Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

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Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive Wednesday 27 May 2020


Lorcan's #DriveCDPick all this week is  Elgar's Violin Concerto by Nicola Benedetti on Deutsche Grammophon. The new album from the Grammy award-winning musician explores music by Britain’s best loved composer, Edward Elgar. The centrepiece is his vast Violin Concerto in B minor. Op. 61 coupled with three short works for violin and piano: Salut d’Amour, Sospiri and Chanson de Nuit.

Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

The perfect musical soundtrack to your journey home accompanied by news and traffic updates. At 6.10pm, Culture File, Luke Clancy's daily guide to creativity in the world around us

The Chewing Gum Man (Redux) | Culture File

The Chewing Gum Man (Redux) | Culture File

On a sunny day in London, as you cross from St Paul's, over the Thames on the footbridge towards the Tate Modern, you were once very likely to meet a paint-splattered figure hunched over, his face pressed close to the floor.

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: Il Bacio

Composer: Arditi, Luigi

Performer(s): Anna Netrebko (Soprano), Prague Philharmonia

Album: Anna Netrebko: Souvenirs / Deutsche Grammophon / 0002894777639

Duration: 3:47


Title: Danza Espanola No.5

Composer: Granados, Enrique

Performer(s): Julian Bream (Guitar)

Album: Spanish Guitar Recital / RCA / 74321680162

Duration: 4:20


Title: Stories We Lived

Composer: Ffrench, Alexis

Performer(s): Alexis Ffrench (Piano), Gagliano Strings

Album: Stolen Lullabies / 2nx / 2NX002

Duration: 3:21


Title: Violin Sonata In G Minor (4th Movement) Allegro Moderato

Composer: Schubert, Franz

Performer(s): Alina Ibragimova (Violin), Cedric Tiberghien (Piano)

Album: Schubert - Complete works for violin and piano / Hyperion / CDA67911-2

Duration: 3:50


Title: Triple Concerto In D Minor Bwv 1063 Allegro 3rd Movement

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): Andras Schiff (Piano), Peter Serkin (Piano), Bruno Canino (Piano), Camerata Bern

Album: J.S.Bach The Complete Keyboard Concertos (Recordno: 4782433) / Decca / 4782433

Duration: 5:10


Title: Nachtshatten (Nightshade) - Polka Mazurka

Composer: Strauss, Josef

Performer(s): Vienna Johann Strauss Orchestra

Album: The Strauss Album \ Christopher Warren-Green \ The Johann Strauss Orchestra / Sanctury Classics / WHL2157

Duration: 3:49


Title: Libiamo Ne'lieti Calici (Brindisi)

Composer: Verdi, Giuseppe

Performer(s): Montserrat Caballé (Soprano), Rca Italian Opera Orchestra And Chorus

Album: Classic FM Gold - Hall of Fame at the Opera / Classic FM Records / CFMCD036

Duration: 3:08


Title: Raiders March From Raiders Of The Lost Ark

Composer: Williams, John

Performer(s): Boston Pops Orchestra

Album: John Williams Greatest Hits 1969 - 1999 (Recordno: S2k 51333) / Sony Classical / S2k 51333

Duration: 5:13


Title: Triumphal March H16

Composer: Field, John

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

Album: John Field (Recordno: Chan93151812-18) / Chandos / Chan93151812-18

Duration: 3:51


Title: Never Mind The Why Or Wherefore

Composer: Gilbert And Sullivan

Performer(s): Marion Studholme (Soprano), Edmund Bohan (Tenor); Ian Wallace (Baritone), London Concert Orchestra

Album: Gilbert and Sullivan Spectacular / Pickwick / PWK1157

Duration: 2:32


Title: Oboe Concerto No. 3 In C Major (3) Rondo. Allegretto

Composer: Lebrun, Ludwig August

Performer(s): Heinz Holliger (Oboe)

Album: Lebrun / Mozart: Oboe Concertos - Heinz Holliger - Disk 1 / Universal / 471 724-2

Duration: 6:00


Title: Prelude And Fugue In F Major, Hess 30

Composer: Beethoven, Ludvig van

Performer(s): Fine Arts Quartet

Album: Beethoven: Fugues and Rarities for String Quartet / Naxos / 8.574051

Duration: 6:30


Title: Appalachian Spring: (Iv) Fast - The Revivalist And His Flock

Composer: Copland, Aaron

Performer(s): Aurora Orchestra

Album: Aurora Orchestra: Roadtrip / Warner Classics / 0825646327911

Duration: 3:39


Title: Lucky To Be Me

Complete Work Name: On The Town

Composer: Bernstein, Leonard, Comden, Betty, Green, Adolph

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

Album: Leonard Bernstein Theatre Works (Recordno: 002894779262) / Deutsche Grammophon / 002894779262

Duration: 3:03


Title: Concerto For Cello, 2 Horns And Strings In B Flat Major No. 9 G 482 - Movement Iii - Rondo Allegro

Composer: Boccherini, Luigi

Performer(s): Enrico Bronzo (Cello), Accademia I Filarmonici Di Verona

Album: Boccherini: Cello Conertos Complete - Disk 1 / Brillaint Classics / 92618

Duration: 5:18


Title: Sonata Per Mandolina E Basso (Iii) Adagio

Composer: Arrigoni, Carlo

Performer(s): Artemandoline

Album: Arte Mandoline / Le Couvant / K617238

Duration: 2:50


Title: Symphony No.8 In G Major (3rd Movement) Allegretto

Composer: Dvorak, Antonin

Performer(s): London Symphony Orchestra

Album: Dvorak The Symphonies - Overtures / Decca / 478 2296

Duration: 6:03


Title: Andante Spinato

Composer: Chopin, Frederic

Performer(s): Garrick Ohlsson (Piano), Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Chopin The Complete Works : Garrick Ohlsson / Hyperion / CDS44364

Duration: 4:39


Title: Locus Iste

Composer: Jenkins, Karl

Performer(s): Polyphony, Polyphony

Album: Karl Jenkins: Motets / Deutsche Grammophon / 4793232

Duration: 2:47


Title: Suite Espanola (3rd Movement) Sevilla

Composer: Albeniz, Isaac

Performer(s): Pepe Romero (Guitar)

Album: Guitar Solos / Philips / 434727-2

Duration: 4:18


Title: Encantamiento

Composer: Guastavino, Carlos

Performer(s): Bernarda Fink (Mezzo-Soprano), Carmen Piazzini (Piano)

Album: Canciones Argentinas (Recordno: HMC 901892) / Harmonia Mundi / HMC 901892

Duration: 2:08


Title: Octet In B Flat Major - Menuetto - Trio

Composer: Pleyel, Ignaz

Performer(s): Consortium Classicum

Album: Ignaz Pleyel: Blaserserenaden / Wind Serenades / Consortium Classicum / MDG / MDGL3460

Duration: 2:43


Title: Spiegel Im Spiegel

Composer: Part, Arvo

Performer(s): Nicola Benedetti

Album: Clasically Chilled / Decca / 473 6797

Duration: 4:08


Title: Ei Correge Ogni Difetto - Act 2 Finale

Composer: Donizetti, Gaetano

Performer(s): Simone Alaimo, Roberto Scaltriti , Elena Dan, Angela Gheorghiu, Orchestre De L' Opera National De Lyon, Choeur De L' Opera National De Lyon

Album: L' Elisir D'Amore / Decca / 47882491

Duration: 2:19


Title: Sonata In C Major K6 (2nd Movement) Andante

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Performer(s): Cédric Tiberghien (Piano)

Album: Mozart Violin Sonatas / Hyperion / CDA68092

Duration: 3:37


Title: Rigoletto Fantasy For Two Flutes And Orchestra

Composer: Doppler, Franz

Performer(s): Emmanual Pahud(Flute)

Album: Fantasy - A night at the opera / Warner Classics / 50999 4 57814 2 1

Duration: 10:04


Title: Danza Esotica (1891)

Composer: Mascagni, Pietro

Performer(s): Filharmonica 900

Album: Mascagni in Concert / Chandos / CHAN 10789

Duration: 8:07



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Presenter: Lorcan Murray

Producer: Olga Buckley

Production Co-Ordinator: Peter Curtin

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