The Lyric Feature

The Lyric Feature

Friday, 7 - 8pm

The Lyric Feature Friday 22 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.

The Lyric Feature

Music and Mayhem - Part 4: Composers at War. Ian Fox examines the work of composers whose music were defined and shaped by their experiences of the so called "war to end all wars".

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: Flowers Of The Forest

Composer: TRADITIONAL

Performer(s): Royal Scots Dragoon Guards

Duration: 1:14

01:00

Title: String Quartet

Composer: MOERAN

Performer(s): Maggini Quartet

Duration: 5:25

01:00

Title: Ode To Death

Composer: HOLST

Performer(s): Londoin Symphony Chorus & City Of London Sinfonia Conducted Hickox

Duration: 5:26

01:00

Title: On The Downs

Composer: GURNEY

Performer(s): Susan Bickley, Iain Burnside

Duration: 1:52

01:00

Title: Morning Heroes

Composer: BLISS

Performer(s): Royal Liverpool Choir & Philharmonic Coinducted Groves

Duration: 1:05

01:00

Title: Concerto For Left Hand

Composer: RAVEL

Performer(s): Fancois-Joel Thiollier, Polish Radio Symphony Conducted Wit

Duration: 5:03

01:00

Title: War Requiem

Composer: BRITTEN

Performer(s): Chorus & Orchestra City Of Birmingham Conducted Rattle

Duration: 1:19

01:00

Title: War Requiem

Composer: BRITTEN

Performer(s): Veronica Dunne, Rte Symphony & Choral Society Conducted Paul

Duration: 2:56

01:00

Title: Silent Night

Composer: PUTS

Performer(s): Minnesota Opera Orchestra Conducted Christie

Duration: 1:15

01:00

Title: Silent Night

Composer: PUTS

Performer(s): Karina Wolverton, Minnesota Opera Orchestra Conducted Christie

Duration: 2:04

01:00

Title: World Requiem

Composer: FOULDS

Performer(s): Various Choirs Bbc Symphony Orchestra Conducted Botstein

Duration: 3:25

01:00

Title: World Requiem

Composer: FOULDS

Performer(s): Various Choirs Bbc Symphony Orchestra Conducted Botstein

Duration: 3:25

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