MOVIES AND MUSICALS WITH AEDÍN GORMLEY

As the new year begins, Noel Coward is just back from a marvellous party and Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand are in fine form with their medley of Get Happy and Happy Days Are Here Again! Classic movie music by Franz Waxman from Sunset Boulevard and Rebecca. We'll dip into the soundtracks of Chicago and The Chicago Seven, and Benedict Cumberbatch is back on screen as a painter of cats in the wonderfully quirky new release The Electrical Life of Louis Wain.

RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 1st January, 1pm-4pm


OPERA NIGHT WITH PAUL HERRIOTT

Irish National Opera presents La Cenerentola by Rossini
Tonight's Opera Night features Rossini's effervescent take on the Cinderella story, with Irish mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught in the title role and tenor Andrew Owens as her Prince Charming. Fergus Sheil conducts the lively action, which also features bass Graeme Danby as the bumbling Don Magnifico, bass-baritone David Ostrek as the benevolent Alidoro, and baritone Riccardo Novaro as the wily servant Dandini.
(Recorded in the Bord Gais Energy Theatre on 14th November 2019
(First broadcast 28th December 2019)

RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 1st January, 7pm-10pm


VOX NOSTRA WITH VLAD SMISHKEWYCH

The new year begins with an exploration of music from the "New World" - although the term comes from the colonialist expansions of Spanish, Portuguese, English, French and others across the Atlantic, we'll bring in the diverse musical legacy and formidable talents of indigenous composers from South America to the fore on this Sunday's Vox Nostra. With the Spanish missions of Bolivia as our jumping-off point, we'll travel throughout the many places whose cultural and musical richness were due in large part thanks to the prowess and efforts of native composers and performers. From the Chiquitos Jesuit mission in Bolivia, epicentre of composer Domenico Zipoli's activity, to the halls of Jefferson's Monticello, we'll get to hear 'New World Symphonies' of a different time and timbre altogether!

RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 2nd January, 7am-10am


SUNDAY MATINÉE WITH AEDÍN GORMLEY

Aedín's featured artist is Edith Piaf, the renowned French singer-songwriter noted as France's national chanteuse and one of the country's most widely known international stars. In our live concert we'll hear the Corelli Christmas Concerto and Bizet's 1st Symphony performed by the Musikkollegium Winterthur under conductor Gábor Takács-Nagy.

RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 2nd January, 1pm-4pm


THE LYRIC FEATURE

Taking Flight Omnibus

Taking Flight is a series of radio essays by four different artists which were broadcast in October 2021 on Niall Carroll's Classical Daytime. All the artists take the work of Patrick Kavanagh as a stepping-off point for their own artistic pursuit. They include filmmaker Tadhg O'Sullivan and the writers Annemarie Ní Churreáin, Jaki McCarrick, and Manchán Magan. For the first programme of the year on the Lyric Feature we'll present all four together in the hope that we too might be inspired to take flight.

Commissioned in partnership with the Patrick Kavanagh Centre.

RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 2nd January, 6pm-7pm


NIALL CARROLL'S CLASSICAL DAYTIME

Niall Carroll plays music from the heart of the classical repertoire. At midday each day Niall chooses his Five of a Kind. This week we'll hear five pieces composed by Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin.

RTÉ lyric fm, Monday 3rd January, 10am-1pm


THE FULL SCORE WITH LIZ NOLAN

Les Violons du Roy and Members of the Montréal Symphony Orchestra perform music by Bach, Handel, Strauss and Dvorák. Liz Nolan presents a showcase of unabridged musical masterworks, featuring live recordings of Irish and international performers, plus selections from the latest CD releases.
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G, BWV 1049
Handel: Excerpts from 'Water Music, Suite No. 3 in G, HWV 350'
Strauss: Serenade in E flat for 13 Winds, Op. 7
Dvorák: Serenade for String Orchestra in E, Op. 22, B. 52

RTÉ lyric fm, Tuesday 4th January, 1pm-4pm


THE FULL SCORE WITH LIZ NOLAN

A musical salve for the first week in January. Long-term collaborators of the composer Max Richter, the 12 Ensemble perform the ground-breaking Four Seasons: Recomposed with violinist Eloisa-Fleur Thom as soloist, along with selections from Richter's hugely-popular works for strings. 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 5th January, 1pm-4pm


LORCAN MURRAY’S CLASSIC DRIVE

Each day, Lorcan brings you the perfect musical soundtrack, wherever you are, including news and weather.

RTÉ lyric fm, Thursday 6th January, 4pm-7pm