Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

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Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive Thursday 13 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: Siuil, A Ruin

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Anuna

Album: Invocation (Recordno: Danu015) / Danu / Danu015

Duration: 2:43


Title: Eiridh Na Greine

Composer: Trad

Performer(s): Steve Cooney (Guitar)

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

Duration: 1:26


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: Chasing Sheep Is Best Left To Shepards

Composer: Nyman, Michael

Performer(s): Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)

Album: Chasing Pianos - Valentina Lisitsa PD LM / Decca / 478 6421

Duration: 3:17


Title: Air From Orchestral Suite (Overture) No. 3, Bmv1068

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): Nemanja Radulovic (Violin), Les Trilles Du Diable

Album: Nemanja Radulovic:Bach / Deutsche Grammophon / 4795933

Duration: 4:12


Title: 6 Moments Musicaux D 780 (Op. 94) - No. 4: Moderato

Composer: Schubert, Franz

Performer(s): Stephen Kovacevich (Piano)

Album: Schubert: Piano Sonata D 959, Moments musicaux D 780 - Stephen Kovacevich / EMI Classics / 724355521927

Duration: 4:12


Title: Salut D'Amour Op.12

Composer: Elgar, Edward

Performer(s): Yan Pascal Tortelier (Violin), Ulster Orchestra

Album: Violin Favourites / Chandos / Chan8792

Duration: 3:01


Title: Qui La Voce Sua Soave

Composer: Bellini, Vincenzo

Performer(s): Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano), London Symphony Orchestra

Album: Angela Gheorghiu / Sony / Sk62035

Duration: 3:35


Title: Concerto For Two Clarinets (3rd Movement) Alla Polacca

Composer: Krommer, Franz Vinzenz

Performer(s): Sabine Meyer (Clarinet), Julian Bliss (Clarinet), Academy Of Saint Martin In The Fields

Album: Krommer / Spohr: Clarinet Concertos / EMI / 0946 3 79786 2 7

Duration: 5:19


Title: Well, Did You Evah?

Composer: Porter, Cole

Performer(s): Seth Macfarlane & Curtis Stigers (Vocal), John Wilson Orchestra

Album: That's Entertainment - A Celebration of the MGM Film Musicals / EMI Classics / 5099902884523

Duration: 3:35


Title: Symphony No. 84 In E Flat Major (3rd Movement) Menuet & Trio: Allegretto

Composer: Haydn, Joseph

Performer(s): Handel And Haydn Society

Album: Haydn - Symphony No.8 Le Soir; Symphony No. 84; Violin Concerto in A major / Handel & Haydn Society CORO / COR16148

Duration: 3:25


Title: Fidelio: Overture

Composer: Beethoven, Ludvig van

Performer(s): Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Album: Beethoven: Overtures / CBS / Mdk44790

Duration: 7:07


Title: E Lucevan Le Stelle

Composer: Puccini, Giacomo

Performer(s): Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Not Available (Recordno: 458000-2) / Decca / 458000-2

Duration: 3:10


Title: Children's Corner Suite (3rd Movement) Serenade For The Doll

Composer: Debussy, Claude

Performer(s): Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (Piano)

Album: Debussy : Complete Works for Piano, Vol. 3 - Bavouzet / Chandos Records / CHAN 10467

Duration: 2:24


Title: Waltz In E 'Sehnsuchts Walzer'

Composer: Field, John

Performer(s): Miceal O'Rourke (Piano)

Album: John Field (Recordno: Chan9315) / Chandos / Chan9315

Duration: 2:49


Title: Divertimento In D (1st Movement) Allegro

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Performer(s): I Musici

Album: Not Available (Recordno: 4121202) / Philips / 4121202

Duration: 4:20


Title: Eleanor Plunkett

Composer: O'Carolan, Turlough

Performer(s): Steve Cooney (Guitar)

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

Duration: 4:09


Title: Pelagia's Song

Composer: Warbeck, Stephen

Performer(s): Russell Watson (Tenor), Studio Orchestra

Duration: 3:44


Title: Hungarian Dance No.19 In B Minor

Composer: Brahms, Johannes

Performer(s): London Symphony Orchestra

Album: Neemi Jarvi : Highlights from a 30-year recording career / Chandos / CHAN 241-44

Duration: 2:24


Title: Zigeunerweisen Op.20

Composer: Sarasate, Pablo de

Performer(s): Nicola Benedetti (Violin), Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Fantasie - Nicola Benedetti / Deutsche Grammophon / 4763399

Duration: 8:59


Title: The Danish Girl

Composer: Desplat, Alexandre

Performer(s): Studio Orchestra

Album: The Danish Girl (OST) / iTunes

Duration: 2:12


Title: Northern Lights

Composer: Gjeilo, Ola

Performer(s): Voces8

Album: Ola Gjeilo - Voices Piano strings / Decca / 4788689

Duration: 4:08


Title: Theme From Schindler's List

Composer: Williams, John

Performer(s): Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin), Lambert Orkis (Piano), Mutter's Virtuosi

Album: Mutter Live - the Club Album from Yellow Lounge / Deutsche Grammophon / 4795021

Duration: 4:43


Title: Suite Pastorale (1st Movement) Idylle

Composer: Chabrier, Emmanuel

Performer(s): Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Chabrier (Recordno: 447751-2) / Deutsche Grammophon / 447751-2

Duration: 4:20


Title: In The Steppes Of Central Asia

Composer: Borodin, Alexander

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

Album: 101 Great Orchestral Classics Volume 1 / Naxos / 8.551141

Duration: 8:02


Title: Hennessy String Quartet No.1: (Iv) Andante Sostenuto

Composer: Hennessy, Swan

Performer(s): Rte Con Tempo Quartet

Album: Recorded in the ICO Building, 27,28,29 Oct 2017 / RTE lyric fm

Duration: 4:23


Title: Malaguena Salerosa (Graceful Woman From Málaga)

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Aquarelle Guitar Quartet, Aquarelle Guitar Quartet

Album: Dances - Aquarelle Guitar Quartet / Chandos Records / CHAN 10609

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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