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    The Lyric Feature Friday 16 August 2013

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    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

    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.

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    MUSIC PLAYED ON THE SHOW

    FRIDAY 29th JANUARY - THE SOUNDS OF GRIEF

    Title: THE IRIS GARDEN

    Composer: GLEN AUSTIN

    Performer: CONTEMPO QUARTET

    AlbumTHE MOUNTAIN ASH IN CONNEMARA

    Record LabelJOAN MCBREEN

    Record Number: JMCB 1402

    Title: CAOINEADH

    Composer: TRAD

    Performer: SARAH GREALISH

    Title: LAMENT FROM BANGLADESH

    Composer: TRAD

    Performer: LATIFA

    Title: FUNERARY SUNG-WEEPING BY HANE

    Composer: TRAD

    Performer: HANE

    Album: BOSAVI: RAINFOREST MUSIC FROM PAPUA NEW GUINEA

    Record Label: SMITHSONIAN FOLKWAYS RECORDINGS

    Record Number: SFW40487

    Title: LAMENT FOR DEAD MOTHER/BOCET

    Composer: TRAD

    Performer: UNKNOWN

    Album: FOLK MUSIC OF RUMANIA

    Record Label: FOLKWAYS RECORDS

    Record Number: FW04419

    Title: KEEN FOR A DEAD CHILD

    Composer: TRAD

    Performer: KITTY GALLAGHER/CITINI GHALLCHOIR

    Album: WORD LIBRARY OF FOLK AND PRIMITIVE MUSIC: IRELAND

    Record Label: ROUNDER RECORDS

    Record Number: CD 1742

    Title: KEEN FOR ART O'LEARY 1

    Composer: TRAD/EIBHLIN DUBH NI CHONAILL

    Performer: BREANDAN O MADAGAIN

    Album: CAOINTE AGUS SEANCHEOLTA EILE KEENING AND OTHER OLD IRISH MUSICS

    Record Label: MOC MUSIC

    Record Number: LC 04986

    Title: CAOINEADH NA MARBH/CAOINE FOR THE DEAD

    Composer: TRAD

    Performer: ARAN FEMALE SINGER/BRIDGET MULLIN

    Album: SONGS OF ARAN

    Record Label: FOLKWAYS RECORDS

    Record Number: FW04002

    Title: GOL NA DTRI MUIRE/THE WEEPING OF THE THREE MARYS

    Composer: TRAD/ARR NOIRIN NI RIAIN

    Performer: NOIRIN NI RIAIN/MONKS OF GLENSTAL ABBEY

    Album: CAOINEADH NA MAIGHDINE

    Record Label: GAEL-LINN

    Record Number: CEFCD 084

    Title: I AM STRETCHED ON YOUR GRAVE

    Composer: TRAD/KING/ARR. O'CONNOR

    Performer: SINEAD O'CONNOR

    Album: I DO NOT WANT WHAT I HAVEN'T GOT

    Record Label: CHRYSALIS RECORDS

    Record Number: CCD1759

    Title: DIRGE ON THE MOTHER'S GRAVE/KUOLINITKU AIDIN HAUDALLA

    Composer: ANNA ANDREJEVNA SUTJAJEVA IN HAUDALLA

    Performer: ANNA ANDREJEVNA SUTJAJEVA IN HAUDALLA

    Album: ITKUJA KARJALASTA, INKERISTA, SUOMESTA: LAMENTS FROM KARELIA, INGRIA, FINLAND

    Record Label: SKS

    Record Number: 6420614440018

    Title: LAMENT IN FINNISH

    Composer: JIM WILCE

    Performer: JIM WILCE

    Album: N/A

    Title: GRAIH MO CHREE

    Composer: TRAD

    Performer: CAIT BRANIGAN

    Title: GRIEF

    Composer: EITHNE NI UALLACHAIN/DONAL O'CONNOR

    Performer: EITHNE NI UALLACHAIN/DONAL O'CONNOR/GILLES LE BIGOT

    Album: BILINGUA

    Record Label: GAEL-LINN

    Record Number: CEFCD206

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