The Lyric Feature

The Lyric Feature

Friday, 7 - 8pm

The Lyric Feature Friday 23 August 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 - Musical Muses

A 3 part series in which Ian Fox tells the stories of the remarkable women who inspired, influenced and collaborated with some of the great composers. Part 2: Misia Godebski.

The Lyric Feature- Musical Muses

The Lyric Feature- Musical Muses

In this 3 part series, Ian Fox tells the stories of the remarkable women who inspired, influenced and collaborated with some of the great composers.

Programme 2: Misia Godebska.

This is the story of an exceptional figure from the Belle Epoque. A gifted pianist and pupil of Fauré, she was a patron of many composers including Debussy and Stravinsky. She was painted by Renoir and Toulouse-Lautrec, appeared in Proust's In Search of Lost Time and helped establish Coco Chanel.

Music played in the programme

Musical Muses No 2 “A Patron in Paris” Misia Godebski

1 CHOPIN Etude Opus10/2 Yundi Li DGG 471 479

2 LISZT Liebestraum No 3 Jorge Bolet Decca 410257

3 FAURÉ Romance in A flat Jean Philippe Collard Brilliant Classics 94035/4

4 GRIEG Wedding day at Troldhaugen Einar Steen-Nockleberg

Naxos 8.553396

5 DEBUSSY La plus que lente Walter Gieseking EMI 5 65855

6 RAVEL Introduction and Allegro Melos Ensemble Decca 421 154

7 RAVEL Mere l’Oye LIMERICK CD 3842 Labeques ?? disc in Limerick

8 BORODIN Polovtsian Dances Vienna Phil. Kubelik EMI Seraphim

CDE 69021

9 STRAVINSKY Firebird Columbia Symphony Orchestra SONY SM3K 46291

10 STRAVINSKY Petrouchka Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra conducted Dorati Mercury 434 331

11 STRAVINSKY The Rite of Spring Kirov Orchestra conducted Gergiev Philips 408 035

12 SATIE Parade Nancy Symphony Orchestra condcuted Jerome Kaltenbach Naxos 8.554279

13 MILHAUD Boeuf sur le Toit Orchestre Nationale de France conducted Leonard Bernstein n EMI CDC 747845

14 DE FALLA The Three Cornered Hat Philharmonia Orchestra conducted Rafael Frübeck de Burgos EMI 567587

15 POULENC Les Biches Philharmonia Orchestra conducted Georges Pretre EMI CZS 7 622690

16 STRAVINSKY Monumetum per Gesualdo Columbia Symphony Orchestra conducted Stravinsky Sony S2K 89910

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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