The Lyric Feature

The Lyric Feature

Friday, 7 - 8pm

The Lyric Feature Friday 28 February 2014

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

Wagner's Music in Ireland is a two-part documentary exploring the relationship of Irish audiences, authors, critics and composers with the music of Wagner over the past 150 years.

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

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Title: Prelude To Act 1 Of Tristan Und Isolde

Composer: Wagner

Performer(s): National Symphony Orchestr Of Ireland, Cond. Fergus Sheil

Duration: 50:00

00:00

Title: Prelude To Die Walkure

Composer: Wagner

Performer(s): Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Cond. Bruno Walter

Duration: 142:00

00:00

Title: Prelude To Act 1 Of Tristan Und Isolde

Composer: Wagner

Performer(s): National Symphony Orchestr Of Ireland, Cond. Fergus Sheil

Duration: 50:00

00:00

Title: Tannhauser Overture

Composer: Wagner, arr. Liszt

Performer(s): Jorge Bolet

Duration: 80:00

00:00

Title: Tannhauser, Act Iii, Sc 1, Pilgrim's March

Composer: Wagner

Performer(s): Chorus Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Cheryl Studer, Andreas Schmidt, Philharmonia Orchestra, Cond. Giuseppe Sinopoli

Duration: 240:00

00:00

Title: Lohengrin, Act Iii. ‘In Ferem Land’

Composer: Wagner

Performer(s): Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Jess Thomas, Cond. Rudolf Kempe

Duration: 120:00

00:00

Title: Prelude To Act 1 Of Tristan Und Isolde

Composer: Wagner

Performer(s): National Symphony Orchestr Of Ireland, Cond. Fergus Sheil

Duration: 50:00

00:00

Title: (The Flying Dutchman) Senta My Child

Composer: Wagner

Performer(s): John Tomlinson, London Philharmonia Orchestra, Cond. David Parry

Duration: 150:00

00:00

Title: Prelude To Die Meistersinger

Composer: Wagner

Performer(s): National Youth Orchestra Of Ireland, Alexander Anissimov

Duration: 2:10

00:00

Title: Prelude To Act Iii Of Lohengrin

Composer: Wagner

Performer(s): National Youth Orchestra Of Ireland, Alexander Anissimov

Duration: 144:00

00:00

Title: Parsifal Act Iii, Final Scene, Hochsten Heiles Wunder

Composer: Wagner

Performer(s): Berliner Philharmoniker, Chor Der Deutschen Staatsoper Berlin, Cond. Barenboim

Duration: 240:00

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