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OPERA NIGHT Bernard Clarke brings us Handel’s great oratorio Susanna in a performance from the Göttingen International Handel Festival.  Emily Fons sings Susanna, Countertenor Christopher Lowrey is Joachim, Colin Balzer is the first Elder, Raimund Nolte is the second elder and Ciara Hendrick is Daniel. The NDR Chorus and The Göttingen Festival Orchestra is conducted by Laurence […]
AEDÍN GORMLEY’S SUNDAY MATINÉE   Music for your Sunday afternoon featuring live performances from the RTÉ archive and standout works from our featured artists. John Finucane is the soloist in today’s RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra archive concert which features Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A and Richard Strauss’s Don Juan. Rafael Payare conducts. The featured artist is another conductor, Bernard […]
THE BLUE OF THE NIGHT WITH CARL CORCORAN   Amsterdam born, Swiss based violinist Gwendolyn Masin first came to the attention of the Irish public with a performance on the Late Late Show when she was eleven in 1988.  Today she enjoys a busy international career as a performer and a teacher, she has continued her connections with Ireland through regular appearances and […]
LIZ NOLAN’S LYRIC NOTES   Liz Nolan presents great classical music from across the ages. In the Coffee Concert at 10.30am, from the Vatican, the Mirabilis Harmonia Ensemble perform the Trio Sonata in F and the Trio Sonata in C minor, by Joachim Quantz. Coffee Concert: Vatican City : Assunta Hall Joachim Quantz : Trio Sonata in F , […]
NIALL CARROLL’S LUNCHTIME FAVOURITES   Niall Carroll plays some of his favourite classical music at lunchtime including a piano performance from the Chinese pianist Lang Lang in Five of a Kind at 12.30. RTÉ lyric fm, Thursday 25th August, 12 noon – 2pm
THE LYRIC FEATURE Described as ‘a gentle, difficult, combative soul’, Frederick May composed against a personal background of deafness and mental illness. He ‘led the way for the rest of us’ according to Brian Boydell and his Prison Songs and String Quartet are both groundbreaking works. After studying in London and Vienna he returned to Dublin, but his […]