The Lyric Feature

The Lyric Feature

Friday, 7 - 8pm

The Lyric Feature Friday 30 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.

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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.

Music Played on the Show

01:00

Title: Festmarsch

Composer: Richard Strauss

Performer(s): Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Neeme Jarvi

Duration: 2:10

01:00

Title: Don Juan

Composer: Richard Strauss

Performer(s): Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra – Herbert Von Karajan

Duration: 1:50

01:00

Title: Macbeth

Composer: Richard Strauss

Performer(s): Halle Orchestra, Mark Elder

Duration: 2:04

01:00

Title: Tod Und Verklarung

Composer: Richard Strauss

Performer(s): Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra – Herbert Von Karajan

Duration: 3:00

01:00

Title: Till Eulenspiegel

Composer: Richard Strauss

Performer(s): Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra – Herbert Von Karajan

Duration: 3:29

01:00

Title: Also Sprach Zarathusthra

Composer: Richard Strauss

Performer(s): Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra – Herbert Von Karajan

Duration: 2:12

01:00

Title: Ein Heldenleben

Composer: Richard Strauss

Performer(s): Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra – Herbert Von Karajan

Duration: 2:29

01:00

Title: Sinfonia Domestica

Composer: Richard Strauss

Performer(s): Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra – Lorin Maazel

Duration: 3:20

01:00

Title: Ein Alpensinfonie

Composer: Richard Strauss

Performer(s): Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra – Herbert Von Karajan

Duration: 5:45

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