Evelyn Grant in conversation with Borusan Quartet @ West Cork Chamber Music Festival 2019
12. MORNING TALK – BRICK OVEN 10.00
Evelyn Grant in conversation with Borusan Quartet
ADMISSION €6 TALK ENDS 10.40
13. MASTERCLASS – MARITIME HOTEL 10.00
Doolan Quartet with Dahlkvist Quartet
FREE ADMISSION CLASS ENDS 11.30
14. COFFEE CONCERT – ST BRENDAN’S CHURCH 11.00
Music by women composers from 17th and 18th centuries.
Works by Isabella Leonarda, Lucrezia Vizzana, Francesca Caccini, Settimia Caccini, Barbara Strozzi, Antonia Bembo, Elisabeth-Claude, Bianca Meda and Chiara Cozzolan
ADMISSION €20/€14/€10 CONCERT ENDS 12.00
15. MASTERCLASS – MARITIME HOTEL 11.30
Ophelia Quartet with Quatuor Zaïde
FREE ADMISSION CLASS ENDS 13.00
16. YOUNG COMPOSERS FORUM – ST BRENDAN’S HALL 14:00
The four winning works from the Festival’s Composition Competition for young Irish composers will be performed and discussed in a workshop setting. Forum directed by Andrea Tarrodi
FREE ADMISSION FORUM ENDS 17.00
17. CRESPO SERIES – ST BRENDAN’S CHURCH 16.00 Chiaroscuro Quartet
Mozart Quartet in D minor K.421
Beethoven Quartet No.5 in A major Op.18/5
ADMISSION €18/€13/€9 CONCERT ENDS 17.00
18. MAIN EVENING CONCERT – BANTRY HOUSE 20.00
Lera Auerbach Piano Trio No.2 ‘This Mirror has Three Faces’ Delta Piano Trio
Martinů Quartet No.5 Quatuor Zaïde
Beethoven Piano Trio in D major Op.70/1 ‘Ghost Trio’ Viviane Hagner, Johannes Moser, Barry Douglas
ADMISSION €47/€37/€27/€13 CONCERT ENDS 22.00
19. LATE GREAT SHOW – BANTRY HOUSE 22.30
Schubert Sonata in B flat, D.960 Finghin Collins
ADMISSION €14 CONCERT ENDS 23.30
I’m no longer interested in hearing yet one more polite performance. Give me roughness, risk-taking, even vulgarity. just not politeness. Composers bleed their lives into music. The least performers can do is to remove their safety shields.’ – Lera Auerbach
Mozart’s D minor Quartet is famous for being composed while Constanze was in labour with their first child, her cries scored into the Andante. Beethoven’s Fifth Quartet is his homage to Mozart’s A major Quartet, the fifth in his series ascribed to Haydn. The student follows the Master’s outline, even down to a slow movement with a set of variations where Beethoven scores with his simple but strikingly beautiful theme that he takes on an even more miraculous journey.
Lera Auerbach is prodigiously talented as composer, pianist, writer and artist. Her music negotiates the boundaries between life and death, beauty and ugliness, love and betrayal. This Mirror with Three Faces is like a ghost story where three individuals tell their own separate tales but remain inextricably entwined. Martinů’s Fifth Quartet tells the intense tale of his love for the doomed young Czech composer, Vitêzslava Kaprálová, who died of TB the day France fell to the Germans in June 1940. The affair inspired Martinů to unprecedented heights of passion, creating a masterpiece to match Janáček’s Intimate Letters. Beethoven never wrote his projected opera Macbeth, but his sketches for the Weird Sisters have survived in the Largo of his magnificent Ghost Trio.
Our love of Schubert’s epic B flat Sonata is coloured by our knowledge of his imminent death. In another less unfair world, it would be seen as a magisterial response to the majestic power of works like the Archduke Trio and a prelude to further greatness.
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