Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

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Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive Monday 10 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: Marche Militaire Francaise

Composer: Saint-Saens, Camille

Performer(s): Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Album: Neeme Jarvi conducts Saint-Saens / Chandos / CHSA5104

Duration: 4:17


Title: Cuando Esta Tan Hondo, Romance

Composer: Chapi, Ruperto

Performer(s): Elina Garanca (Soprano), Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale Della Rai

Album: Elina Garanca / Deutsche Grammophon / 4778776

Duration: 6:07


Title: Maria Luisa

Complete Work Name: Maria Luisa

Composer: Lauro, Antonio

Performer(s): Gerald Garcia (Guitar)

Album: Latin American Guitar Festival / Naxos / 8.550273

Duration: 2:35


Title: Fanfare And Flourishes

Composer: Curnow, James

Performer(s): The Band Of The Royal Netherlands Airforce

Album: Fanfare and Flourishes / Curnow Records / CR 95002-3

Duration: 2:29


Title: The Sun Whose Rays Are All Ablaze

Composer: Gilbert And Sullivan

Performer(s): Elsie Morison (Soprano), Pro Arte Orchestra

Album: Not Available (Recordno: 67355) / Emi / 67355

Duration: 3:02


Title: Three Part Invention: No.12 In A Major

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): Janine Jansen (Violin), Maxim Rysanov (Viola) Torleif Thedeen (Cello)

Album: Janine Jansen Bach Inventions and Partita (Recordno: 475 9081) / Decca / 475 9081

Duration: 1:21


Title: Tantum Ergo

Composer: Berlioz, Hector

Performer(s): Hazel Holt (Soprano), Sarah Walker (Mezzo Soprano)/ Gillian Hull (Alto), Heinrich Schutz Choir And Chorale

Album: Berlioz: Grande Messe Des Morts / Decca / 452262-2

Duration: 4:25


Title: Scherzettino For Flute And Piano

Composer: Gaubert, Philippe

Performer(s): James Galway (Flute), Philip Moll (Piano)

Album: Music For My Friends (Recordno: 09026 68882 2) / RCA / 09026 68882 2

Duration: 1:57


Title: Se Il Padre Perdei

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Performer(s): Mojca Erdmann (Soprano)

Album: Mojca Erdmann Mostly Mozart / Deutsche Grammophon / 4778979

Duration: 6:24


Title: Symphony No. 7 In A Major (2) Allegretto

Composer: Beethoven, Ludvig van

Performer(s): Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Album: Beethoven: Symphonies - Disk 3 / Brillaint Classics / 92766

Duration: 8:58


Title: Impromptu In G Flat D899 No.3

Composer: Schubert, Franz

Performer(s): Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)

Album: Vladimir Horowitz Vol I Studio Recordings 1962-1963 / Sony Classical / S2k53457

Duration: 5:47


Title: Girl Crazy, Suite

Composer: Gershwin, George

Performer(s): Boston Pops Orchestra

Album: Pops By Gershwin / Philips / 426404

Duration: 5:56


Title: Caprice No.20

Composer: Paganini, Nicolo

Performer(s): Itzak Perlman (Violin), Samuel Sanders (Piano)

Album: Itzak Perlman Encores / EMI / 094635087925

Duration: 2:41


Title: Tik-Tak Polka

Composer: Strauss, Johann II

Performer(s): Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: New Year's Concert / Philips / 468999-2

Duration: 2:33


Title: Make Believe

Composer: Kern / Hammerstein

Performer(s): Howard Keel (Vocal), Kathryn Grayson (Vocal)

Album: Not Available (Recordno: Cdp7955442) / Emi / Cdp7955442

Duration: 3:29


Title: String Quartet No.3 In E Flat Major (2nd Movement) Andantino (Pastorale)

Composer: Arriaga, Juan Crisostomo

Performer(s): Cuarteto Casals

Album: Arriaga: Cuartetos - Cuarteto Casals / Harmonia Mundi / HMI 987038

Duration: 5:58


Title: La Boheme - Act Iii - Sono Andati? Fingevo Di Dormire

Composer: Puccini

Performer(s): Anna Netrebko (Soprano), Rolando Villazon (Tenor), Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Choir / Kinderchor Des Stadttheaters Am Gartnerplatz

Album: Puccini: La Boheme - Netrebko / Villazon / Bayerischer Rundfunk / De Billy / Deutsche Grammophon / 002894776600

Duration: 5:39


Title: La Harpe De La Melodié

Performer(s): Ferrara Ensemble

Album: L'Ars Subtilior / Harmonia Mundi / HMX 2908169

Duration: 1:27


Title: Rhapsody On The Minstrel Boy

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): The Band Of The Irish Defence Forces

Album: The Band of the Irish Defence Forces: Rhapsodic Winds / RTE lyric fm / CD157

Duration: 3:26


Title: Piano Concerto In A Minor (3rd Movement) Allegro

Composer: Grieg, Edvard

Performer(s): Stephen Kovacevich (Piano), Bbc Symphony Orchestra

Album: Grieg Schumann (Recordno: 412923-2) / Philips / 412923-2

Duration: 10:22


Title: Concerto Rv 263a In Mi Maggiore (I) Allegro

Composer: Vivaldi, Antonio

Performer(s): Riccardo Minasi (Violin And Director), Il Pomo D'Oro

Album: Vivaldi Concerti per violino IV L'Imeratore / Naive / OP 30533

Duration: 4:32


Title: Bluebeard: Overture

Composer: Offenbach, Jacques

Performer(s): Philharmonia Orchestra

Album: Offenbach: Overtures / Philips / 4114762

Duration: 3:19


Title: Two Pieces Op.4 (1919) No.2 Impromtu

Composer: Kosenko, Viktor

Performer(s): Solomiya Ivakhiv (Violin), Angelina Gadeliya (Piano)

Album: Ukraine - Journey to Freedom / Labor Records / LAB 7095

Duration: 4:22


Title: Mandoline

Composer: Debussy, Claude

Performer(s): Christopher Maltman (Baritone), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)

Album: Songs by Debussy: Christopher Maltman / Hyperion / A67357

Duration: 1:32


Title: Quartet In Eb Major For Piano, Violin, Viola And Cello (3rd Movement) Andante Cantabile

Composer: Schumann, Robert

Performer(s): Daniel Hope (Violin), Paul Neubauer (Viola), David Finckel (Cello), Wu Han (Piano)

Album: Brahms Schumann Mahler - Piano Quartets / Deutsche Grammophon / 479 4609

Duration: 6:37


Title: Komm, Gott, Schöpfer, Heil'ger Geist Für Traversflöte Und Orgel

Composer: Kirnberger, Johann Philipp

Performer(s): Laurence Dean (Traverso)

Album: Amor ist mein Leid / Christophorus

Duration: 3:23


Title: Chorus Of Guests: We Shall Drink And Make Merry! (Act Iii)

Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Performer(s): Bulgarian National Chorus, Sofia Festival Orchestra

Album: Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame / Sony Classical / S3K45720

Duration: 3:23


Title: Nocturne No.4 In Eb Major

Composer: Fauré, Gabriel

Performer(s): Pascal Rogé (Piano)

Album: Fauré - Dolly Suite / Decca

Duration: 7:19


Title: Une Femme Est Une Femme

Composer: Legrand, Michel

Performer(s): 12 Cellists Of The Berlin Philharmonic

Album: Fleur de Paris / EMI / 50999 6 08501 2 6

Duration: 2:47



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Email: lorcan.lyricfm@rte.ie

Text: 51554

tweet: @LyricLorcan

Presenter: Lorcan Murray

Producer: Olga Buckley

Production Co-Ordinator: Peter Curtin

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