The Lyric Feature

The Lyric Feature

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The Lyric Feature Friday 3 January 2014

30th of December 2016
Ireland's National Anthems



If national anthems unite people at times of celebration and commemoration, they can also cause division. Ireland has had a number of official and unofficial anthems that have caused both harmony and discord. Michael Murphy explores Ireland's national anthems from God Save the King to The Soldier's Song in the company of historians Diarmaid Ferriter and Carol Mullaney-Dignam, musicologist Harry White, Olympic and World Championship rower Sinead Lynch, Director of the Defence Forces School of Music Mark Armstrong, conductor Liam Daly and literary critic Colbert Kearney who is also a grandson of Peadar Kearney who wrote The Soldier's Song.

Written and Presented by Michael Murphy (Mary Immaculate College)
Produced by Eoin O Kelly and Michael Murphy

The Lyric Feature - Beethoven Close Up

BBC broadcaster Charles Hazlewood, accompanied by the RTÉ NSO, gives his unique insights into and interpretations of Beethoven's Symphonies No. 1, 5, 6 and 7.

Beethoven up Close

Last September in the National Concert Hall, the BBC broadcaster Charles Hazlewood accompanied by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, previewed Beethoven symphonic highlights from the current NCH International Concert Series and the RTÉ NSO’s season. In “Beethoven Close Up” audiences heard his unique insights into and interpretations of Symphonies No. 1, 5, 6 and 7. His performances of classical music shake up the traditional settings of the form, blending film or sculpture into a piece or engaging in a conversation with the audience to expose the deep, evolving joy of orchestral music.

 

 

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.

Music Played on the Show

19:49

Title: Quintet For 2 Violins, Viola And 2 Cellos (4th Movement) Allegre

Performer(s): Schubert, Franz

Duration: 9:56

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