Intermezzo - Trumpet on Tour!
What is that shiny object that Tomas Clancy has in his hands this evening, the former trumpet student is asked by his concert companion, Raymond Blake, as the two meet once more in the lobby for a VAT and a weighing of the merits of Miles Davis, gold...
Intermezzo - Fantastique!
Mortality and its various reminders are contemplated by Tomas Clancy and Raymond Blake as they come to terms with Saint-Saëns, "Ash Envy" and the enduring charms of the defibrillator.
Intermezzo - Hamlet's Fantasy
How audiophile concerns have been washed away by the Youtube habit of watching great performances and a possible ingredient for a VAT are among the subjects discussed when Tomas Clancy and Raymond Blake meet once more for an interval vodka at the...
Intermezzo - Bare Mountain
The salubrious effects of a thimble of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti and Prokofiev's last, great chess game are under discussion as Tomas Clancy and Raymond Blake find a seat in the foyer for an interval chat.
Intermezzo - Titans of the Heart
Why the premier performance of Beethoven's Seventh Symphony was the Live Aid of its day, and how the image of Herbert Von Karajan seared itself onto the retinas of a generation are among the topics under discussion when Tomas Clancy and Raymond Blake...
Intermezzo - Rhapsodies & Fairytales
Tomás Clancy and Raymond Blake discuss tonight's concert, which includes music by Copland, Gerswhin, Tchaikovsky & Ravel.
Intermezzo - London Calling...
Fond memories of Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School for Boys are stirred as Tomás Clancy and Raymond Blake contemplate the music of Ralph Vaughan Williams and William Walton.
Intermezzo - Gershwin's Genius
Ireland's foremost foyer tag team, Tomás Clancy and Raymond Blake, enjoy the works of Adams and Gershwin, and weigh in on the great Twentieth Century debates, from Marxism v Capitalism to Pepsi v Coke.
Intermezzo - Big on Britten: Saint Nicolas
Tomás Clancy and Raymond Blake enjoy their interval refreshments while joining the dots between Britten's St Nicholas and Orwell's 1984, and finally deciding whether Sassicaia is indeed the best wine to drink either while listening to Rossini's music,...
Intermezzo - Russian Tales
Tomás Clancy and Raymond Blake toast Russia's musical legacy, and unpick the frequently volatile intermingling of music and power.
Intermezzo - Dvorák, Falla & Brahms
Tomas Clancy and Raymond Blake take up their traditional seats barside at the NCH to pick over the visage of Brahms and imagine what might be Manuel de Falla's favourite grape varietals...
Intermezzo - Mozart and Miley
The as-yet unremarked similarities between Miley Cyrus and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart are among the topics tackled, when Tomas Clancy and Raymond Blake meet once more for an interval drink at the National Concert Hall.
Intermezzo: Big on Britten: Britten & America
During tonight's interval Raymond Blake and Thomas Clancy discuss the music of Britten, Bernstein & Copland.
Intermezzo: Britten & Mahler Part 1
During the interval Raymond Blake and Thomas Clancy discuss Gustav Mahler and Benjamin Britten...
Michael Grant examines the life and career of Robert Schumann.
Evelyn Grant & Petroc Trelawny
Evelyn Grant chats with Petroc Trelawny about the role classical music plays today and what the future might hold for live performance.
President's Concert Interval
Ellen talks to various members of the arts community across Ireland, to get some thoughts on President Michael D. Higgins and the part he has played in celebrating our cultural heritage.
Friday Concert Interval - What will we be listening to in 100 years'...
As we celebrate the RTÉ lyric fm Hall of Fame, Ian McGlynn asks some presenters 'What will we be listening to in 2113?'
Evelyn Grant explores Bantry House
Evelyn Grant uncovers the history of Bantry House with Brigitte Shelswell-White, widow of Egerton Shelswell-White, who was an integral part of the inception of the West Cork Chamber Music Festival.
Evelyn Grant talks to Francis Humphries, Artistic Director of the West...
Evelyn Grant talks to the founder of the West Cork Chamber Music Festival, Artistic Director Francis Humphrys, about setting up the festival and how it has progressed since then.
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The Friday Concert features Intermezzo, Tomas Clancy and Raymond Blake meet, as usual, to have a witty and wise saunter through the world of classic music.