Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

Monday - Friday 4pm-7pm

Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive Monday 1 June 2020


Lorcan's CD pick this week is Dvorák: Cello Concerto, the latest album from cellist Kian Soltani. Maestro Daniel Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin accompany Kian Soltani in the concerto, while for the other pieces (three of which have been arranged by Kian Soltani himself) he is joined by six cellists of the Staatskapelle Berlin.

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 Culture File Debate: Live, Post-COVID

For the latest Debate, Luke Clancy gathers a Zoom panel of producers, performers and observers to hear how they see the pandemic and its aftermath reshaping performance. His guests are author Nancy Baym, journalist Cherie Hu, cellist Francesco Dillon and musician and composer, Matthew Nolan.

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: Sobre Las Olas (Over The Waves)

Composer: Rosas, Juventino

Performer(s): Orchestra Of The Americas

Album: Mi Alma Mexicana My Mexican Soul / Sony Classical / 88697755552

Duration: 4:39


Title: Voices Of Spring

Composer: Strauss II, Johann

Performer(s): Wiener Johann Strauss Orchestra

Album: Johann Strauss II Waltzes / EMI Records / 724357523929

Duration: 5:56


Title: Tango

Composer: Albéniz, Isaac

Performer(s): Tilman Hoppstock (Guitar)

Album: Alhambra - Spanish Guitar Music / Christophorus Records / CHE 0194-2

Duration: 2:53


Title: Begin The Beguine

Composer: Porter, Cole

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

Album: Night And Day - Hampson Sings Porter / Emi / Cdc7542032

Duration: 6:55


Title: Gymnopedie No.2

Composer: Satie, Erik

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

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

Duration: 2:04


Title: Tico Tico

Composer: de Abreu, Zequinha

Performer(s): Rte Concert Orchestra

Album: Niall O'Sullivan And Friends / Ard Aidhin Records / NOSCD02

Duration: 2:58


Title: Valsette

Composer: Debussy, Claude

Performer(s): James Galway (Flute), Marisa Robles (Harp), Graham Oppenheimer (Viola), Chamber Orchestra Of Europe

Album: Clair de Lune: The Music of Debussy (Recordno: Rd87173) / RCA / Rd87173

Duration: 1:45


Title: Laughing Song

Composer: Strauss, Johann II

Performer(s): Lesley Garrett (Soprano), Philharmonia Orchestra

Album: Not Available (Record No: Tcd2709) / Telstar / Tcd2709

Duration: 3:47


Title: Violin Concerto In A Major (3rd Movement) Allegro

Composer: Haydn, Joseph

Performer(s): Giuliano Carmignola (Violin), Alessandro Moccia (Leader), Orchestre Des Champs-Elysees

Album: Haydn Violin Concertos Carmignola / Archiv Produktion / 477 8774

Duration: 5:42


Title: Lute Concerto In D Major (1st Movement) Allegro Gusto

Composer: Vivaldi, Antonio

Performer(s): Narciso Yepes (Guitar)

Album: Narciso Yepes - The Complete Recordings / Deutsche Grammophon / 479 5467

Duration: 3:38


Title: Piano Concerto No.4 In G Major (3rd Movement) Rondo Vivace

Composer: Beethoven, Ludvig van

Performer(s): Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Album: Vladimir Ashkenazy: Beethoven Piano Concertos:Solti / Decca / 4832579

Duration: 9:23


Title: It Ain't Necessarily So

Composer: Gershwin, George

Performer(s): Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin), André Previn (Piano)

Album: Tango Song And Dance / Deutsche Grammophon / 471500-2

Duration: 2:42


Title: Si Mi Chiamano Mimi

Composer: Puccini, Giacomo

Performer(s): Renee Fleming (Soprano), Orchestra Sinfonica Di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Coro Sinfonica Di Milano Giuseppe Verdi

Album: Renee Fleming Verismo / Decca / 4781533

Duration: 4:36


Title: Woodlark Rondo

Complete Work Name: Woodlark Rondo

Composer: Panormo, F.

Performer(s): Una Hunt (Piano)

Album: Fallen Leaves from an Irish Album - Una Hunt / RTÉ lyric fm / CD109

Duration: 2:15


Title: Country Gardens

Composer: Grainger, Percy

Performer(s): Bournemouth Sinfonietta

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

Duration: 2:19


Title: Parthia In E Flat (4th Movement)

Composer: Hoffmeister, Franz Anton

Performer(s): Consortium Classicum

Album: Franz Anton Hoffmeister / CPO / 999107-2

Duration: 6:11


Title: La Capricieuse Op.17

Composer: Elgar, Edward

Performer(s): Leonidas Kavakos (Violin), Enrico Pace (Piano)

Album: Kavakos / Decca / 4789377

Duration: 4:05


Title: American Suite In A Major (3rd Movement) Moderato (Alla Pollacca)

Composer: Dvorak, Antonin

Performer(s): Budapest Festival Orchestra

Album: Dvorak Symphony No.7 & Suite in A Major / Channel Classics / CCS SA30010

Duration: 4:49


Title: The Gadfly - Folk Festival

Composer: Shostakovich, Dmitri

Performer(s): Moscow Chamber Orchestra

Album: Shostakovich Waltzes / Delos / DE3257

Duration: 2:41


Title: Mattinata

Composer: Leoncavallo, Ruggero

Performer(s): Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Philharmonia Orchestra

Album: The Greatest Pavarotti Album Ever! / Decca / 4361732

Duration: 1:57


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: Dancing Doll

Composer: Poldini, Ede

Performer(s): Diana Yukawa (Violin), Nigel Clayton (Piano)

Album: Elegy (Record No: 74321858562) / BMG / 74321858562

Duration: 2:39


Title: Ein Madchen Oder Weibchen

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Performer(s): Matthias Goerne (Baritone), Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Album: Not Available (Recordno: 467263-2) / Decca / 467263-2

Duration: 3:50


Title: Lotus Eaters

Composer: York, Andrew

Performer(s): Irish Guitar Quartet

Album: Irish Guitar Quartet Sample / Artist Copy 2017

Duration: 2:58


Title: Suite Op 116 For Flute And Piano - Movement Iii - Valse

Composer: Godard, Benjamin

Performer(s): Jeffrey Khaner (Flute), Hugh Sung (Piano)

Album: Romantic Flute - Jeffrey Khaner / Avie Records / AV2131

Duration: 4:22


Title: Rosamunde, Ballet Music

Composer: Schubert, Franz

Performer(s): Chamber Orchestra Of Europe

Album: Schubert: Rosamunde / Deutsche Grammophon / 431655-2

Duration: 7:24


Title: Five Mazurkas - I: Adelita (Live)

Composer: Tarrega, Francisco

Performer(s): Tilman Hoppstock (Guitar)

Album: Alhambra - Spanish Guitar Music / Christophorus Records / CHE 0194-2

Duration: 1:28



Contact the Show

Email: lorcan.lyricfm@rte.ie

Text: 51554

tweet: @LyricLorcan

Presenter: Lorcan Murray

Producer: Olga Buckley

Production Co-Ordinator: Peter Curtin

Ways to Listen

Radio Player