Niall Carroll's Classical Daytime

Niall Carroll's Classical Daytime

Weekdays, 10am - 1pm

Niall Carroll's Classical Daytime Friday 20 July 2018

Niall Carroll plays music from the heart of the classical repertoire.
At midday each day Niall chooses his 'Five of a Kind'.


Read what Mick Heaney in the Irish Times is saying about "Through the Canvas",

.... these short pieces meet the challenge of translating Irish paintings to radio in engaging fashion.

...atmospheric sound design plays a key part. Honking horns and beeping traffic lights bring Kilmallock’s (modern) main street to life, while an astonishing cascade recorded during a country downpour provides a fitting soundtrack for an earlier episode on Gwen O’Dowd’s painting Rain II. 
Such impressionistic techniques capture the fleeting nature of the creative process more effectively than any arid verbal reconstruction.

... told, it’s a delightful yet innovative slot that merits expansion into a longer, stand-alone programme.
For the moment, however, "Through the Canvas" shows that sound can allow a fresh way of, well, seeing things.

Irish Times Sat 7th July 2018.

Through the Canvas: Episode 1 "Garden Green"

Tuesday 12th of June- 11.30am

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Cristín Leach and Diarmuid McIntyre accept the invitation of Norah McGuinness' 1962 still life painting "Garden Green" to throw open the doors and escape into a world shaped by artistic possibility. Hugh Lane Gallery Collection, oil on canvas

Through the Canvas: Episode 2 "Sonny's Day"   

Tuesday 19th of June 11.30am Click here or on the image to listen back if you missed the broadcast.
Cristín Leach and Diarmuid McIntyre head up the Galtee Mountains to enter the storied landscape of Martin Gale's 1980 painting "Sonny's Day".

In 2013 Martin was awarded Honorary Doctorate in Fine Art, NUI Maynooth. Lives and works in Co. Kildare.

 Irish Museum of Modern Art Collection, oil on canvas.

Through the Canvas: Episode 3 "Rain II"   

Tuesday 26th of June - 11.30am - Click here or on the image to listen back if you missed the broadcast.
Cristín Leach and Diarmuid McIntyre visit Noreen Quish's farm in a downpour for an encounter with Gwen O'Dowd's abstracted landscape painting"Rain II".

Gwen O'Dowd was born in Dublin in 1957 where she now lives and works. O'Dowd is one of Ireland's foremost contemporary artists; she has received many awards and prizes and is a member of Aosdana.

(1992) Irish Museum of Modern Art Collection, oil on canvas


Through the Canvas: Episode 4 "View of Kilmallock"   

Tuesday 3rd of July - 11.30am Click here or on the image to listen back if you missed the broadcast.
Cristín Leach and Diarmuid McIntyre step back in time into the historic world of John George Mulvany's "View of Kilmallock" (c1800)

The painting shows two couples and livestock in the foreground and the ruins of two churches, the Dominican Friary, a tower and gate. The brothers, John and Thomas James Mulvany RHA, painted in a similar style. 

National Gallery of Ireland Collection, oil on canvas.


Through the Canvas: Episode 5 "Untitled (Shannon Series)

Tuesday 10th of July - 11.30am - Click here or on the image to listen back if you missed the broadcast.

Cristín Leach and Diarmuid McIntyre go through security at Shannon Airport and venture out amongst the aircraft of Camille Souter's Untitled (Shannon Series) Painting (1980) Irish Museum of Modern Art,  Oil on paper


Through the Canvas: Episode 6  "Waves Breaking on the Rock's Kilkee"

Tuesday 17th of July - 11.30am - 
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Cristín Leach and Diarmuid McIntyre head out to the Pollack Holes on Clare's Atlantic coast guided by a Nathaniel Hone the Younger sketch "Waves Breaking on the Rock's Kilkee" (c1890) National Gallery of Ireland Collection Watercolour with white highlight on paper

Niall Carroll's Classical Daytime

Niall Carroll plays music from the heart of the classical repertoire including Five of a Kind at noon.

Music Played on the Show


Title: Russlan And Ludmilla: Overture

Composer: Glinka, Mikhail

Performer(s): Bavarian State Orchestra

Album: HMV Collection Sampler No.3 / HMV / 5680272

Duration: 5:04


Title: Wedding Day At Troldhaugen

Composer: Grieg, Edvard

Performer(s): Leif Ove Andsnes (Piano)

Album: Leif Ove Andsnes - A Portrait / EMI / 724357478922

Duration: 6:29


Title: Sinfonia No. 92 Oxford - Menuet Allegretto

Composer: Haydn, Franz Joseph

Performer(s): Rte National Symphony Orchestra

Album: Respighi Ravel Haydn \ NSOI \ Williams Eddins / RTE Lyric FM

Duration: 6:13


Title: From 'El Impossible Mayor En Amor Le Venze Amor' (Zarzuela): Rezitado/Area: Oye, Escucha, Aguarda, Espera

Composer: Duron, Sebastian (1660-1716)

Performer(s): Marta Almajano (Soprano)

Album: Barroco Espanol Vol 2 / DHM / Dhm 05472773362

Duration: 4:13


Title: Viola Concerto (2nd Movement) Vivo Con Molto Preciso

Composer: Walton, William

Performer(s): Kennedy (Violin), Royal Philharmonia Orchestra

Album: Walton: Violin And Viola Concertos Etc - Nigel Kennedy / Emi / 724356281325

Duration: 4:16


Title: Susanna Ab Improbis Senibus

Composer: Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da

Performer(s): The Sixteen

Album: Palestrina Volume 7 / Coro / COR16155

Duration: 6:59


Title: Fantasy And Variations Op81

Composer: Spohr, Louis

Performer(s): Dieter Klocker (Clarinet), Consortium Classicum

Album: Meyerbeer/ Spohr/ Barmann Clarinet Concertos / Orfeo / C213901a

Duration: 7:18


Title: Love's Triumph Prelude: Overture

Composer: Wallace, William Vincent

Performer(s): Victorian Opera Orchestra

Album: British Opera Overtures / SOMM / SOMMCD 0123

Duration: 3:53


Title: Sonita Allegretto

Composer: Torroba, Frederico Moreno

Performer(s): Pepe Romero (Guitar)

Album: Pepe Romero - Spanish Nights / Deutsche Grammophon / 479 0073

Duration: 4:59


Title: Napoli (Arr. Brass Band)

Composer: Bellstedt, Herman Jr

Performer(s): Niels Vind (Cornet), Royal Danish Brass

Album: Brassability / Rondo Grammofon / RCD 8344

Duration: 5:24


Title: Suite No.1 In G Major, Bwv 1007 (1st Movement) Prélude

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian

Performer(s): Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)

Album: The Essential Yo-Yo Ma / Legacy/ Sony Classical / S2K93927

Duration: 2:19


Title: Hungarian Dance From Swan Lake

Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Performer(s): Philharmonia Orchestra

Album: Favourite Ballet Classics (Recordno: 7675952) / EMI / 7675952

Duration: 3:11


Title: Quintet In C For Strings (4th Movement) Allegretto

Composer: Schubert, Franz

Performer(s): Juilliard String Quartet

Album: The Sunday Sessions (Recordno: Mpr203) / Mpr / Mpr203

Duration: 9:35


Title: Ave Maria

Composer: Verdi, Giuseppe

Performer(s): Mirella Freni (Sop), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Ave Maria: The Myth of Mary / Teldec / 3994 21480 2

Duration: 5:03


Title: Guitarre Op.28

Composer: Lalo, Edouard

Performer(s): Philippe Graffin (Violin), Ulster Orchestra

Album: Rare French Works for Violin and Orchestra / hyperion / CDA67294

Duration: 3:39


Title: La Rondinella

Composer: Handel, George Frideric

Performer(s): Bernadette Greevy (Mezzo-Soprano), Academy Of St Martin In The Fields

Album: Handel Arias (Record No: 4615932) / Classic / 4615932

Duration: 4:59


Title: Symphony In F Op.8 (4th Movement) Finale: Allegro Moderato

Composer: Holst, Gustav

Performer(s): Ulster Orchestra

Album: Holst Cotswolds Symphony / Naxos / 8.572914

Duration: 6:03


Title: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme Suite (8th Movement) Intermezzo

Composer: Strauss, Richard

Performer(s): Staatskapelle Dresden

Album: Richard Strauss: Orchestral Works - Disk 6 / Brillaint Classics / 7591

Duration: 3:02


Title: Horn Concerto No.4 In E Flat Major K495: I Allegro Maestoso

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Performer(s): The Hanover Band

Album: Mozart Horn Concertos, Horn Quintet/ Pip Eastop / Hyperion / CDA68097

Duration: 8:35


Title: Prayer For A Great Man

Composer: Turnage, Mark Anthony

Performer(s): Paul Watkins (Cello)

Album: Sea Eagle / NMC Recordings / NMC D203

Duration: 4:06


Title: Sonata In B Flat Major, D 960 (3rd Movement) Allegro Vivace

Composer: Schubert, Franz

Performer(s): Hugh Tinney (Piano)

Album: Hugh Tinney: A Portrait / RTE lyric fm / CD142

Duration: 4:10


Title: Pastoral Dance

Complete Work Name: Three Dances From Nell Gwyn

Composer: German

Performer(s): Simon Mayor (Mandolin)

Album: Mandolin Moods (Recordno: 465744-2) / Universal / 465744-2

Duration: 3:24


Title: La Belle Helene: Overture

Composer: Offenbach, Jacques

Performer(s): Bbc Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Tortelier's French Bonbons / Chandos / CHAN9765

Duration: 8:47


Title: Wie Lieblich Sind Deine Wohnungen

Composer: Brahms, Johannes

Performer(s): Monteverdi Choir

Album: Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem / Philips / 432140-2

Duration: 5:33


Title: Javelin

Composer: Torke, Michael

Performer(s): Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Album: Javelin - The Music of Michael Torke / Argo / 452101-2

Duration: 8:38


Title: Nocturne No.2 Op.32 Lento

Composer: Chopin, Frédéric

Performer(s): Finghin Collins (Piano)

Album: Chopin Recital:Finghin Collins / Claves Records / 50-1719

Duration: 5:28


Title: Scherzo-Vals

Composer: Llobet, Miguel

Performer(s): Anabel Montesinos (Guitar)

Album: Guitar Recital - Anabel Montesinos / Naxos / 8.557294

Duration: 3:50



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Presenter: Niall Carroll

Producer: Eoin O' Kelly

Production Co-ordinator: Michael O'Kane

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