Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

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Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive Tuesday 7 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.

Among The Trees with Mr Rugoff

Among The Trees, curator and writer, Ralph Rugoff's latest (now shuttered) show at London's Hayward Gallery, looks at artists looking at trees. The show is - perhaps not coincidentally - peppered with intimations of a planet on the brink of a calamity. (Part 1)

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: I Get A Kick Out Of You

Composer: Porter, Cole

Performer(s): Billie Holiday (Vocal)

Album: The Great American Songbook (Recordno: 523003-2) / Verve / 523003-2

Duration: 5:43


Title: Oblivion

Composer: Piazzolla, Astor

Performer(s): Katherine Hunka (Violin/Director)

Album: Katherine Hunka and the Irish Chamber Orchestra / Orchid Classics

Duration: 4:42


Title: The Harmonious Blacksmith

Composer: Handel, George Frideric

Performer(s): Royal Danish Brass, Mogens Andresen (Euphonium)

Album: British Brass Connection / Rondo Grammofon / Rcd8358

Duration: 3:43


Title: Espana Op. 236

Composer: Waldteufel, Emile

Performer(s): Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Gaite Parisienne/Waltzes / Emi / Cdm763136

Duration: 6:26


Title: Elizabethan Serenade

Composer: Binge, Ronald

Performer(s): Rte Concert Orchestra

Album: Lunchtime Choice 2 (Recordno: CD102) / RTÉ lyric fm / CD102

Duration: 3:21


Title: Flower Duet

Composer: Delibes, Léo

Performer(s): Adriana Kohutova (Soprano), Denisa Slepkovska (Soprano), Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

Album: The A-Z of Opera (Record No: Lyric CD No.1) / HNH International / Lyric CD No.1

Duration: 5:26


Title: Rondo Alla Turca

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Performer(s): Ricardo Castro (Piano)

Album: The Only Piano Album You'll Ever Need / RCA Victor / 75605513662

Duration: 3:31


Title: Banjo And Fiddle

Composer: Kroll, William

Performer(s): Kennedy (Violin), English Chamber Orchestra

Album: Classic Kennedy (Recordno: 724355689023) / EMI Classics / 724355689023

Duration: 3:01


Title: Cinderella - Grand Waltz From Act Ii

Composer: Prokofiev, Sergei

Performer(s): Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Favourite Ballet Classics / EMI / 7675952

Duration: 4:56


Title: Di Quella Pira

Composer: Verdi, Giuseppe

Performer(s): Franco Corelli (Tenor), Rome Opera Orchestra, Rome Opera Chorus

Album: Viva Verdi / EMI / Cdz762521

Duration: 2:04


Title: Serenade In D Major (1st Movement) Entrata: Allegro

Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van

Performer(s): Lisa Beznosiuk (Flute), Pavlo Beznosiuk (Violin), Tom Dunn (Viola)

Album: Mozart: Flute Quartets, Beethoven: Serenade / Avie / AV2108

Duration: 3:50


Title: Penguin Ballet Iii

Composer: Westlake, Nigel

Performer(s): John Williams (Guitar), London Symphony Orchestra

Album: From Australia / Sony / Sk53361

Duration: 3:04


Title: Fruhling (Spring) From 4 Last Songs

Composer: Strauss, Richard

Performer(s): Lucia Popp (Soprano), London Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: The Armchair Concerts / EMI / 7644392

Duration: 3:52


Title: Concerto For 2 Flutes (1st Movement) Allegro

Composer: Vivaldi, Antonio

Performer(s): Musici Di San Marco

Album: 25 Vivaldi Favorites / Cameo Classics / 4716388442

Duration: 2:33


Title: Rondo On A Theme Of Beethoven

Composer: Kreisler, Fritz

Performer(s): Hugh Tinney (Piano), Catherine Leonard (Violin)

Album: Beethoven: The Kreutzer Sonata And Other Works / RTÉ lyric fm / Cd111

Duration: 2:34


Title: Matinees Musicales (3rd Movement) Waltz

Composer: Britten, Benjamin

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

Album: Britten / Decca / 425 659-2

Duration: 1:52


Title: Sabre Dance

Composer: Khachaturian, Aram

Performer(s): Nemanja Radulovich, Laure Favre-Kahn Piano; Ludovit Kovac Cimbalom; Nicolas Montazaud Percussion., Double Sens

Album: Journey East - Nemanja Radulovich / Deutsche Grammophon / 4793361

Duration: 2:56


Title: Sanctus

Composer: Jenkins, Karl

Performer(s): London Philharmonic Orchestra, National Youth Choir Of Great Britain

Album: Not Available (Recordno: Cdve956) / Virgin / Cdve956

Duration: 7:00


Title: Sonatine (3rd Movement) Anime

Composer: Ravel, Maurice

Performer(s): Louis Lortie (Piano)

Album: Ravel: Piano Music Vil.2 - Louis Lortie / Chandos / Chan8647

Duration: 3:52


Title: Violin Concerto In D Major (2nd Movement) Romance Andante

Composer: Korngold, Erich Wolfgang

Performer(s): Nicola Benedetti, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Album: Nicola Benedetti - The Silver Violin / Decca / 478 3529

Duration: 8:25


Title: Trees

Composer: Rasbach/Kilmer

Performer(s): Thomas Allen (Baritone), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)

Album: Songs My Father Taught Me / Hyperion / CDA67290

Duration: 1:58


Title: Slavonic Dance No.2 In E Minor

Composer: Dvorak, Antonin

Performer(s): Lorin Maazel (Violin), Barton Weber (Piano)

Album: Lorin Maazel: Virtuoso Violin / RCA Victor / 09026684142

Duration: 4:41


Title: Galop From Ballet Suite No.3 (6th Movement)

Composer: Shostakovich, Dmitri

Performer(s): Moscow Chamber Orchestra

Album: Shostakovich Waltzes / Delos / DE3257

Duration: 3:12


Title: Suite For Viola And Small Orchestra: (Vii) Polka Melancolique

Composer: Vaughan Williams, Ralph

Performer(s): Laurence Power (Viola)

Album: Vaughan Williams: Suite, Flos Campi / Hyperion / CDA67839

Duration: 2:54


Title: Suite For Viola And Small Orchestra: (Viii) Galop

Composer: Vaughan Williams, Ralph

Performer(s): Laurence Power (Viola), Bbc National Orchestra

Album: Vaughan Williams: Suite, Flos Campi / Hyperion / CDA67839

Duration: 2:11


Title: Concierto De Aranjuez (2nd Movement) Adagio

Composer: Rodrigo, Joaquin

Performer(s): Craig Ogden (Guitar), Bbc Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Not Available (Recordno: Chan9604) / Chandos / Chan9604

Duration: 11:09


Title: Simple Gifts

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Album: The Sound of Glory / Telarc / Cd-80579

Duration: 3:08



Contact the Show

Email: lorcan.lyricfm@rte.ie

Text: 51554

tweet: @LyricLorcan

Presenter: Lorcan Murray

Producer: Olga Buckley

Production Co-Ordinator: Linda McGlynn


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