MOVIES AND MUSICALS WITH AEDÍN GORMLEY
We'll meet with Hercule Poirot in Murder on the Orient Express and Death on the Nile, Ralph Fiennes is head chef in The Menu and we'll sample Mrs. Lovett's pies in Sondheim's Sweeney Todd. Hugh Jackman in The Music Man and The Greatest Showman, Jennifer Hudson in Respect, and Mozart makes an impression in The Shawshank Redemption.
RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 7th October, 1pm-4pm
VESPERTINE WITH ELLEN CRANITCH
To coincide with the launch of James Morrissey's new book, Real to Reel : Garech Browne and Claddagh Records, tonight on Vespertine you can hear highlights from Ellen's 2010 interview with Garech, for the programme Grace Notes. It details the genesis of this groundbreaking record label and celebrates the enormous significance of Garech's work and passion in preserving music and spoken word that might otherwise have been lost.
RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 7th October, 10pm-1am
VOX NOSTRA WITH VLAD SMISHKEWYCH
When we say that music sounds 'Spanish' or 'Latin American', what exactly are we talking about? Do we mean a certain rhythm, a pattern of harmonies or melodic flair, or are we talking about the instruments used? This morning, Vlad explores how this music owes a particular debt to the contributions of indigenous and enslaved people during the time of Spanish, Portuguese, French, and English colonisers in the Americas, as the music they performed, danced, and composed intermingled with European music and instruments brought from across the ocean. We'll also explore how European music itself was already a rich mixture during that time, informed by the movements of cultures across Europe, Africa, and Asia. Vlad brings in the spirit of the festivity now known as 'The Day of Cultural Diversity' celebrating this week the cultural richness of the Columbian Americas and all of the peoples which contributed to its music. And news of the East Cork Early Music Festival, which brings choral and instrumental delights to Cork City in the week to come.
RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 8th October, 7am-10am
THE LYRIC FEATURE
Writing Yourself Home
What is it like to be an Irish poet in England? How does it influence your work, your relationship with language, and your thoughts of 'home'? These are some of the questions explored in Writing Yourself Home, when Vona Groarke is in conversation with fellow Irish poets.
Vona has been living in Manchester for 17 years, and she meets four other poets from different parts of Ireland: Martina Evans from Cork, who now lives in London, Conor O'Callaghan from Dundalk, who lives in Sheffield, Sinéad Morrissey from Belfast, who lives near Newcastle, and John McAuliffe from Listowel, who lives in Manchester. They talk about what brought them there and how living there has, or maybe hasn't, changed how and what they think about Ireland, and how and what they write.
A Rockfinch production commissioned by RTÉ lyric fm and funded by RTÉ Independent Radio Productions and Coimisiún na Meán from the television license fee.
Presenter: Vona Groarke
Producer: Claire Cunningham
Series Producer: Eoin O Kelly
RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 8th October, 6pm-7pm
THE FULL SCORE WITH LIZ NOLAN
Our Full Score concert today is part of the Brandenburg Summer Concerts series featuring the Pilsen Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Chuhei Iwasaki playing works from Mendelssohn and Mozart while cellist Marie-Elisabeth Hecker performs Tchaikovsky's Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33. Liz Nolan presents a showcase of unabridged musical masterworks, featuring live recordings of Irish and international performers, plus selections from the latest CD releases.
Mendelssohn: Overture to 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', Op. 21
Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33
Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C, K. 551 ('Jupiter')
Pilsen Philharmonic Orchestra
Chuhei Iwasaki, conductor
Marie-Elisabeth Hecker, cello
RTÉ lyric fm, Monday 9th October, 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, Monday 9th October, 7pm-9pm
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 of chamber music by Luigi Boccherini.
RTÉ lyric fm, Tuesday 10th October, 10am-1pm
THE FULL SCORE WITH LIZ NOLAN
Víkingur Ólafsson and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra are conducted by Stéphane Denève in a concert that includes Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances and the suite from Prokofiev's humorous opera The Love for Three Oranges. No challenge is too great for the Icelandic piano virtuoso as he braves Grieg's breakneck Piano Concerto. 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 10th October, 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 11th October, 4pm-7pm
THE BLUE OF THE NIGHT WITH BERNARD CLARKE
The Blue of the Night connects different musical landscapes - bringing you through centuries, genres and soundscapes. Musical treasures from the ancient to the contemporary.
RTÉ lyric fm, Thursday 12th October, 9pm-12am
A carefully crafted mix of ambient sounds and field recordings that allows the listener to reset and escape the noise of everyday life. (First broadcast 9th October 2023)
RTÉ lyric fm, Friday 13th October, 6am-7am
RTÉ LYRIC LIVE WITH PAUL HERRIOTT
Paul Herriott brings us two masterpieces by Beethoven performed by the National Symphony Orchestra and Chorus live from the National Concert Hall. From its thunderous opening through to its euphoric conclusion, Beethoven's Fifth is a monumental work of exultant power and heroic grandeur. The intimate, tranquil and devotional Mass in C showcases Beethoven's deeply personal response to the divine.
Beethoven: Symphony No.5
Beethoven: Mass in C
National Symphony Orchestra
Diego Matheuz (conductor)
Sarah Fox (soprano)
Martina Belli (alto)
Norman Reinhardt (tenor)
Nicola Ulivieri (bass)
National Symphony Chorus
David Young (chorus director)
RTÉ lyric fm, Friday 13th October, 7pm-10pm