The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott Friday 31 July 2020
Paul Herriott presents a special lyric concert featuring the Degani Piano Trio's recording of 'Words and Music', Beethoven's Piano Trio Op.1 No.1 in E flat major and excerpts of Beethoven Letters read by Barry McGovern. In celebration of Beethoven's 250th birthday year this concert explores his personality, creative process and daily life. The vigour and sensitivity of Beethoven's Piano Trio music is illuminated by excerpts from his letters both funny and heartrending.
Alan Smale (violin)
Annette Cleary (cello)
Rachel Quinn (piano)
Barry McGovern (narrator)
Click below to watch a portrait of Beethoven from the Degani Trio, which includes archival letters from the National Austrian Library, autograph facsimiles, prints and photographs of the performance. The sound recording is in the streamed form prepared by Adrian Harte, photographer was Orla Murray and the videographer/editor was Alison Mac Donnell White. Produced and written by Rachel Quinn.
Tonight, another chance to hear cellist Alban Gerhardt with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and conductor JoAnn Falletta performing Strauss' Don Quixote. Presented by Michael Lee.
Strauss: Don Quixote
Respighi: Fontane di Roma (Fountains of Rome)
Pini di Roma (Pines of Rome)
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
JoAnn Faletta (conductor)
Alban Gerhardt (cello)
(First broadcast Friday 1st November 2019)