Aedín features music from the Martin Scorsese films Taxi Driver, The Age of Innocence and The Wolf of Wall Street. A selection of songs sung by Mandy Patinkin who has been performing a series of concerts in London's West End this month, and favourites too from High Society and Moana.

RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 18th November, 1pm-4pm

The Wolf of Wall Street


Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande from Budapest

Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande, an elusive, symbol-laden opera built around a love triangle about unhappy people trapped in an ominous world of shadow and foreboding. This one-of-a-kind opera with Patricia Petibon playing the role of Mélisande. Baritone Bernard Richter plays the role of Pelleas, contralto Yvonne Naef is Geneviève, baritone Tassis Christoyannis is Golaud, Bass Nicolas Testé plays King Arkel and boy soprano Olivier Michael as Golaud's son, Yniold. Iván Fischer conducts the Budapest Festival Orchestra.

RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 18th November, 7pm-10pm

Scene from Pelléas et Mélisande | Credit: Judit Horváth


The best orchestral works, chamber music and favourite tunes, performed by great international and Irish artists.

RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 19th November, 4pm-6pm

Evelyn Grant


Dorothea The Doozy

The life and work of Dorothea Herbert, poet, writer, artist and proud spinster from Carrick on Suir, County Tipperary is sometimes compared with Jane Austen's. However, Dorothea was writing before Austen and what she wrote about was real and frequently funnier. Herbert's 'Retrospections of an Outcast' was written between 1780 to 1806 but was not published until 1929. It is a unique insight into the lives of the land-holding Herbert family and their class. Her writings are a rare first-person insight into the lives of 18th century ascendency class women in Ireland.

Dorothea's words are brought to life by actress Aideen Wylde reading anecdotes from Herbert's work. Some are comical, others distressing, sad and occasionally shocking. Torn between an imaginary husband and solitary spinsterhood, Herbert's work shows a woman unravelling to her wits end. Background information and context are provided by Dr Jane Maxwell, Library and Archives Research Collections in Trinity College Dublin, home to the original illustrated Manuscript 'Retrospections Of An Outcast'.

Presented and produced by Angie Mezzetti of Ocarina
Dorothea's diaries are read by actor Aideen Wylde
Sound edit and final mix Patrick Wall
Additional Research Nina Mullen
The programme maker acknowledges support of the Board of Trinity College, the University of Dublin.
An Ocarina Broadcast Production for RTÉ lyric fm funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland from the Television Licence Fee.
(First broadcast 19/02/23)

RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 19th November, 6pm-7pm

'Dorothea the Doozy' - Angie Mezzetti with Johnny Fitzpatrick (local historian, Carrick-on-Suir)


Still vibrant after more than 45 years, the formidable duo of Mischa Maisky and Martha Argerich is notable for its technical and expressive interplay, the direct musical consequences of fond personal friendship and instinctive compatibility. Together in our Full Score Concert today, they tackle three sonatas for cello and piano spanning as many centuries from Beethoven, Debussy and Chopin. 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: Cello Sonata No. 2 in G minor, Op. 5/2
Debussy: Cello Sonata in D minor, L. 135
Chopin: Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 65
Mischa Maisky, cello
Martha Argerich, piano

RTÉ lyric fm, Monday 20th November, 1pm-4pm

Martha Argerich


Niall Carroll plays music from the heart of the classical repertoire with Sounds on Screen a piece from either the big or the small screen at 11am, and at midday Niall chooses his Five of a Kind. This week Niall chooses five pieces by Aaron Copland.

RTÉ lyric fm, Tuesday 21st November, 10am-1pm

Composer Aaron Copland


Lorcan Murray's Classic Drive - Winter Special 5.30pm - 7.00pm

Lorcan Murray is joined live by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra with conductor Robert Houlihan, for an atmospheric winter broadcast from the RTÉ studios in Donnybrook. Lorcan takes the listener on a wintry journey taking in scenes from Engelbert Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel and Maurice Ravel's Mother Goose Suite. The wonderful voices of mezzo-soprano Sharon Carty and tenor Gavan Ring join the orchestra for a musical feast for the ears, to bring the warm and beautiful sounds of the winter season to your fireside at home. A buoyant programme featuring Antonio Vivaldi's Winter strings and Claude Debussy's ethereal harp, along with the usual news, sport and culture file; Lorcan Murray's Winter Special is one not to miss.

RTÉ lyric fm, Wednesday 22nd November, 4pm-7pm

RTÉ Concert Orchestra in Studio 1


Former principal maestro of the Irish Chamber Orchestra and honorary Irishman, Jörg Widmann proves his chops as one of the great clarinettists of today, in a performance as soloist and director with WDR Symphony Orchestra, Cologne. An all-Mendelssohn programme features an arrangement of the Andante from his Clarinet Sonata in E flat, plus Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 11. 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, Thursday 23rd November, 1pm-4pm

Jörg Widmann | Credit Marco Borggreve


A Bach trio, a cello duo and a selection of recordings from The Navarra String Quartet this afternoon. Aedín also shines the spotlight on the French composer Lili Boulanger, the violin playing of both Joshua Bell and Anne-Sophie Mutter, the fiddle playing of Colm Mac Con Iomaire and songs from Declan O'Rourke, Alison Krauss and Wallis Bird.

RTÉ lyric fm, Friday 24th November, 1pm-4pm

Declan O'Rourke


Paul Herriott presents tonight's concert live from the National Concert Hall as Leonard Slatkin is on the podium to conduct the National Symphony Orchestra, Chorus and soloists on a journey into vast oceans, for tonight's concert featuring works by Mendelssohn, Britten and Vaughan Williams.

Mendelssohn: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage Overture
Britten: Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes
Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony

National Symphony Orchestra
Leonard Slatkin (conductor)
Katherine Broderick (soprano)
Mark Stone (baritone)
National Symphony Chorus
David Young (chorus director)
RIAM Philharmonia (members)
RIAM Chorale
Blánaid Murphy (musical director)

RTÉ lyric fm, Friday 24th November, 7pm-10pm

Leonard Slatkin