Franck’s only symphony brims over with drama, emotion and rich, ripe melodies that catch the ear and the imagination. Pascal Rophé conducts, together with Honegger’s spirited Rugby, which offers all the thrills and spills of a game in full flow, and Poulenc’s celebratory, Gloria, with the RTÉ Philharmonic Choir and Limerick-born soprano Mairéad Buicke.
The Friday Concert live from the National Concert Hall, Dublin
Franck Symphony in D minor
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
Mairéad Buicke soprano
RTÉ Philharmonic Choir (Mark Hindley chorus master)
Pascal Rophé (conductor)
RTÉ lyric fm, Friday 3 May, 8pm-10pm