OPERA NIGHT WITH PAUL HERRIOTT

Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Vaughan Williams with his opera Riders to the Sea

This week marks the 150th Anniversary of the birth of Ralph Vaughan Williams. To mark this occasion, we bring you a recording of his Riders to the Sea, which Vaughan Williams remarked was 'not an opera but a setting of a play' by John Millington Synge. Before we hear the entire opera, distinguished performers and scholars discuss the work with presenter Jon Tolansky who is joined by Vaughan Williams experts John Francis and Graham Muncy, musicologist Ian Fox, and writer and Editor of Opera magazine John Allison. This short one act opera by Vaughan Williams was finished in 1927 but didn't get its premiere until ten years later. It tells the tragic tale of Maurya, an elderly Irish woman who has lost most of her family at sea. There are various travels to Galway and talk of the gorgeous Irish landscape, but it ends with the line, 'They are all gone now, and there isn't anything more the sea can do to me'. Meredith Davies conducts Orchestra Nova and the Ambrosian Singers featuring Norma Burrowes, Margaret Price, Helen Watts, Benjamin Luxon and Pauline Stevens.

RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 15th October, 7pm-10pm


VESPERTINE WITH ELLEN CRANITCH

They tore up the string quartet rule book, and then re-wrote it. They have the audacity, the imagination, the authority and above all , the immense musical skill and sensitivity, to take works by J.S. Bach, and put them through the Radio String Quartet fantasy filter. And the results are jaw dropping. B:A:C:H: - Like Waters is my album of the week on Vespertine. I've a feeling it might become album of the year, if not the decade. Hope you love it too.

RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 15th October, 10pm-1am


VOX NOSTRA WITH VLAD SMISHKEWYCH

This week 333 years ago, Sylvius Leopold Weiss - one of the lute world's most prolific composers - was born, and 272 years ago today he passed away. Although only three quarters of his output survives to this day, that still makes over 800 pieces! Many of his works were transcribed by guitarists in the 20th century, making Weiss among the early composers whose works are more familiar to music students as well as modern concert-going audiences. Featuring the subtle, poetic playing of another one of Vlad's musical guests for Black History Month, Andrew Maginley, we'll enjoy some of Weiss's many solo lute sonatas as well as other notable works by the composer. Renaissance polyphony from Dutch composer Johannes Tinctoris as well as capriccios, toccatas and bergamascas by Giovanni Battista Vitali will be sprinkled into the playlist this morning for an exquisite three hours of early music.

RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 16th October, 7am-10am


SEÁN ROCKS ON SUNDAY

Spend Sunday afternoon with Seán Rocks as he guides you through three hours of compelling music; from baroque to contemporary, including folk and pop, the prevailing connections lie within the notes.

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


THE FULL SCORE WITH LIZ NOLAN

Throughout the week we'll be listening to highlights from Chamber Choir Ireland's Northern Lights concert. Guest director Sofi Jeannin leads the choir in a programme anchored in Nordic Romantic tradition with music by Alfvén, Stenhammar and Sibelius.

Our Full Score concert comes from the Verbier Festival in Switzerland and features pianist Mao Fujita playing Chopin, Brahms and Clara & Robert Schumann. 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 October, 1pm-4pm


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 Niall chooses five works by George Frideric Handel.

RTÉ lyric fm, Tuesday 18th October, 10am-1pm


THE FULL SCORE WITH LIZ NOLAN

Throughout the week we'll be listening to highlights from Chamber Choir Ireland's Northern Lights concert. Guest director Sofi Jeannin leads the choir in a programme anchored in Nordic Romantic tradition with music by Alfvén, Stenhammar and Sibelius.

We'll also hear highlights from Louth Contemporary Music Society's 'Nothing has Changed, Everything has changed' festival last June. We'll hear Sam Perkins' Flow and music by Siobhan Cleary. 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 19th October, 1pm-4pm


MYSTERY TRAIN WITH JOHN KELLY

Mystery Train is a nightly journey through the many wonders of recorded music - from its vintage glories to the latest sounds. Essential listening for the discerning music fan. Presented by Peter Curtin.

RTÉ lyric fm, Thursday 20th October, 7pm-9pm


MARTY IN THE MORNING

Join Marty live from the model county as we celebrate Wexford Festival Opera 2022. Broadcasting from the top floor of the National Opera House, Marty meets some of the local team and international cast and creatives behind this year's festival, built on a theme of 'Magic & Music'.

RTÉ lyric fm, Friday 21st October, 7am-10am


LORCAN MURRAY’S CLASSIC DRIVE

Broadcasting live daily Monday to Friday evenings from our Limerick studios, Lorcan Murray presents RTÉ lyric fm's flagship show, Classic Drive. Lorcan brings you the perfect musical soundtrack and this evening Lorcan is joined live in studio by folk duo and brothers, Ye Vagabonds, ahead of their concert later at Dolan's Warehouse. Included in this musical feast are the latest news and sports updates and tips for what's on where you are. There, for one and all, Lorcan's with you all the way.

RTÉ lyric fm, Friday 21st October, 4pm-7pm


RTÉ LYRIC LIVE: VERDI REQUIEM

From 7pm Paul Herriott brings us a concert by Chamber Choir Ireland from New Music Dublin 2022 entitled A Brief Descent into Deep Time conducted by Paul Hillier.

At 8pm Paul is live from the stage of the NCH for the magnificent Verdi Requiem featuring Our Lady's Choral Society with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and soloists soprano Orla Boylan (pictured), alto Jennifer Johnston, tenor Andrew Gavin and bass Markus Suihkonen all conducted by Proinnsías Ó Duinn.

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