The Lyric Feature

The Lyric Feature

Friday, 7 - 8pm

The Lyric Feature Friday 6 June 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

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Richard Strauss - An Anniversary Appreciation. Celebrating the 150th anniversary of his birth, some of the world's most distiguished performers discuss his attributes as a writer

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

01:00

Title: Salome

Composer: Richard Strauss

Performer(s): Hildegard Behrens, Helja Angervo, Wieslaw Ochman, Jose Van Dam, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Duration: 1:50

01:00

Title: Elektra

Composer: Richard Strauss

Performer(s): Deborah Polaski. Felicity Palmer, Wdr Symphony Orchestra

Duration: 1:56

01:00

Title: Der Rosenkavalier

Composer: Richard Strauss

Performer(s): Renee Fleming, Sophie Koch, Franz Hawlata, Diana Damrau, Munich Philharmonic Orchestra

Duration: 2:35

01:00

Title: Zueignung

Composer: Richard Strauss

Performer(s): Thomas Hampson, Accompanied By Wolfram Rieger

Duration: 3:00

01:00

Title: Vier Letzte Lieder: Im Abendroth

Composer: Richard Strauss

Performer(s): Kiri Te Kanawa, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra – Sir Georg Solti

Duration: 6:20

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