The Lyric Feature

The Lyric Feature

Friday, 7 - 8pm

The Lyric Feature Friday 8 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: Spirit Of England

Composer: ELGAR

Performer(s): Northern Sinfonia Conductede Richard Hickox

Duration: 0:25

01:00

Title: Fourth Of August

Composer: ELGAR

Performer(s): Felicity Lott, Northern Sinfonia, London Symphony Chorus Conducted Richard Hickox

Duration: 7:37

01:00

Title: Nocturne Opus 3 No 4

Composer: MAGNARD

Performer(s): Eva Csapo, Christoph Keller

Duration: 2:54

01:00

Title: Liebesfreud

Composer: KREISLER

Performer(s): Fritz Kreisler, Carl Lamson

Duration: 3:08

01:00

Title: Cortege

Composer: COLES ORCH. BRABBINS

Performer(s): Bbc Symphony Orchestra Conducted Brabbins

Duration: 5:38

01:00

Title: Gurreleider

Composer: SCHOENBERG

Performer(s): Philapelphia Chorus & Orchestra Conducted Dutoit

Duration: 1:31

01:00

Title: Die Jakobsleiter

Composer: SCHOENBERG

Performer(s): Bbc Singers & Symphony Orchestra Conducted Boulez

Duration: 1:47

01:00

Title: Die Vogel

Composer: BRAUNFELS

Performer(s): Hellen Kwon, Deutsches Symphonie Conducted Lothar Sagrosek

Duration: 3:37

01:00

Title: O Mistress Mine

Composer: FARRAR

Performer(s): Ian Partridge, Clifford Benson

Duration: 1:47

01:00

Title: Tombeau De Couperin

Composer: RAVEL

Performer(s): Jeran Yves Thibaudet

Duration: 3:02

01:00

Title: Piano Quartet

Composer: BLISS

Performer(s): Maggini Quartet

Duration: 1:48

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