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The Lyric Feature Friday 4 October 2013

The Lyric Feature - Wagner's Music in Ireland

The Lyric Feature - Wagner's Music in Ireland

Wagner’s Music in Ireland is a two-part documentary exploring the relationship of Irish audiences, authors, critics and composers with the music of Wagner over the past 150 years.

In this, the bi-centenary year of Richard Wagner’s birth, Michael Murphy, lecturer in the Department of Music, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, investigates the peformance history of Wagner’s music in Ireland from the 1860s to today. Featuring contributions from musicologists and musicians, the programmes explore Wagner’s art and how it influenced Irish composers and authors such Stanford and Harty, Joyce and Synge.

The second programme traces the progress of Wagner’s music in Ireland from the early 1900s up to the present.

The contributors are: Ita Beausang, Axel Klein, Gavan Ring, Jeremy Dibble, Harry White, Ian Fox, Christopher Morris, Fergus Sheil and Mark Fitzgerald. The reader is Lorcan Cranitch.

The programme was produced by Claire Cunningham. This is a Rockfinch production (www.rockfinch.ie) for RTÉ lyric FM. Sound supervision by Tinpot Productions.

This programme was made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.

MUSIC

The programme includes extracts from:

Prelude to Act II of Tristan und Isolde (Wagner) National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, cond. Fergus Sheil

Ode to a Nightingale (Harty) Heather Harper sop, Ulster Orchestra, cond. Bryden Thomson

Gotterdammerung, Act II (Wagner) Daniel Lewis WiIlliams (Hagen), National Youth Orchestra of Ireland, Alexander Anissimov

Die Walkure, Act I Scene III (Wagner) Lotte Lehmann (Sieglinde), Metropolitan Opera, cond. Erch Leinsdorf

Das Rheingold, Scene 1 (Wagner) Franzita Whelan, Emer McGilloway, Colette McGahon (Rhinemaidens), Rolf Haunstein (Alberich), National Youth Orchestra of Ireland, Alexander Anissimov

The Flying Dutchman Johannes von Duisburg (Dutchman), DGOS, RTE Concert Orchestra, cond. Laurent Wagner

Die Walkure, Act III, finale Frode Olsen (Wotan), Janice Baird (Brunnhilde), National Youth Orchestra of Ireland, Alexander Anissimov

Siegfried, Act I,The forging of Notung Alan Woodrow (Siegfried), National Youth Orchestra of Ireland, Alexander Anissimov

Love duet, Act III of Tristan und Isolde (Wagner) Miriam Murphy (Isolde), Lars Cleveman (Tristan), National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, cond. Fergus Sheil

Prelude to Die Meistersinger (Wagner) National Youth Orchestra of Ireland, cond. Alexander Anissimov

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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.

The Lyric Feature is currently accepting proposals from independent producers and production companies for the BAI's Sound and Vision III Round 24. See here for details


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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