Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive

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Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive Monday 30 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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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: Ainsi Que La Brise (Like The Breeze)

Composer: Gounod, Charles

Performer(s): Polish National Radio Orchestra / Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

Album: Famous French Overtures / NAXOS / 8.550473

Duration: 4:45


Title: Marche Des Petits Soldats De Plomb

Composer: Pierne, Gabriel

Performer(s): Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (Piano), Bbc Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Pierné: Orchestral Works - Bavouzet /BBC Philharmonic /Mena / Chandos Records / CHAN 10633

Duration: 3:07


Title: La Pesca (Fishing)

Composer: Rossini

Performer(s): Miah Persson (Soprano), Roger Vignoles (Piano), Stella Doufexis (Mezzo-Soprano)

Album: Rossini: Soirees Musicales and other songs - Persson / Doufexis / Ford / Vignoles / Hyperion Records / CDA67647

Duration: 3:56


Title: Quatuor No.3 En La Majeur (2nd Movement) Minuetto: Allegro / Trio / Minuette: Piu Presto

Composer: De Fossa, Francois

Performer(s): Matteo Mela (Guitar), Lorenzo Micheli (Guitar), Ivan Rabaglia (Violin), Enrico Bronzi (Cello)

Album: F. De Fossa: Trois Quatuors Op.19 / Stradivarius / STR 33678

Duration: 3:21


Title: Symphony No.1 In C Major (3rd Movement) Scherzo: Allegro Vivace

Composer: Bizet, Georges

Performer(s): Toulouse Capitole Orchestra

Album: Bizet: Symphonie / Roma / Patrie / EMI Classics / 724355505729

Duration: 4:36


Title: Sonata In C Major Kv 545 (1st Movement) Allegro

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Performer(s): Hans Palsson (Piano)

Album: Mozart: Sonatas and Fantasies - Hans Palsson / Chamber Sound / CSCD 96016

Duration: 4:38


Title: Flute Concerto No.1 In G (I) Allegro Non Molto

Composer: Gluck, Christoph Willibald

Performer(s): Emmanuel Pahud (Flute);Emmanuel Pahud (Flute)

Album: Revolution - Flute Concertos: Emmanuel Pahud / Warner Classics / 0825646276783

Duration: 4:17


Title: Carolan's Draught

Composer: Carolan, Turlough O

Performer(s): Anne-Marie O'Farrell (Harp)

Album: The Jig's Up / Mad Digital / Cd1903

Duration: 2:12


Title: Piano Sonata No.1 In E Flat (2nd Movement) Rondo

Composer: Field, John

Performer(s): Míceál O'Rourke (Piano)

Album: John Field: 4 Piano Sonatas / Chandos / Chan8787

Duration: 4:29


Title: Waltz (Coppelia)

Composer: Delibes, Leo

Performer(s): Lyon Opera Orchestra

Album: Delibes: Coppelia - Orchestra of the Lyon Opera / Kent Nagano / Erato / 4509 91730 2

Duration: 2:23


Title: Romance From The Gadfly

Composer: Shostakovich, Dmitri

Performer(s): Nicola Benedetti, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Album: Nicola Benedetti - The Silver Violin / Decca / 478 3529

Duration: 3:44


Title: Serenade Op. 44 (1st Movement) Moderato, Quasi Marcia

Composer: Dvorak, Antonin

Performer(s): Oslo Philharmonnic Wind Soloists

Album: Dvorak: Serendae for Wind / Naxos / 8.554173

Duration: 3:52


Title: Clair De Lune

Composer: Debussy, Claude

Performer(s): Charlie Siem (Violin), Munchner Rundfunkorchester

Album: Under the Stars - Charlie Siem / Sony Classical / 8883787642

Duration: 4:48


Title: Symphony No.2 In B Minor (4th Movement) Finale

Composer: Borodin, Alexander

Performer(s): Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Borodin: Symphonies 1 and 2 / Philips / 422996-2

Duration: 6:48


Title: A King In New York - Mandolin Serenade

Composer: Chaplin, Charlie

Performer(s): Gareth Williams (Mandolin), The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Charlie Chaplin: The Essential Film Music Collection - Disk 1 / Silva Screen / SILCD1198

Duration: 3:47


Title: Suite (From Milagro Beanfield Wars) - Milagro Theme

Composer: Grusin, Dave

Performer(s): Dave Grusin (Piano)

Album: Dave Grusin - Now Playing Movie Themes - Solo Piano / GP / 0602498613672

Duration: 2:46


Title: Concerto For Two Violins In D Minor (1st Movement) Vivace

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): Nigel Kennedy (Violin), Daniel Stabrawa (Violin), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: The Classical Album 2001 / EMI Records / 724354546921

Duration: 3:18


Title: Bassoon Concerto In B Flat (3rd Movement) Rondeau: Allegretto

Composer: Rosetti, Antonio

Performer(s): Albrecht Holder (Bassoon), New Brandenburg Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Rosetti / Naxos / 8.555341

Duration: 5:37


Title: Yesterday

Composer: Lennon - McCartney

Performer(s): Craig Ogden (Guitar)

Album: Craig Ogden and Friends / Decca / CFMD39

Duration: 3:13


Title: Sonata For Harp (3rd Movement) Rondo

Composer: Dussek, Jan Ladislav

Performer(s): Erica Goodman (Harp)

Album: The Virtuoso Harp (Recordno: CD319) / BIS / CD319

Duration: 2:53


Title: Gabriel's Oboe

Composer: Morricone, Ennio

Performer(s): Frank Mcnamara (Piano), David Agnew (Oboe)

Album: Frank Mcnamara and David Agnew: The Music of the Night / K-Tel / Kcd304

Duration: 2:44


Title: Etude Op.10 No.2 In A Minor 'Chromatic'

Composer: Chopin, Frederic

Performer(s): Seunghee Lee (Clarinet), Evan Solomon (Piano)

Album: Hidden Treasures / Seunghee Lee / 8 88174 45939 4

Duration: 1:30


Title: Serenade

Composer: Romberg, Sigmund

Performer(s): Joseph Calleja (Tenor), Bbc Concert Orchestra

Album: Joseph Calleja - Be My Love A tribute to Mario Lanza / Decca / 478 3531

Duration: 3:26


Title: Je Te Veux

Composer: Satie

Performer(s): Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)

Album: My World - Angela Gheorghiu / Decca / 4787153

Duration: 4:13


Title: Mac Ananty's Reel

Composer: Larchet, John F

Performer(s): Irish Chamber Orchestra

Album: Silver Apples Of The Moon (Irish Chamber Orchestra) / Black Box

Duration: 2:33


Title: String Quartet No.1 In E Major (4th Movement) Presto

Composer: Haydn, Franz Joseph

Performer(s): The London Haydn Quartet

Album: Haydn: String Quartets Op.17 - The London Haydn Quartet / Hyperion Records / CDA67722

Duration: 5:23


Title: Concertino In G (2nd Movement) Andante Grazioso

Composer: Hummel, Johann Nepomuk

Performer(s): Howard Shelley (Piano), London Mozart Players

Album: Hummel: Piano Concerto, Concertino / Chandos / Chan9558

Duration: 3:58


Title: Dance Of The Miller

Composer: Falla, Manuel de

Performer(s): Norbert Kraft (Guitar)

Album: The Spanish Guitar: A Timeless Collection Of Spanish Guitar / Naxos / 855712223

Duration: 2:43


Title: Hebrides Overture (Fingal's Cave)!

Composer: Mendelsshon, Felix

Performer(s): Rte National Symphony Orchestra

Album: National Concert Hall, March 2014

Duration: 10:16


Title: Cello Concerto No.9 In B Flat Major (3rd Movement) Rondo Allegro

Composer: Boccherini, Luigi

Performer(s): Jian Wang (Cello), Camerata Salzburg

Album: The Baroque Album: Jian Wang / Camerata Salzberg / Deutsche Grammophon / 474 236 - 2

Duration: 5:00



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