The Lyric Feature

The Lyric Feature

Friday, 7 - 8pm

The Lyric Feature Friday 13 June 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

In a new three part series Ian Fox tells the stories of the remarkable women who inspired, influenced and collaborated with some of the great composers.

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: Symphony 4

Composer: TCHAIKOVSKY

Performer(s): Leningrad Philharmonic Cond. Eugene Mravinsky

Duration: 0:39

01:00

Title: The Tempest

Composer: TCHAIKOVSKY

Performer(s): Berlin Philharmonic Conducted Abbado

Duration: 0:55

01:00

Title: Symphony 4

Composer: TCHAIKOVSKY

Performer(s): Leningrad Philharmonic Cond. Eugene Mravinskytch

Duration: 1:00

01:00

Title: Symphony 4

Composer: TCHAIKOVSKY

Performer(s): Leningrad Philharmonic Cond. Eugene Mravinskytch

Duration: 1:00

01:00

Title: Violin Concerto

Composer: TCHAIKOVSKY

Performer(s): Vadim Repin Kirov Orchestra Cond. Mravinsky

Duration: 1:12

01:00

Title: Melodie Opus 42

Composer: TCHAIKOVSKY

Performer(s): Akiko Sawanai, Philip Moll

Duration: 1:37

01:00

Title: Orchestral Suite Opus 43

Composer: TCHAIKOVSKY

Performer(s): Rte Symphony Cond. Sanderling

Duration: 2:02

01:00

Title: Quartet Opus 30

Composer: TCHAIKOVSKY

Performer(s): Franz Schubert Quartet

Duration: 1:23

01:00

Title: Piano Concerto 2

Composer: TCHAIKOVSKY

Performer(s): Emil Giulels Ussr Symphony Cond. Svetlanov

Duration: 1:33

01:00

Title: Danse Bohemienne

Composer: DEBUSST

Performer(s): Walter Gieseking

Duration: 1:48

01:00

Title: Serenade For Strings Opus 48

Composer: TCHAIKOVSKY

Performer(s): City Of London Simfonia Cond. Hickox

Duration: 1:48

01:00

Title: St John Liturgy Opus 41

Composer: TCHAIKOVSKY

Performer(s): Kiev Chamber Choir Cond. Hobdych

Duration: 1:41

01:00

Title: Prostite V'I -Maid Of Orleans

Composer: TCHAIKOVSKY

Performer(s): Olga Borodina Welsh Nat. Orchestra Cond. Rizzi

Duration: 1:58

01:00

Title: Princes's Aria The Enchantress

Composer: TCHAIKOVSKY

Performer(s): Pavel Lisitsian Bolshoi Orchestar Cond, Pasheyev

Duration: 1:49

01:00

Title: Symphony 5

Composer: TCHAIKOVSKY

Performer(s): Leningrad Philharmonic Cond. Eugene Mravinskytch

Duration: 1:25

01:00

Title: Lisa's Aria Queen Of Spades

Composer: TCHAIKOVSKY

Performer(s): Medea Mei-Figner & Piano

Duration: 1:37

01:00

Title: Nutcracker

Composer: TCHAIKOVSKY

Performer(s): London Symphony Cond. Previn

Duration: 1:42

01:00

Title: Symphony 6

Composer: TCHAIKOVSKY

Performer(s): Leningrad Philharmonic Cond. Eugene Mravinskytch

Duration: 1:41

Twitter

Facebook

Contact the Show

Producers: Olga Buckley & Eoin O Kelly

Schedule

Ways to Listen

Radio
Mobile
Internet
Radio Player
Podcasts
TV