The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott

The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott

Friday, 19.30 to 21.30

The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott Wednesday 1 May 2019

The Lyric 20th Birthday Concert

Paul Herriott presents a live concert broadcast from the National Concert Hall, Dublin, featuring the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra.

Toner Quinn looks at the changing musical landscape of Ireland

Toner Quinn, editor of The Journal of Music and lecturer in publishing in NUI Galway, marks the lyric fm 20th birthday with a radio essay. He discusses how the digital age has changed the Irish musical landscape over the past twenty years.

Friday August 23rd, 7.30pm

Tonight we revisit another of our live Friday night broadcasts from the National Concert Hall, Dublin. Barry Douglas joins the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra for a performance of Brahms' 2nd Piano Concerto. The programme also features Dvorák's Symphony No. 6 with conductor Jaime Martín at the helm, all presented by Paul Herriott.

Dvorák: Symphony No. 6
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Martín (conductor)
Barry Douglas (piano)

First broadcast 18th Jan, 2019


Friday August 30th, 7.30pm

Another chance to hear a highlight from our live concert broadcasts from the National Concert Hall, Dublin. Violinist Vilde Frang (pictured) joins the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra for Stravinsky's Violin Concerto. The programme also includes Rimsky-Korsakov's Russian Easter Overture and Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony, based on a poem by Lord Byron. Presented by Paul Herriott.

Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture
Stravinsky: Violin Concerto
Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
Cristian Macelaru (conductor)
Vilde Frang (violin)

First broadcast February 22nd, 2019


Watch the Lyric 20th Birthday Concert

Paul Herriott and Aedín Gormley present RTÉ lyric fm's 20th birthday concert featuring the music of Tchaikovsky, Saint-Saens, Rossini, John Williams, André Previn, Strauss and Archibald Potter live from the National Concert Hall, Dublin. The tone of the concert - celebrating the joy of music - was set by the premiere of three new works by Irish composers who were awarded the prize in an open competition to write new music marking the 20th birthday of RTÉ lyric fm. Tyrone-born and Maynooth-based composer Ryan Molloy has written Gealán, a concerto for Irish harp and orchestra. Gealán's radiant and rich soundworld explores both the lyrical nature of the harp and its nimble energy, borrowing from syncopated reel rhythms to create a virtuosic work for harp that allows its soloist Anne-Marie O’Farrell to showcase her talents.Kate Neville's setting of the Carrick-on-Suir poet Michael Coady's poem Though there are torturers (...there is music) will be performed by the massed singers of the RTÉ Philharmonic Choir while Elliot Murphy's new composition for the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Cello Octet borrows from the Irish slow air tradition to create a captivating new work.
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
RTÉ Philharmonic Choir
RTÉ Cello Octet
Anne-Marie O’Farrell, Irish harp
Gavan Ring, tenor & Emma Nash, soprano
Conductor Gavin Maloney

Watch our video broadcast of the Lyric 20th Birthday Gala Concert here



Listen Again: RTÉ lyric fm live from the 2019 West Cork Chamber Music Festival

As part of this year's broadcast from the West Cork Chamber Musical in Bantry, Paul Herriott presented a series of concerts from Bantry House and St. Brendan's Church, broadcast live on RTÉ lyric fm. Click the links below to listen...

Sunday June 30th - Vespertine with Ellen Cranitch

At 10.30pm RTÉ lyric fm's coverage of the West Cork Chamber Music Festival continues when Ellen is joined, live from Bantry House, by Paul Herriott who introduces tonight's late night concert. Titled Endgame, pianist Finghin Collins performs Schubert's Sonata in B flat, the composer's final sonata before his death.

Listen back here (30 mins in)


Monday July 1st - Niall Carroll's Classical Daytime

Our coffee concert at 11.00am comes live from the West Cork Chamber Music Festival in St. Brendan’s church, Bantry where Paul Herriott presents the Chiaroscuro Quartet playing Mozart‘s Quartet in E flat and Beethoven’s Quartet No.6 in B flat. Formed in 2005, the Chiaroscuro Quartet comprises violinists Alina Ibragimova (Russia) and Pablo Hernán Benedí (Spain), the Swedish violist Emilie Hörnlund and cellist Claire Thirion from France. They perform music of the Classical and early Romantic periods on gut strings and with historical bows. Their growing discography includes recordings of music by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Mendelssohn. The Chiaroscuro Quartet was a prize-winner of the German Förderpreis Deutschlandfunk/Musikfest Bremen in 2013 and received Germany’s most prestigious CD award, the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik in 2015 for their recording of Mozart’s Quartet in D minor and Mendelssohn’s Second string quartet in A minor.

Listen back here (one hour in)


Thursday July 4th - The Blue of the Night with Bernard Clarke

At 10.30pm RTÉ lyric fm's coverage of the West Cork Chamber Music Festival continues when Bernard is joined, live from Bantry House, by Paul Herriott who introduces tonight's late night concert. The Festival Trio of pianist Barry Douglas, Viviane Hagner violin and cellist Johannes Moser perform Tchaikovsky's Piano Trio in A minor. Subtitled In memory of a great artist, this vast romantic work was dedicated to his mentor and friend Nicholas Rubinstein.

Listen back here (one hour 30 mins in)


Friday July 5th at 7.30pm - live from Bantry House at 8pm

Paul Herriott presents a concert live from Bantry House as part of the West Cork Chamber Music Festival including music by Schumann, Golijov and Emma O'Halloran.

Emma O'Halloran: 'Dying is a Wild Night' - Quatuor Zaïde (pictured)
Schumann: Piano Quintet in E flat Op.44 - Gloria Campaner, Borusan Quartet
Golijov: Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind - Mate Bekavac, Dahlkvist Quartet 

Listen back here 

Music Played on the Show

01:00

Title: William Tell Overture

Composer: Rossini

Performer(s): Rte National Symphony Orchestra, Gavin Maloney (Conductor)

Duration: 12:00

01:00

Title: Though There Are Torturers

Composer: Katie Neville

Performer(s): Rte Philharmonic Choir

Duration: 5:00

01:00

Title: Kuda, Kuda Vï Udalilis From Eugene Onegin

Composer: Tchaikovsky

Performer(s): Rte National Symphony Orchestra, Gavin Maloney (Conductor), Gavan Ring

Duration: 5:00

01:00

Title: I Want Magic From A Streetcar Named Desire

Composer: Andre Previn

Performer(s): Rte National Symphony Orchestra, Gavin Maloney (Conductor), Emma Nash

Duration: 4:00

01:00

Title: Parigi O Cara From La Traviata

Composer: Verdi

Performer(s): Rte National Symphony Orchestra, Gavin Maloney (Conductor), Gavan Ring And Emma Nash

Duration: 4:30

01:00

Title: Concerto For Irish Harp And Orchestra

Composer: Ryan Molloy

Performer(s): Rte National Symphony Orchestra, Gavin Maloney (Conductor), Anne-Marie O'Farrell

Duration: 15:00

20:51

Title: Cailin O Cois Tsuir Me

Composer: Trad Arr

Performer(s): Michael Mchale (Piano)

Album: The Irish Piano / RTE lyric fm / CD138

Duration: 3:24

01:00

Title: Fiddler On The Roof Suite

Composer: John Williams

Performer(s): Rte National Symphony Orchestra, Gavin Maloney (Conductor), Elaine Clarke)

Duration: 8:00

01:00

Title: By The Beautiful Blue Danube

Composer: Strauss

Performer(s): Rte National Symphony Orchestra, Gavin Maloney (Conductor)

Duration: 10:00

01:00

Title: I Dtírdreach (In A Landscape) For Cello Octet

Composer: Elliot Murphy

Performer(s): Cellists Of The Rte National Symphony Orchestra, Gavin Maloney (Conductor)

Duration: 5:00

01:00

Title: Fantasy For Clarinet And Orchestra

Composer: Potter

Performer(s): Rte National Symphony Orchestra, Gavin Maloney (Conductor), John Finucane)

Duration: 5:00

01:00

Title: Danse Bacchanle

Composer: Saint-Saens

Performer(s): Rte National Symphony Orchestra, Gavin Maloney (Conductor)

Duration: 8:00

01:00

Title: Les Toreadors From Carmen Suite

Composer: Bizet

Performer(s): Rte National Symphony Orchestra, Gavin Maloney (Conductor)

Duration: 2:33

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Producer: Áine Fay

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