Alexei Grynyuk: Late Schubert @ West Cork Chamber Music Festival 2021 – Bantry and Beyond
Our second concert moves from late Beethoven to late Schubert and the valedictory mood of his stupendous last piano sonata. Here we all know that we have reached endgame in Schubert’s battle with the black angel. This epic first movement opens with a theme that defies time with its unhurried flow and noble solemnity. Perhaps Schubert learnt from Beethoven the skill that enabled him to hold together the enormous spans of works like this overwhelming last Sonata. A particular joy is his ability to sing out in his Finales as though he had not a care in the world. He shows this same unworried tunefulness in this group of Impromptus that were composed between the two halves of Winterreise whose grim tale scarcely darkens these four glorious miniatures.
All works performed by Alexei Grynyuk
West Cork Chamber Music Festival 2021: Bantry and Beyond (28 May–25 July)
West Cork Chamber Music Festival goes virtual. Although the circumstances for enjoying chamber music are different this year, the quality of the artists and the diversity and excellence of the programming are as high as ever.
The West Cork Chamber Music Festival is delighted to introduce its virtual incarnation, Bantry and Beyond. As the Festival musicians could not come to Bantry, the Festival has gone to the musicians. Festival-goers will become virtual travellers to destinations around Europe and USA. They will visit famous concert halls in Amsterdam, Utrecht and Chicago; historic Great Houses of Ireland and the Netherlands; a centuries old abbey with a fabulous library; Palaces in Prague and Vienna; old churches in London, Bantry and Amsterdam; a vaulted tunnel under a vanished convent in Cologne; studios in Amsterdam and Berlin; and Music Centres in Hungary and Italy.
The thirty Festival concerts will commence with four themed weekends starting in Vienna on 28 May before moving to daily concerts 25 June – 4 July followed by a coda of five concerts later in July. The concerts will be streamed by the platform OurConcerts.live. A PDF of the programme is available below.
Box office will open on 20th May 1pm and tickets can be bought here.
Audiences can buy a Festival Pass for all concerts, packages of 6 concerts, or single concerts.
All concerts will be available On Demand for 48 hours after broadcast. Visit the Box office link above to learn more.