EVELYN GRANT'S WEEKEND DRIVE

Evelyn Grant plays the best orchestral works, vocal delights, and favourite tunes, plus news and our regular Poetry File slot just after 6pm.

Episode 34 - David Murphy

Today David Murphy reads his poem 'The Royal Way'. Murphy lives in Lusk, Co Dublin, and has had three novels and three short-story collections published in Ireland and abroad. His first non-fiction book was published by Liffey Press in 2014 and his first poetry collection, 'Drowning in the Desert', was published by Revival Press in 2020.

RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 6th November, 4pm-6.30pm


OPERA NIGHT WITH PAUL HERRIOTT

Wexford Festival Opera presents Karl Goldmark's Ein Wintermärchen

Premiered at the Hofoper in Vienna in 1908, Ein Wintermärchen would prove to be the last of the six operas by Goldmark, considered a great magician of orchestration. Contemporaries raved about the 'burning scarlet gleam' and 'sensuous iridescence' of his music. In tonight's recorded production from the National Opera House, the jealous King Leontes sung by Burkhard Fritz falsely accuses his wife Hermione sung by Sophie Gordeladze of infidelity with his best friend, Polixenes sung by Simon Thorpe, and she is forced to go into exile with her baby daughter but soon dies. Marcus Bosch conducts the Wexford Festival Opera Orchestra and chorus in this three-act opera.

RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 6th November, 7pm-10pm


VESPERTINE WITH ELLEN CRANITCH

Piper Fraser Fifield's deep re-examination of what he calls 'that ancient, slightly mysterious music associated with the Scottish bagpipe' has resulted in a fascinating and thrilling new album, Píobaireachd / Pipe Music. It draws on Fraser's boundless curiosity and willingness to explore different sounds and textures, all the while basing them on a bedrock of tradition. Wild saxophone and whistle improvisations, tender and lyrical melodic journeys, and high-octane rhythmic jousts make this a unique and exciting creation. It's my featured album this Saturday on Vespertine.

RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 6th November, 10pm-1am


VOX NOSTRA WITH VLAD SMISHKEWYCH

Quirky keyboards, brazen and wild brasswinds, scintillating strings - it's a celebration of music made possible by the innovations of science on Vox Nostra to kick off Science Week 2021! Featuring new releases from Kannel virtuosa Anna-Liisa Eller, Brigitte Lesne & Pierre Boragno, plus a live recording release of Monteverdi's 1610 Vespers from Jolle Greenleaf's New York-based Green Mountain Project.

RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 7th November, 7am-10am


THE LYRIC FEATURE

Songs Beyond Borders

While borders between countries might put a stop to the movement of people and goods, songs have always travelled through space and time. In this programme, we hear the story of five songs from across three centuries which have travelled into and out of Ireland, across Europe, and around the world. How did Thomas Moore's The Last Rose of Summer end up in the repertoire of Nana Mouskouri, or how did Moore's Those Evening Bells get absorbed into the American Song Book or how did Robin Adair / Ellen Aroon find its way from Scotland and Ireland to India where it was adapted by the poet Rabindranath Tagore? Oskar Cox-Jensen and guests attempt to unravel these and other musical mysteries and we hear new performances and interpretations of the works recorded at the Sonic Arts Research Centre in Queen's University Belfast.

A Rockfinch production for RTÉ lyric fm

Producer: Claire Cunningham
Sound supervision: Tinpot Productions
Recording supervisor: Craig Jackson

Funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland from the Television Licence fee and by the Queen's University Belfast Minor Music Funds.

RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 7th November, 6pm-7pm


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 guitarist Julian Bream.

RTÉ lyric fm, Monday 8th November, 10am-1pm


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, Monday 8th November, 4pm-7pm


THE FULL SCORE WITH LIZ NOLAN

The Full Score is delighted to broadcast a recital from this season's Castleconnell Concert series with Irish pianist Cahal Masterson with music by Mozart, Debussy and Anselm McDonnell's Ceaselessly Into The Past, written especially for Cahal.Liz Nolan presents a showcase of unabridged musical masterworks, featuring live recordings of Irish and international performers, plus selections from the latest CD releases.

Mozart: Sonata No. 12 in F major, K332
Schumann: Kinderszenen, (Scenes from Childhood), Op. 15
Debussy: Children's Corner, L. 113
Anselm McDonnell: Ceaselessly Into The Past

RTÉ lyric fm, Tuesday 9th November, 1pm-4pm


THE FULL SCORE WITH LIZ NOLAN

The Irish Chamber Orchestra performs Mozart, Kinsella & Berlioz in today's Full Score concert. Austrian violinist Thomas Zehetmair directs the ICO in Mozart's Paris Symphony No. 31.Enjoy the serenity of Kinsella's Nocturne before Soprano Paula Murrihy pulls the heart strings with Berlioz's song cycle Les Nuit d'éte.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 10th November, 1pm-4pm


THE BLUE OF THE NIGHT WITH BERNARD CLARKE

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, Thursday 11th November, 9pm-12am


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, Friday 12th November, 7am-10am


THE LYRIC CONCERT WITH PAUL HERRIOTT

Paul Herriott looks back at one of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra live concerts from 2020. This evening, the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra perform works by Sebastian Adams (below), Ravel, Haydn and Respighi. Paul also looks ahead with music to celebrate the upcoming St Cecilia's Day

Sebastian Adams: 2016.4Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte (Pavane for a Dead Princess)Haydn: Symphony No. 83, 'The Hen’Respighi: Gli uccelli (The Birds)

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
Gavin Maloney (conductor)

First broadcast November 20th 2020

RTÉ lyric fm, Friday 12th November, 7pm-10pm