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MOVIES AND MUSICALS ‘Be yourself.  The world worships the original.’ (Ingrid Bergman) Today marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of the talented and much loved actress Ingrid Bergman. Aedín includes music from three of her films today including Casablanca. From the world of musicals today, hit songs from High Society, Showboat, Cabaret, Chicago and Calamity Jane. RTÉ […]
GREAT MOMENTS IN CLASSICAL MUSIC In 1831, the brilliant young Felix Mendelssohn spent several months travelling through Italy, as part of a Grand Tour taking him right across Europe.  Musical standards there might have left him cold – he described the opera singers he heard in Naples as ‘the worst Italian ones I ever heard anywhere’ – but the landscapes […]
THE ROLLING WAVE On the first Sunday of the Willie Clancy in Miltown Malbay last month, many quality recordings of traditional music and song were newly issued and this week the Rolling Wave makes a selection from them. RTÉ lyric fm, Monday 31st August, 7pm-8pm
NIALL CARROLL’S CLASSICAL DAYTIME Join Niall Carroll as he takes you from brunch to late lunch on Classical Daytime. The Coffee Concert features a German-British programme of music with the NDR Philharmonic, conducted by Andrew Manze from Hanover at 11am. Coffee Concert: Germany: Kuppelsaal, Hanover Handel: Coronation Anthem No. 1 (Zadok the Priest) Handel: Where’er you walk from Semele […]
JAZZ ALLEY New Stuff: Including the amazing collection of solo masterpieces by wayward piano genius Joe Albany. Recorded in 1973 but never released until now. And a new recording by the Stanley Cowell Trio, and more. RTÉ lyric fm, Wednesday 2nd September, 7pm-8pm
GRACE NOTES Probably best known as a concertina player, Claire Keville is also a very fine keyboard player, and on her latest album, she explores Irish music on the clavichord. This ancient and elegant sounding instrument lends itself so well to her interpretations of airs and dance tunes, and on tonight’s programme, she talks with Ellen about […]
Elizabeth Maconchy : A Girl Composer’s Triumph. Twenty one years after her death pianist Philip Martin celebrates the career of Elizabeth Maconchy and asks why Ireland has forgotten one of its greatest composers.