Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

Monday - Friday 4pm-7pm

Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive Wednesday 1 July 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.

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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: Tik-Tak Polka

Composer: Strauss, Johann II

Performer(s): Hungarian State Orchestra

Album: Johann Strauss I and II (Record No: Hcd12600-2) / Hungaraton / Hcd12600-2

Duration: 2:56


Title: Tango - The Gliding Girl

Composer: Sousa, John Philip

Performer(s): Razumovsky Symphony Orchestra

Album: John Philip Sousa Vol. 3 On Wings of Lightning / Naxos / 8.559029

Duration: 3:42


Title: Fantasia Para Un Gentilhombre (4th Movement) Canario

Composer: Rodrigo, Joaquin

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

Album: Rodrigo / Chandos / Chan9604

Duration: 5:14


Title: The Toy Trumpet

Composer: Scott, Raymond

Performer(s): Rte Concert Orchestra

Album: Classics for Children - 22 Favourite Orchestral Classics / RTE lyric fm / CD129

Duration: 2:53


Title: Concerto For Two Clarinets (3rd Movement) Alla Polacca

Composer: Krommer, Franz Vinzenz

Performer(s): Sabine Meyer (Clarinet), Julian Bliss (Clarinet), Academy Of Saint Martin In The Fields

Album: Krommer / Spohr: Clarinet Concertos / EMI / 0946 3 79786 2 7

Duration: 5:19


Title: Humoristische Variationen

Composer: Suppe, Franz von

Performer(s): Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Album: Suppe: Overtures and Marches / CHANDOS / CHSA 5110

Duration: 5:51


Title: People Will Say We're In Love

Composer: Rodgers, Richard/Hammerstein II, Oscar

Performer(s): Gordon Mcrae (Vocals), Shirley Jones (Vocals)

Album: Oklahoma! Original Soundtrack (Recordno: 5273502) / Angel / 5273502

Duration: 4:21


Title: Trumpet Concerto In E Flat (2nd Movement) Andante

Composer: Haydn, Franz Joseph

Performer(s): Wynton Marsalis (Trumpet), National Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Wynton Marsalis: Trumpet Concertos / CBS / CD37846

Duration: 3:16


Title: Il Cuccu (The Cuckoo)

Composer: Respighi, Ottorino

Performer(s): Australian Chamber Orchestra

Album: Respighi - Ancient Airs and Dances/ The Birds / Deutsche Grammophon / 437 533-2

Duration: 4:25


Title: Magnificat Bwv243 - Magnificat Anima Mea Dominum

Complete Work Name: Magnificat Bwv243

Composer: Bach, J S

Performer(s): Barbara Schlick (Soprano), La Chapelle Royale / Collegium Vocale

Album: The sacred music of J.S. Bach - Cantatas, Motets, Oratorios and Passions / harmonia mundi / HMX2958010

Duration: 3:00


Title: Symphony No.5 In C Minor Op.67 (3rd Movement) Allegro

Composer: Beethoven, Ludvig van

Performer(s): Los Angeles Philharmonic

Album: Giulini in America Los Angeles Philharmonic / Deutsche Grammophon / 002894778840

Duration: 5:34


Title: Suite Of Three Pieces (1st Movement) Allegretto

Composer: Godard, Benjamin

Performer(s): Jeffrey Khaner (Flute)

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

Duration: 1:31


Title: A Beautiful Mind - A Kaleidoscope Of Mathematics

Composer: Horner, James

Performer(s): James Horner & His Orchestra

Album: A Beautiful Mind - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack / Decca Records / 016 191 2

Duration: 4:54


Title: Il Campiello: Ritornello

Composer: Wolf-Ferrari, Ermanno

Performer(s): Academy Of St Martin In The Fields

Album: Cherubini / Wolf-Ferrari: Overtures - Academy of St Martin in the Fields / Marriner / EMI / 724357516020

Duration: 2:29


Title: The Lark In The Clear Air

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Duke Dobing (Flute), Members Of The City Of London Sinfonia, Cambridge Singers

Album: The Lark in the Clear Air / Collegium / Colcd120

Duration: 3:54


Title: Arabesque No.1

Composer: Debussy, Claude

Performer(s): David Quigley (Piano)

Album: David Quigley: Piano Classics / El Greco / DJQ 002

Duration: 4:31


Title: Couplets De Folies

Composer: Marais, Marin

Performer(s): Lucie Horsch (Recorder)

Album: Baroque Journey / Decca / 4834722

Duration: 5:23


Title: Riverdance: (Xi) Cloudsong. Riverdance

Composer: Whelan, Bill

Performer(s): Rte National Symphony Orchestra

Album: Bill Whelan: Linen and Lace: Inishlacken / Riverdance / RTE lyric fm / CD155

Duration: 5:04


Title: Violin Concerto In D Minor Op.47 (3rd Movement) Allegro Ma Non Tanto

Composer: Sibelius, Jean

Performer(s): Hilary Hahn, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Album: Schoenberg / Sibelius Violin Concertos / Deutshe Grammophon / 4777346

Duration: 7:16


Title: O Mio Babbino Caro

Composer: Puccini, Giacomo

Performer(s): Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano), London Symphony Orchestra

Album: Best Romantic Classics 50 (CD 3) - Mediterranean Romance / EMI Classics / 50999 4 57555 2 1

Duration: 2:07


Title: Piano Concerto No.6 (3rd Movement)

Composer: Field, John

Performer(s): John O' Conor (Piano), New Irish Chamber Orchestra

Album: John Field (Recordno: 3414) / Sound / 3414

Duration: 6:43


Title: Too Darn Hot

Composer: Porter, Cole

Performer(s): Stacey Kent (Vocal), Jim Tomlinson (Tenor Sax)

Album: The Boy Next Door / Candid / CCD79797

Duration: 3:28


Title: They All Laughed

Composer: Gershwin, George

Performer(s): Sharon Kam (Clarinet)

Album: American Classics - Sharon Kam / Warner Classics / 8573-88482-2

Duration: 2:51


Title: Elver Gleams

Composer: O'Suilleabhain, Micheal

Performer(s): Micheál Ó Súilleabháin (Piano)

Album: Elver Gleams - Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin - New & Selected Recordings / EMI / CD MOS 1

Duration: 5:37


Title: Recuerdos De La Alhambra

Composer: Tarrega, Francisco

Performer(s): Andrés Segovia

Album: Guitar Moods - The Ultimate Collection / Deutsche Grammophon / 479 1281

Duration: 5:14


Title: The Four Seasons - Summer 1st Movement Destiny Allegro Con Molto

Composer: Vivaldi

Performer(s): Nigel Kennedy, Orchestra Of Life

Album: Nigel Kennedy Vivaldi The New Four Seasons / Sony Classial / 88875076722

Duration: 5:17


Title: Goin' Home

Composer: Dvorak

Performer(s): Bryn Terfel (Bass-Baritone), London Symphony Orchestra

Album: Bryn Terfel (Recordno: 474703-2) / Deutsche Grammophon / 474703-2

Duration: 5:42


Title: John O'Connor/Hugh O'Donnell

Composer: O'Carolan, Turlough

Performer(s): John Feeley (Guitar), Contempo Quartet

Album: RTE lyric fm commissions (Recordno: Not Available) / RTE

Duration: 3:49


Title: The Sound Of Summer Running

Composer: Brown, Alison

Performer(s): Alison Brown (Banjo), Stuart Duncan (Fiddle); John R. Burr (Piano); John Doyle (Guitar); Garry West (Bass); Kenny Malone (Drums)

Album: Stolen Moments / Compass / 7 4400 2

Duration: 4:21



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Email: lorcan.lyricfm@rte.ie

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Presenter: Lorcan Murray

Producer: Eoin Brady

Production Co-Ordinator: Linda McGlynn


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