Chamber Music on Valentia 2021: Chamber Music and Song from the Island
It is in our name! This concert, recorded on Valentia Island, features musicians from celebrated chamber ensembles including Fidelio Trio, Carducci Quartet and RTÉ Con Tempo String Quartet joined by soprano, Daire Halpin. The programme of music by Irish composers includes Charles Villiers Stanford’s youthful Piano Quartet from 1879, preceded by a performance of Jonathan Nangle’s evocative Snáth with Irish language texts by Colm Breathnach, Nuala Ní Chonchúir and Michael Davitt, plus a selection from Ernest Moeran’s ‘Songs from County Kerry’ as befitting the Festival.
Ernest Moeran: Songs from County Kerry for voice and piano
Jonathan Nangle: Snáth for soprano and piano as Thionscadal na nAmhrán Ealaíne Gaeilge/Irish Art Song Project (2019)
Stanford: Piano Quartet No. 1 in F major, Op. 15