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MOVIES AND MUSICALS J.J. Abrams is the one who was chosen to direct the much anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens. On his birthday today, Aedín includes music from his films Super 8, Mission Impossible 3 and Star Trek Into Darkness all scored by Michael Giacchino. Plus hit songs from Brigadoon and Beauty and the Beast.
OPERA NIGHT Bernard Clarke continues his visit to Vienna State Opera with a performance tonight of Vincenzo Bellini's I Puritani. This production stars John Tessier, Olga Peretyatko, Carlos Alvarez, Jongmin Park, Sorin Coliban, Carlos Osuna and Ilseyar Khayrullova. Marco Armiliato conducts the Vienna State Opera Chorus and Orchestra.
CLASSICAL KIDS Edward Elgar loved to compose as a child and he even wrote music for a play that he performed with his brothers and sisters. Years later, when he was a successful composer, he arranged it for an orchestra calling it his Wand of Youth Suite, and we'll hear it on Sunday. Plus music played on the tuba including the story of Tubby the Tuba.
GREAT MOMENTS IN CLASSICAL MUSIC One of the best-known English compositions of all, the Water Music was nonetheless written by one German for the edification of another.
NIALL CARROLL’S CLASSICAL DAYTIME Join Niall Carroll for some great classical music as he takes you from brunch to late lunch on Classical Daytime with a live Coffee Concert of music by Vivaldi at the West Cork Chamber Music Festival, introduced by Paul Herriott at 11am.
THE ROLLING WAVE As the Willie Clancy Summer School begins this coming weekend in West Co. Clare, we feature ‘Lashings of Music’ a documentary on the life and music of singer, whistle player and master uilleann piper Willie Clancy, in whose honour the event takes place.
THE LYRIC CONCERT WITH PAUL HERRIOTT Paul Herriott presents tonight's concert live from St. Brendan's Church, Bantry as part of the West Cork Chamber Music Festival 2015.
NIALL CARROLL’S CLASSICAL DAYTIME Join Evelyn Grant for some great classical music as she takes you from brunch to late lunch on Classical Daytime with music by members of the Bach family in the Coffee Concert from Copenhagen at 11am.
THE BLUE OF THE NIGHT WITH CARL CORCORAN Czech composer Leoš Janácek was inspired by Moravian and other Slavic folk music. This week we honour his birthdate by featuring an album in which Czech singer Iva Bittova and the Skampa Quartet present a personal interpretation of Janacek's collection of Moravian Folk Poetry in Songs. Masterful accompaniment to Bittova's stunning vocals every night this week.