OPERA NIGHT WITH PAUL HERRIOTT

The Metropolitan Opera, New York presents Mozart's Marriage of Figaro

Conductor Daniele Rustioni, takes the podium to lead Mozart's breathless and breathtaking comedy. Baritone Christian Gerhaher sings the role of the philandering Count, opposite soprano Golda Schultz as the dignified Countess. The wily maid Susanna is sung by soprano Lucy Crowe, and bass-baritone Ryan McKinny sings the title role of the foolhardy valet. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard sings Cherubino, the young page on the cusp of manhood.

RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 15th January, 7pm-10.40pm


VESPERTINE WITH ELLEN CRANITCH

Tonight, we go 360 degrees. A trip round the points of the compass, those magical few words that conjure almost visceral responses just hearing them. The warmth of the South, the easy West, the challenge of the North, and the intrigue of all things East. Chart a course with me on a Vespertine voyage of discovery, unrolling the map to all kinds of musical landscapes, from Niall Vallelly, Rhiannon Giddens (below), Jean-Michel Pilc, Ailie Blunnie, Shane Hennessy and many more gallant crew.

RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 15th January, 10.40pm-1am


AEDÍN GORMLEY'S SUNDAY MATINÉE

Juan Diego Florez is Aedín’s featured artist today and in our Sunday concert we’ll hear Mahler’s Piano Quartet in A minor performed by Hyeyoon Park (violin), Timothy Ridout (viola), Kian Soltani (cello) and Benjamin Grosvenor (piano).

RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 16th January, 1pm-4pm


SOUND OUT

Music, Romanticism & the Sublime

In this three-part series Michael Lee explores the rich imaginative idealism that informed so much music in the Romantic Era.

Sometime between the 1780s and the 1820s something changed forever in European culture, and nowhere was this more apparent than in music. It was now possible to imagine that music itself could express ideas, and help people understand-or at least experience-something of the world around them. In this series, Michael Lee explores the changing world of music in the Romantic Era and its transcendent ideal: the sublime. Whether recreating the noise of revolution, challenging performers to new heights of virtuosity, or exploring the inner world of the imagination, music would never be the same again.

Episode 1: The Revolutionary Sublime: Imagining the sounds of chaos and change, Haydn, Cherubini, Beethoven, & Berlioz.

Presenter : Michael Lee
Produced by Olga Buckley and Eoin O Kelly

RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 16th January, 9pm-10pm


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 by the 19th Century Limerick born composer George Alexander Osborne.

RTÉ lyric fm, Monday 17th January, 10am-1pm


THE FULL SCORE WITH LIZ NOLAN

"Typical Wolfgang!" How often must Mozart's wife Constanze have thought this when her husband started composing another free piece for his clarinet friends, instead of earning money. "Typical Wolfgang!" is also the motto of the Vienna Clarinet Connection when they link up Mozart's clarinet ensemble pieces to the nightclubs of Buenos Aires, to the ballerinas of Saint Petersburg and to contemporary Austrian music with music by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Piazzolla and Doderer. 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, Monday 17th January, 1pm-4pm


THE FULL SCORE WITH LIZ NOLAN

The Full Score presents a 75th birthday tribute to a world-renowned pianist and a pivotal figure in Irish classical music, John O'Conor. himself joining the orchestra for Beethoven's 3rd piano concerto. 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 18th January, 1pm-4pm


MARTY IN THE MORNING

Join Marty as he takes the chill out of your early mornings with music, news, weather and travel updates.

RTÉ lyric fm, Wednesday 19th January, 7am-10am


THE FULL SCORE WITH LIZ NOLAN

Sheku Kanneh-Mason performs Elgar's cello concerto with the German Symphony Orchestra, Berlin and conductor Stéphane Dénève. 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, Thursday 20th January, 1pm-4pm


THE LYRIC CONCERT WITH PAUL HERRIOTT

Paul Herriott re-visits one of the highlight concerts from 2021 when John Wilson conducted the RTE National Symphony Orchestra in a concert from the National Concert Hall featuring trombone soloist Peter Moore in Jonathan Dove's Stargazer and Elgar's much loved Enigma Variations.

Britten: Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes
Jonathan Dove: Stargazer with Peter Moore
Elgar: Enigma Variations
John Wilson (conductor)
Peter Moore (trombone)

(First broadcast 5th November 2021)

RTÉ lyric fm, Friday 21st January, 7pm-10pm