Sound Out with Ian McGlynn

Sound Out with Ian McGlynn

Sunday, 9-10pm

Sound Out Sunday 21 January 2018

Sunday May 27th...

Long before modern feminists took up the cause, Louise Farrenc blazed a trail as a pianist, teacher and composer who fought for equal pay and consideration with her male counterparts in mid 19th-century France. She was the only senior female professor at the Paris Conservatoire in that entire century, and her Symphony No.3 in G Minor is often favourably compared to similar works by Mendelssohn and Schumann. We’ll hear a new Naxos recording of the symphony performed by the Solistes Européens Luxembourg conducted by Christoph König, and a new album for jazz quartet by saxophonist Nicolas Masson

Sunday June 3rd...

Fortuna or Lady Fortune was a common figure in medieval art and poetry, who would often appear to thwart the efforts of would-be lovers, showing no mercy to any man or woman. The 14th century composer Guillaume de Machaut was fascinated by Fortuna and her power and tonight we hear a new collection on Hyperion Records of some of the love songs from these texts. Performed by the Orlando Consort, Machaut’s songs chart the miseries and ecstasies of love, as Machaut depicts the suffering of the lover turned on Fortune’s wheel. We’ll also explore pianist Hans Henkemans 1951 recordings of the complete piano works of Debussy, described as groundbreaking at the time and newly released on Decca.

Sound Out with Ian McGlynn

A new programme that explores the latest music from Irish and international artists and composers, including a look at upcoming performances and a listen to new releases.

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Music Played on the Show


Title: Budget Bulgar

Composer: Ljova

Performer(s): Brooklyn Rider

Album: A Walking Fire / Mercury Classics

Duration: 3:04


Title: Duda

Composer: Balke, Jon

Performer(s): Jon Balke's Siwan Ensemble

Album: Siwan: Nahnou Houm / ECM / ECM 2042

Duration: 5:34


Title: Nocturne In C Minor, Op. 48 No 1

Composer: Chopin, Frederic

Performer(s): James Rhodes (Piano)

Album: Fire On All Sides / Instrumental Records

Duration: 6:29


Title: Etude In E Flat Minor, Op. 39 No. 5

Composer: Rachmaninoff, Sergei

Performer(s): James Rhodes (Piano)

Album: Fire On All Sides / Instrumental Records

Duration: 4:53


Title: String Quartet Op. 13 In A Minor (1st Movement) Adagio - Allegro Vivace

Composer: Mendelssohn, Felix

Performer(s): Marianne Cresebba (Mezzo-Soprano), Quatour Arod

Album: Mendelssohn: String Quartets Nos. 2 & 4 - 4 Pieces for String Quartet, Op. 81 / Erato / 0190295761127

Duration: 7:46


Title: Come Home Drummer Boy - Agnes Hickey

Composer: O'Connor, Simon

Performer(s): Simon O'Connor (Piano); Dara Higgins (Bass)

Album: Left Behind / Ergodos 2015

Duration: 4:12


Title: Symphony No. 3 In C Minor, Op. 78, 'Organ Symphony' (4th Movement) Maestoso - Allegro

Composer: Saint-Saens, Camille

Performer(s): Daniele Rossi (Organ), Orchestra Dell'accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecila

Album: Saint-Saens: Organ Symphony; Carnival of the Animals / Warner / 0190295755553

Duration: 8:39


Title: Shenanigans (1st Movement) A Cool Carfuffle

Composer: Riley, Colin

Performer(s): Tom Lessels (Clarinet), Kate Halsall (Piano)

Album: Shenanigans / NMC Records / NMC D241

Duration: 2:29



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Presenter: Ian McGlynn

Producer: Áine Fay


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