The Lyric Feature

The Lyric Feature

Friday, 7 - 8pm

The Lyric Feature Friday 27 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 the final episode 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: Italian Concerto

Composer: BACH

Performer(s): Wanda Landowska

Duration: 0:57

01:00

Title: Italian Concerto

Composer: BACH

Performer(s): Wanda Landowska

Duration: 0:57

01:00

Title: Quartet Opus 131

Composer: BEETHOVEN

Performer(s): Vanbrugh Quartet

Duration: 1:08

01:00

Title: Arabesque

Composer: DEBUSSY

Performer(s): Walter Gieseking

Duration: 0:55

01:00

Title: Overture Gwendoline

Composer: CHABRIER

Performer(s): Toulouse Capitol Orch. Cond. Michel Plasson

Duration: 1:05

01:00

Title: Mandoline

Composer: FAURE

Performer(s): Elly Ameling, Dalton Baldwin

Duration: 1:40

01:00

Title: Si Mes Vers

Composer: HAHN

Performer(s): Maggie Teyte, Gerald Moore

Duration: 2:10

01:00

Title: Serenade In D

Composer: ETHEL SMYTH

Performer(s): Bbc Philharmonic Orch. Cond. Martinez

Duration: 1:12

01:00

Title: Sonata In C Major

Composer: SCARLATTI

Performer(s): Wanda Landowska

Duration: 1:29

01:00

Title: Malaga

Composer: ALBENIZ

Performer(s): Alicia De La Rocha

Duration: 1:28

01:00

Title: Death Of Boris

Composer: MUSSORGSKY

Performer(s): Chaliapin, Covent Garden Orchestra.

Duration: 1:14

01:00

Title: Dance Of Firebird

Composer: STRAVINSKY

Performer(s): Columbia Symphony Cond. Stravinsky

Duration: 1:15

01:00

Title: Rite Of Spring, Finale

Composer: STRAVINSKY

Performer(s): Kirov Orchestra Cond. Gergiev

Duration: 1:10

01:00

Title: En Blanc Et Noir

Composer: DEBUSSY

Performer(s): Labeque Sisters

Duration: 1:38

01:00

Title: Socrate

Composer: SATIE

Performer(s): Hugues Cuenod Geoffrey Parsons

Duration: 1:33

01:00

Title: Ohime Dove Il Mio Ben

Composer: MONTEVERDI

Performer(s): Nadia Boulanger Ensemble

Duration: 1:42

01:00

Title: Gloria - Oedipus Rex

Composer: STRAVINSKY

Performer(s): London Philharmonic Orch. Cond.Welser Most

Duration: 1:00

01:00

Title: Hymne Iii

Composer: MARKEVITCH

Performer(s): Arnhem Philharmonic Cond. Lyndon-Gee

Duration: 1:00

01:00

Title: Symphony 2

Composer: WEILL

Performer(s): Berlin Philharmonic Cond. Janssons

Duration: 1:19

01:00

Title: Organ Concerto

Composer: POULENC

Performer(s): Gillian Weir, City Of London Sinfonia Cond. Richard Hickox

Duration: 1:00

01:00

Title: Requiem

Composer: FAYRE

Performer(s): Paris Conservatoire Orch. Brasseur Choir Cond. Clyutens

Duration: 1:00

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