Evelyn Grant in conversation with Laura van der Heijden @ West Cork Chamber Music Festival 2019
31. MORNING TALK – BRICK OVEN 10.00
Evelyn Grant in conversation with Laura van der Heijden
ADMISSION €6 TALK ENDS 10.40
32. INSTRUMENT SHOWCASE – THE MARITIME HOTEL 10.00
Johannes Moser will demonstrate how to assess a cello
FREE ADMISSION DEMONSTRATION ENDS 11.30
33. COFFEE CONCERT – ST BRENDAN’S CHURCH 11.00
Fieri Consort – Tears of a Lover
Works by de Rore, Ingegneri, de Wert, Marenzio, Pellavicino, Monteverdi Lamento d’Arianna and Rowarth The Turn
ADMISSION €20/€14/€10 CONCERT ENDS 12.00
34. MASTERCLASS – THE MARITIME HOTEL 11.30 Doolan Quartet with Borusan Quartet
FREE ADMISSION CLASS ENDS 13.00
35. TOWN CONCERT – ST BRENDAN’S HALL 14:00 Docklands Quartet
Mendelssohn Quartet in F minor Op.80 ‘Requiem for Fanny’
Composition Competition New Work
Shostakovich Quartet No.8 in C minor Op.110
ADMISSION €7 CONCERT ENDS 15.00
6. CRESPO SERIES – BANTRY HOUSE 16.00
Louise Farrenc Piano Quintet No.2 in E major Op.31 Mairéad Hickey, Ellen Nisbeth, Christopher Marwood, Malachy Robinson, Gloria Campaner
Rita Strohl Sonate dramatique ‘Titus et Bérénice’ Emmanuelle Bertrand, Pascal Amoyel
ADMISSION €25/€20/€14/€10 CONCERT ENDS 17.00
37. MAIN EVENING CONCERT – ST BRENDAN’S CHURCH 20.00
Dobrinka Tabakova Cello Concerto
Laura van der Heijden, Festival Strings, David Brophy
Weinberg Chamber Symphony No. 4 Op. 153
Mate Bekavac, Festival Strings, David Brophy
Shostakovich 7 Romances on poems by Alexander Blok
Caroline Melzer, Delta Piano Trio
ADMISSION €34/€25/€11 CONCERT ENDS 22
Oh, how much music God has, / What sounds exist in the world!
Music – Alexander Blok (Music by Dmitri Shostakovich)
The sensuous harmony and heart-wrenching poetry of the Italian Renaissance continues to ensnare the imaginations of composers and performers today. Tears of a Lover explores the theme of love’s torments through the work of the great composer Claudio Monteverdi, and through The Turn, a reflection on Monteverdi’s famous Lamento d’Arianna by contemporary composer Benjamin Rowarth.
Louise Farrenc is one of the Nineteenth Century’s most important women composers. Her Second Piano Quintet may not match The Trout in easy popularity, but it is both more inventive and less repetitive. Rita Strohl was from the next generation and even more inventive with her magnificent Grande sonate dramatique that uses Racine’s Bérénice, a tale of love, power and betrayal, as a background to her unforgettable music.
The cello is again centre stage for Dobrinka Tabakova’s concerto. The heart of this glorious work is the great arch of Longing in the slow movement, an unabashed luxuriating in the rich sound of cello and strings leading to the explosion of joy in the Radiant finale. The concert concludes with two Russian masterpieces – Shostakovich’s setting of Seven Poems by Alexander Blok, his greatest vocal cycle that catches the doom- laden mood of Blok’s fin de siècle hymns to St Petersburg. Weinberg’s Fourth Chamber Symphony was his last completed work, its four movements played in one great arc, the strings reinforced by a solo clarinet. This is a highly personal reflection by a great composer on his lifespan, a work of great intensity.
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