The Lyric Feature

The Lyric Feature

Friday, 7 - 8pm

The Lyric Feature Friday 1 August 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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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: Salut D'Amour

Composer: ELGAR

Performer(s): Tasmin Little, John Lenehan

Duration: 0:32

01:00

Title: Banks Of Green Willow

Composer: BUTTERWORTH

Performer(s): English Chamber Orchestra Conducted Jeffrey Tate

Duration: 6:44

01:00

Title: Alpine Symphony

Composer: RICHARD STRAUSS

Performer(s): Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted Karajan

Duration: 4:33

01:00

Title: On The Idle Hill Of Summer

Composer: BUTTERWORTH

Performer(s): Bryn Terfel, Malcolm Martineau

Duration: 3:08

01:00

Title: Symphony 2

Composer: VAUGHAN WILLIAMS

Performer(s): London Symphony Orchestra Conducted Previn

Duration: 7:15

01:00

Title: The Bells

Composer: RACHMANINOV

Performer(s): Philapelphia Chorus & Orchestra Conducted Dutoit

Duration: 6:16

01:00

Title: Piano Trio

Composer: RAVEL

Performer(s): Kantarow, Muller, Rouvier

Duration: 5:12

01:00

Title: Mars - The Planets

Composer: HOLST

Performer(s): London Symphony Orchestar Conducted Holst

Duration: 6:15

01:00

Title: Rite Of Spring, Finale

Composer: STRAVINSKY

Performer(s): Kirov Orchestra Conducted Gergiev

Duration: 0:07

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