The Lyric Feature

The Lyric Feature

Sunday, 6 - 7pm

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Sunday 17th June

The Greatest unknown music of all: Bach’s Church Cantatas (Prog 3/4)

Tim Thurston follows the story of Bach’s Church Cantatas, a treasure-trove of rich and glorious music.

Sunday 10th June

The Greatest unknown music of all : Bach’s Church Cantatas (Prog 2/4)

Tim Thurston follows the story of Bach’s Church Cantatas, a treasure-trove of rich and glorious music.

Sunday 3rd June

The Lyric Feature: The Greatest unknown music of all: Bach’s Church Cantatas

Tim Thurston follows the story of Bach's Church Cantatas, a treasure-trove of rich and glorious music.

Sunday 27th May

The Lyric Feature: Centuries of Sound : The String Quartet

Denis Costello looks back at over 250 years of music and music making for and by the string Quartet.

Sunday 20th May

The Lyric Feature: Elizabeth Maconchy : A Girl Composer’s Triumph

Pianist Philip Martin celebrates the career of Elizabeth Maconchy and asks why Ireland has forgotten one of its greatest composers.

Sunday 13th May

THe Lyric Feature: Hidden Ground: The Story of Jolyon Jackson

A profile of the experimental multi-instrumentalist and composer the late Jolyon Jackson.

Sunday 6th May

The Lyric Feature: Mince Pies and Minor Chords

Mince Pies and Minor Chords tells the story of what is arguably the first great American symphony and the composer who wrote it: Amy Beach.

Sunday 29th April

The Lyric Feature: Vocal Chords in Conversation with Maighréad and Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill.

Singers Iarla Ó Lionáird and sisters Maighréad and Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill, discuss the global journey of the human voice and ask, why do we sing and what happens when we do?

Sunday 22nd April

The Lyric Feature: Vocal Chords : In Conversation with Peggy Seeger

Singers Iarla O’Lionaird and Peggy Seeger discuss the global journey of the human voice and ask, why do we sing and what happens when we do?

Sunday 15th April

The Lyric Feature: Leonard Bernstein A Memoir Part 2

Celebrating the centenary of Leonard Bernstein's birth with the second of two programmes tracing his career as a conductor and pianist.

Sunday 8th April

The Lyric Feature: Leonard Bernstein A Memoir Part 1

Celebrating the centenary of Leonard Bernstein's birth with the first of two programmes tracing his career as a conductor and pianist.

Sunday 1st April

The Lyric Feature: An Oriental Romance : Thomas Moore's Lalla Rookh.

An Oriental Romance tells the story of Thomas Moore's epic poem Lalla Rookh and explores the music it inspired.

Sunday 25th March

The Lyric Feature: The Debussy Pilgrimage

A journey in the footsteps of composer Claude Debussy, in this centenary year of his death

Sunday 18th March

The Lyric Feature: Common Ground

The fusion of Irish and African-American cultural forms in the era of Blackface Minstrelsy.

Sunday 11th March

The Lyric Feature: Ross Daly Road to Modal

The story of Ross Daly, a unique musician and composer on a journey of musical exploration and discovery.

Sunday 4th March

The Lyric Feature: Politics, Pleasure & Empire: Making Ireland's Grand Gardens (2/2)

Mary Brophy explores the influences, characters and obsessions that brought Ireland's historic gardens into being.

Sunday 25th February

The Lyric Feature: Politics, Pleasure & Empire: Making Ireland's Grand Gardens (1/2)

Mary Brophy explores the influences, characters and obsessions that brought Ireland's historic gardens into being.

Sunday 18th February

The Lyric Feature: Wittgenstein

The life and thoughts of the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein.

Sunday 11th February

The Lyric Feature: Joan Sutherland – La Stupenda

A portrait of soprano Joan Sutherland, a singer of such power and range that she was crowned “La Stupenda”

Sunday 4th February

The Lyric Feature: His Chosen Islands

Poet Richard Murphy takes us journey through the west coast islands that inspired and influenced his work

Sunday 28th January

The Lyric Feature: Home Thoughts

In Home Thoughts, poet Gerald Dawe and singer Eleanor Shanley explore the idea of 'home' in poetry, prose and song.

Sunday 21st January

The Lyric Feature: The Banshee and the Tiger

Pianist Guy Livingston explores the influence of Ireland and Irish music on the work of the radical American composer Henry Cowell.

Sunday 14th January

The Lyric Feature: A Chorus of Approval 2

Ian Fox traces the colourful history of the chorus in opera, from its earliest days at the start of the 17th century, to the present day.

Sunday 7th January

The Lyric Feature: A Chorus of Approval 1

Ian Fox traces the colourful history of the chorus in opera, from its’ earliest days at the start of the 17th century, to the present day

Sunday 31st December

The Lyric Feature: His Chosen Islands-Richard Murphy in the West

Poet Richard Murphy takes us journey through the west coast islands that inspired and influenced his work

Sunday 3rd December

The Rain Box

The Rain Box A rainy tale broadcast on the eve of St. Swithin’s Day. This collaboration between RTÉ Lyric FM’s Composer in Residence, Sebastian Adams, and writer and broadcaster Jools Gilson, is a rainy fairy tale for your ears. Written by Jools Gilson Sound Design: Sebastian Adams Producer: Eoin O Kelly

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Producers: Olga Buckley & Eoin O Kelly

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