The Lyric Feature

The Lyric Feature

Friday, 7 - 8pm

The Lyric Feature Friday 7 June 2013

Georgie’s Vision


We all know about Maud Gonne, but have you ever heard of George, aka Mrs. WB Yeats? In September 1917, Yeats proposed to 25-year-old Georgie Hyde-Lees and they were married in October of that year. In this programme we learn more about this extraordinary but self-effacing woman who made her husband’s greatest poetry possible, and said “thank-you for leaving me out”. Contributors include Professor Margaret Mills Harper, official biographer, Ann Saddlemyer, grand-daughter and harpist Caitriona Yeats, Mark Patrick Hederman, poet John Montague, and Pat Laffan.  

Narrator : Ali White

Readers : Olwen Fouere (George's voice), Pat Laffan as WB Yeats; Ingrid Craigie, David Heap, Victoria Mary Clarke

Producer : Deirdre Mulrooney

Sound Supervision : Brendan Rehill 

A Deirdre Mulrooney production for RTÉ lyric fm with the support of BAI Sound and Vision Scheme from the Television Licence Fee.

The Lyric Feature

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Memory and Montmartre: Searching for Satie in the writings of Marcel Proust
Marcel Proust’s long and beautiful novel, In Search of Lost Time, clearly displays the author's passion for music. His high-society characters spend their evenings in the Paris salons enjoying live performances and then debating the merits of their favourite musicians. Every major composer living in Paris at that time comes under scrutiny: Debussy, Fauré, Saint-Säens, Ravel, Stravinsky, Widor, d'Indy . . . the list goes on and on. So why did Marcel Proust actually remove Erik Satie from his great work?
Curt Adler explores the parallel musical lives of these two fascinating Parisians. Contributor: David Mooney, Head of Keyboard Studies at the DIT Conservatory of Music.

Actor: Daniel Reardon
Presenter / Writer: Curt Adler
Producer: Eoin O Kelly

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The Lyric Feature is RTÉ lyric fm's weekly documentary and music feature programme. Programmes are produced in house by RTÉ lyric fm staff or in collaboration with independent production companies. Subject matter varies from week to week but most of the programmes aim to provide insight into music and music making.

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