The Lyric Feature

The Lyric Feature

Friday, 7 - 8pm

The Lyric Feature Friday 20 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.

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In the second of 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: Dante Sonata

Composer: LISZT

Performer(s): Leif Ove Andsnes

Duration: 0:38

01:00

Title: Dante Sonata

Composer: LISZT

Performer(s): Leif Ove Andsnes

Duration: 0:38

01:00

Title: Tannhauser Overture

Composer: WAGNER

Performer(s): Slovak Philharmonic Copnd. Michael Halasz

Duration: 1:07

01:00

Title: Meistersinger Overture

Composer: WAGNER

Performer(s): Polish Nat. Radio Orchstra Cond. Johannes Wildner

Duration: 1:40

01:00

Title: Tristan Und Isolde Duet

Composer: WAGNER

Performer(s): Suthaus, Flagstadt, Philhramonia Orch. Conducted Furtwangler

Duration: 3:00

01:00

Title: Siegfried Idyll

Composer: WAGNER

Performer(s): English Chamber Orchestra Cond. Ashkenazy

Duration: 1:23

01:00

Title: Kaisermarsch

Composer: WAGNER

Performer(s): Royal Scottish National Orch. Conducted Neeme Jarvi

Duration: 0:55

01:00

Title: American March

Composer: WAGNER

Performer(s): London Symphony Cond. Marke Janowski

Duration: 1:06

01:00

Title: Or Sai Che L'Onore

Composer: MOZART

Performer(s): Lilli Lehmann & Piano

Duration: 0:54

01:00

Title: Prelude Parsifal

Composer: WAGNER

Performer(s): Polish Nat. Radio Orchstra Cond. Johannes Wildner

Duration: 2:02

01:00

Title: Symphony In C

Composer: WAGNER

Performer(s): Royal Scottish Nationa Orch. Conducted Neeme Jarvi

Duration: 1:37

01:00

Title: Siegfried - March

Composer: WAGNER

Performer(s): National Youth Orchestra Of Ireland Cond. Anissimov

Duration: 0:55

01:00

Title: Lohengrin - Bridal March

Composer: WAGNER

Performer(s): Covent. Garden Orch. Cond. Haitink

Duration: 0:44

01:00

Title: Gotterdammerung - Finale

Composer: WAGNER

Performer(s): Vienna Phiulharmonic Coind. Solti

Duration: 1:37

01:00

Title: Siegfried Idyll

Composer: WAGNER ARR. RUBENSTEIN

Performer(s): Mikhail Rudy

Duration: 1:00

01:00

Title: Parsifal Finale Act Ii

Composer: WAGNER

Performer(s): Melchoir, Victor Orchestra Cond. Mcarthur

Duration: 1:48

01:00

Title: Gotterdammerung - Finale

Composer: WAGNER

Performer(s): Vienna Phiulharmonic Coind. Solti

Duration: 1:37

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