Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

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Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive Monday 3 August 2020

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Every day next week in association with Ireland's Blue Book we have a one-night stay with dinner for two people sharing in some of their most beautiful, romantic country houses and historic hotels including Cashel House, Co. Galway, Coopershill House, Co. Sligo, Ghan House, Co. Louth, Hunter's Hotel, Co. Wicklow and The Mustard Seed, Co. Limerick. Listen in all next week to Classic Drive with Lorcan for your chance to win. T&Cs


Lorcan's #DriveCDPick for nest week is Hope@Home the new release from violinist Daniel Hope. Hope spent his period of social distancing by performing chamber concerts from his living room in Berlin online and for Arte Concert with specially invited guests. Hope@Home is a selection from this ground-breaking series of livestream events which attracted a combined audience of 2.5m viewers. 

Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

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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: Mazurka In D Op.33 No.2

Composer: Chopin, Frederic

Performer(s): Arthur Rubenstein (Piano)

Duration: 2:48


Title: Concerto In E Flat: (Iii) Rondo (Allegretto)

Composer: Mahon, John

Performer(s): The Parely Of Instruments

Album: English Classical Clarinet Concertos / Hyperion / CDA66896

Duration: 5:40


Title: Letter Song: O Mon Cher Amant, Je Te Jure...

Composer: Offenbach, Jacques

Performer(s): Teresa Berganza (Mezzo-Soprano), Orchestre Du Capitole De Toulouse, Choeurs Du Capitole De Toulouse

Album: La Périchole / EMI / 1730938

Duration: 3:19


Title: Sonata For Piano And Cello In B Flat Minor - Movement Iii - Allegro

Composer: Osborne, George Alexander

Performer(s): Una Hunt (Piano), Justin Pearson (Cello), Triantan Piano Trio

Album: George Alexander Osborne: Shower of Pearls - Una Hunt, Justin Pearson and Triantan Piano Trio / RTE Lyric FM / CD103

Duration: 4:55


Title: Humoresque No.3 In G Minor Op.89a

Composer: Sibelius, Jean

Performer(s): Henning Kraggerud (Violin), Dalasinfoniettan

Album: Nordic Violin Favourites / NAXOS / 8572827

Duration: 4:01


Title: Concerti Grossi Op.1 Num. 2. A Quattro In C Minor. Allegro

Composer: Locatelli, Pietro Antonio

Performer(s): Freiburger Barockorchester

Album: Locatelli: Concerti grossi, Op. 1 / Harmonia Mundi / HMC901889

Duration: 2:20


Title: Bassoon Concerto In E Minor - Allegro Poco

Composer: Vivaldi, Antonio

Performer(s): Frantisek Hermann (Bassoon), Capella Istropolitana

Album: The Best of Vivalidi / Naxos / 8.556655

Duration: 4:11


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: Piano Concerto No.19 In F Major K459 (2nd Movement) Allegretto

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Performer(s): Maurizio Pollini (Piano), Wiener Philharmoniker

Album: Mozart Piano Concertos-Pollini- Wiener Philharmoniker-Bohm / Deutsche Grammophon / 002894779376

Duration: 8:30


Title: Ballet Music From Peter And Paul Cockaigne - Gluckspilze-Gavotte

Composer: Lehar, Franz

Performer(s): Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra

Album: Franz Lehar - Suites and Dances / DeutschlandRadio / 9997612

Duration: 1:57


Title: Serenade For Violin, Viola And Violoncello In D Major Op 8 - Movement V - Theme And Variations: Andante Quasi Allegretto

Composer: Beethoven

Performer(s): Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin), Bruno Giuranna (Viola), Mstislav Rostropovich (Violoncello)

Album: Beethoven: The String Trios - Mutter / Rostropovich / Giuranna / Deutsche Grammophon / 4777430

Duration: 9:19


Title: Fairytale (2nd Movement) Playing At Swans And Peacocks (Polka)

Composer: Suk, Josef

Performer(s): Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Not Available (Recordno: Not Available) / Naxos

Duration: 3:20


Title: English Waltz

Composer: Grainger, Percy

Performer(s): Martin Jones (Piano)

Album: Grainger: The Complete Piano Music - Martin Jones - Volume 1 / Nimbus / NI 1767

Duration: 4:48


Title: La Paloma

Composer: Yradier, Sebastian

Performer(s): Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor), Henri Ottone (Piano)

Album: Giuseppe di Stefano: Early Recordings / Preiser / 93426

Duration: 3:37


Title: Concerto Grosso In D Major (3rd Movement) Vivace

Composer: Stolzel, Gottfried Heinrich

Performer(s): Maurice Andre (Trumpet), Pierre Schweitzer (Trumpet), Maxene Larrieu (Flute), Pierre Pierlot (Oboe), Paul Hongne (Bassoon), Jean Francois Paillard Chamber Orchestra

Album: Maurice Andre Edition Concertos 1 / Erato / 256469572-2

Duration: 3:34


Title: Captain Higgins

Composer: Carolan, Turlough O

Performer(s): Eimear Reidy (Baroque Cello), Anna Savelainen (Harpsichord), Emma Zoe Elkinson (Traverso Flute)

Album: Hibernian Muse / RTE / RTE lyric fm Recordings

Duration: 0:41


Title: Meath Pastoral

Composer: Duff, Arthur

Performer(s): Irish Chamber Orchestra

Album: Irish Chamber Orchestra / director Fionnuala Hunt / RTE Lyric FM

Duration: 4:19


Title: Guitar Quintet No. 4 In D Major, G. 448 (1st Movement) Pastorale

Composer: Boccherini, Luigi

Performer(s): Johan Lofving (Guitar)

Album: Fandango!: Music for Solo Guitar and String Quartet / Resonus / RES10260

Duration: 4:59


Title: Serenade For Strings In E Minor, Op. 20 (2nd Movement) Larghetto

Composer: Elgar, Edward

Performer(s): Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Vaughan Williams - Elgar - Pinchas Zukerman/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / 2016 Decca Music Group / 478 9386

Duration: 6:13


Title: English Suite No.3 In G Minor (V) Gavotte

Composer: Bach, J.S.

Performer(s): Rudolf Buchbinder

Album: Buchbinder - Bach / Sony Classical / 888750533029

Duration: 3:55


Title: Qui Tutto E Calma

Composer: Rossini, Gioachino

Performer(s): William Matteuzzi, Bruce Ford, I Solisti Veneti, Ambrosian Opera Chorus

Album: Rossini: Armida / Koch / 350211

Duration: 3:15


Title: (Iv) Jota

Composer: de Falla, Manuel

Performer(s): Edgar Moreau (Cello)

Album: Thibaut Garcia: Leyendas / Erato / 0190295954635

Duration: 3:31


Title: A Dowland Suite: No.3 Minuet

Composer: Ireland, John

Performer(s): English Chamber Orchestra

Album: And the Bridge is Love / Naxos / 8.573250

Duration: 4:47


Title: Jesu Joy Of Man's Desiring

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): English Chamber Orchestra, Choir Of St Paul's Cathedral

Album: Not Available (Recordno: 412629-2) / Philips / 412629-2

Duration: 3:12


Title: Caprice No.24 In A Minor

Composer: Paganini, Nicolo

Performer(s): Itzhak Perlman (Violin)

Album: Not Available (Recordno: Cd-Cfp4492) / EMI / Cd-Cfp4492

Duration: 4:23


Title: Oboe Concerto In D Minor: (Iii) Allegro

Composer: Scarlatti, Domenico

Performer(s): Christoph Hartmann (Oboe), Ensemble Berlin

Album: Bella Napoli / EMI / 5 14232 2

Duration: 2:48


Title: Divertimento No.15 Kv287 - Adagio

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Performer(s): Europa Symphony

Album: Music for Meditation II vol.5 Relaxation / Arte Nova / 743216751225

Duration: 9:15


Title: J'Ai Deux Amants (I Have Two Lovers)

Composer: Messager, Andre

Performer(s): Susan Graham (Mezzo-Soprano), City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Album: The Art of Susan Graham / Erato / 2564686256

Duration: 2:32


Title: Estonian Lullaby

Composer: Part, Arvo

Performer(s): Girls Choir Of The Vilnius Choir Singing School

Album: new seasons / Deutsche Grammophon / 4794817

Duration: 2:11


Title: Petite Valse Op.36

Composer: Glazunov, Alexander

Performer(s): Stephen Coombs (Piano)

Album: The Essential Hyperion - 2 CD1 Various Artists / Hyperion Records Ltd / HYP20

Duration: 2:57



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Presenter: Lorcan Murray

Producer: Olga Buckley

Production Co-Ordinator: Peter Curtin

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