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OPERA NIGHT     Bernard Clarke continues the celebration of Shakespeare 400 with Verdi’s Otello based on the bard’s play Othello.  Tonight’s concert comes from the Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg where this production was recorded during the Salzburg Easter Festival 2016.  A stellar cast including Dorothea Roschmann, Georg Zeppenfeld, Benjamin Bernheim, Carlos Alvarez, Jose Cura, Christa Mayer, Bror […]
VOX NOSTRA WITH VLAD SMISHKEWYCH Dare to fight an epic counterpoint battle with the one and only J. S. Bach?  Well, if the story is correct, the Baroque composer Sylvius Leopold Weiss did exactly that-on the lute, no less!  One of the best lutenists of his day, Weiss met Johann Sebastian through his son Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, and apparently this […]
THE LYRIC CONCERT WITH PAUL HERRIOTT   In tonight’s concert we feature the Danish National Symphony which was founded as a radio orchestra in 1925. Tonight we hear the orchestra under conductors Vasily Petrenko, Yuri Temirkanov and Alexander Lazarev in concerts recorded at the Concert House in Copenhagen.   Mahler: Des Knaben Wunderhorn Sibelius: Symphony No.2 in D, Op.43 Danish National […]
THE LYRIC CONCERT WITH PAUL HERRIOTT   Michael Lee presents a special Lyric Recital by harpist Anne-Marie O’Farrell, Soprano Colette Delahunt and cellist Carmel Comiskey in a recital recorded in Studio 8 repertoire includes a new work, A 1916 Trilogy, by O’Farrell.  Also, in the concert the RTÉ Contempo Quartet play Webern and we have a recital by the 1st prize-winner […]