Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

Monday - Friday 4pm-7pm

Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive Wednesday 5 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. 

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: Czárdás

Composer: Monti, Vittorio

Performer(s): Nicola Benedetti, Tomas Andras Violin Ll; Thomas Caroll Cello; Ksenija Sidorova Accordian;Petr Lominov Piano

Album: My First Decade - Nicola Benedetti / Decca / 478 6106

Duration: 4:33


Title: Mazurka - Etude

Composer: Wallace, William Vincent

Performer(s): Michael Mchale (Piano)

Album: The Irish Piano / RTE lyric fm / CD138

Duration: 3:35


Title: Over The Waves (Sopra Le Onde)

Composer: Rosas, Juventino

Performer(s): Berlin Symphony Orchestra

Album: Wiener Musik Vol. 10 / BMG Ariola Munchen / 258 665

Duration: 5:59


Title: Dance A Cachucha, Fandango, Bolero

Composer: Gilbert & Sullivan

Performer(s): Pro Arte Orchestra, Glyndemourne Festival Chorus

Album: Gilbert & Sullivan: The Gondoliers / Sir Malcolm Sargent / EMI / CDC7477762

Duration: 2:15


Title: Concerto No. 1 In E Flat Major - Movement Iii

Composer: Field, John

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

Album: John Field: the Complete Piano Concertos - John O' Connor - Disk 1 / Ceirnini Cladaig / CSM 55 CD

Duration: 4:58


Title: Sinfonia/Sonata A 5 In A - Allegro Assai

Composer: Navara, Francesco

Performer(s): La Serenissima

Album: The Rise of the North Italian Violin Concerto: 1690-1740, vol. 1 The Dawn of the Virtuoso / AVIE Records / AV2106

Duration: 2:17


Title: Cello Suite No. 1 In G (1st Movement) Prelude

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): Janos Starker (Cello)

Album: Essential Bach - 36 of his greatest masterpieces CD1 / DECCA / 4664652

Duration: 2:27


Title: Romanze No.2 Op.94 (Einfach, Innig Etwas Lebhafter)

Composer: Schumann, Robert

Performer(s): Albrecht Meyer (Oboe), Markus Becker (Piano)

Album: Albrecht Meyer Song of the Reeds / Decca / 4783564

Duration: 4:40


Title: Trumpet Tunes & Airs - Cibell

Composer: Purcell, Henry

Performer(s): Fine Arts Brass Ensemble

Album: Music From the English Courts / Handel/ Purcell & Locke/ Fine Arts Brass Ensemble / Nimbus communications International Ltd / NI5546

Duration: 1:05


Title: String Quintet In C Minor (2nd Movement) Andante Cantabile

Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van

Performer(s): Hagen Quartet

Album: An Equal Music - Vikram Seth / Decca / Decca466945-2

Duration: 8:20


Title: Mariettas Song

Composer: Korngold, Erich Wolfgang

Performer(s): Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano), Philharmonia Orchestra

Album: German Opera Arias (Recordno: 556417) / Emi / 556417

Duration: 5:35


Title: Fantasia For Harp & Orchestra On Two Irish Airs-Live Recording (O’Carolan’S Lament And The Heather Glen)

Composer: Kelly, Thomas C.

Performer(s): Rté Concert Orchestra

Album: RTÉ Recording / RTÉ

Duration: 6:39


Title: The Kerry Dances

Composer: Traditional

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

Album: My Ireland - John O' Conor / Lunar Records / LNCD 7048

Duration: 2:30


Title: Cello Concerto No.2 In A Major (3rd Movement) Rondo. Allegretto

Complete Work Name: Cello Concerto No.2 In A Major

Composer: Stamitz, Carl

Performer(s): Michal Kanka (Cello), Prague Chamber Orchestra

Album: Cello Concertos / Supraphon / SU 4108-2

Duration: 4:11


Title: Oboe Concerto In F Major (1st Movement) Allegro

Composer: Ferlendis, Giuseppe

Performer(s): Helen Jahren (Oboe), Music Vitae Chamber Orchestra

Album: Oboe Concertos - Helen Jahren / Caprice / CAP 21596

Duration: 6:10


Title: Va, Petit Mousse From Les Cloches De Corneville

Composer: Planquette

Performer(s): Jerry Hadley (Tenor), English Chamber Orchestra

Album: The Age Of Bel Canto / RCA / 09026680302

Duration: 3:13


Title: Le Tombeau De Couperin - Movement V - Menuet

Composer: Ravel, Maurice

Performer(s): Artur Pizarro (Piano)

Album: Ravel Volume Two - Artur Pizarro / Linn / CKD 315

Duration: 4:55


Title: Flor De Nieve

Composer: Ibn Abbad, A. / Alaoui, A.

Performer(s): Amina Alaoui (Vocals), Jose Luis Monton (Guitar), Eduardo Miranda (Mandolin), Idriss Agnel (Cajon)

Album: Arco Iris (Record No. ECM 2180) / ECM / ECM 2180

Duration: 4:07


Title: Delice Catalan (Tango)

Composer: Struber

Performer(s): Danielle Pauly (Accordian), Various Artists

Album: Fleur Du Jura / Saydisc / Cd-Sdl 353

Duration: 2:57


Title: Norwegian

Composer: Grieg, Edvard

Performer(s): Raphael Wallfisch (Cello), London Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Grieg Cello Concerto and 8 Songs for Cello and Orchestra / black box / BBM1070

Duration: 4:06


Title: Piano Quartet No.2 In F Minor (3rd Movement) Intermezzo

Composer: Mendelssohn, Felix

Performer(s): Schubert Ensemble Of London

Album: Brahms & Mendelssohn: Piano Quartets / ASV / CD QS 6194

Duration: 3:24


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

Composer: Godard, Benjamin

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: 1:49


Title: (2) La Barcheta (The Little Boat)

Composer: Hahn, Reynaldo

Performer(s): Anthony Rolfe Johnson (Tenor)

Album: Souvenirs de Venise / Hyperion Helios / CDH55217

Duration: 3:16


Title: Souvenir De Venise

Composer: Massenet, Jules

Performer(s): Anthony Rolfe Johnson (Tenor)

Album: Souvenirs de Venise / Hyperion Helios / CDH55217

Duration: 1:41


Title: Barcarolle In F Sharp Major Op60

Composer: Chopin, Frederic

Performer(s): Jean-Yves Thibaudet (Piano)

Album: Jean-Yves Thibaudet Plays Chopin (Recordno: 466357-2) / Decca / 466357-2

Duration: 7:57


Title: Violin Concerto No.3 In B Minor (2nd Movement) Andantino Quasi Allegretto

Composer: Saint-Saens, Camille

Performer(s): Itzhak Perlman (Violin), Orchestra Of Paris

Album: Saint-Saens/Wieniawski: ViolinKonzerte / Deutsche Grammophon / 410 526-2

Duration: 8:27



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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