OPERA NIGHT WITH PAUL HERRIOTT
The Metropolitan Opera New York presents Verdi's Macbeth (1973)
The ingenious works of William Shakespeare have long inspired-and continue to inspire-composers to create theatrical masterpieces of their own. Verdi turned to the Bard throughout his career, adapting three of his plays for the operatic stage and long hoping to set a fourth, King Lear, to music. His first Shakespearean drama, a chilling take on Macbeth, matches the eerie tone of the source material with a score equally as dark and unsettling-not to mention one of opera's most hair-raising villainesses. In this 1973 radio broadcast, baritone Sherrill Milnes gives a commanding performance as the tortured title character, alongside soprano Martina Arroyo as his blood thirsty consort, Lady Macbeth. A veteran of more than three hundred Met performances, Francesco Molinari-Pradelli takes the podium to conduct the gripping performance, which also stars tenor Franco Tagliavini as Macduff and bass-baritone Ruggero Raimondi as Banquo.
RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 4th February, 7pm-10pm
SEÁN ROCKS ON SUNDAY
Spend Sunday afternoon with Seán Rocks as he guides you through three hours of compelling music on this bank holiday weekend. Considered by many as the beginning of Spring, Séan plays music from traditions around the world to mark this seasonal change including music inspired by traditional Irish melodies and lore. Amongst the music, he includes highlights from his recent interviews on RTÉ Radio 1's Arena. For a beautiful mix of music, from baroque to contemporary, including folk and pop, the prevailing connections lie within the notes.
RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 5th February, 1pm-4pm
THE FULL SCORE WITH LIZ NOLAN
Today's Full Score concert brings us to Hollywood - the place where dreams come true. Also, the place where stranded composers got their hopes out of their suitcases and turned visions into sounds. Together with violin virtuoso Daniel Hope, opera star Pumeza Matshikiza and swing master Tom Gaebel, the WDR Funkhausorchester explores the Hollywood dream factory and presents a real firework of unforgettable classics from Casablanca to James Bond and to La La Land.Shirley Keane 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 6th February, 1pm-4pm
LORCAN MURRAY'S CLASSIC DRIVE
Evelyn Grant presents RTÉ lyric fm's flagship show, Classic Drive on the first bank holiday to mark Imbolc, also called St Brigid's Day. Included in the perfect soundtrack, Evelyn brings you new music composed and performed by Louise Mulcahy, Síle Denver & Caitlín Nic Gabhann, inspired by lore relating to St Brigid. Wherever you are, Evelyn shares a feast of music with both the curious and the knowledgeable, 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.
RTÉ lyric fm, Monday 6th February, 4pm-7pm
NIALL CARROLL’S CLASSICAL DAYTIME
Niall Carroll plays music from the heart of the classical repertoire, with Sounds on Screen, a piece from the big or small screen each day at 11am, and each day at midday, one of Niall's Five of a Kind. This week Niall chooses five pieces by Dimitri Shostakovich.
RTÉ lyric fm, Tuesday 7th February, 10am-1pm
THE FULL SCORE WITH LIZ NOLAN
We visit All Saints Church in Castleconnell for today's Full Score concert with flautist Miriam Kaczor and pianist Ellen Jansson. The programme includes music by Mendelssohn, Widor and Prokofiev. 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 7th 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, Wednesday 8th 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 9th February, 7pm-9pm
RTÉ LYRIC LIVE: NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Paul Herriott brings us tonight's concert live from the stage of the National Concert Hall as Case Scaglione conducts the National Symphony in a programme of Ives, Sibelius and Beethoven with pianist Federico Colli.
Ives: The Unanswered Question
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4
Sibelius: Symphony No. 1
Case Scaglione (conductor)
Federico Colli (piano)
RTÉ lyric fm, Friday 10th February, 7pm-10pm
VESPERTINE WITH ELLEN CRANITCH
A programme for the musically curious. Ellen Cranitch introduces a carefully curated choice of classical, jazz, folk and world music.
RTÉ lyric fm, Friday 10th February, 10pm-1am