Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

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Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive Thursday 26 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

Each day, Lorcan brings you the perfect musical soundtrack, wherever you are including at 6.10pm, in Culture File, Luke Clancy's daily guide to creativity in the world around us.

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The Culture File Weekly Nov 28th | Podcast-Only Edition

The Culture File Weekly Nov 28th | Podcast-Only Edition

This time, a journey deep into the darkweb with composer, Jennifer Walshe and her cat. Disco queen, Roísín Murphy starts up her machine, artist, Marie Brett rediscovers the strange tale of the Day of The Straws and writer and comedian, Rob Long, er, provides a sample.

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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: Concerto For Violin, Strings And Continuo In B Flat (1st Movement) Allegro

Composer: Vivaldi, Antonio

Performer(s): Adrian Chandler (Violin), La Serenissima

Album: The Rise of the North Italian Concerto 1690-1740 Vol.2 - Antonio Vivaldi: Virtuouso Impresario / Avie / AV 2128

Duration: 4:30


Title: Maria

Composer: Bernstein, Leonard/Sondheim, Stephen

Performer(s): Rolando Villazon (Tenor), Prague Philharmonia

Album: The Singer and the Song - Various Artists / Decca Records / 478 2360

Duration: 3:07


Title: Concerto For Clarinet And Strings (4th Movement) Allegro Giusto

Composer: Cimarosa, Domenico

Performer(s): Andreas Ottensamer (Clarinet), Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Andreas Ottensamer - Portraits / Deutsche Grammophon / 4810131

Duration: 2:26


Title: Raiders March From Raiders Of The Lost Ark

Composer: Williams, John

Performer(s): Boston Pops Orchestra

Album: John Williams Greatest Hits 1969 - 1999 (Recordno: S2k 51333) / Sony Classical / S2k 51333

Duration: 5:13


Title: Granada Serenade

Composer: Albeniz, Isaac

Performer(s): Craig Ogden (Guitar)

Album: Craig Ogden Summertime / Universal / CFMD20

Duration: 4:49


Title: Montagues And Capulets

Composer: Prokofiev, Sergei

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

Album: The Only Classical Album You'll Ever Need / BMG / 75605513322

Duration: 6:07


Title: An American In Paris (Excerpt - Finale)

Composer: Gershwin, George

Performer(s): Boston Pops Orchestra

Album: Gershwin Orchestral Works / BMG Entertainment / 74321680192

Duration: 2:15


Title: Scarborough Fair

Composer: Traditional

Performer(s): Emma Johnson (Clarinet), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Emma Johnson Voyage / UCJ / 986618-0

Duration: 4:01


Title: Sonata No.8 In C Minor Op.13 'Pathetique' (2nd Movement) Adagio Cantabile

Composer: Beethoven, Ludvig van

Performer(s): Hj Lim (Piano)

Album: Beethoven Complete Piano Sonatas / EMI / 50999 4 64952 2 8

Duration: 4:28


Title: Cádiz

Composer: Albéniz, Isaac

Performer(s): Brian Farrell

Album: Sevilla / Tutti-Productions / Tutti-Productions 06

Duration: 4:58


Title: Overture To Candide

Composer: Bernstein, Leonard

Performer(s): Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra

Album: Bernstein: Anniversaries / Fancy Free Suite / Candide Overture / Wonderful Town Overture / Naxos / 8.559814

Duration: 4:25


Title: Suite No. 4 In E Flat Major Bwv 915 (1st Movement) Allemande

Composer: Bach, J S

Performer(s): Joanna Macgregor (Piano)

Album: J. S. Bach: The French Suites - Joanna MacGregor / Sound Circus / SC901

Duration: 1:33


Title: This Marriage

Composer: Whitacre, Eric

Performer(s): Mornington Singers

Album: Water Night / Mornington Singers

Duration: 2:21


Title: Six Grandes Etudes De Paganini S 141 - Etude No. 6 In A Minor (Themes And Variations)

Composer: Liszt, Franz

Performer(s): Marc-Andre Hamelin (Piano)

Album: Liszt: Paganini Studies - Schubert Marches - Marc Andre Hamelin / Hyperion / CDA67370

Duration: 5:05


Title: Il Postino - Theme

Composer: Bacalov, Luis

Performer(s): Itzhak Perlman (Violin), Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Album: Cinema Serenade - Itzhak Perlman - Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra: John Williams / Sony Classical / SK 63005

Duration: 3:46


Title: La Fleur Que Tu M'Avais Jetée (Flower Song)

Composer: Bizet Georges

Performer(s): Piotr Beczala (Tenor), Orchestre De L'Opera National De Lyon

Album: Piotr Beczala - The French Collection / Deutsche Grammophon / 479 4101

Duration: 4:44


Title: Violin Concerto No.2 (La Campanella)

Composer: Paganini, Nicolo

Performer(s): Diana Yukawa (Violin), Nigel Clayton (Piano)

Album: Not Available (Recordno: 74321858562) / BMG / 74321858562

Duration: 5:34


Title: Hora Staccato

Composer: Dinicu, Grigoras

Performer(s): Hakan Hardenberger (Trumpet), Roland Pontinen (Piano)

Album: At The Beach / Philips / 422344-2

Duration: 2:06


Title: Someone To Watch Over Me (Live)

Composer: Gershwin / Gershwin

Performer(s): Ella Fitzgerald

Album: Ella: The Lost Berlin Tapes (Live) / Verve Records

Duration: 4:12


Title: Rapsodie Espagnole. Feria. Assez Anime

Composer: Ravel, Maurice

Performer(s): Los Angeles Philharmonic

Album: Guilini in America Los Angeles Philharmonic / Deutsche Grammophon / 002894778846

Duration: 6:22


Title: Bagatelle

Composer: Ireland, John

Performer(s): Paul Barritt (Violin), Catherine Edwards (Piano)

Album: Ireland: The Complete Music for Violin and Piano - Paul Barritt, Catherine Edwards / Helios / CDH55164

Duration: 2:32


Title: Somewhere

Composer: Bernstein, Leonard

Performer(s): Katherine Jenkins

Album: Rejoice / Universal / 4714714

Duration: 3:34


Title: The Merry Blacksmiths

Composer: Fucik, Julius, Ernst Wilhelm

Performer(s): Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Album: A Festival of Fucik / Chandos / CHSA 5158

Duration: 2:37


Title: Berceuse (From Dolly Suite Op 56)

Composer: Faure, Gabriel

Performer(s): Emmanuel Pahud (Flute), Mariko Anraku (Harp)

Album: Beau Soir- French and Japanese Melodies / EMI Classics / 577402

Duration: 2:46


Title: Mise Eire (Orchestral Suite) (5th Movement) Finale (Róisín Dubh)

Composer: O Riada, Sean

Performer(s): Rte Concert Orchestra

Album: Sean O Riada: Orchestral Works (Recordno: CD136) / RTE Lyric fm / CD136

Duration: 1:57


Title: The Danube Waves

Composer: Ivanovici, Josef

Performer(s): Philadelphia Orchestra

Album: Passport to Eastern Europe (Recordno: SFK47283) / Sony Masterworks / SFK47283

Duration: 5:47


Title: Rhapsody In Blue

Composer: Gershwin, George

Performer(s): Katia & Marielle Labeque (Piano), Cleveland Orchestra

Album: The Gershwin Collection / Decca / 4782687

Duration: 16:02


Title: Suite No.3 In G Major "Water Music" (4th Movement) Country Dance (Gigues)

Composer: Handel, George Frideric

Performer(s): Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Handel Water Music - Suites / Seraphim Classics / 724357328821

Duration: 1:46



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Presenter: Lorcan Murray

Producer: Olga Buckley

Production Co-Ordinator: Peter Curtin

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