The Lyric Feature

The Lyric Feature

Friday, 7 - 8pm

The Lyric Feature Friday 23 May 2014

Georgie’s Vision


We all know about Maud Gonne, but have you ever heard of George, aka Mrs. WB Yeats? In September 1917, Yeats proposed to 25-year-old Georgie Hyde-Lees and they were married in October of that year. In this programme we learn more about this extraordinary but self-effacing woman who made her husband’s greatest poetry possible, and said “thank-you for leaving me out”. Contributors include Professor Margaret Mills Harper, official biographer, Ann Saddlemyer, grand-daughter and harpist Caitriona Yeats, Mark Patrick Hederman, poet John Montague, and Pat Laffan.  

Narrator : Ali White

Readers : Olwen Fouere (George's voice), Pat Laffan as WB Yeats; Ingrid Craigie, David Heap, Victoria Mary Clarke

Producer : Deirdre Mulrooney

Sound Supervision : Brendan Rehill 

A Deirdre Mulrooney production for RTÉ lyric fm with the support of BAI Sound and Vision Scheme from the Television Licence Fee.

The Lyric Feature

The Snow is Dancing: 150 years after Claude Debussy's birth, pianist Therese Fahy visited Paris to investigate Debussy's extraordinary impact on Irish musical culture

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.

Music Played on the Show

01:00

Title: The Snow Is Dancing

Composer: CLAUDE DEBUSSY

Performer(s): Debussy, Piano Roll

Duration: 2:41

01:00

Title: Menuet / Suite Bergamasque

Composer: CLAUDE DEBUSSY

Performer(s): Philippe Cassard, Piano

Duration: 2:43

01:00

Title: La Cathédral Engloutie

Composer: CLAUDE DEBUSSY

Performer(s): Walter Gieseking, Piano

Duration: 1:00

01:00

Title: Des Pas Sur La Neige

Composer: CLAUDE DEBUSSY

Performer(s): Walter Gieseking, Piano

Duration: 1:15

01:00

Title: Indifference

Composer: CLAUDE DEBUSSY

Performer(s): Tony Murena, Accordion

Duration: 1:25

01:00

Title: Jardins Sous La Pluie

Composer: CLAUDE DEBUSSY

Performer(s): Robert Casadesus, Piano

Duration: 1:00

01:00

Title: Pagodes

Composer: CLAUDE DEBUSSY

Performer(s): Pascal Rogé, Piano

Duration: 2:00

01:00

Title: La Soirée Dans Grenade

Composer: CLAUDE DEBUSSY

Performer(s): Pascal Rogé, Piano

Duration: 5:11

01:00

Title: Clair De Lune

Composer: CLAUDE DEBUSSY

Performer(s): Pascal Rogé,, Piano

Duration: 1:30

01:00

Title: Pour Les Sixtes

Composer: CLAUDE DEBUSSY

Performer(s): Mitsuko Uchida, Piano

Duration: 2:20

01:00

Title: Céimeanna

Composer: KEVIN O’CONNELL

Performer(s): Archie Chen, Piano

Duration: 1:00

01:00

Title: Élégie

Composer: CLAUDE DEBUSSY

Performer(s): Livía Rév,,Piano

Duration: 3:42

01:00

Title: Reflets Dans L’Eau

Composer: CLAUDE DEBUSSY

Performer(s): Therese Fahy, Piano

Duration: 0:50

01:00

Title: The Cherry Tree

Composer: MICHAEL HOLOHAN

Performer(s): Therese Fahy, Piano

Duration: 1:20

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