DAYBREAK WITH EVONNE FERGUSON
Elspeth Hanson 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 21 - Cold water coral reefs
Spectacular coral reefs thrive on Ireland's continental margin, some reaching over 100m in height, teeming with life forms of every description. Discover the strange world of Ireland's cold water coral reefs this Saturday morning on Nature File.
RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 22nd July, 7am-10am
OPERA NIGHT WITH PAUL HERRIOTT
Mendelssohn's Paulus is a giant. Paulus, Mendelssohn's two-hour oratorio, is rarely performed today, but during his lifetime it was his most popular work. Elijah is a richer and more musically mature work, and it has a more inherently dramatic story, so it is not surprising that it has eclipsed Paulus' popularity. Paulus demonstrates Mendelssohn admiration for the Passions of Bach and the oratorios of Handel, and also his indebtedness to the conventions of those pieces, particularly in the recitatives and in the contrapuntal rigor of some of the choruses. Tonight's performance comes from St. Lawrence's Church in Nuremburg featuring soprano Christiane Karg, alto Carmen Artaza, tenor Werner Güra, bass Matthias Winckhler, with Martin Steidler conducting the Audi Youth Choir and the Akademie für Alte Musik, Berlin
RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 22nd July, 7pm-10pm
VOX NOSTRA WITH VLAD SMISHKEWYCH
'Ultreia!' That's the shout of joy that medieval pilgrims belted out on the Galician hills outside Santiago as they reached the final mile of their arduous journey, having survived everything from mountain-pass perils, to roadside bandits, to questionable food and water. Today's Vox Nostra falls a few days ahead of the feast of Saint James, so we'll get to join Vlad as he explores the many and varied hidden soundscapes of the Camino de Santiago. Vlad will also present the beautiful music of Irish Saints connected to pilgrimages here on the island, encouraging fellow peregrinos to explore our national pilgrim paths as he provides early music for the modern Camino on a special Vox Nostra.
RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 23rd July, 7am-10am
THE FULL SCORE WITH LIZ NOLAN
Today's concert comes from the National String Quartet Foundation. Róisín Walters' Liverpool Quartet perform their own arrangement of the impassioned tangos of Piazzolla's extraordinary Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. Still relatively unknown, Zemlinsky first quartet is a gem of Brahmsian late romanticism. Deirdre Gribbin's magical and mysterious Merrow Sang from 2007 vividly recounts a tale of merrow-maidens emerging from the sea during the burial of one of the Cantillon family of
Ballyheigue. Liz Nolan presents a showcase of unabridged musical masterworks, featuring live recordings of Irish and international performers, plus selections from the latest CD releases.
Piazzolla - Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
Deirdre Gribbin - Merrow Sang
Zemlinsky - Quartet No.1 in A major Op.4
RTÉ lyric fm, Monday 24th 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 the symphonies of Jean Sibelius.
RTÉ lyric fm, Tuesday 25th July, 10am-1pm
THE FULL SCORE WITH LIZ NOLAN
We revisit one of the highlights of last year's Summer Lunchtime Concert series in today's Full Score Concert. Karen Ní Bhroin conducts the National Symphony Orchestra in music by Copland, Morricone and John Williams. Liz Nolan presents a showcase of unabridged musical masterworks, featuring live recordings of Irish and international performers, plus selections from the latest CD releases.
Leroy Anderson: Jazz Pizzicato
Morricone: arr Angela Morley Cinema Paradiso
Copland: Danzón cubano
Sondheim arr. Kelehan: Send In The Clowns
John Williams: Fiddler on the Roof
Copland: Selections from Rodeo:
Saturday Night Waltz
Karen Ni Bhroin, conductor
Bradley Creswick, violin
National Symphony Orchestra
RTÉ lyric fm, Tuesday 25th July, 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.
RTÉ lyric fm, Wednesday 26th July, 7pm-9pm
MARTY IN THE MORNING
Join the dawn chorus with Marty for your morning wake-up call with music, competitions, news, and weather.
RTÉ lyric fm, Thursday 27th July, 7am-10am
AEDÍN IN THE AFTERNOON
Aedín features a selection of recordings from pianist and conductor Noel Kelehan, violinist Tasmin Little (pictured), a little French film music and great songs from Kate Bush, Mary Black, Freddie White, Aretha Franklin and Leslie Odom Jr.
RTÉ lyric fm, Friday 28th July, 1pm-4pm
RTÉ LYRIC LIVE WITH PAUL HERRIOTT
The RTÉ Concert Orchestra brings us an evening of glorious masterpieces. The exhilarating colour of Berlioz's Roman Carnival Overture is perfect for a summer's evening. Then for Gershwin's thrilling F major piano concerto, fusing the worlds of classical, jazz and musical theatre, we welcome to centre stage leading Irish pianist Michael McHale (photo Bjorn Kommerell).
A favourite among the late Romantic symphonies, Sibelius's 5th Symphony has the lot - evocative, shimmering strings, a French horn theme that has been likened to the sun parting clouds and a sweeping, swelling, irresistibly stirring finale. Paul Herriott brings us this evening of entertainment by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra under Kensho Watanabe, one of the most exciting young conductors to come out of the United States.
RTÉ lyric fm, Friday 28th Jul, 7pm-10pm