Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

Monday - Friday 4pm-7pm

Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive Thursday 6 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: Ritual Fire Dance

Composer: Falla, Manuel de

Performer(s): London Symphony Orchestra

Album: Not Available (Record No: PCD924) / IMP / PCD924

Duration: 4:05


Title: Sorochintsy Fair - Gopak (Hopak) (Act 3 Scene 2)

Composer: Mussorgsky, Modest

Performer(s): Noriko Ogawa (Piano)

Album: Noriko Ogawa Plays Mussorgsky including Picture From An Exhibition / BIS / BIS-CD-905

Duration: 2:03


Title: Abandonnée

Composer: Milhaud, Darius

Performer(s): Susanna Moncayo (Mezzo-Soprano), Fernando Pérez (Piano)

Album: Otro Cantar / Revista Cl Sica / Cdc0035

Duration: 1:47


Title: Cello Concerto In C Minor Rv401 - Movement Iii - Allegro Ma Non Molto

Composer: Vivaldi, Antonio

Performer(s): Jonathan Cohen (Cello), Robert King (Harpsichord), The King's Consort

Album: Vivaldi: Cello Concertos - Jonathan Cohen - The King's Consort: Robert King / Hyperion / CDA67553

Duration: 3:21


Title: Calata Ala Spagnola

Composer: Dalza, Joan Ambrosio

Performer(s): Christopher Wilson (Lute), Shirley Rumsey(Duettist)

Album: Early Venetian Lute Music / Naxos / 8.553694

Duration: 2:33


Title: Piano Concerto No. 1 In G Minor (2nd Movement) Andante

Composer: Mendelssohn, Felix

Performer(s): Lang Lang (Piano), Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Album: Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn: First Piano Concertos - Lang Lang / Deutsche Grammophon / 474 291-2

Duration: 6:32


Title: Fantasia No. 6 In D Minor, Twv 40:7: Ii. Allegro

Composer: Telemann, Georg Philipp

Performer(s): Elysium Ensemble

Album: Telemann: Melodious Canons & Fantasias / Resonus / RES10207

Duration: 1:32


Title: Fantasia No. 6 In D Minor, Twv 40:7: Iii. Spirituoso

Composer: Telemann, Georg Philipp

Performer(s): Elysium Ensemble

Album: Telemann: Melodious Canons & Fantasias / Resonus / RES10207

Duration: 1:04


Title: Horn Concertino In E Minor Op.45 (3rd Movement) Polacca

Composer: Weber, Carl Maria von

Performer(s): Alec Frank-Gemmill (Horn), Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Album: Scottish Chamber Orcestra - Weber Wind Concertos / Linn / CKD 409

Duration: 5:05


Title: Sigh No More, Ladies

Composer: Arne, Thomas

Performer(s): Richard Morton (Tenor), The Parley Of Instruments

Album: The Essential Hyperion 2 - CD2 / Hyperion Records Ltd / HYP20

Duration: 2:28


Title: Mock Morris - Room Music Tit-Bits No.1

Composer: Grainger, Percy

Performer(s): Bournemouth Sinfonietta

Album: Percy Grainger - Famous Folk Songs / Chandos / CHAN6542

Duration: 3:33


Title: Piano Concerto No.20 In D Minor K466 (2nd Movement) Romance

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Performer(s): Mitsuk Uchida (Piano), The Cleveland Orchestra

Album: Mozart : Piano Concertos 20 & 27 Miitsuko Uchida/The Cleveland Orchestra / Decca / 4782596

Duration: 9:35


Title: Oh Would I Were But That Sweet Linnet

Composer: Trad/Beethoven

Performer(s): Felicity Lott (Soprano), Ann Murray (Mezzo-Soprano), Galina Solodchin (Violin), Graham Johnson (Piano)

Album: Favourite Irish Songs (Recordno: Hmv5730432) / HMV Classics / Hmv5730432

Duration: 4:23


Title: The Pulse Of An Irishman

Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van

Performer(s): Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Andreas Rohn (Violin), Karl Engel (Piano)

Album: Fischer-Dieskau Edition / Deutsche Grammophon / 463521-2

Duration: 2:01


Title: South American Suite (2nd Movement) - Choro (Brazil)

Composer: Ayala, Hector

Performer(s): Eleftheria Kotzia (Guitar)

Album: La Guitarra Latina - Kotzia / Chandos / CHAN 9732

Duration: 2:17


Title: Pomone Waltz Op. 155

Composer: Waldteufel, Emile

Performer(s): Max Rabinovitsj (Leader), Gulbenkian Orchestra

Album: Waldteufel: Skaters' Waltz / Les Patineurs / Nimbus / NI5264

Duration: 8:27


Title: The Swan

Composer: Saint-Saens, Camille

Performer(s): Mischa Maisky (Cello), Orchestre De Paris

Album: Cello Encores / Deutsche Grammophon / 4785413

Duration: 3:56


Title: Sicilienne

Composer: Faure, Gabriel

Performer(s): Albrecht Meyer (Oboe D'Amore), Academy Of St Martin In The Fields

Album: Bonjour Paris - Albrecht Meyer / Decca Records / 478 2564

Duration: 3:48


Title: The Gadfly - Folk Festival

Composer: Shostakovich, Dmitri

Performer(s): Moscow Chamber Orchestra

Album: Shostakovich Waltzes / Delos / DE3257

Duration: 2:41


Title: Recuerdos De La Alhambra

Composer: Tarrega, Francisco

Performer(s): Milos Karadaglic (Guitar)

Album: Milos: The Guitar / Deutsche Grammophon / 4779693

Duration: 3:46


Title: Slavonic Dance Op.72. No.7 In C Major. Allegro Vivace

Composer: Dvorak, Antonin

Performer(s): Russian National Orchestra

Album: Dvorak : Slavonic Dances Opp.46 & 72 / Deutsche Grammophon / 4791113

Duration: 3:37


Title: Slavonic Dance No. 8 In A Flat Major

Composer: Dvorak, Antonin

Performer(s): Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Album: Not Available (Recordno: 419056-2) / Deutsche Grammophon / 419056-2

Duration: 6:52


Title: Piano Trio In G Major (1st Movement) Andante

Composer: Haydn, Franz Joseph

Performer(s): Martha Argerich (Piano), Renaud Capucon (Violin), Gautier Capucon (Cello)

Album: Martha Argerich and Friends - Live from the Lugano Festival - Disk 1 / EMI / 7243 5 62970 2 9

Duration: 5:55


Title: O Mistress Mine

Composer: Korngold, Erich Wolfgang

Performer(s): Angelika Kirchschlager (Mezzo-Soprano), Helmut Deutsch (Piano)

Album: Angelika Kirchschlager / Sony Classical / SK68344

Duration: 2:10


Title: Pastoral Dance

Complete Work Name: Three Dances From Nell Gwyn

Composer: German

Performer(s): Simon Mayor (Mandolin)

Album: Mandolin Moods (Recordno: 465744-2) / Universal / 465744-2

Duration: 3:24


Title: Serenade No. 2 In A (4th Movement) Quasi Menuetto

Composer: Brahms, Johannes

Performer(s): London Symphony Orchestra

Album: Brahms: Serendae No. 2, Symphony No. 3 - Bernard Haitnik / LSO Live / LSO0056

Duration: 5:16


Title: L'Amico Fritz - O Amore

Composer: Mascagni, Pietro

Performer(s): Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)

Album: Cenetenary Edition Volume 8 1968-1977 / EMI / 7243 5 66190 2 9

Duration: 2:30


Title: Flute Concerto (3rd Movement) Allegro

Composer: Khachaturian, Aram

Performer(s): Emmanuel Pahud (Flute), Tonhalle Orchestra Of Zurich

Album: Khachaturian / Emi / 724355756329

Duration: 9:48


Title: Je Ne Sais Pas

Composer: Brel, Jacques

Performer(s): Barbara (Vocals, Piano)

Album: Chapeau Bas - Barbara / Le Chant Du Monde / 274 1730

Duration: 3:15



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Email: lorcan.lyricfm@rte.ie

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tweet: @LyricLorcan

Presenter: Lorcan Murray

Producer: Olga Buckley

Production Co-Ordinator: Peter Curtin

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