Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

Monday - Friday 4pm-7pm

Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive Friday 3 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.

Culture File 'Likes': Kris Paulsen

Art historian and media theorist, Kris Paulsen on the some of the film, literature, music and scents that have been bringing joy recently

The Culture File Weekly 030720: Kris Paulsen; Marise Gaughan; Paddy Woodworth

'Telepresence' is a word we use less and less, even as we live it more in a world of video chatting. It also has a long history in art, one that artist historian Kris Paulsen has been tracing. Also, Marise Gaughan on the politics and manners of Phase Three and Paddy Woodworth on getting beyond a handful of the best-known lines from poet Mary Oliver

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: Concerto No. 1 (Spring) In E: (I) Allegro

Composer: Vivaldi, Antonio

Performer(s): La Serenissima

Album: Vivaldi: The Four Seasons / Avie / AV2344

Duration: 3:22


Title: Piano Sonata In C (3rd Movement) Allegretto

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Performer(s): Martha Argerich (Piano)

Album: Mozart: Piano Duets / Teldec / 4509-91378-2

Duration: 7:09


Title: Concerto No. 1 (Spring) In E: (Ii) Largo

Composer: Vivaldi, Antonio

Performer(s): La Serenissima

Album: Vivaldi: The Four Seasons / Avie / AV2344

Duration: 2:32


Title: Symphony In D Major, No.2 (4th Movement) Allegro Assai

Composer: Clementi, Muzio

Performer(s): Rome Symphony Orchestra

Album: Clementi: Piano Concerto - Two Symphonies Op.18 / Naxos / Naxos 8.573273

Duration: 4:14


Title: Let Yourself Go

Composer: Berlin

Performer(s): Stacey Kent

Album: Let Yourself Go: Celebrating Fred Astaire / Candid / CCD79764

Duration: 3:42


Title: Valse Triste

Composer: Sibelius, Jean

Performer(s): Bbc National Symphony Orchestra Of Wales

Album: Sibelius: Finlandia / Linn / CMD 566

Duration: 4:27


Title: Symphony No.4 A Major (Iii) Con Molto Moderato

Composer: Mendelssohn

Performer(s): Irish Chamber Orchestra

Album: Mendelssohn - Widmann / Orfeo / 914 161 A

Duration: 6:07


Title: Three Pieces For Small Orchestra - Dance In The Sunlight

Composer: Bax, Arnold

Performer(s): English Chamber Orchestra

Album: The Banks of Green Willow / EMI Classics / 077776420028

Duration: 4:51


Title: Moliendo Cafe (Grinding Coffee)

Composer: Manzo, J.

Performer(s): Alfredo Rolando Ortiz (Harp)

Album: Serenata - Alfredo Rolando Ortiz / Alfredo Rolando Ortiz / AROCD 1026

Duration: 2:48


Title: Laudate Dominum

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Performer(s): Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano), English Chamber Orchestra, Choir Of St Paul's Cathedral

Album: Ave Maria - Kiri Te Kanawa / Philips / 412629-2

Duration: 4:00


Title: Jazz Suite No.2 (7th Movement) Dance 2

Composer: Shostakovich, Dmitri

Performer(s): Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Album: Shostakovich: Jazz Music (Recordno: 433702-2) / Decca / 433702-2

Duration: 3:38


Title: Frais Minois

Composer: Gabriel-Marie

Performer(s): Ladislav Stresnak (Trumpet), Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (Bratislava)

Album: Les Succes De La Danse - French Ballroom Favourites / Marco Polo / 8.223801

Duration: 3:25


Title: Piano Sonata No.8 'Pathetique' (3rd Movement) Rondo Allegro

Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van

Performer(s): Arthur Rubenstein (Piano)

Album: Beethoven: Piano Sonatas (Recordno: 74321680062) / BMG / 74321680062

Duration: 4:51


Title: Pomp And Circumstance March No.4

Composer: Elgar, Edward

Performer(s): London Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: The Best Proms Album in the World... Ever / BBC / 724384973124

Duration: 5:07


Title: Elizabethan Serenade

Composer: Binge, Ronald

Performer(s): Rte Concert Orchestra

Album: RTÉ Concert Orchestra / Robert Houlihan (Recordno: Rté Recording) / RTÉ Recording / Rté Recording

Duration: 3:25


Title: Gymnopedie No.1

Composer: Satie, Erik

Performer(s): Craig Ogden (Guitar)

Album: Craig Ogden Summertime / Universal / CFMD20

Duration: 3:21


Title: Dix Pieces Pittoresques: Danse Villageoise - Allegro Risoluto

Composer: Chabrier, Emmanuel

Performer(s): Angela Hewitt (Piano)

Album: Chabrier: Dix Pieces Pittoresques and Other Piano Music - Angela Hewiitt / Hyperion / CDA67515

Duration: 4:36


Title: Malaguena

Composer: Lecuona, Ernesto/ Gould

Performer(s): Cinninnati Pops Orchestra

Album: Bella Espana / Telarc / 80662

Duration: 4:21


Title: Petite Suite (3rd Movement) Mazurka

Composer: Borodin, Alexander

Performer(s): Philharmonia Orchestra

Album: Borodin: Igor Suite / Steppes / Nocturne / Petite Suite / Requiem / Cala / CACD1011

Duration: 4:03


Title: Bring Him Home

Composer: Schonberg / Boublil / Kretzmer

Performer(s): Colm Wilkinson, London Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Stage Heroes / BMG / CD BD74105

Duration: 3:24


Title: The Humours Of Carrick

Composer: Trimble, Joan

Performer(s): Una Hunt (Piano), Roy Holmes (Piano)

Album: Joan Trimble (Recordno: 8.225059) / Marco Polo / 8.225059

Duration: 2:21


Title: Poet And Peasant Overture

Composer: Suppe, Franz von

Performer(s): Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Rossini, Suppe: Overtures / Deutsche Grammophon / 415377

Duration: 9:44


Title: Belle Of The Ball

Composer: Anderson, Leroy

Performer(s): Boston Pops Orchestra

Album: Leroy Anderson - Greatest Hits / RCA Victor/BMG Classics / 09026 61237 2

Duration: 2:42


Title: The King's Speech - The Rehearsal

Composer: Desplat, Alexandre

Performer(s): Dave Arch (Piano), London Symphony Orchestra

Album: The King's Speech OST (Recordno: 4764198) / Decca Records / 4764198

Duration: 1:42


Title: Cinema Paradiso

Composer: Morricone, Ennio

Performer(s): Katherine Jenkins (Soprano)

Album: Katherine Jenkins - Cinema Paradiso / Decca / 0880860

Duration: 3:30


Title: Mandolin Concerto In G (2nd Movement) Andante Con Variazoni

Composer: Hummel, Johann Nepomuk

Performer(s): Alison Stephens (Mandolin), London Mozart Players

Album: Hummel: Mandolin Concerto Etc. / Chandos / Chan9925

Duration: 4:34


Title: Violin Concerto No.1 In G Minor (3rd Movement) Finale : Allegro Energico

Composer: Bruch, Max

Performer(s): Julia Fischer (Violin), Tonhalle Orchester Zurich

Album: Bruch, Dvorak : Violin Concertos - Julia Fischer, Tonhalle Orchester Zurich Davis Zinman / Decca / 4783544

Duration: 7:15


Title: Fantasia For Clarinet And Orchestra Op.41

Composer: Danzi, Franz

Performer(s): Sabine Meyer (Clarinet), Wurtenberg Chamber Orchestra

Album: Danzi: Flute and Clarinet Concertos / BMG / 09026619762

Duration: 10:11


Title: La Javanaise

Composer: Gainsbourg

Performer(s): Madeleine Peyroux (Vocal)

Album: Half the Perfect World / Rounder/Emarcy / 0602517032798

Duration: 4:10



Contact the Show

Email: lorcan.lyricfm@rte.ie

Text: 51554

tweet: @LyricLorcan

Presenter: Lorcan Murray

Producer: Eoin Brady

Production Co-Ordinator: Linda McGlynn


Ways to Listen

Radio Player