

Performer(s): Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

Album: Offenbach Gaite Parisienne Gounod Faust Ballet Music Rossini / Respighi Rossiniana / Universal Music Australia / 0289476272-4

Duration: 3:12


Title: J'Ai Deux Amants (I Have Two Lovers)

Composer: Messager, Andre

Performer(s): Susan Graham (Mezzo-Soprano), City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Album: The Art of Susan Graham / Erato / 2564686256

Duration: 2:32


Title: Si Tu Vois Ma Mere

Composer: Bechet, Sidney

Performer(s): Sidney Bechet (Soprano Sax)

Album: Midnight In Paris - Music From The Motion Picture Score / Madison Gate Records / 4339634829

Duration: 3:14


Title: Danza De Jalisco

Composer: Copland, Aaron

Performer(s): Nashville Chamber Orchestra

Album: Pilgrims Progress: Pioneers of American Classical Music / Naxos / 8.559200

Duration: 3:36


Title: The Strayaway Child

Composer: Barry, Margaret

Performer(s): Caoimhin Vallely, Piano

Album: Strayaway / Caoimhin Vallely / 001

Duration: 3:17


Title: Dúlamán

Composer: Trad

Performer(s): The Choral Scholars Of University College Dublin

Album: Perpetual Light / Signum Records / SIGCD558

Duration: 2:55


Title: Inishlacken: (Iii) Evening Céilí

Composer: Whelan, Bill

Performer(s): Rte National Symphony Orchestra

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

Duration: 4:49


Title: Concerto In D Minor, Rv 535 For 2 Oboes, Strings & Continuo: (Iv) Allegro Molto

Composer: Vivaldi, Antonio

Performer(s): La Serenissima

Album: Vivaldi x 2: Double Concertos for Horns, Oboes, Violin & Cello, Oboe & Bassoon / Avie / AV2392

Duration: 3:03


Title: Se A Caso Madama La Notte Di Chiama

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Performer(s): Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo-Soprano), Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone), Orchestra Of The National Academy Of Santa Cecilia

Album: Duets (Recordno: 458928-2) / Decca / 458928-2

Duration: 2:22


Title: Malaguena

Composer: Ravel, Maurice

Performer(s): Vladimir Ashkenazy(Piano), Vovka Ashkenazy(Piano)

Album: Debussy, Ravel: Music for Two Pianos / Decca Records / 4781090

Duration: 2:04


Title: Chopiniana (1st Movement) Polonaise

Composer: Glazunov, Alexander

Performer(s): Moscow Symphony Orchestra

Album: Glazunov Orchestral Works Vol.17 / Naxos

Duration: 5:01


Title: Jazz Suite No.1 (3rd Movement) Foxtrot

Composer: Shostakovich, Dmitri

Performer(s): Ronald Brautigam (Piano), Peter Masseurs (Trumpet), Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Album: Shostakovich: Jazz Music (Recordno: 433 702-2) / Decca / 433 702-2

Duration: 3:48


Title: Theme From A Summer Place

Composer: Steiner, Max

Performer(s): Boston Pops Orchestra

Album: The Very Best Of Summer Classics / Decca / 2cd4761049

Duration: 2:40


Title: Dance Of The Blessed Spirits

Composer: Gluck, Christoph Willibald

Performer(s): English Baroque Soloists

Album: Glluck: Orfeo ed Eurydice / Philips / 434 093-2

Duration: 1:51


Title: Intermezzo

Composer: Kodaly, Zoltan

Performer(s): Budapest Festival Orchestra

Album: Kodaly - Háry János Suite / Philips / 462824-2

Duration: 4:36


Title: A Magnet Hung In A Hardware Shop

Composer: Gilbert And Sullivan

Performer(s): Robert Tear (Tenor), Bournemouth Sinfonietta

Album: A Gilbert And Sullivan Gala / Emi / 7477632

Duration: 2:04


Title: Sonata For Cello And Piano In G Minor Op.65 Finale. Allegro

Composer: Chopin, Frederic

Performer(s): Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello), Martha Argerich (Piano)

Album: Chopin Complete Edition Various Artists (Recordno: 4778461) / Deutsche Grammophon / 4778461

Duration: 5:30


Title: Overture Guillaume Tell

Composer: Rossini, Gioachino

Performer(s): State Of Mexico Symphony Orchestra

Album: Rossini Overtures (Recordno: 93994) / Brilliant Classics / 93994

Duration: 11:47


Title: Nuovo Cinema Paradiso

Composer: Morricone, Ennio

Performer(s): Prague Philharmonia

Album: The Very Best of Summer Classics / Decca / 4761049

Duration: 3:09


Title: El Puerto (Iberia)

Composer: Albeniz, Issaac

Performer(s): Hans Eijsackers (Piano)

Album: Reves d'Espagne. Henk Neven - Hans Eijsackers / Onyx / Onyx 4132

Duration: 4:39


Title: Adela (Song For Voice & Guitar)

Composer: Rodrigo, Joaquin

Performer(s): Manuel Barrueco (Guitar), Placido Domingo (Tenor)

Album: Rodrigo - Concierto de Aranjuez / Fantasia para un gentilhombre / EMI Records / 724355617521

Duration: 2:26


Title: Concierto De Aranjuez (2nd Movement) Adagio

Composer: Rodrigo, Joaquin

Performer(s): Carlos Bonell (Guitar), Montreal Symphony Orchestra

Album: Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuiez, Fantasia / Decca / 400-054-2

Duration: 10:53


Title: Benedictus

Composer: Jenkins, Karl

Performer(s): The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Classically Chilled (2-CD) / Decca / 4736797

Duration: 5:24


Title: That Summer Feeling

Performer(s): Jonathan Richman And The Modern Lovers

Album: Jonathan Sings! / Warner Music

Duration: 3:55



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Email: lorcan.lyricfm@rte.ie

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Presenter: Lorcan Murray

Producer: Eoin Brady

Production Co-Ordinator: Linda McGlynn


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