MOVIES AND MUSICALS WITH AEDÍN GORMLEY

Aedín marks the 70th birthday of American actor Mark Hamill, best known for his role as Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars films brilliantly scored by John Williams. Catherine Zeta-Jones sings Sondheim's Send in the Clowns and Barbra Streisand duets with Ryan O'Neal in What's Up, Doc? The music of George Fenton from Shadowlands and You've Got Mail, and songs from Frozen, Carousel and Chicago.

RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 25th September, 1pm-4pm


OPERA NIGHT WITH PAUL HERRIOTT

This evening Paul brings us to the Opera des Nations in Geneva for a performance of Rossini's

The Barber of Seville. Bogdan Mihai sings Count Almaviva, Bruno Taddio is Figaro, Lena Belkina sings Rosina, Bruno de Simone sings Doctor Bartolo, Marco Spotti is Don Basilio, Mary Feminear is Berta, Rodrigo Garcia is Fiorello, Peter Baekeun Cho is Ambrogio, Aleksandar Chaveev sings the Officer and the Grand Theatre Chorus and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande is conducted by Jonathan Nott.

RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 25th September, 7pm-10pm


THE LYRIC FEATURE

Ireland's Changing Nature 3/3

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 3 'Wildling' looks at the relationship we have with nature in Ireland today, through farming, conservation, and psychology and poetry. Anja delves in to neuroscience in search of answers to the questions of around our need for nature and how rebalancing our relationship with the natural worlds can provide solutions to the many challenges the world faces today.

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 26th September, 6pm-7pm


SOUND OUT WITH IAN MCGLYNN

A new recording from Icelandic pianist Víkingur Ólafsson is always something to look forward to, and tonight we'll explore a new collection of his favourite Mozart keyboard works and his contemporaries, including Galuppi and Cimarosa. Plus choral and orchestral works by Arvo Part in a new recording from the Bavarian Radio Chorus and Munich Radio Orchestra conducted by Ivan Repusic.

RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 26th September, 9pm-10pm


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 pianist Finghin Collins.

RTÉ lyric fm, Monday 27th September, 10am-1pm


THE FULL SCORE WITH LIZ NOLAN

Krzysztof Urbanski conducts the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra in Dvorak's Symphony No.9 'From the New World' and pianist Benjamin Grosvenor performs Benjamin Britten's Piano Concerto Op.13. 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 28th September, 1pm-4pm


THE BLUE OF THE NIGHT WITH BERNARD CLARKE

This week we'll be playing some of the recordings of Irish iconoclast, songwriter Laura Mulcahy. 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, Tuesday 28th September, 9pm-12am


THE FULL SCORE WITH LIZ NOLAN

Marek Janowski conducts the Dresden Philharmonic in Mozart's Serenade No.10 in B flat 'Gran Partita' recorded in the Culture Palace in Dresden 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, Wednesday 29th September, 1pm-4pm


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 30th September, 4pm-7pm


THE LYRIC CONCERT WITH PAUL HERRIOTT

Joshua Weilerstein conducts the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra this evening and is joined by pianist Denis Kozhukhin in Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No.3

William Grant: Still Mother and Child
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto no. 3 in D minor
Tchaikovsky: Symphony no. 5 in E minor

Joshua Weilerstein (conductor)
Denis Kozhukhin, (piano)

RTÉ lyric fm, Friday 1st October, 7pm-10pm