Sound Out with Ian McGlynn

Sound Out with Ian McGlynn

Sunday, 9-10pm

Sound Out Sunday 14 June 2020

Sound Out with Ian McGlynn

Tonight we hear personal works by Andrew Hamilton inspired by his early years of singing and playing the violin, and psalms by Estonian composer Cyrillus Kreek.

Sunday August 9th

The Fidelio Trio are made up of violinist Darragh Morgan, cellist Adi Tal and pianist Mary Dullea. Describing themselves as champions of the piano trio genre, they perform a broad range of repertoire and tonight we hear their world premiere recordings of music by Philip Glass and Kevin Volans. (Photo © Hugo Glendinning)

Sunday August 16th

The Croatian composer and conductor Igor Kuljeric composed his Glagolitic Requiem in the mid-1990s, as the country emerged from a war of independence. The music is a celebration of the Croatian church and folk music traditions passed down since the Middle Ages, and we'll hear a new recording with the Bavarian Radio Chorus and Munchner Rundfunkorchester conducted by Ivan Repusic. We’ll also explore a symphonic portrait of daily existence in Stalinist Russia, the Babi Yar Symphony No. 13 by Shostakovich recorded by the Russian National Orchestra conducted by Kirill Karabits.

Listen - Sound Out on Spotify

You can now hear our playlists each week on Spotify, and where possible we'll include all the music featured on the programme.  

Watch - RTÉ Concert Orchestra perform Gerald Barry and Julia Wolfe with Bang on a Can

The RTÉ Concert Orchestra conducted by Ilan Volkov performs Gerald Barry's Viola Concerto with the violist for whom it was written, Lawrence Power. A commission by Britten Sinfonia and RTÉ, it was recorded live at New Music Dublin 2020. We’ll also hear Julia Wolfe’s Flower Power composed for orchestra and the eclectic Bang on a Can All-Stars, a work inspired by a radical revolutionary moment - the late 1960's - a time when experimental ideas and questions permeated all parts of the political, social, and artistic landscapes.

Watch - Cleary, O'Leary and Guðmundsson with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

Watch and listen below to diverse music by Irish and Icelandic composers, performed by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and recorded live in the National Concert Hall at New Music Dublin 2020.

Siobhán Cleary's Hum! is a musical theatre piece for two actors and string orchestra, a work of humour, conflict and tragedy with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ryan McAdams acting as greek chorus. They're all joined by the Ligeti Quartet for the world premiere of Jane O'Leary's Triptych in which four solo instruments act as a unit, layered with the incredibly soft sounds of the orchestra. And we'll hear Hugi Guðmundsson Box, a concerto for accordion, symphony orchestra and barrel organ performed with soloist Andreas Borregaard and conducted by Daniel Bjarnsson.

Music Played on the Show


Title: I And I

Composer: Hamilton, Andrew

Performer(s): Andrew Hamilton (Voice And Violin)

Album: Andrew Hamilton - Joy / Ergodos

Duration: 3:17


Title: The Spirit Of Art

Composer: Hamilton, Andrew

Performer(s): Andrew Hamilton (Voice And Violin)

Album: Andrew Hamilton - Joy / Ergodos

Duration: 4:22


Title: Les Soirees D’Auteuil, Op. 23

Composer: Coste, Napoleon

Performer(s): Johan Lofving (Guitar)

Album: Fandango!: Music for Solo Guitar and String Quartet / Resonus / RES10260

Duration: 7:52


Title: Violin Concerto No. 1 In A Minor, Op 77 (1st Movement) Nocturne

Composer: Shostakovich, Dmitri

Performer(s): Alina Ibragimova (Violin)

Album: Shostakovich Violin Concertos / Hyperion / CDA68313

Duration: 12:36


Title: Jacob's Dream/Proemial Psalm

Composer: Kreek, Cyrillus

Performer(s): Vox Clamantis

Album: The Suspended Harp of Babel / ECM / 4819041

Duration: 11:55


Title: Pr-Mt-Generic

Performer(s): John Kelly (Presenter)

Duration: 0:22



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Presenter: Ian McGlynn

Producer: Áine Fay


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