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    Friday, 7 - 8pm

    Friday 9th October 

    Digitising Rita

    Rita Lynch was born in Macroom in 1914 and showed an early talent for singing which was encouraged by her mother. Despite having her early career disrupted by the Second World War she went on to record for HMV and to tour extensively performing in operas, concerts and oratorios in Ireland, the UK and the USA. In this programme Evelyn Grant visits the soprano’s daughter Mary Shaw as she sifts through the extensive personal archive of letters, programmes, costumes, recordings and stories which her mother left behind. We get a portrait of the singer and the times she lived in. Rita Lynch’s archive has now being digitised by Cork City Libraries. 

    The Lyric Feature Friday 16 August 2013


    The Lyric Feature - Musical Muses

    In this 3 part series, Ian Fox tells the stories of the remarkable women who inspired, influenced and collaborated with some of the great composers.

    Programme 1: Clara Schumann.

    “This child has a great future before her, and she will put many great musicians in the shade”

    A perceptive comment by the musician and composer, Paganini. As a pianist, teacher, composer and champion of her husband Robert Schumann, Clara could truly be called a dedicated spirit and one of the great musical muses. Ian Fox explores her music, life and legacy.

    Music playend during the programme:

    MUSICAL MUSES No. 1 2013

    “A Dedicated Spirit” - Clara Schumann

    1 CLARA SCHUMANN Piano Trio Opus 17

    Michaela Gelius, Srten Krstic, Stephan Haak

    Arte Nova 7 4321 72106

    2 CLARA SCHUMANN Polonaise Opus 6

    Yoshiko Iwai Naxos 8.553501

    3 FREDERIC CHOPIN Variations Opus 2 on “La ci darem la mano”

    Artur Moreira, Sophia Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted Dimeter Monolov

    Brilliant Classics 93217 (30 CD boxed set)

    4 CLARA SCHUMANN Romance variée Opus 3

    Jozef de Beenhouwer Partridge 1130-2

    5 CLARA SCHUMANN Piano Concerto Opus 7

    Angela Cheng, Women’s Philharmonic Orchestra condcuted JoAnn Falletta

    Koch 3 7169

    6 CLARA SCHUMANN Souvenir de Vienne Opus 9

    Jozef de Beenhouwer Partridge 1130-2

    7 ROBERT SCHUMANN “Widmung”

    Barbara Bonney, Vladimir Ashkenazy Decca 452 898

    8 CLARA SCHUMANN “Liebst du um Schönheit”

    Barbara Bonney, Vladimir Ashkenazy Decca 452 898

    9 ROBERT SCHUMANN “Jagerliedchen” Album for the Young

    Angela Brownridge Helios CDH 8809

    10 CLARA SCHUMANN Variations Opus 20 No. 6

    Michael Gelius Arte Nova 74321 72106

    11 CLARA SCHUMANN Piano Trio Opus 17

    Michaela Gelius, Srten Krstic, Stephan Haak

    Arte Nova 7 4321 72106

    12 FELIX MENDELSSOHN Piano Concerto No. 2

    Rudolf Serkin, Columbia Symphony Orchestra conducted Eugene Ormandy

    CBS MPK 45690

    13 ROBERT SCHUMANN Fantasiestücke “Ende vom Lied”

    Philippe Cassard Ambroise AMB 9961

    14 CLARA SCHUMANN “Am Strande”

    Anne Sophie von Otter, Helene Grimaud DGG 477 5719

    15 ROBERT SCHUMANN Fantasy in C Opus 17

    Maurizio Pollini DGG 423 134

    16 JOHANNES BRAHMS Intermezzo Opus 117 No. 1

    Wilhelm Kempff DGG 437 249

    17 LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Piano trio Opus1 No. 2

    Daniel Barenboim, Pinchas Zuckerman, Jacqueline du Pré

    EMI 5 74381

    18 ROBERT SCHUMANN “Schlaf und ruh” Paradise and the Peri

    Edith Weiss, Suisse Romande Orchestra conducted by Ernest Ansermet

    Helios CDH 88039

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