Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

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Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive Wednesday 25 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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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: Suite Pastorale (4th Movement) Scherzo-Valse

Composer: Chabrier, Emmanuel

Performer(s): National Orchestra Of France

Album: Chabrier España / Erato / ECD88018

Duration: 5:05


Title: Polka In F Major

Composer: Smetana, Bedrich

Performer(s): Garrick Ohlsson (Piano)

Album: Smetana. Czech Dances. On the Seashore. Garrick Ohlsson piano / Hyperion / CDA68062

Duration: 3:39


Title: Largo Al Factotum

Composer: Rossini, Gioachino

Performer(s): Robert Merrill (Baritone), Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

Album: The Only Opera Album You'll Ever Need (Recordno: 75605513562) / RCA Victor / 75605513562

Duration: 4:58


Title: Jazz Suite No.2 (8th Movement) Finale

Composer: Shostakovich, Dmitri

Performer(s): Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Album: Shostakovich: Jazz Music (Recordno: 433702-2) / Decca / 433702-2

Duration: 2:29


Title: Chanson De Matin

Composer: elgar, Edward

Performer(s): Daniel Hope (Violin)

Album: Daniel Hope Belle Epoque / Deutsche Gramophone / 483 7244

Duration: 3:17


Title: Trumpet Concerto In E Flat (3rd Movement) Allegro

Composer: Haydn, Franz Josef

Performer(s): Nikolas Tchochev (Trumpet), Sofia Sinfonietta Orchestra

Album: One Hundred Popular Classics Volume Two / Castle Communications / 517/2

Duration: 4:03


Title: Suite Of Three Pieces (3rd Movement) Waltz

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: 4:25


Title: Suite Populaire Bresilienne - Gavota

Composer: Villa-Lobos, Heiter

Performer(s): Norbert Kraft (Guitar)

Album: The Latin American Guitar - A timeless collection of Latin American Guitar Classics / Naxos / 8.570163-64

Duration: 5:20


Title: Something Wonderful

Composer: Rodgers / Hammerstein

Performer(s): Bbc Concert Orchestra

Album: Renée Fleming: Broadway / Decca / 4834215

Duration: 3:09


Title: Romance For Cello And Orchestra Op.36

Composer: Saint-Saens, Camille

Performer(s): Torleif Thedeen (Cello), Tapiola Sinfonietta

Album: Camille Saint-Saens: The Two Cello Concertos - Thedeen / Tapiola Sinfonietta / Kantorow / BIS / BIS-CD-956

Duration: 4:03


Title: Ancient Airs And Dances Suite No.2 Fabrizio

Composer: Respighi, Ottorino

Performer(s): Lausanne Chamber Orchestra

Album: Ancient Airs And Dances / Telarc / Cd-80309

Duration: 3:57


Title: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (1st Movement) Allegro

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Performer(s): Kremerata Baltica

Album: After Mozart / Nonesuch / 7559796332

Duration: 5:56


Title: Por Una Cabeza

Composer: Gardel, Carlos

Performer(s): The Tango Project

Album: Scent of a Woman OST / MCA / MCD 10759

Duration: 2:11


Title: Concerto Russe (3rd Movement) Intermezzo

Composer: Lalo, Edouard

Performer(s): Olivier Charlier (Violin), Bbc Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Lalo - Violin Concertos Etc / Chandos / CHAN9758

Duration: 4:34


Title: Le Tombeau De Couperin: (V) Rigaudon

Composer: Ravel, Maurice

Performer(s): Albrecht Mayer (Oboe)

Album: Longing for Paradise:Albrecht Mayer / Deutsche Grammophon

Duration: 3:16


Title: Espana Cani

Composer: Luna, Pablo

Performer(s): Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrucken Kaiserslautern

Album: Karel Mark Chichon / SWR / 50152011

Duration: 2:08


Title: Marion's Theme

Composer: Williams, John

Performer(s): Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Celebrating John Williams / Deutsche Grammophon / 4836647

Duration: 4:11


Title: Intermezzo In A Flat Major Op.118 No.2 (Andante Teneramente)

Composer: Brahms, Johannes

Performer(s): Nelson Freire (Piano)

Album: Nelson Freire:Brahms / Decca / 4832154

Duration: 5:13


Title: Serenade For Strings In E Major (3rd Movement) Scherzo

Composer: Dvorak, Antonin

Performer(s): Chamber Orchestra Of Europe

Album: Dvorak: Serenade for Strings Op.22 / Serenade for Winds Op.44 / ASV / CDQS61121875

Duration: 5:28


Title: Rakish Paddy/ The Bucks Of Oranmore/ The Mortgage Burn

Composer: Traditional / MacLean

Performer(s): Triona Marshall (Harp)

Album: Masters Of The Irish Harp / RTE Lyric FM / CD132

Duration: 4:16


Title: Bluebird

Composer: Ffrench, Alexis

Performer(s): Alexis Ffrench (Piano)

Album: Bluebird / Reprise

Duration: 3:23


Title: Pomp And Circumstance March No.4

Composer: Elgar, Edward

Performer(s): London Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: The Best Proms Album in the World... Ever / BBC / 724384973124

Duration: 5:07


Title: Celtic Dance

Composer: Ruiz-Pipó, Antonio

Performer(s): Pat Coldrick

Album: Ophelia

Duration: 2:06


Title: Love Theme From El Cid

Composer: Rozsa, Miklos

Performer(s): Daniel Hope (Violin)

Album: Daniel Hope - Escape to Paradise- The Hollywood Album / Deutsche Grammophon / 4792954

Duration: 4:24


Title: Sonata For Cello And Piano In G Minor (Ii) Andante (Transcribed For Solo Piano By Arcadi Volodos)

Composer: Rachmaninov

Performer(s): Sergei Babayan (Piano)

Album: Sergei Babayan - Rachmananov / Deutsche Grammophon / 4839181

Duration: 6:31


Title: Pirates Of Penzance: Overture

Composer: Gilbert And Sullivan

Performer(s): D'Oyly Carte Opera Orchestra

Album: Gilbert And Sullivan: The Pirates Of Penzance / Ter / Cdter21177

Duration: 7:08


Title: The Old Clockmaker

Composer: Williams, Charles

Performer(s): The New London Orchestra

Album: British Light Music Classics / Hyperion Records Ltd / CDA20868

Duration: 3:16



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Email: lorcan.lyricfm@rte.ie

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Presenter: Lorcan Murray

Producer: Olga Buckley

Production Co-Ordinator: Peter Curtin

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