THE HAMILTON SCORES

Let the Hamilton Scores become one of your regular weekend fixtures as George kicks off an unbeatable line-up of musical greats and tales from his travels.

RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 18th September, 10am-1pm


OPERA NIGHT WITH PAUL HERRIOTT

Dublin HandelFest 2021 presents Handel's Acis and Galatea

Acis and Galatea was the first of Handel's works presented to Dublin audiences, receiving its first outing in the city in 1734. In Handel's time this would have been even more popular among Dublin concert-goers than his 'Messiah', strange as it is for us to think of it today. The story features the love between the title characters destroyed by the jealous Polyphemus, mirrored by music that takes turns at being joyful and melancholic. In tonight's performance Julia Doyle and Dean Power sing the title roles, with Edward Grint as a devious and envious Polyphemus. Peter Whelan conducts The Irish Baroque Orchestra.

RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 18th September, 7pm-10pm


THE LYRIC FEATURE

Ireland's Changing Nature 2/3

Irelands Changing Nature is a three-part series exploring Ireland's changing landscapes and in particular, how culture has shaped our beliefs and attitudes around the natural world. The series examines the history of the relationship between Ireland's natural environment and the people who have lived here through the ages, featuring an eclectic weaving together of woolly mammoths, hunter gatherers, Bronze Age rituals, Cromwellian settlers, psychology, and future rewilding of mountains and bogs.

Written and presented by Anja Murray and with an original score from cellist and composer Kevin Murphy (of Slow Moving Clouds), this series is about how people and culture have shaped nature in Ireland and how we must now examine these relationships in order to meet the environmental challenges we are facing.

Episode 2 'Taming' explores the transformations that arose in both landscape and culture with the discovery of metals. Presenter Anja Murray meets Eamonn P. Kelly, former keeper of antiquities at the National History Museum, who shares the discoveries of ancient bodies and rituals that tell how our ancient ancestors saw their place in the world, with some surprising revelations about sacred Irish deities of the land.

Original score by Kevin Murphy of Slow Moving Clouds.

Producer: Anja Murray
Presenter: Anja Murray
Researcher: Lenny Antonelli
Original Score: Kevin Murphy
Editing and sound design: Julien Clancy
Producer for RTÉ lyric fm: Eoin O Kelly

RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 19th September, 6pm-7pm


SOUND OUT WITH IAN MCGLYNN

In 2012, the Silesian Quartet undertook an ambitious project to record the complete quartets of Krzysztof Penderecki composed between 1960 and 2016. They've just released the complete set, and tonight we'll take a listen. We'll also explore an intriguing new project featuring Veronique Gens singing operatic airs by Lully and Charpentier called Passion, that tell of powerful women whose love is unrequited.

RTÉ lyric fm, Friday 17th September, 9pm-10pm


VESPERTINE WITH ELLEN CRANITCH

A programme for the musically curious. Vlad Smishkewych introduces a carefully curated choice of classical, jazz, folk and world music.

RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 19th September, 10pm-1am


NIALL CARROLL'S CLASSICAL DAYTIME

Niall Carroll plays music from the heart of the classical repertoire. Every day at 12 Niall chooses a piece for his Five of a Kind. This week Niall chooses five pieces played by the trumpeter Alison Balsom.

RTÉ lyric fm, Monday 20th September, 10am-1pm


THE BLUE OF THE NIGHT WITH BERNARD CLARKE

This week we'll be playing just some of the recordings featuring Jaco Pastorius. Alongside Stanley Clarke, Pastorius is the most influential bass-guitar player. His innovations have influenced every bass player since and every form of contemporary music, from Punk to Michael Jackson.

We'll be featuring his solo work, his years as a member of Weather Report, and his great collaborations with Joni Mitchell. The Blue of the Night connects different musical landscapes - bringing you through centuries, genres and soundscapes. Musical treasures from the ancient to the contemporary.

RTÉ lyric fm, Monday 20th September, 9pm-12am


THE FULL SCORE WITH LIZ NOLAN

The National Ballet of China Symphony Orchestra perform Tchaikovsky's Symphony No.3 under the baton of Zhang Yi and harpist Shi Qin joins the orchestra for Nina Rota's Harp Concerto in a concert recorded in the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing. Liz Nolan presents a showcase of unabridged musical masterworks, featuring live recordings of Irish and international performers, plus selections from the latest CD releases.

RTÉ lyric fm, Tuesday 21st September, 1pm-4pm


MARTY IN THE MORNING

Join the dawn chorus with Marty for your morning wake-up call with music, competitions and news and weather.

RTÉ lyric fm, Wednesday 22nd September, 7am-10am


LORCAN MURRAY’S CLASSIC DRIVE

Each day, Lorcan brings you the perfect musical soundtrack, wherever you are including at 6.10pm, in Culture File, Luke Clancy's daily guide to creativity in the world around us.

RTÉ lyric fm, Thursday 23rd September, 4pm-7pm


THE FULL SCORE WITH LIZ NOLAN

In today's concert Quatuor Arod plays Schubert and Beethoven in a concert recorded in Weilburg Castle in Germany. Liz Nolan presents a showcase of unabridged musical masterworks, featuring live recordings of Irish and international performers, plus selections from the latest CD releases.

RTÉ lyric fm, Friday 24th September, 1pm-4pm


THE LYRIC CONCERT WITH PAUL HERRIOTT

In tonight's concert Mihhail Gerts conducts the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra in Dvorak's Symphony No.5 and violinist Simone Lamsma performs Sibelius' Violin Concerto.

Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor
Dvorak: Symphony No. 5

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
Mihhail Gerts (conductor)
Simone Lamsma (violin)

RTÉ lyric fm, Friday 24th September, 7pm-10pm