Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

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Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive Wednesday 12 February 2020

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.

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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: Yoda's Theme

Composer: Williams, John

Performer(s): Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)

Album: Across The Stars - Anne-Sophie Mutter & John Williams / Deutsche Grammophon / 4797553

Duration: 3:34


Title: Manchega

Composer: Gottschalk, Louis Moreau

Performer(s): Philip Martin (Piano)

Album: Gottschalk - Piano Music 2 (Recordno: Cda666971856) / Hyperion / Cda666971856

Duration: 4:21


Title: The Silken Ladder Overture

Composer: Rossini, Gioachino

Performer(s): Polish Chamber Orchestra

Album: Best-Loved Classics 7 / EMI / CDZ7625062

Duration: 5:25


Title: Non Piu Mesta

Composer: Rossini, Gioachino

Performer(s): Maria Callas (Soprano), Philharmonia Orchestra

Album: Maria Callas: Opera Arias / HMV / 5734492

Duration: 2:39


Title: Beobile - Pizzicato

Composer: Waldteufel, Emile

Performer(s): Gulbenkian Orchestra

Album: The Skater's Waltz / Nimbus Records / NI5264

Duration: 1:41


Title: The Geese In The Bog

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Grainne Hambly (Harp)

Album: Masters of the Irish Harp / RTE Lyric FM / CD132

Duration: 3:22


Title: Tango (Orchestrated By Felix Guenther)

Composer: Stravinsky, Igor

Performer(s): Stefano Bollani (Piano), Gewandhaus Orchester

Album: Sounds of the 30's / Decca / 476 4832

Duration: 3:50


Title: Spanish Dance No. 3 Fandango

Composer: Granados, Enrique

Performer(s): Pro Arte Guitar Trio

Album: Three Guitars / ASV / WHL2061

Duration: 3:59


Title: Fascinating Rhythm

Composer: Gershwin, George

Performer(s): Jack Gibbons (Piano)

Album: The Authentic George Gershwin Vol I (Recordno: Cdwhl2074) / Asv / Cdwhl2074

Duration: 2:21


Title: I'Ve Got You Under My Skin

Composer: Porter, Cole

Performer(s): Thomas Hampson (Baritone), London Symphony Orchestra

Album: Night And Day - Hampson Sings Porter / Emi / Cdc7542032

Duration: 5:17


Title: At The Hunt

Composer: Strauss, Johann II

Performer(s): London Symphony Orchestra

Album: An Evening in Vienna / IMP / PCD902

Duration: 2:23


Title: Call Me Joker

Composer: Guonadóttir, Hildur

Performer(s): Studio Band

Album: Joker (OST 2019)

Duration: 4:48


Title: Das Berliner Requiem: Vi- Grosser Dankchoral (Da Capo)

Composer: Weill, Kurt

Performer(s): Ensemble Musique Oblique, La Chapelle Royale

Album: Kurt Weill: Berliner Requiem / Harmonia Mundi / 901422

Duration: 1:38


Title: Concerto In E Minor Rv273 Allegro Non Molto

Composer: Vivaldi, Antonio

Performer(s): Daniel Hope (Violin), Chamber Orchestra Of Europe

Album: Vivaldi / Chandos / Chan0518

Duration: 5:00


Title: Piano Trio No. 5 In D Major, Op. 70 No. 1 'Ghost'; I. Allegro Vivace E Con Brio

Composer: Beethoven

Performer(s): Beaux Arts Trio

Album: Beethoven: The Piano Trios (Recordno: 468411-2) / Philips / 468411-2

Duration: 10:16


Title: Trumpet Concerto In E Flat Major (3rd Movement) Allegro

Composer: Haydn, Franz Josef

Performer(s): Maurice Andre (Trumpet), Bamberg Symphony Orchestra

Album: Maurice Andre Edition Concertos 1 / Erato / 256469572-2

Duration: 4:46


Title: Flight Of The Bumble Bee

Composer: Rimsky Korsakov, Nikolay

Performer(s): Finghin Collins (Piano)

Album: RTÉ Guide Lyric Summer Classics / RTÉ lyric fm

Duration: 1:12


Title: Concerto For Oboe And Orchestra In C Major (3rd Movement) Rondo Allegro

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Performer(s): Randall Wolfgang (Oboe), Nancy Allen (Harp), Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Album: Mozart - Horn Concerto No.2&3-Oboe Concerto-Bassoon Concerto - Orpheus Chamber Orchestra / Deutsche Grammophon / 479 3084

Duration: 5:49


Title: Si Beag, Si Mor

Composer: O'Carolan, Turlough

Performer(s): Steve Cooney (Guitar)

Album: Ceol Arsa Clairsi: Tunes of Irish Harpers for Solo Guitar / Steve Cooney

Duration: 2:40


Title: O'Carolan Suite In Baroque Style (5th Movement) Planxty Johnston

Composer: Kelly, Thomas C

Performer(s): Irish Chamber Orchestra

Album: Silver Apples Of The Moon (Irish Chamber Orchestra) / Black Box / Bbm1003

Duration: 2:46


Title: Ainsi Que La Brise Legere

Composer: Gounod, Charles

Performer(s): Orchestra Of The Paris Opera, Paris Opera Chorus

Album: French Operatic Favourites (Recordno: CD-CFP4562) / EMI Records / CD-CFP4562

Duration: 2:37


Title: Slavonic Dances Op. 46 - No. 3 In A Flat Major - Poco Allegro

Composer: Dvorak, Antonin

Performer(s): Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Album: Dvorak: Slavonic Dances Op. 46 and Op. 72 - Atlanta Symphony Orchestra: Yoel Levi / Telarc / CD-90497

Duration: 4:33


Title: Concerto For Cello And Orchestra No.1 In A Minor: (Iii) Molto Allegro

Composer: Saint-Saens, Camille

Performer(s): Camille Thomas (Cello), Orchestre National De Lille

Album: Camille Thomas:Saint Saens Offenbach / Deutsche Grammophon / 4797520

Duration: 8:46


Title: Dix Pieces Pittoresques: Danse Villageoise - Allegro Risoluto

Composer: Chabrier, Emmanuel

Performer(s): Angela Hewitt (Piano)

Album: Chabrier: Dix Pieces Pittoresques and Other Piano Music - Angela Hewiitt / Hyperion / CDA67515

Duration: 4:36


Title: Serenade No.1 In D Major, Op.11: Iv- Menuetto I- Menuetto Ii

Composer: Brahms, Johannes

Performer(s): Gewandhausorchester

Album: Brahms Serenades: Gewandhausorchester/ Chailly / Decca / 4786775

Duration: 3:42


Title: Ganymed D544 Arr For Voice And Orchestra

Composer: Schubert, Franz

Performer(s): Bbc Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Album: Brahms Symphony No.4 / BBC / BBCMM419

Duration: 4:26


Title: Rapsodia Espanola Op. 70.

Composer: Albeniz, Isaac

Performer(s): Bbc Scottish Symphony Orchestra;Melani Mestre (Piano)

Album: Albeniz, Granados: Piano Concertos / Hyperion / CDA67918

Duration: 13:14


Title: Norwegian Dance No.2

Composer: Grieg, Edvard

Performer(s): National Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Classics / EMI / CDP7469332

Duration: 2:16



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Email: lorcan.lyricfm@rte.ie

Text: 51554

tweet: @LyricLorcan

Presenter: Lorcan Murray

Producer: Eoin Brady

Production Co-Ordinator: Linda McGlynn


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