Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

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Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive Tuesday 4 August 2020

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Every day this 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 this week to Classic Drive with Lorcan for your chance to win. T&Cs


Lorcan's #DriveCDPick for this 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. 

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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: Piano Concerto (2nd Movement) - Scherzando: Allegro Scherzando

Composer: Pierne, Gabriel

Performer(s): Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (Piano), Bbc Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Pierné: Orchestral Works - Bavouzet /BBC Philharmonic /Mena / Chandos Records / CHAN 10633

Duration: 4:11


Title: Waltz-Scherzo Op. 34

Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'Yich

Performer(s): Nathan Milstein (Violin), Studio Orchestra

Album: The Art of Nathan Milstein - Disk 6 / EMI / ZDMF 0777 7 64830 2 3 B

Duration: 5:30


Title: Limelight (Eternally) - The Terry Theme

Composer: Chaplin, Charlie

Performer(s): Christian Lindberg (Trombone), Per Lundberg (Piano)

Album: Songs for Sunset - Christian Lindberg, Per Lundberg / BIS / BIS-CD-808

Duration: 3:28


Title: O Mio Babbino Caro

Composer: Puccini, Giacomo

Performer(s): Cristina Gallardo-Domas (Soprano), Munich Radio Orchestra

Album: 40 Most Beautiful Arias / Warner Music TV / Wmtv032

Duration: 2:31


Title: Concerto Semplice (3rd Movement)

Composer: Korvits, Tonu

Performer(s): Tiit Peterson (Guitar), Estonian National Symphony Orchestra

Album: White Concert / Naxos

Duration: 28:42


Title: Etude No.5 In E Major 'La Chasse'

Composer: Liszt, Franz

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

Album: Liszt: Paganini Studies & Schubert March - Hamelin / Hyperion / CDA67370

Duration: 2:54


Title: Recuerdos De La Alhambra

Composer: Tarrega, Franciso

Performer(s): Narciso Yepes (Guitar)

Album: Tárrega - Recuerdos De La Alhambra / Deutsche Grammophon / 410655

Duration: 3:02


Title: Meditation

Composer: Massenet, Jules

Performer(s): Daniel Hope (Violin)

Album: Daniel Hope Belle Epoque / Deutsche Gramophone / 483 7244

Duration: 5:30


Title: Bolero

Composer: Salzedo, Carlos

Performer(s): Yolanda Kondonassis (Harp)

Album: Salzedo's Harp / Telarc

Duration: 2:56


Title: Piano Sonata In E Flat (3rd Movement) Allegro

Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van

Performer(s): Angela Hewitt (Piano)

Album: Not Available (Recordno: Cda7518) / Hyperion / Cda7518

Duration: 4:49


Title: Guitar Concerto In G Major: (I) Allegro

Composer: Krebs, Johann Ludwig

Performer(s): Slovak Chamber Orchestra

Album: Favorite Guitar Concertos / Brilliant Classics / 8395/5

Duration: 5:14


Title: Aupres De Ma Blonde

Composer: Canteloube, Joseph

Performer(s): Veronique Gens (Soprano), Orchestre National De Lille Region Nord/ Pas De Calais

Album: Chants D'Auvergne 2 / Naxos

Duration: 3:14


Title: Flute Quintet No.6 In D Major 'Las Parejas' (2nd Movement) Galope

Composer: Boccherini, Luigi

Performer(s): Carlo Ipata (Flute), Auser Musici

Album: Boccherini: Six Quintets for Flute and Strings / Hyperion / CDA67646

Duration: 3:38


Title: Suite No.1 In G Major (3rd Movement) Courante

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): Maxim Rysanov (Viola)

Album: J.S. Bach : Suites Nos 1, 4 and 5 - Maxim Rysanov / BIS Records / BIS-SACD-1783

Duration: 2:29


Title: Suite For Strings (2nd Movement) Air

Composer: Trimble, Joan

Performer(s): Irish Chamber Orchestra

Album: Silver Apples Of The Moon (Irish Chamber Orchestra) / Black Box / Bbm1003

Duration: 4:20


Title: March Of The Toys

Composer: Herbert, Victor

Performer(s): New London Orchestra

Album: American Light Music Classics / Hyperion / Cda67067

Duration: 3:51


Title: Nouvelle Fantaisie In G H35

Composer: Field, John

Performer(s): Miceal O'Rourke (Piano)

Album: John Field (Recordno: Chan9315c.1815) / Chandos / Chan9315c.1815

Duration: 6:40


Title: The Dragonfly Polka-Mazurka Op.204

Composer: Strauss, Josef

Performer(s): Johann Strauss Orchestra

Album: Pastoral Classics (Recordno: CHAN241-35) / Chandos / CHAN241-35

Duration: 4:07


Title: Maple Leaf Rag

Composer: Joplin, Scott

Performer(s): Joshua Rifkin (Piano)

Album: The HMV Collection - Sampler - Disc 1 / HMV Classics / 5722142

Duration: 3:04


Title: My Ship

Composer: Weill, Kurt/Gershwin, Ira

Performer(s): Dawn Upshaw (Soprano), Session Orchestra

Album: I Wish It So / Elektra / 7559-79352-2

Duration: 2:44


Title: Iberia Suite Book 2; Rondena (I)

Composer: Albeniz, Isaac

Performer(s): Brazilian Guitar Quartet

Album: Iberia; Isaac Albeniz / Delos / DE3364

Duration: 7:10


Title: Air De Ballet

Composer: Gretry, André Ernest Modeste

Performer(s): Richard Hickox Orchestra

Album: Your Hundred Best Tunes Vol.2 / Decca / 425848-2

Duration: 5:15


Title: Piano Concerto In C Minor 'Patetico': Ii- Allegretto (After Danza Espanola No.2: Orientale & Capricho Espanol)

Composer: Granados, Enrique

Performer(s): Bbc Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Album: Albeniz, Granados: Piano Concertos / Hyperion / CDA67918

Duration: 8:32


Title: Polonaise - Andante

Composer: Handel, George Frideric

Performer(s): Boston Baroque

Album: Breathe - The Relaxing Baroque / Telarc / Cd80713

Duration: 5:36


Title: Lord Inchiquin

Composer: Carolan, Turlough

Performer(s): Marina Cassidy (Harp)

Album: Listen - Marina Cassidy / Harpbeat Records / CD001

Duration: 2:14


Title: Pace, Pace, Mio Dio

Composer: Verdi, Giuseppe

Performer(s): Kiri Te Kanawa, London Symphony Orchestra

Album: Kiri Te Kanawa - Opera Arias / Warner Classics / 2564 63529 5

Duration: 5:15


Title: Two Pieces For Strings And Harp - Summer Stream

Composer: Wright, Geoffrey

Performer(s): Richard Friedman (Violin), Royal Ballet Sinfonia

Album: English String Miniatures 'Summer Stream' / ASV Ltd / WHL2121

Duration: 3:43


Title: Jim Cain

Composer: Callahan, William

Performer(s): Bill Callahan

Album: Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle / Drag City / DC385CD

Duration: 4:39



Contact the Show

Email: lorcan.lyricfm@rte.ie

Text: 51554

tweet: @LyricLorcan

Presenter: Lorcan Murray

Producer: Olga Buckley

Production Co-Ordinator: Peter Curtin

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