The Lyric Feature

The Lyric Feature

Friday, 7 - 8pm

The Lyric Feature Friday 7 March 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: Tristan Und Isolde, Prelude To Act Ii

Composer: Wagner

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

Duration: 1:25

00:00

Title: Ode To A Nightingale

Composer: Harty

Performer(s): Heather Harper Sop, Ulster Orchestra, Cond. Bryden Thomson

Duration: 1:56

00:00

Title: Gotterdammerung, Act Ii

Composer: Wagner

Performer(s): Daniel Lewis Wiilliams (Hagen), National Youth Orchestra Of Ireland, Alexander Anissimov

Duration: 1:37

00:00

Title: Die Walkure Act I Scene Iii

Composer: Wagner

Performer(s): Lote Lehmann (Sieglinde), Metropolitan Opera, Cond. Erch Leinsdorf

Duration: 3:10

00:00

Title: Anna Livia 'Plurabelle'

Composer: Joyce

Performer(s): James Joyce

Duration: 1:25

00:00

Title: Das Rheingold, Scene 1

Composer: Wagner

Performer(s): Franzita Whelan, Emer Mcgilloway, Colette Mcgahon (Rhinemaidens), Rolf Haunstein (Alberich), National Youth Orchestra Of Ireland, Alexander Anissimov

Duration: 2:16

00:00

Title: The Flying Dutchman

Composer: Wagner

Performer(s): Johannes Von Duisburg, Dgos, Rte Concert Orchestra, Cond. Laurent Wagner

Duration: 1:18

00:00

Title: Die Walkure, Act Iii, Finale

Composer: Wagner

Performer(s): Frode Olsen (Wotan), Janice Baird (Brunnhilde), National Youth Orchestra Of Ireland, Alexander Anissimov

Duration: 3:13

00:00

Title: Siegfried, Act I,The Forging Of Notung

Composer: Wagner

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

Duration: 2:42

00:00

Title: Love Duet, Act Iii Of Tristan Und Isolde

Composer: Wagner

Performer(s): Miriam Murphy, Lars Cleveman, National Symphony Orchestra Of Ireland, Cond. Fergus Sheil

Duration: 2:32

00:00

Title: Prelude To Die Meistersinger

Composer: Wagner

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

Duration: 2:10

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