Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

Monday - Friday 4pm-7pm

Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive Tuesday 30 June 2020

Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

Each day, Lorcan brings you the perfect musical soundtrack, wherever you are including at 6.10pm, in Culture File, Luke Clancy's daily guide to creativity in the world around us.

Telepresence Part 1 | Culture File

Telepresence is a word that we use less and less, even as we live it more, forced as we are into a world of Zooming and video chatting. Kris Paulson researches how the early artists who helped shape our understanding of telepresence.

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: Chorus Of The Hebrew Slaves

Composer: Verdi, Giuseppe

Performer(s): Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Chorus

Album: Verdi Choruses: Solti / Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chorus / Decca / 430226-2

Duration: 4:35


Title: New York, New York

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

Performer(s): Joshua Bell (Violin), Philharmonia Orchestra

Album: Joshua Bell Bernstein: West Side Story Suite / Sony / Sk89358

Duration: 2:27


Title: Sonatine - Mouvement De Menuet

Composer: Ravel, Maurice

Performer(s): Angela Hewitt (Piano), Angela Hewitt (Piano)

Album: Ravel- The Complete Solo Piano Music / Hyperion / CDA67341

Duration: 3:12


Title: Cello Concerto No.1 In C (3rd Movement) Allegro Molto

Composer: Haydn, Franz Josef

Performer(s): Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), English Chamber Orchestra

Album: Yo-Yo Ma - Haydn Cello Concerti / CBS / Mk36674

Duration: 6:31


Title: Must Be More Crispy (Live Recording)

Composer: O Suilleabhin, Micheal / Mercier, Mel

Performer(s): Micheal O Suilleabhain (Piano)

Album: UCH Gala Concert marking retirement of Micheal O Suilleabhain 221116

Duration: 5:39


Title: Harp Concerto (3rd Movement) Allegro Giocoso

Complete Work Name: Harp Concerto Op.74

Composer: Gliere, Reinhold

Performer(s): Osian Ellis (Harp), London Symphony Orchestra

Album: Gliere/ Glazunov Concertos / Decca / 435832

Duration: 4:36


Title: Gilbert And Sullivan Medley

Composer: Gilbert & Sullivan

Performer(s): The King's Singers

Album: Here's a Howdy Do: The King's Singers / BMG Classics / 09026 61885 2

Duration: 4:10


Title: Serenade No.2 In A Major, Op.16: Ii- Scherzo: Vivace

Composer: Brahms, Johannes

Performer(s): Gewandhausorchester

Album: Brahms Serenades: Gewandhausorchester/ Chailly / Decca / 4786775

Duration: 2:32


Title: In Dahomey (Cakewalk Smasher) Rag

Composer: Grainger, Percy

Performer(s): Marc-Andre Hamelin (Piano)

Album: Grainger: Piano Music - Marc-Andre Hamelin / Hyperion / CDA66884

Duration: 3:59


Title: L'Amor

Composer: Savall, Arianna

Performer(s): Arianna Savall

Album: Bella Terra / Alia Vox / 9839

Duration: 4:47


Title: Come Home

Composer: Bond/Pitman, Toby

Performer(s): Bond (String Quartet)

Album: Single release / Windsor Avenue Records (Orchard Distribution)

Duration: 3:15


Title: Romance For Cello And Orchestra Op.36

Composer: Saint-Saens, Camille

Performer(s): Torleif Thedeen (Cello), Tapiola Sinfonietta

Album: Camille Saint-Saens: The Two Cello Concertos - Thedeen / Tapiola Sinfonietta / Kantorow / BIS / BIS-CD-956

Duration: 4:03


Title: Espana Zortzico

Composer: Albeniz, Isaac

Performer(s): Daniel Barenboim (Piano)

Album: Albeniz - Iberia, Books 1&11 - Espana - Daniel Barenboim / Warner Classics / 256465178-5

Duration: 2:56


Title: Gigue

Composer: Hue, Georges

Performer(s): Edward Beckett (Flute), London Festival Orchestra

Album: Fantasie, Romantic French Flute Music - Edward Beckett, Ross Pople: London Festival Orchestra / Black Box / BBM1049

Duration: 4:13


Title: Spanish Dance

Composer: Falla, Manuel de

Performer(s): Joshua Bell (Violin), Samuel Sanders (Piano)

Album: Not Available (Record No: 4178911913) / Decca / 4178911913

Duration: 3:39


Title: Tivoli-Rutsch-Walzer Op.39

Composer: Vater, Johann Strauss

Performer(s): Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra

Album: Alles Walzer / Bayer / LC5130CD230

Duration: 7:17


Title: Libiamo Ne'lieti Calici

Composer: Verdi, Giuseppe

Performer(s): Rolando Villazon (Tenor), Anna Netrebko (Soprano), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Rolando Villazon Tenor / Deursche Grammphon / 4778854

Duration: 3:09


Title: Andante Spianato Et Grande Polonaise Brillante (Andante Spianato)

Composer: Chopin, Frederic

Performer(s): Dong-Hyek Lim (Piano)

Album: Chopin Recital - Dong-Hyek Lim / EMI / 7243 5 57702 2 6

Duration: 4:50


Title: The Godfather - Mazurka

Composer: Carmine Coppola

Performer(s): The Godfather, The City Of Prague Philharmonic

Album: The Godfather - Trilogy I - II - III / Silva Screen Records / FILMCD 344

Duration: 2:51


Title: Italian Polka (Piano Duet)

Composer: Rachmaninov, Sergei

Performer(s): Martin Jones (Piano), Richard Mcmahon (Piano)

Album: 100 Piano Classics - Disk 2 / Castle Music / PBX CD 559 / 2

Duration: 2:02


Title: The Color Purple: Main Title

Composer: Williams, John

Performer(s): Itzhak Perlman (Violin), Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Album: Cinema Serenade / Sony Classical / Sk63005

Duration: 4:31


Title: La Pastoura Al Camps (From Chants D'Auvergne No.1)

Composer: Canteloube, Joseph

Performer(s): Tine Thing Helseth (Trumpet), Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Tine Thing Helseth - Storyteller / EMI Classics / 5099908832825

Duration: 2:42


Title: Tamburino

Composer: Handel, George Frideric

Performer(s): Leopold Stokowski And His Symphony Orchestra

Album: Stokowski : The Blue Danube and Music for Strings / Guild / GHCD 2392

Duration: 1:22


Title: Two Part Invention In D Minor

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): Gabriela Montero (Piano)

Album: Improvisations on Themes By JS Bach / EMI / 094636735924

Duration: 2:40


Title: Nimrod

Composer: Elgar, Edward

Performer(s): Sheku Kanneh-Mason (Cello)

Album: Sheku Kanneh-Mason / Decca / 405 0241

Duration: 4:00


Title: Fantasy For Brass Op. 114

Composer: Arnold, Malcolm

Performer(s): Grimethorpe Colliery Band

Album: Arnold on Brass / 1993 Conifer Records Ltd.

Duration: 10:37


Title: Rondo In D Major K485

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Performer(s): Marc-Andre Hamelin (Piano)

Album: Mozart Piano Sonatas / Hyperion / CDA68029

Duration: 5:56



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Email: lorcan.lyricfm@rte.ie

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tweet: @LyricLorcan

Presenter: Lorcan Murray

Producer: Eoin Brady

Production Co-Ordinator: Linda McGlynn


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