DAYBREAK WITH EVONNE FERGUSON
Evonne will be up with the early birds to ease you into the weekend with her gentle blend of music from across the centuries, plus regular intervals for 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 20 - Puffins
During the summer months, puffins are tending to their young, with their yellow, red and orange bills stuffed with sand eels and sprat to bring to the baby birds, who are still hidden away in burrows. Explore the strange world of puffins in this week's Nature File with Anja Murray.
RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 15th July, 7am-10am
OPERA NIGHT WITH PAUL HERRIOTT
Verdi's La Traviata with Maria Callas
We delve into the archives again this week for another great recording by the legendary Maria Callas. La Traviata, an opera by Giuseppe Verdi, is a love story shrouded in sacrifice and misunderstanding. Maria Callas sings Violetta, Francesco Albanese is Alfredo Germont, Ugo Savarese is Giorgio Germont, Ede Marietti Gandolfo is Flora Bervoix, Ines Marietti is Annina, Mariano Caruso is Gastone, Alberto Albertini is Il Barone Douphol, Mario Zorgniotti is Il marchese d'Obigny and Il Dottore Grenvil, and Tommaso Soley is Giuseppe and Cora Cetra and the RAI Symphony Orchestra of Turin is conducted by Gabriele Santini.
RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 15th July, 7pm-10pm
VOX NOSTRA WITH VLAD SMISHKEWYCH
Jacques-Martin Hotteterre died on this day in 1763, and this morning we meet this prolific builder, composer, player and innovator of the transverse flute. We'll also listen to some of his ensemble works for flute, composed in the mid-18th century while in the employ of the French King. Vlad also welcomes special guest Teddie Hwang into studio, to talk about flutes, Hottetere, and the connections between early music and photography, which she explores in her own work.
RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 16th July, 7am-10am
MARTY IN THE MORNING
Actor, director and writer Simon Delaney trades greasepaint for a microphone as he sits in for Marty this morning. The star of Bachelors Walk, Stones in his Pockets and The Snapper, Simon chooses personal favourites from the worlds of classical, opera, stage and screen, plus the usual mix of traffic and news.
RTÉ lyric fm, Monday 17th July, 7am-10am
THE FULL SCORE WITH LIZ NOLAN
Our concert today comes from the National String Quartet Foundation. We'll hear the Esposito Quartet performing 'Wig' by Donnacha Dennehy and Caesar Franck's Quartet in D major. Liz Nolan presents a showcase of unabridged musical masterworks, featuring live recordings of Irish and international performers, plus selections from the latest CD releases.
Donnacha Dennehy - 'Wig'
Franck - Quartet in D major
RTÉ lyric fm, Monday 17th July, 1pm-4pm
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 movements from Piano Concertos by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
RTÉ lyric fm, Tuesday 18th July, 10am-1pm
THE FULL SCORE WITH LIZ NOLAN
Join Liz Nolan live from the stage of the National Concert Hall for a flying lunchtime visit to America taking in New York and the Wild West in three blazing, dance-led pieces as we hear music by Bernstein, Gershwin and Copland. Liz Nolan presents a showcase of unabridged musical masterworks, featuring live recordings of Irish and international performers, plus selections from the latest CD releases.
Bernstein: Three Dance Episodes from On the Town
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Copland: Four Dances from Rodeo
National Symphony Orchestra
Alice Farnham, conductor
Gary Beecher, piano
RTÉ lyric fm, Tuesday 18th July, 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 19th July, 4pm-7pm
THE FULL SCORE WITH LIZ NOLAN
Andrew Manze (pictured) conducts the NDR Radio Philharmonic Orchestra in a programme of music by Beethoven including his Triple Concerto in C for Violin, Cello and Piano, Op. 56. Liz Nolan presents a showcase of unabridged musical masterworks, featuring live recordings of Irish and international performers, plus selections from the latest CD releases.
Beethoven: Excerpts from 'The Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43'
Beethoven: Triple Concerto in C for Violin, Cello and Piano, Op. 56
Baiba Skride, violin
Harriet Krijgh, cello
Lauma Skride, piano
Andrew Manze, conductor
NDR Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
RTÉ lyric fm, Thursday 20th July, 1pm-4pm
AEDÍN IN THE AFTERNOON
Join Aedín for a great selection of music today as she eases us into the weekend with songs from Samara Joy, Nina Simone, Tolü Makay (pictured), Maria Doyle Kennedy, Blossom Dearie and Nat King Cole. The American trumpeter Wynton Marsalis shows off his great versatility as a musician with a selection of impressive recordings. Some wonderful violin playing from Daniel Hope, Renaud Capuçon and Ann-Sophie Mutter and entertainment tips galore!
RTÉ lyric fm, Friday 21st July, 1pm-4pm
RTÉ LYRIC LIVE WITH PAUL HERRIOTT
Classical Tunes from Classic Cartoons with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra
The RTÉ Concert Orchestra brings us a night of classics from the cartoons! The world of cartoons has always plundered the world of classical music to great effect, taking full advantage of its colour, expressiveness, lyricism and wit. For many people, it's their first experience of this music and the pieces never lose those associations, wherever they are heard again! The RTÉ CO brings you on a whirlwind tour of the most memorable examples, under its Associate Principal Conductor Gavin Maloney and with Aedín Gormley as the expert guide. From Disney's Fantasia to Bach's Toccata and Fugue and Dukas' The Sorcerer's Apprentice. Gavan Ring is the soloist for Rossini's 'Largo al Factotum', aka 'Figaro Figaro', so good that it was raided by Bugs Bunny, Tom and Jerry and lots of others, and for 'Vesti la giubba' from I Pagliacci by Leoncavallo, used in SpongeBob SquarePants and The Simpsons and lots more.
RTÉ lyric fm, Friday 21st July, 7pm-10pm