The Lyric Feature

The Lyric Feature

Friday, 7 - 8pm

The Lyric Feature Friday 21 March 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

In the first of two programmes, the Italian soprano Renata Scotto looks back on her life and career.

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


Title: We Do The Work

Performer(s): Fromer

Duration: 3:00


Title: Norma

Composer: Bellini

Performer(s): Scotto, National Philharmonic Orchestra, Conductor James Levine

Duration: 2:20


Title: La Sonnambula

Composer: Bellini

Performer(s): Renata Scotto, Alfredo Kraus, La Fenice Orchestra And Chorus, Conductor Nello Santi

Duration: 2:00


Title: La Wally

Composer: Catalani

Performer(s): Renata Scotto, La Scala Orchestra, Conductor Carlo Maria Giulini

Duration: 3:00


Title: Lucia Di Lammermoor

Composer: Donizetti

Performer(s): Renata Scotto, Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Conductor Francesco Molinari

Duration: 3:15


Title: Cavalleria Rusticana

Composer: Mascagni

Performer(s): Renata Scotto, National Philharmonic Orchestra, Conductor James Levine

Duration: 3:55


Title: La Gioconda

Composer: Ponchielli

Performer(s): Renata Scotto, San Francisco Opera Orchestra, Conductor Bruno Bartoletti

Duration: 3:05


Title: Madam Butterfly

Composer: Puccini

Performer(s): Renata Scotto, Carlo Bergonzi, Rolando Panerai, Anna Di Stasio, Silvana Padoan, Rome Opera House Orchestra, Conductor Sir John Barbirolli

Duration: 3:40


Title: Gianni Schicchi

Composer: Puccini

Performer(s): Renata Scotto, London Symphony Orchestra

Duration: 2:15


Title: Nabucco

Composer: Verdi

Performer(s): Renata Scotto, Philharmonia Orchestra And Chorus, Conductor Riccardo Muti

Duration: 3:30



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Producers: Olga Buckley & Eoin O Kelly


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