DAYBREAK WITH EVONNE FERGUSON
Evonne Ferguson will be up with the early birds to ease you into the weekend with her selections of music from across the centuries plus news and weather, and at 9.20 we explore the lesser-known realms of nature on our island in Nature File with ecologist, Anja Murray.
Nature File Episode 5 - Camouflage, concealment and trickery
Nature File this week celebrates April Fool's Day with an exploration of camouflage, concealment and trickery in Ireland's native plants and animals.
RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 1st April, 7am-10am
MOVIES AND MUSICALS WITH AEDÍN GORMLEY
Aedín marks the 100th anniversary this year of Warner Bros. with music from a selection of their releases including Casablanca, My Fair Lady and Paddington 2. Plus, Robert Preston and Hugh Jackman take on the lead in The Music Man and classic scores from Where Eagles Dare, The Hours and North by Northwest.
RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 1st April, 1pm-4pm
OPERA NIGHT WITH PAUL HERRIOTT
The Metropolitan Opera New York presents Verdi's Falstaff
Verdi's glorious Shakespearean comedy features a brilliant ensemble cast in Robert Carsen's celebrated staging. Baritone Michael Volle sings his first Verdi role at the Met as the caddish knight Falstaff, gleefully tormented by a trio of clever women who deliver his comeuppance. Reuniting after their acclaimed turns in the production's 2019 run are soprano Ailyn Perez as Alice Ford, soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano as Meg Page, and mezzo-soprano Marie-Nicole Lemieux as Mistress Quickly. Soprano Hera Hyesang Park and tenor Bogdan Volkov are the young couple Nannetta and Fenton, and Maestro Daniele Rustioni conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 1st April, 7pm-10pm
THE HAMILTON SCORES
Let the Hamilton Scores become one of your regular weekend fixtures as George kicks off an unbeatable line-up of musical greats and tales from his travels.
RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 2nd April, 10am-1pm
A carefully crafted mix of ambient sounds and field recordings that allows the listener to reset and escape the noise of everyday life.
RTÉ lyric fm, Monday 3rd April, 12am-1am
NIALL CARROLL'S CLASSICAL DAYTIME
Vlad Smishkewych 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 Vlad's Five of a Kind. This week Vlad chooses five movements from Joseph Haydn's Paris Symphonies. Extra line re Easter series to follow
RTÉ lyric fm, Monday 3rd April, 10am-1pm
THE FULL SCORE WITH LIZ NOLAN
We begin Holy Week with a concert of radiant music on the theme of light featuring music by Glass and Pärt performed by Mari Samuelsen, violin with the BBC Concert Orchestra and Anna-Maria Helsing, conductor. Philip Glass explores scientific possibility in the first piece he ever wrote for a symphony orchestra, The Light. Norwegian violinist Mari Samuelsen brings her imagination and finesse to a selection of haunting pieces, including Peteris Vasks' luminously mournful Lonely Angel and Arvo Pärt's transcendent Fratres, one of the composer's tintinnabuli works, characterised by pure, bell-like sounds.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 3rd April, 1pm-4pm
THE FULL SCORE WITH LIZ NOLAN
The Lausanne Orchestra with conductor and violinist Renaud Capuçon (photo Simon Fowler) are joined by Guillaume Bellom, piano, for Mozart's Rondo K. 382 and Le Bourgeois gentilhomme, Op. 60, suite after Molière by Richard Strauss. Liz Nolan presents a showcase of unabridged musical masterworks, featuring live recordings of Irish and international performers, plus selections from the latest CD releases.
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3 in G, K. 216
Mozart: Rondo in D, K. 382
Richard Strauss: Le Bourgeois gentilhomme, Op. 60, suite after Molière
Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Renaud Capuçon, conductor, violin
Guillaume Bellom, piano
RTÉ lyric fm, Tuesday 4th April, 1pm-4pm
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. The listeners take creative control today and pick a piece of music from Lorcan's midweek choice selection. 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, Wednesday 5th April, 4pm-7pm
AEDÍN IN THE AFTERNOON
Stunning choral works this afternoon, including the requiems of Mozart, Fauré and Brahms. Aedín also features a selection of recordings from acclaimed Argentine composer and guitarist Gustavo Santaolalla. Jacqueline de Pré plays Gabriel Faure's Elegie in C minor, pianist Gabriela Montero gives us her take on Bach's Jesu, joy of Man's Desiring and we hear a jazzier side of mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter.
RTÉ lyric fm, Friday 7th April, 1pm-4pm
RTÉ LYRIC LIVE: NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Paul Herriott brings us Bach's great St John Passion recorded this afternoon at the National Concert Hall in Dublin for a special performance this Good Friday.
National Symphony Orchestra
David Hill, conductor
James Gilchrist (Evangelist)
Aoife Miskelly (soprano)
James Hall (countertenor)
Dean Power (tenor)
National Symphony Chorus
David Young (chorus director)
RTÉ lyric fm, Friday 7th April, 7pm-10pm