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    The Lyric Feature Friday 13 December 2013

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    The Lyric Feature - Memory and Montmartre

    Curt Adler explores the intriguing parallel lives of two musical Parisians, writer Marcel Proust and composer Erik Satie.

    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 SUTJAJEVAIN HAUDALLA

    Performer: ANNA ANDREJEVNA SUTJAJEVAIN 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

    Marcel Proust’s long and beautiful novel, In Search of Lost Time, clearly displays the author's passion for music.  His high-society characters spend their evenings in the Paris salons enjoying live performances and then debating the merits of their favourite musicians.  Every major composer living in Paris at that time comes under scrutiny:  Debussy, Fauré, Saint-Säens, Ravel, Stravinsky, Widor, d'Indy . . . the list goes on and on.  So why did Marcel Proust actually remove Erik Satie from his great work?  Curt Adler explores the parallel musical lives of these two fascinating Parisians, with contributions by David Mooney, Head of Keyboard Studies at the DIT Conservatory of Music. 

    Prix Europa nomination:  "Memory and Montmartre: Searching for Satie in the writings of Marcel Proust" was nominated for the prestigious Prix Europa Radio Awards in 2013. The programme was written and presented by Curt Adler and produced in house at Lyric by Eoin O Kelly. Judging took place at the European Broadcasting Festival in Berlin at the end of October with the programme reaching the final shortlist. The prize was won by a programme on Italian Futurists music manifestos made by Thomas Fitzel of Radio Berlin-Brandenburg.
     

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