Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

Monday - Friday 4pm-7pm

Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive Friday 7 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: Je Veux Vivre

Composer: Gounod, Charles

Performer(s): Renee Fleming (Soprano), London Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Renee Fleming / Decca / 467049-2

Duration: 3:42


Title: Sextet In E Flat (3rd Movement) Rondo: Allegro

Composer: Beethoven, Ludvig van

Performer(s): The Gaudier Ensemble

Album: Beethoven: Septet & Sextet / Helios / CDH55189

Duration: 5:02


Title: Swan Lake Scene

Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Performer(s): Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra

Album: 40 Most Beautiful Love Themes / Warner Classics / 256469989-0

Duration: 3:02


Title: Ya Vas Lyublyu (Act Ii)

Complete Work Name: The Queen Of Spades

Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Performer(s): Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Baritone), Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

Album: Celebrating 125 Years: Historic Met Performances 1937-2005 / The Metropolitan Opera / 811357012178

Duration: 5:10


Title: Piano Quintet In G Minor 2nd Mvt. Intermezzo-Moderato

Composer: Sibelius, Jean

Performer(s): Martin Roscoe (Piano), The Coull Quartet

Album: Sibelius Piano Quintet / Somm Celeste / SOMMCD096

Duration: 5:03


Title: Now That The Sun Hath Veiled His Light (An Evening Hymn On A Ground)

Composer: Purcell, Henry

Performer(s): Scholl, Andreas (Counter-Tenor)

Album: O Solitude / Decca / 4782262

Duration: 4:33


Title: The Sun Whose Rays (Live At Teatro La Fenice, Venice / 2006)

Composer: Gilbert & Sullivan

Performer(s): Keith Jarrett (Piano)

Album: La Fenice / ECM / ECM 2601

Duration: 4:07


Title: Sonata For Arpeggione And Piano In A Minor (2nd Movement) Adagio

Composer: Schubert, Franz

Performer(s): Yuri Bashmet (Viola)

Album: Carte Blanche (2-CD) / Deutsche Grammophon / 479 5096

Duration: 3:47


Title: Dass Sie Hier Gewesen D775

Composer: Schubert, Franz

Performer(s): Ailish Tynan (Soprano)

Album: Nacht und Traume: Franz Schubert Lieder / Delphian Records Ltd. / DCD34165

Duration: 2:57


Title: An Die Laute D905

Composer: Schubert, Franz

Performer(s): Bryn Terfel (Bass-Baritone), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)

Album: An Die Musik / Deutsche Grammophon / 445294-2

Duration: 1:35


Title: Missa Solemnis: Praeludium- Benedictus (Sanctus Part Ii)

Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van

Performer(s): Concentus Musicus Wien, Johannes Chum (Tenor), Ruben Drole (Bass)

Album: Beethoven Missa Solemnis: Harnoncourt / Sony Classical / 8895313592

Duration: 13:07


Title: Espana Cani

Composer: Luna, Pablo

Performer(s): Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrucken Kaiserslautern

Album: Karel Mark Chichon / SWR / 50152011

Duration: 2:08


Title: Oblivion

Composer: Piazzolla, Astor

Performer(s): Milos Karadaglic (Guitar), Studioorchester Der Europaischen Filmphilharmonie

Album: Milos Karadaglic Latino / Deutsche Grammophon / 4790514

Duration: 4:16


Title: Wenn Mein Schatz Hochzeit Macht

Composer: Mahler, Gustav

Performer(s): Stephan Genz (Baritone), Roger Vignoles (Piano)

Album: Mahler Songs / Hyperion / CDA67392

Duration: 3:37


Title: Extase

Composer: Bizet, Georges

Performer(s): Riccardo Zadra (Piano)

Album: Georges Bizet / Gallo / Cd-821

Duration: 3:49


Title: Salut D'Amour

Composer: Elgar, Edward

Performer(s): Sergei Nakariakov (Flugelhorn, Maria Meerovitch (Piano)

Album: Widmung / Warner Classics / 2564 65958-9

Duration: 3:03


Title: Humoresque

Composer: Dvorak, Antonin

Performer(s): David Garrett (Violin), Alexander Markovitch (Piano)

Album: David Garrett 14 / Deutsche Grammophon / 479 0933

Duration: 3:57


Title: Angels Guard Thee

Composer: Godard, Benjamin

Performer(s): Frank Paterson

Album: Paterson sings John McCormack / Philips / 9500218

Duration: 5:05


Title: Le Pre Aux Clercs: Entracte From Act 2

Composer: Herold, Ferdinand

Performer(s): Paris Opera Orchestra

Album: Le Pre aud Clercs / Malibran / CDRG213

Duration: 6:03


Title: Clog Dance

Composer: Herold, Ferdinand

Performer(s): Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House Covent Garden

Album: Classic FM Ballet / UCJ / Classic FM / CFMD6B

Duration: 2:09


Title: Piano Concerto In G M 83: 2 Adagio Assai

Composer: Maurice Ravel

Performer(s): Pierre Boulez, London Symphony Orchestra

Album: Ravel Piano Concertos Valses Nobles Et Sentimentales / Deutsche Grammophon

Duration: 9:18


Title: Piano Concerto In G M 83: Presto

Composer: Maurice Ravel

Performer(s): Krystian Zimerman

Album: Ravel Piano Concertos Valses Nobles Et Sentimentales / Deutsche Grammophon

Duration: 3:52


Title: In Trutina

Composer: Orff, Carl

Performer(s): June Anderson, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Chorus

Album: Carl Orff - Carmina Burana / Deutsche Grammophon / 4793432

Duration: 2:31


Title: It Ain't Necessarily So

Composer: Gershwin/Heyward

Performer(s): Bryn Terfel (Baritone), Swidish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Swedish Radio Choir

Album: Bad Boys / Deutsche Grammophon / 4778091

Duration: 3:50


Title: Symphony No. 2 In D Major Op. 73 - Movement Iii - Allegretto Grazioso

Composer: Brahms, Johannes

Performer(s): London Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Brahms Symphonies Complete - Disk 2 / Brillaint Classics / 92878

Duration: 5:10


Title: Quintet In G Major Op.76 (4th Movement) Finale - Le Coup De Vent

Composer: Onslow, George

Performer(s): Nepomuk Fortepiano Quintet

Album: Nepomuk Fortepiano Quintet Hummel - Dussek - Onslow / Brilliant Classics / 93203

Duration: 7:10


Title: Per Dar Pregio All'amor Mio

Composer: Handel, George Frideric

Performer(s): Julia Lezhneva (Soprano), Dmitry Sinkovsky (Solo Violin), Il Giardino Armonico

Album: Julia Lezhneva: Handel / Decca / 478 6766

Duration: 9:07



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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