Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

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Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive Friday 27 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!


The Culture File Debate Nov 28th | What Cities Want

The Culture File Debate Nov 28th | What Cities Want

Luke Clancy and guests explore cities: how they are - and how we dream they'll be; who they serve and who they hinder, with guests artist, Sven Anderson, architect, Noreile Breen, curator, Lar Joyce and scholar, Leslie Kern, author of Feminist City: Claiming Space in a Man-Made World.

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: Piano Sonata In C (3rd Movement) Allegretto

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Performer(s): Martha Argerich (Piano)

Album: Mozart: Piano Duets / Teldec / 4509-91378-2

Duration: 7:09


Title: Io Conosco Un Giardino

Composer: Pietri, Giuseppi

Performer(s): Roland Villazon (Tenor), Orchestra Sinfonia Di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Coro Sinfonico Di Milano Giuseppe Verdi

Album: Rolando Villazon - Cielo e Mar / Deutsche Grammophon / 477 7593

Duration: 2:01


Title: Symphony In D Major, No.2 (4th Movement) Allegro Assai

Composer: Clementi, Muzio

Performer(s): Rome Symphony Orchestra

Album: Clementi: Piano Concerto - Two Symphonies Op.18 / Naxos / Naxos 8.573273

Duration: 4:14


Title: Fanore

Composer: Downes, Michael

Performer(s): Ger O' Donnell, Maria,Violin; Tara, Uileann Pipes;

Duration: 3:30


Title: Three Pieces For Small Orchestra - Dance In The Sunlight

Composer: Bax, Arnold

Performer(s): English Chamber Orchestra

Album: The Banks of Green Willow / EMI Classics / 077776420028

Duration: 4:51


Title: Symphony No.4 A Major (Iii) Con Molto Moderato

Composer: Mendelssohn

Performer(s): Irish Chamber Orchestra

Album: Mendelssohn - Widmann / Orfeo / 914 161 A

Duration: 6:07


Title: The Eternal Knot

Composer: Jenkins, Karl

Performer(s): Miriam Stockley (Vocals), Caryl Ebenezer (High Soprano) Mary Carewe (Vocalist) Pamela Thorby (Recorder) Catrin Finch (Harp), Adiemus Orchestra / Davy Spillane (Uilleann Pipes) Jody Jenkins (Percussion)

Album: The Classical Album 2001 / EMI Records / 724354546921

Duration: 4:05


Title: Moliendo Cafe (Grinding Coffee)

Composer: Manzo, J.

Performer(s): Alfredo Rolando Ortiz (Harp)

Album: Serenata - Alfredo Rolando Ortiz / Alfredo Rolando Ortiz / AROCD 1026

Duration: 2:48


Title: Sonata For Four Hands In D Major (2nd Movement)Rondo Moderato

Composer: Beethoven

Performer(s): Lang Lang

Album: Lang Lang - The Vienna Album / Deutsche Grammophon / 479 5440

Duration: 2:54


Title: Dix Pieces Pittoresques: Danse Villageoise - Allegro Risoluto

Composer: Chabrier, Emmanuel

Performer(s): Angela Hewitt (Piano)

Album: Chabrier: Dix Pieces Pittoresques and Other Piano Music - Angela Hewiitt / Hyperion / CDA67515

Duration: 4:36


Title: Toy Symphony (1st Movement) Allegro

Composer: Mozart, Leopold

Performer(s): Gidon Kremer (Violin), Kremerata Baltica

Album: After Mozart / Nonesuch / 7559796332

Duration: 3:03


Title: Mazurka - Etude

Composer: Wallace, William Vincent

Performer(s): Michael Mchale (Piano)

Album: The Irish Piano / RTE lyric fm / CD138

Duration: 3:35


Title: Pomp And Circumstance March No.1

Composer: Elgar, Edward

Performer(s): Rté National Symphony Orchestra

Album: Classical Favourites / Naxos / 8.554482-83

Duration: 6:29


Title: Jazz Suite No.2 (7th Movement) Dance 2

Composer: Shostakovich, Dmitri

Performer(s): Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

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

Duration: 3:38


Title: 3 Waltzes Op.64 - No.1 In D Flat Major - 'The Minute Waltz'

Composer: Chopin, Frederic

Performer(s): Alice Sara Ott (Piano)

Album: Chopin Complete Waltzes - Alice Sara Ott / Deutsche Grammophon / 4778095

Duration: 1:54


Title: Gallop From William Tell Overture

Composer: Rossini, Gioachino

Performer(s): Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Album: 100 Popular Classics - Volume 4 / Castle Communications PLC / MBSCD5174

Duration: 3:32


Title: Malaguena

Composer: Lecuona, Ernesto/ Gould

Performer(s): Cinninnati Pops Orchestra

Album: Bella Espana / Telarc / 80662

Duration: 4:21


Title: Petite Suite (3rd Movement) Mazurka

Composer: Borodin, Alexander

Performer(s): Philharmonia Orchestra

Album: Borodin: Igor Suite / Steppes / Nocturne / Petite Suite / Requiem / Cala / CACD1011

Duration: 4:03


Title: Bring Him Home

Composer: Schonberg / Boublil / Kretzmer

Performer(s): Colm Wilkinson, London Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Stage Heroes / BMG / CD BD74105

Duration: 3:24


Title: Poet And Peasant Overture

Composer: Suppe, Franz von

Performer(s): Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Rossini, Suppe: Overtures / Deutsche Grammophon / 415377

Duration: 9:44


Title: Frais Minois

Composer: Gabriel-Marie

Performer(s): Ladislav Stresnak (Trumpet), Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (Bratislava)

Album: Les Succes De La Danse - French Ballroom Favourites / Marco Polo / 8.223801

Duration: 3:25


Title: Belle Of The Ball

Composer: Anderson, Leroy

Performer(s): Boston Pops Orchestra

Album: Leroy Anderson - Greatest Hits / RCA Victor/BMG Classics / 09026 61237 2

Duration: 2:42


Title: The King's Speech - The Rehearsal

Composer: Desplat, Alexandre

Performer(s): Dave Arch (Piano), London Symphony Orchestra

Album: The King's Speech OST (Recordno: 4764198) / Decca Records / 4764198

Duration: 1:42


Title: Finnegan's Wake

Composer: Potter, Archibald James

Performer(s): Rte National Symphony Orchestra

Album: AJ Potter / Marco Polo / 8.225158

Duration: 2:49


Title: The Humours Of Carrick

Composer: Trimble, Joan

Performer(s): Una Hunt (Piano), Roy Holmes (Piano)

Album: Joan Trimble (Recordno: 8.225059) / Marco Polo / 8.225059

Duration: 2:21


Title: Les Barricades Mysterieuses

Composer: Couperin, Francois arr Michael Chapdelaine

Performer(s): Tony Mcmanus (Guitar)

Album: Mysterious Boundaries / Greentrax Recordings / CDTRAX 376

Duration: 2:48


Title: Mandolin Concerto In G (2nd Movement) Andante Con Variazoni

Composer: Hummel, Johann Nepomuk

Performer(s): Alison Stephens (Mandolin), London Mozart Players

Album: Hummel: Mandolin Concerto Etc. / Chandos / Chan9925

Duration: 4:34


Title: Violin Concerto No.1 In G Minor (Adagio 2nd Movement)

Composer: Bruch, Max

Performer(s): Patrick Rafter (Violin)

Album: Private Recording (used with permission) / RTE / Private Recording

Duration: 8:08


Title: Woodbrook

Composer: O Suilleabhain

Performer(s): Micheal O Suilleabhain

Album: Gaiseadh - Flowing / Virgin Records / CDVE915

Duration: 3:31


Title: Hungarian Dance No.1 In G Minor

Composer: Brahms, Johannes

Performer(s): Budapest Symphony Orchestra

Album: Brahms: 21 Hungarian Dances / Naxos / 8.550110

Duration: 3:00



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Presenter: Lorcan Murray

Producer: Olga Buckley

Production Co-Ordinator: Peter Curtin

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