Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

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Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive Tuesday 24 November 2020


Lorcan has a festive selection for his #DriveCDPick this week in the shape of the new Jonas Kaufmann album It's Christmas! Kaufmann, one of  the most acclaimed operatic tenors, echoes his own holiday memories and joys, celebrating the most festive time of the year with a unique selection of beloved songs and carols. The album features 40 favorites that reflect the many facets of Christmas, from ancient Christian hymns to contemporary pop classics. Listen in all this week to hear selections from It's Christmas!


Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

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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: Shepherd Girl's Dance

Composer: Alfven, Hugo

Performer(s): Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: World Encores Jansons / EMI / 5565762

Duration: 3:56


Title: Ganger (Norwegian March)

Composer: Grieg, Edvard

Performer(s): Balazs Szokolay (Piano)

Album: Grieg: Lyric Pieces, Peer Gynt Suite No. 2 / Naxos / 8.553387

Duration: 2:46


Title: Carmen - Habanera

Composer: Bizet, George

Performer(s): Sam Piha (Guitar)

Album: Viva - Sam Piha, Martin Vishnik / Mosaic / MMCD003

Duration: 4:06


Title: The Entertainer

Composer: Joplin, Scott

Performer(s): Lang Lang (Piano)

Album: Lang Lang:Piano Magic / Sony Classical / 190758623320

Duration: 3:39


Title: A John Field Suite (4th Movement) Rondo Midi

Composer: Hamilton Harty, Herbert

Performer(s): Ulster Orchestra

Album: Hamilton Harty (Recordno: Chan6583) / Chandos / Chan6583

Duration: 5:17


Title: Polka

Composer: Schnittke, Alfred

Performer(s): Gidon Kremer, Kremerata Baltica

Album: Gidon Kremer - Kremerata Baltica - Happy Birthday / Nonesuch / 7559-79657-2

Duration: 2:29


Title: Rondo 'Le Midi'

Composer: Field, John

Performer(s): Susumu Aoyagi (Piano)

Album: John Field:Nocturnes / Ktr / Kqcd-1001

Duration: 4:34


Title: My Name Is John Wellington Wells

Composer: Gilbert & Sullivan

Performer(s): John Reed (Wells), The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The D'Oyly Carte Opera Chorus

Album: The Sorcerer The Zoo / Gilbert & Sullivan / Decca Record Company / 436807-2

Duration: 2:12


Title: Fata Morgana Konzert-Gavotte

Composer: Lehar, Franz

Performer(s): Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra

Album: Franz Lehar - Suites and Dances (Recordno: 9997612) / DeutschlandRadio / 9997612

Duration: 5:35


Title: Spanische Tanze - I Malaguena

Composer: Sarasate, Pablo de

Performer(s): Julia Fischer, Milana Chernyaska

Album: Julia Fischer - Sarasate / Decca / 478 5950

Duration: 4:17


Title: Sliabh Geal Gcua

Composer: O Mileadha, Padraig

Performer(s): Mathew Manning (Oboe), Michael Mcglynn, Noel Eccles, Alan Smale, Andreja Malir, Therese Timony, Ben Harte, Clodagh Vedres, Keneth Rice

Album: Michael McGlynn: Silver River - Mathew Manning / Silver Records / SR 001

Duration: 2:33


Title: The Swan

Composer: Saint-Saens, Camille

Performer(s): Yo Yo Ma, Kathryn Stott (Piano)

Album: Yo Yo Ma & Kathryne Stott - Songs From The Arc Of Life / Sony Classical / 88875103162

Duration: 2:54


Title: Flute Concerto No.5 In F Major (1st Movement) Allegro

Composer: Vivaldi, Antonio

Performer(s): Patrick Gallois (Flute), Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Album: Vivaldi 6 Flute Concertos / Deutsche Grammophon / 437839-2

Duration: 3:42


Title: Horn Concerto No.2 In E Flat (3rd Movement) Rondo: Allegro Molto

Composer: Strauss, Richard

Performer(s): Barry Tuckwell (Horn), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Not Available (Recordno: 430370-2) / Decca / 430370-2

Duration: 5:31


Title: Piano Concerto No. 3 In F Major Hob Xviii: 3 (3rd Movement) Finale: Presto

Composer: Haydn, Franz Joseph

Performer(s): Leif Ove Andsnes (Piano), Norwegian Chamber Orchestra

Album: Haydn: Piano Concertos - Leif Ove Andnes / EMI / 7243 5 56960 2 1

Duration: 3:52


Title: Simple Symphony (2nd Movement) Playful Pizzicato

Composer: Britten, Benjamin

Performer(s): English Chamber Orchestra

Album: Britten: Young Person'S Guide To The Orchestra / Decca / 417509-2

Duration: 3:05


Title: Waltz From Eugene Onegin

Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

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

Album: Not Available (Recordno: 411448-2) / Philips / 411448-2

Duration: 6:19


Title: Bailero

Composer: Canteloube, Joseph

Performer(s): Jill Gomez (Soprano), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Songs of the Auvergne (Record No: Cd-Emx9500) / EMI / Cd-Emx9500

Duration: 6:26


Title: Gnoissiennes - No. 1

Composer: Satie, Erik

Performer(s): Joanna Macgregor (Piano)

Album: Eric Satie: Piano Music - Joanna MacGregor / Sound Circus / SC902

Duration: 2:33


Title: Suite In Old Style: (Ii) Ballet

Composer: Schnittke, Alfred

Performer(s): Irina Andrievsky (Piano)

Album: Suites and Fantasies / Rubicon / RCD1003

Duration: 2:27


Title: Guitar Sonata In B Minor - Larghetto

Composer: Cimarosa, Domenico

Performer(s): Steve Kostelnik (Guitar)

Album: Guitar Recital / Naxos / 8.554214

Duration: 2:09


Title: Pyramid Dance

Composer: Anderson, Leroy

Performer(s): Bbc Concert Orchestra

Album: Anderson: Orchestra Music 5 / Naxos Records

Duration: 3:16


Title: Maple Leaf Rag

Composer: Joplin, Scott

Performer(s): Evelyn Glennie (Percussion), National Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Evelyn Glennie: Greatest Hits / RCA Victor / 74321476292

Duration: 2:13


Title: Double Concerto In C Major Bwv 1061 (1st Movement) Allegro

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): Andras Schiff (Piano), Peter Serkin (Piano), Camerata Bern

Album: J.S.Bach The Complete Keyboard Concertos (Recordno: 4782432) / Decca / 4782432

Duration: 7:25


Title: La Reine De La Mer - Waltzes

Composer: Sousa, John Philip

Performer(s): John Wallace (Trumpet), Tom Kelly (Clarinet Leader), The Wallace Collection

Album: Stars and Stripes Forever - The Wallace Collection, John Wallace / The Wallace Collection / WC2008

Duration: 6:57


Title: Zhdi Menia (Wait For Me)

Composer: Molchanov/Simonov

Performer(s): Moscow Chamber Orchestra

Album: Moscow Nights / Delos / DE 3339

Duration: 4:31



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Presenter: Lorcan Murray

Producer: Olga Buckley

Production Co-Ordinator: Peter Curtin

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