Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

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Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive Monday 6 April 2020

Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

The perfect musical soundtrack wherever you are 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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Although 'doing nothing' is a by-product of social distancing for many, for comedian Marise Gaughan it has been a lifelong pursuit. Consequently, she's got lots of handy hacks for novice idlers.

Lorcan's #DriveCDPick

Lorcan plays a track or two every day from his album of the week. This week, hear tracks from the new album by Katherine Jenkins, 'Cinema Paradiso'.

The biggest selling classical artist of the century, Katherine Jenkins OBE, presents her 14th studio album, 'Cinema Paradiso.' Comprised of 15 iconic tracks, the new album is a collection of unforgettable songs from some of the world’s best loved movie moments including; ‘Moon River’ from Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Pinocchio’s ‘When You Wish Upon A Star’, ‘Tonight’ from West Side Story, featuring fellow Welsh star, Luke Evans, as well as themes from Schindler’s List, Lord of the Rings and Dances with Wolves.

Katherine says - " I've always loved movie soundtracks. I wanted to create an iconic movie moment with this record - all the best film musical themes that we know and love, all together on one album. The last few albums I’ve made have been inspired by what’s happening in my own world. This one in particular was inspired by the things that were going on around me. Having played my first movie role last year, it felt like a natural transition for me."

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: They Can't Take That Away From Me

Composer: Gershwin, George & Ira

Performer(s): Tony Bennett (Vocals)

Album: Love Is Here To Stay: Tony Bennett & Diana Krall / Verve / 0795725

Duration: 3:25


Title: Crazy For You Overture

Composer: Gershwin, George

Performer(s): Studio Orchestra

Album: Crazy For You Broadway Cast Recording / Angel / Cdc7546182

Duration: 3:42


Title: Mini-Concerto For Clarinet And String Orchestra (3rd Movement) Allegretto Moderato

Composer: Jacob, Gordon

Performer(s): Thea King (Clarinet), Northwest Chamber Orchestra Of Seattle

Album: Three English Clarinet Concertos / Helios / CDH55069

Duration: 2:13


Title: Burning And Yearning - French Polka

Composer: Strauss, Eduard

Performer(s): Vienna Johann Strauss Orchestra

Album: The Strauss Album / Black Box Music Ltd / BBM1059

Duration: 5:00


Title: Marche Bizarre

Composer: Victory, Gerard

Performer(s): The Band Of The Irish Defence Forces

Album: The Band of the Irish Defence Forces: Rhapsodic Winds / RTE lyric fm / CD157

Duration: 2:57


Title: Tarantelle In A Minor Op.6

Composer: Saint-Saens, Camille

Performer(s): Philippa Davies (Flute), Richard Hosford (Clarinet), Ian Brown (Piano)

Album: Saint-Saens Chamber Music / Hyperion / Cda67431/2

Duration: 6:25


Title: Adieu Vielle Europe

Composer: Mercier, Rene/Forterre, Henri

Performer(s): Choir Of The French Foreign Legion

Album: Legende:Music of the French Foreign Legion / Deutsche Grammophon / 4791687

Duration: 2:55


Title: London Carape

Composer: Barrios, Augustin

Performer(s): Berta Rojas (Guitar)

Album: Intimate Barrios / Dorian Recordings / DOR93167

Duration: 1:51


Title: Oboe Concerto In C (3rd Movement) - Rondo Allegretto

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Performer(s): Karl Steins (Oboe), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Mozart: Symphonies 40 & 41 - Berlin Philharmonic / von Karajan / EMI Classics / 0724347689222

Duration: 5:33


Title: Anitra's Dance

Composer: Grieg, Edvard

Performer(s): Bbc Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Bbc Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Album: Peer Gynt / Naxos / 8.550864

Duration: 3:35


Title: Overture To The Creatures Of Prometheus Op. 43

Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van

Performer(s): Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra

Album: Recorded at Konzerthaus, Berlin 14/12/2019 / EBU Recording

Duration: 5:05


Title: Dance Of The Prince, Sugar Plum Fairy And Coda

Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Performer(s): Philharmonia Orchestra

Album: Favourite Ballet Classics (Recordno: 0777 7 67595 2 4) / EMI / 0777 7 67595 2 4

Duration: 3:54


Title: Sylvia: Valse Lente - Pizzicato

Composer: Delibes, Leo

Performer(s): Stokowski Symphony Orchestra

Album: Stokowski: The Heart of the Ballet (Recordno: 0547) / Cala / 0547

Duration: 3:53


Title: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (4th Movement) Rondo

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Performer(s): Kremerata Baltica

Album: After Mozart / Nonesuch / 7559796332

Duration: 4:03


Title: Be My Love

Composer: Brodszky, Nicholaus/ Cahn, Sammy

Performer(s): Joseph Calleja (Tenor), Bbc Concert Orchestra

Album: Joseph Calleja - Be My Love A tribute to Mario Lanza / Decca / 478 3531

Duration: 3:03


Title: Handel In The Strand

Composer: Grainger, Percy

Performer(s): Bournemouth Sinfonietta

Album: Percy Grainger - Famous Folk Songs / Chandos / CHAN6542

Duration: 4:44


Title: The Prince Of Denmark's March

Composer: Clarke, Jeremiah

Performer(s): Wynton Marsalis (Trumpet), English Chamber Orchestra

Album: The Essential Wynton Marsalis / Sony Classical / 88697095792

Duration: 2:55


Title: Hora Staccato

Composer: Dinicu, Grigoras

Performer(s): James Galway (Flute), National Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Dances For Flute / RCA / 09026609172

Duration: 2:07


Title: Suite De Concert No.3 'Roma' (2nd Movement) Allegro Vivace

Composer: Bizet, Georges

Performer(s): Orchestre Du Capitole De Toulouse

Album: Bizet: Symphonie / Roma / Patrie / EMI Classics / 724355505729

Duration: 5:36


Title: The Sicilian Clan

Composer: Ennio Morricone

Performer(s): Naked City

Album: Naked City / Nonesuch / 7559-79238-2

Duration: 3:33


Title: Chorus Of The Hebrew Slaves

Composer: Verdi, Giuseppe

Performer(s): Orchestra Of The German Opera Berlin, Chorus Of The German Opera Berlin

Album: Not Available (Recordno: 410512-2) / Deutsche Grammophon / 410512-2

Duration: 3:55


Title: Moon River

Composer: Mancini, Henry

Performer(s): Lang Lang (Piano), Madeline Peyroux (Vocals); Johnny Mercer (Text); Jerry Douglas (Dobro Guitar)

Album: New York Rhapsody - Lang Lang / Sony Classical / 8985332922

Duration: 5:36


Title: Neapolitan Song - Allegro Vivo E Giocoso

Composer: Rimsky Korsakov, Nikolay

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

Album: Rimsky-Korsakov: Works for Orchestra / Chandos / Chan10424

Duration: 3:27


Title: Carmen Suite No.1 (4th Movement) Seguedille

Composer: Bizet, Georges

Performer(s): Orchestra Of The Bastille

Album: Bizet: Carmen Suite, L'Arlesienne Suite / Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft / 4317782

Duration: 2:03


Title: Serenade For Strings In E Minor, Op. 20 (1st Movement) Allegro Piacevole

Composer: Elgar, Edward

Performer(s): Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Vaughan Williams - Elgar - Pinchas Zukerman/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / 2016 Decca Music Group / 478 9386

Duration: 3:29


Title: Serenade For Strings In E Minor, Op. 20 (2nd Movement) Larghetto

Composer: Elgar, Edward

Performer(s): Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Vaughan Williams - Elgar - Pinchas Zukerman/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / 2016 Decca Music Group / 478 9386

Duration: 6:13


Title: Serenade For Strings In E Minor, Op. 20 (3rd Movement) Allegretto

Composer: Elgar, Edward

Performer(s): Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Vaughan Williams - Elgar - Pinchas Zukerman/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / 2016 Decca Music Group / 478 9386

Duration: 2:54


Title: Always - Follow Me / Dorinda's Solo Flight

Composer: Williams, John

Performer(s): The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Music From The Films Of Steven Spielberg - Disk 2 / Silva Screen / SILCD 1182

Duration: 3:44


Title: A Midsummer Night's Dream Nocturne

Composer: Mendelssohn, Felix

Performer(s): Montreal Symphony Orchestra

Album: Meditation Music for Relaxation and Dreaming / Decca / 467414-2

Duration: 6:40



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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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