Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

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Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive Thursday 10 October 2019

Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

The perfect musical soundtrack to your journey home accompanied by news and traffic updates. At 6.10pm, Luke Clancy's daily guide to creativity in the world around us.

Culture File: Tionscadal na nAmhrán Ealaíne Gaeilge

Da?irine Ni? Mheadhra's latest project adds 50 new entries to the once-sparse repertoire of Art Song in the Irish language

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: Coriolan Overture, Op.62 Allegro Con Brio

Composer: Beethoven, Ludvig van

Performer(s): Swedish Chamber Orchestra

Album: Beethoven Coriolan Overture, Symphonies No. 4 & 5 / Simax Classics / SIMAX PSC 1180

Duration: 7:25


Title: La Danza

Composer: Rossini, Gioacchino

Performer(s): Evan Solomon (Piano)

Album: Hidden Treasures / Seunghee Lee / 8 88174 45939 4

Duration: 2:51


Title: No Mia Vita, Mio Tesoro

Composer: Rossini, Gioachino

Performer(s): Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo-Soprano), Allesandro Corbelli (Tenor), La Scala Orchestra Milan, La Scala Chorus Milan

Album: Il Turco in Italia (Recordno: 458925-2) / Decca / 458925-2

Duration: 4:26


Title: Scaramouche Suite (1st Movement) Vif

Composer: Milhaud, Darius

Performer(s): Emma Johnson (Clarinet), Julius Drake (Piano)

Album: The Essential Emma Johnson - Disk 2 / ASV / CD DCS 238

Duration: 3:03


Title: Espana

Composer: Chabrier, Emmanuel

Performer(s): Wiener Philharmoniker

Album: Fiesta 2014 PD LM / Deutsche Grammophon / 4820465

Duration: 6:01


Title: La Traviata - Prelude To Act 1

Composer: Verdi, Giuseppe

Performer(s): Carlo Bergonzi, Rca Italiana Opera Orchestra And Chorus

Album: Classic fm time to relax CD3 / classic fm / CFMCD34

Duration: 3:33


Title: Parigi, O Cara, Noi Lasceremo (Act Iii)

Composer: Verdi, Giuseppe

Performer(s): Placido Domingo (Tenor), Bavarian State Orchestra

Album: Verdi: La Traviata (highlights) / Deutsche Grammophon / 439421-2

Duration: 3:12


Title: Symphony No.4 In F Minor (3rd Movement) Scherzo. Pizzicato Ostinato-Allegro

Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Performer(s): Russian National Orchestra

Album: Tchaikovsky Symphonies Nos. 4-6 / Deutsche Grammophon / 4791429

Duration: 5:43


Title: March Of The Toys

Composer: Herbert, Victor

Performer(s): New London Orchestra

Album: American Light Music Classics / Hyperion / Cda67067

Duration: 3:51


Title: Appalachian Spring: (Iv) Fast - The Revivalist And His Flock

Composer: Copland, Aaron

Performer(s): Aurora Orchestra

Album: Aurora Orchestra: Roadtrip / Warner Classics / 0825646327911

Duration: 3:39


Title: Spanish Dance

Composer: Falla, Manuel de

Performer(s): Julian Bream (Guitar), John Williams (Guitar)

Album: Together Again (Record No: 09026614502) / RCA Victor/Red Seal / 09026614502

Duration: 3:39


Title: Piano Sonata No.13 In B Flat Major (3rd Movement) Allegro Grazioso

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Performer(s): Alfred Brendel (Piano)

Album: Brendel Spielt Mozart (cd5) / Decca / 4824476

Duration: 6:32


Title: Allegro Appassionato Op. 43

Composer: Saint-Saens, Camille

Performer(s): Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello), English Chamber Orchestra

Album: Favourite Cello Concertos - Julian Lloyd Webber - Disk 2 / Philips / 462 115-2

Duration: 3:25


Title: Les Soirees D'Auteuil Op. 2 - Scherzo

Complete Work Name: Les Soirees D'Auteuil Op. 2

Composer: Coste, Napoleon

Performer(s): Anabel Montesinos (Guitar)

Album: Guitar Ricital - Anabel Montesinos / Naxos / 8.557294

Duration: 4:32


Title: Five Pieces - Rondino

Composer: Sibelius, Jean

Performer(s): Mats Lidstrom (Cello), Bengt Forsberg (Piano)

Album: Smorgasbord / Hyperion / CDA67184

Duration: 1:59


Title: American Collection Theme

Composer: Williams, John

Performer(s): Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Recording Arts Orchestra Los Angeles

Album: Classic Yo-Yo / Sony Music Entertainment / SK89667

Duration: 3:26


Title: If Ever I Would Leave You

Composer: Lerner / Loewe

Performer(s): Bryn Terfel (Baritone), English Northern Philharmonia

Album: Bryn Terfel: If Ever I Would Leave You / Deutsche Grammophon / 457 628-2

Duration: 3:50


Title: I Got Rhythm

Composer: Gershwin, George

Performer(s): Joshua Bell (Violin), London Symphony Orchestra

Album: The Essential Joshua Bell / Sony / 88697074162

Duration: 4:18


Title: Holberg Suite (3rd Movement) Gavotte

Composer: Grieg, Edvard

Performer(s): Rotterdam Chamber Orchestra

Album: Grieg, Dvorak, Elgar - Conrad van Alphen / Rotterdam Chamber Orchestra / Telarc / CD80623

Duration: 3:07


Title: The Planets (4th Movement) Jupiter, The Bringer Of Jollity

Composer: Holst, Gustav

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

Album: Holst: Orchestral Works, Vol. 2 / CHANDOS Records / CHSA 5086

Duration: 8:28


Title: Floret Silva Nobilis

Composer: Orff, Carl

Performer(s): Orchester Der Deutschen Oper Berlin, Chor Der Deutschen Oper Berlin

Album: Carmina Burana / Deutsche Grammophon / 447437-2

Duration: 3:01


Title: Mhorags Na Horo Gheallaidh

Composer: O Braonain

Performer(s): Clannad

Album: Clannad / Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd

Duration: 1:37


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: Fiach An Mhada Rua: The Fox Chase

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin (Piano)

Album: Between Worlds: The Music Of Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin / Virgin / 724384070328

Duration: 5:26


Title: Cello Concerto No. 2 In D Minor: (I) Allegro Moderato E Maestoso - Andante Sostenuto

Composer: Saint-Saens, Camille

Performer(s): Natalie Clein (Cello), Bbc Scottish Orchestra

Album: Saint-Saens: Cello Concertos / Hyperion / CDA68002

Duration: 11:27


Title: Suite Populaire Espagnole (6th Movement)

Composer: de Falla, Manuel

Performer(s): Istvan Vardai (Cello), Julien Quentin (Piano)

Album: Istvan Vardai & Julien Quentin SINGING CELLO / Hungaraton / HCD32741

Duration: 3:14


Title: Les Biches: Rondeau

Composer: Poulenc, Francis

Performer(s): Philharmonia Orchestra

Album: Poulenc: Oeuvres Orchestrales / EMI / CZS7626902

Duration: 3:32



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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