The Lyric Feature

The Lyric Feature

Friday, 7 - 8pm

The Lyric Feature Friday 28 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 second 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

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Title: Nabucco

Composer: Verdi

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

Duration: 3:30

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Title: Otello

Composer: Verdi

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

Duration: 2:00

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Title: Otello

Composer: Verdi

Performer(s): Renata Scotto, Jon Vickers, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Conductor James Levine

Duration: 3:00

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Title: Rigoletto

Composer: Verdi

Performer(s): Tito Gobbi, La Scala Orchestra, Conductor Tullio Serafin

Duration: 3:15

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Title: La Traviata

Composer: Verdi

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

Duration: 3:55

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