Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

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Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive Monday 17 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: Rustle Of Spring Op.32 No.3

Composer: Sinding, Christian

Performer(s): Joseph Cooper (Piano)

Album: The World of Piano Encores / Decca / 4731452

Duration: 2:54


Title: Au Palais Des Fees -Don Carlos

Composer: Verdi, Giuseppe

Performer(s): Magdalena Kozena (Mezzo-Soprano), Marina Lodygensky (Soprano), Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Choeur Du Musiciens Du Louvre, Christophe Grapperon

Album: Prima Donna The First Ladies of Opera / Decca / 4782096

Duration: 4:27


Title: Carolan's Draught

Composer: Carolan, Turlough O

Performer(s): Anne-Marie O'Farrell (Harp)

Album: The Jig's Up / Mad Digital / Cd1903

Duration: 2:12


Title: Concerto In F Major Bwv 1057 (1st Movement) Allegro

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): Andras Schiff (Piano), Marieke Blankestijn (Leader), Chamber Orchestra Of Europe

Album: J.S.Bach The Complete Keyboard Concertos (Recordno: 4782431) / Decca / 4782431

Duration: 7:12


Title: Pr-Botn-Generic-Dec 31

Composer: Zak, Piotr

Performer(s): Bernard Clarke

Duration: 0:22


Title: L'Arlesienne Suite No.2 (3rd Movement) Menuetto

Composer: Bizet, Georges

Performer(s): New York Philharmonic

Album: Bizet Carmen Suites Nos 1 & 2 : L'Arlesienne Suites Nos 1 & 2 / Sony Classical / 88765478012

Duration: 4:07


Title: Piano Concerto No.6 In F (3rd Movement) Finale: Presto

Composer: Haydn, Franz Josef

Performer(s): Massimo Palumbo (Piano), Suela Mullaj (Violin), Austrian Chamber Orchestra

Album: Complete Piano Concertos / Arts / 47630-2

Duration: 3:13


Title: Prelude To Act 3 - Lohengrin

Composer: Wagner, Richard

Performer(s): Conceretgebouw Orchestra

Album: Wagner Preludes / PHILIPS / 420886-2

Duration: 3:08


Title: The Star Of The County Down

Composer: Trad att. Howard Goodall

Performer(s): Dave Morgan (Tenor)

Album: New Dublin Voices: Music From Ireland / RTE lyric fm / RTE lyric fm CD148

Duration: 3:13


Title: Hungarian Dance No.8 In A Minor

Composer: Brahms, Johannes

Performer(s): London Symphony Orchestra

Album: Brahms: Hungarian Dances (Recordno: Chan8885) / Chandos / Chan8885

Duration: 2:52


Title: Il Mio Tesoro Intanto

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Performer(s): Rolando Villazon (Tenor)

Album: Mozartissimo / Deutsche Grammophon / 483 7917

Duration: 4:14


Title: Symphonie Fantastique - Ii. Un Bal - A Ball

Composer: Berlioz, Hector

Performer(s): Live Recording, Mahler Chamber Orchestra

Album: Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique / Herminie / Marc Minkowski / Deutsche Grammophon / 4742092

Duration: 6:18


Title: Danse Slave

Composer: Chabrier, Emmanuel

Performer(s): Rte Concert Orchestra

Album: RTÉ Concert Orchestra / Robert Houlihan (Recordno: Not Available) / RTÉ lyric fm

Duration: 5:44


Title: Flute Sonata In B Flat Major (4th Movement) Theme And Variations

Composer: Beethoven, Ludvig van

Performer(s): Helene Couvert (Piano)

Album: The Dawn of Romanticism - Juliette Hurl (flute) Helene Couvert (piano) / Naive / v 5342

Duration: 5:33


Title: Innig Und Sinnig - Polka Francaise

Composer: Strauss, Eduard

Performer(s): Vienna Johann Strauss Orchestra

Album: The Strauss Album / Black Box / BBM1059

Duration: 5:00


Title: Doctor Gradus Ad Parnassum

Composer: Debussy, Claude

Performer(s): Pascal Roge (Piano)

Album: Not Available (Recordno: 4430212) / Decca / 4430212

Duration: 2:13


Title: Ladies In Lavender

Composer: Hess, Nigel

Performer(s): Nicola Benedetti (Violin), Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Album: The Silver Violin / Decca / 4783529

Duration: 3:28


Title: Danse Espagnole From La Vida Breve

Composer: de Falla, Manuel

Performer(s): Dorottya Ilosfai/ Priyanka Ravanelli/ Lea Valentin (Violins) Martin Moriarty (Viola) Patrick Moriarty ('Cello) Ivan Sztanlov (Bass) Miklos Lukacs (Cimbalom)

Album: Origin - Gwendolyn Masin / Time Zone / TZ1169

Duration: 3:35


Title: If I Were A Rich Man

Composer: Bock, Jerry/Harnick, Sheldon

Performer(s): Topol (Vocal)

Album: The Greatest Hits of the Musicals / EMI TV / 7243 8 38285 2 4

Duration: 5:12


Title: String Quartet No.1 In F (2nd Movement) Andante Cantabile (Serenade)

Composer: Hofstetter, Roman

Performer(s): Philadelphia Orchestra

Album: Not Available (Record No: Sfk47284) / Sony / Sfk47284

Duration: 3:53


Title: Double Concerto For Violin, Cello & Orchestra In A Min Op. 102 (3rd Movement) Vivace Non Troppo

Composer: Brahms, Johannes

Performer(s): Renaud Capucon (Vln), Gautier Capucon (Cello), Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester

Album: Brahms: Double Concerto - Clarinet Quintet / Virgin Classics / 00946 395147 2 4

Duration: 8:39


Title: A Blessing And A Fessing

Composer: Giacchino, Michael

Performer(s): Studio Orchestra

Album: COCO (OST 2017) / Walt Disney Records

Duration: 4:46


Title: Monsieur Verdoux - Paris Boulevard

Composer: Chaplin, Charlie

Performer(s): Lucie Svehlova (Leader), Jaromir Klepac (Piano), Gareth Williams (Mandolin), Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Charlie Chaplin: The Essential Film Music Collection - Disk 1 / Silva Screen / SILCD1198

Duration: 2:15


Title: Dancing Waves

Composer: Malir, Andreja

Performer(s): Andreja Mailr (Harp), Maeve Ni Mhaolchatha, Ellen Cranitch, Mathew Manning, David Agnew, John Finucane, Mike Jones, Fergus O Carrol

Album: Through the Mirror of Sound - Andreja Malir / Andreja Mailr / RICH006

Duration: 3:21


Title: Sonata For Clarinet With Piano Accompaniment: (Iv) Molto Allegro - Allegretto

Composer: Saint-Saens, Camille

Performer(s): Elisaveta Blumina (Piano)

Album: French Holidays / Genuin / GEN 17451

Duration: 5:27


Title: Piano Concerto No.2 In C Minor (3rd Movement0 Allegro Scherzando

Composer: Rachmaninov, Sergei

Performer(s): Valentima Lisitsa (Piano), London Symphony Orchestra

Album: Rachmaninov The Piano Concertos : Valentina Lisitsa : LSO/Francis / Decca / 4784890

Duration: 11:44


Title: The Shannon Suite (3rd Movement) Lough Derg

Composer: Farrell, Ciaran

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

Album: Perfect State - The Music Of Ciarán Farrell (Recordno: Rtelyricfmcd113) / RTÉ lyric fm / Rtelyricfmcd113

Duration: 4:54


Title: 15 Improvisations. No.4 In A Flat Major

Composer: Poulenc, Francis

Performer(s): Lucille Chung (Piano)

Album: Poulenc: Works for Piano Solo and Duo. Lucille Chung/Alessio Bax / Signum Classics / SIGCD455

Duration: 1:30



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Presenter: Lorcan Murray

Producer: Eoin Brady

Production Co-Ordinator: Linda McGlynn


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