The Lyric Feature

    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. 

    The Lyric Feature Friday 23 August 2013


    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

    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

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