OPERA NIGHT WITH PAUL HERRIOTT
The Metropolitan Opera New York presents Poulenc Dialogues des Carmelites
Poulenc's devastating tragedy returns, with soprano Ailyn Pérez as the young woman at the centre of the harrowing, quasi-historical tale of an order of Carmelite nuns martyred in Paris during the French Revolution's Reign of Terror. The remarkable cast also features soprano Sabine Devieilhe in her Met debut as Blanche's fellow novice Constance, soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek as the unshakeable Madame Lidoine, mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton as Mère Marie, and mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in her role debut as Madame de Croissy. Maestro Bertrand de Billy conducts John Dexter's striking and timeless staging.
RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 28th January, 7pm-10.30pm
VOX NOSTRA WITH VLAD SMISHKEWYCH
The list of unofficial Bachs grows with yet one more name for the Vox Nostra playlist: Elias Ammerbach, who died on this day in 1597. Although perhaps not as well known as Johann Sebastian, CPE Bach (or PDQ - or even my good friend Offenbach!), his music is part of the history of organ music. His 1583 volume, the 'Book of Organ Tablature', is filled with polyphonic arrangements of music popular in his time—including Senfl, Isaac, des Prez, Clemens non Papa, and Lassus—from sacred to secular. We'll get to explore Ammerbach's organ tablature, the vocal works that inspired it, and the legacy of keyboard music that followed, all on a morning's Vox Nostra.
RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 29th January, 7am-10am
SEÁN ROCKS ON SUNDAY
Spend Sunday afternoon with Seán Rocks as he guides you through three hours of compelling music. He includes highlights from his recent interviews on RTÉ Radio 1's Arena, pays tribute to the great romantic composer Frederik Delius and presents curious connections between the music of J.S Bach and Swedish folk music. Séan plays classical music, which inspires direction towards folk and contemporary; but as always, the prevailing connections lie within the notes.
RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 29th January, 1pm-4pm
THE FULL SCORE WITH LIZ NOLAN
Our Full Score week begins with a trip to the Eternal City as we hear Respighi's symphonic poems of Rome with Roberto Trevino conducting the RAI National Symphony Orchestra in Respighi's Roman Festivals, Fountains of Rome and Pines of Rome. Liz Nolan presents a showcase of unabridged musical masterworks, featuring live recordings of Irish and international performers, plus selections from the latest CD releases.
Respighi: Roman Festivals (Feste Romane)
Respighi: Fountains of Rome (Fontane di Roma)
Respighi: Pines of Rome (Pini di Roma)
RAI National Symphony Orchestra
Robert Trevino, conductor
RTÉ lyric fm, Monday 30th January, 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 we’ll hear five pieces from film scores by Alexandre Desplat.
RTÉ lyric fm, Tuesday 31st January, 10am-1pm
THE FULL SCORE WITH LIZ NOLAN
Icelandic pianist Víkingur Ólafsson joins the Czech Philharmonic and conductor Semyon Bychkov to perform Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23 and to herald the arrival of a new season, the concert also includes Stravinsky's provocative The Rite of Spring. Liz Nolan presents a showcase of unabridged musical masterworks, featuring live recordings of Irish and international performers, plus selections from the latest CD releases. (Photo Ari Magg)
RTÉ lyric fm, Wednesday 1st February, 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, Thursday 2nd February, 7am-10am
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.
RTÉ lyric fm, Thursday 2nd February, 7pm-9pm
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, wherever you are, sharing a feast of music with both the curious and the knowledgeable and featuring listeners' own choices. 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 3rd February, 4pm-7pm
RTÉ lyric LIVE: NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Paul Herriott brings us tonight's concert live from the stage of the National Concert Hall for a programme of Ravel and Mozart featuring soprano Danielle de Niese.
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail Overture
Mozart: Exsultate, jubilate
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé
National Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Martín (conductor)
Danielle de Niese (soprano)
National Symphony Chorus
David Young (chorus director)
RTÉ lyric fm, Friday 3rd February, 7pm-10pm