Anna Fedorova: Russian Masters @ West Cork Chamber Music Festival 2021 – Bantry and Beyond
The Ukrainian pianist, Anna Fedorova, has created a tremendous programme by the great Russian masters whose work dominated the cusp of the 19th and 20th centuries. Scriabin completed his Second Sonata on his honeymoon in the Crimea and you can almost see the glitter of moonlight on water and feel the romance in the air. His single movement Black Mass Sonata begins mysteriously before developing into a grotesque march that builds to a grim and dissonant climax before sinking exhausted to a quiet end. The familiar outlines of Mussorgsky’s promenade now come as a relief as Fedorova treats us to a spell-binding journey through the famous Exhibition showing how the quiet introductory pictures evolve inexorably to the glorious and uplifting conclusion at the Great Gate of Kiev.
All works performed by Anna Fedorova
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.