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    Friday, 7 - 8pm

    Friday 9th October 

    Digitising Rita

    Rita Lynch was born in Macroom in 1914 and showed an early talent for singing which was encouraged by her mother. Despite having her early career disrupted by the Second World War she went on to record for HMV and to tour extensively performing in operas, concerts and oratorios in Ireland, the UK and the USA. In this programme Evelyn Grant visits the soprano’s daughter Mary Shaw as she sifts through the extensive personal archive of letters, programmes, costumes, recordings and stories which her mother left behind. We get a portrait of the singer and the times she lived in. Rita Lynch’s archive has now being digitised by Cork City Libraries. 

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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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