Niall Carroll's Classical Daytime

Niall Carroll's Classical Daytime

Weekdays, 10am - 1pm

Niall Carroll's Classical Daytime Wednesday 18 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: Much Ado About Nothing - Concert Suite Op 11 - Movement 5 - Hornpipe (Mummenschanz)

Composer: Korngold, Erich Wolfgang

Performer(s): Philip Quint (Violin), Orquesta Sinfonica De Mineria

Album: Korngold Violin Concerto - Philip Quint / NAXOS / 8570791

Duration: 2:40


Title: Trumpet Concerto In E Flat Major - 3. Allegro

Composer: Haydn, Joseph

Performer(s): Maurice Andre (Trumpet), Munich Chamber Orchestra

Album: The Trumpet Shall Sound Maurice Andre / Deutsche Grammophon / 474331-2

Duration: 4:36


Title: Sinfonia

Composer: Cavalli, Francesco

Performer(s): Ensemble Cappella Mediterranea

Album: Sogno Barocco / Naive Records / V 5286

Duration: 5:25


Title: Trois Chansons De Bilitis: Ii- La Chevelure

Composer: Debussy, Claude

Performer(s): Bengt Forsberg (Piano)

Album: Anne Sofie von Otter: Douce France / Naive / V5343

Duration: 3:25


Title: Bassoon Concerto In F (3rd Movement) Rondo (Allegro)

Composer: Weber, Carl Maria von

Performer(s): Klaus Thunemann (Bassoon), Academy Of St Martin In The Fields

Album: Hummell / Weber: Bassoon Concertos - Thunemann / Philips / 432081-2

Duration: 4:28


Title: O Tell Me The Truth About Love

Composer: Britten, Benjamin

Performer(s): Ann Murray (Mezzo-Soprano), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)

Album: Ann Murray & Malcolm Martineau / Avie / AV2077

Duration: 5:14


Title: Gnossienne No. 8

Composer: Satie, Erik

Performer(s): Pascal Roge (Piano)

Album: Satie: 3 Gymnopedies and Other Piano Works - Pascal Roge / Decca / 410 220-2

Duration: 1:36


Title: Pavan

Composer: Bacheler, Daniel

Performer(s): Jakob Lindberg (Lute)

Album: Jacobean Lute Music / BIS Records / BIS-2055

Duration: 4:19


Title: Faites Lui Mes Aveux

Composer: Gounod, Charles

Performer(s): Susanne Mentzer (Mezzo-Soprano), Orchestra Of Welsh National Opera

Album: Gounod / Faust (Recordno: 4509-90872-2) / Teldec / 4509-90872-2

Duration: 2:58


Title: 3 Preludes (1st Movement) Allegro

Composer: Gershwin, George

Performer(s): Gil Shaham (Violin), André Previn (Piano)

Album: Gil Shaham: American Scenes / Deutsche Grammophon / 453470-2

Duration: 1:27


Title: Spring Op.74 No.2

Composer: Liszt, Franz

Performer(s): Luiza Borac (Piano)

Album: Chopin Etudes and 6 Polish Songs (Tr. Liszt) - Luiza Borac / Avie Records / AV2161

Duration: 2:48


Title: Mazurka Op.7 No.1

Composer: Chopin, Frederic

Performer(s): Marisa Robles (Harp)

Album: The World of the Harp / Decca Records / 4338692

Duration: 3:03


Title: O Amore, O Bella Luce Del Core

Composer: Mascagni, Pietro

Performer(s): Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

Album: Best Romantic Classics 50 (CD 3) - Mediterranean Romance / EMI Classics / 50999 4 57555 2 1

Duration: 2:32


Title: The Cunning Little Vixen - Ii: Andante. Moderato. Allegro

Composer: Janacek, Leos

Performer(s): Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Leos Janacek - Amarus, The Cunning Little Vixen... / Praga Digitals / PRD 250 308

Duration: 9:52


Title: Blow The Wind Southerly

Composer: Tradiitional English

Performer(s): Bryn Terfel (Vocal), London Symphony Orchesrta, London Voices

Album: Bryn - First Love Songs from the British Isles / Deutsche Grammophon / 477 7865

Duration: 2:49


Title: Suite: The Spanish Lady - Burlesco

Composer: Elgar, Edward

Performer(s): The Royal Ballet Sinfonia

Album: British String Miniatures / Royal Ballet Sinfonia / Gavin Sutherland / White Line / WHL2136

Duration: 1:53


Title: Zadok The Priest

Composer: Handel, George Frideric

Performer(s): English Chamber Orchestra, The Choir King's College Cambridge

Album: The Sound of The Choir King's College Cambridge / Classicfm / CFMGA02

Duration: 5:56


Title: Sonata No.1 In D For Violin, Cello And Harpsichord (4th Movement)

Composer: Corelli, Arcangelo

Performer(s): Chiara Banchini (Violin), Jesper Christensen (Harpsichord), Kathy Gohl (Cello)

Album: Corelli - Sonates Op.5 / Harmonia Mundi / Hmc901307

Duration: 3:07


Title: Symphony No. 10 In F Sharp Minor Purgatorio

Composer: Mahler, Gustav

Performer(s): Berliner Philharmoniker

Album: Symphony No.10 / EMI / 7243 5 56972 2 6

Duration: 3:55


Title: Inishlacken: (Iii) Evening Céilí

Composer: Whelan, Bill

Performer(s): Rte National Symphony Orchestra

Album: Bill Whelan: Linen and Lace: Inishlacken / Riverdance / RTE lyric fm / CD155

Duration: 4:49


Title: Clarinet Concerto In A Major (1st Movement) Allegro

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Performer(s): Harmen De Boer (Clarinet), Sinfonietta Amsterdam

Album: Mozart Clarinet Concerto - Flute/Harp Concerto / Brilliant / 93843

Duration: 11:59


Title: Parigi, O Cara, Noi Lasceremo (Act Iii)

Composer: Verdi, Giuseppe

Performer(s): Placido Domingo (Tenor), Bavarian State Orchestra

Album: Verdi: La Traviata (highlights) / Deutsche Grammophon / 439421-2

Duration: 3:12


Title: Symphony No.8 In F (2nd Movement) Allegretto Scherzando

Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van

Performer(s): London Classical Players

Album: Beethoven - Symphonies 1 - 9 / Virgin Classics / 5619432

Duration: 3:54


Title: Piano Trio In D Minor, Op. 11: 4. Finale: Allegro Moderato

Composer: Mendelssohn, Fanny

Performer(s): Maria Bader-Kubizek (Violin) / Dorothea Guschlbauer (Cello) / Silvia Schweinberger (Viola)

Album: Fanny Mendelssohn: Lieder / Newport Classic / 94490

Duration: 5:58


Title: Romeo And Juliette Fantasy Overture (Excerpt)

Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'Yich

Performer(s): Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

Album: Classical Chill CD 2 / Warner Strategic Marketing / 0927469952

Duration: 2:48


Title: With Or Without You

Composer: U2

Performer(s): Aimee Farrell Courtney (Bodhran)

Album: New Airs / Glen Austin

Duration: 5:41


Title: Symphony No.3 'Organ' (4th Movement)

Composer: Saint-Saens, Camille

Performer(s): Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Saint-Saens: Symphony No.3 'Organ Symphony' / Deutsche Grammophon / 439014-2

Duration: 8:28


Title: Marche Miniature Viennoise

Composer: Kreisler, Fritz

Performer(s): Musicatre

Album: Piano Trios / musicatre / musicatre

Duration: 3:33


Title: Nocturne No.12 In G

Composer: Field, John

Performer(s): Veronica Mcswiney (Piano)

Album: John Field Nocturnes / Ceirnini Cladaig / Csm50cd

Duration: 2:00



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Presenter: Niall Carroll

Producer: Eoin O' Kelly

Production Co-ordinator: Michael O'Kane

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