West Cork Chamber Music Festival 2018 [Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert]

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20181016

Music from the 23rd West Cork Chamber Music Festival.

Live and recorded concerts from all over the UK. Includes the Wigmore chamber music series

John Toal presents highlights from the 23rd West Cork Chamber Music Festival. Featuring music by Mozart and Beethoven, recorded in the rich acoustic of St. Brendan's Church, situated on the main square in the centre of Bantry town.

Spanish oboist Ramón Ortega Quero and the Elias Quartet join forces for a performance of Mozart’s Oboe Quartet in F major, K.370. It was written in 1781 when Mozart was staying in Munich to complete his opera Idomeneo. An international line-up of musicians follows it with Beethoven’s Septet in E flat Major, Op.20: a work which mixes grandeur and intimacy, with virtuosity and informality.

Mozart: Oboe Quartet in F major, K.370
Ramón Ortega Quero (oboe), Elias Quartet

Beethoven: Septet in E flat Major, Op.20
Annelien Van Wauwe (clarinet), Ron Schaaper (horn), Bram van Sambeek (bassoon), Andreas Reiner (violin), Dana Zemtsov (viola), Christopher Marwood (cello), Niek de Groot (double bass)

20181017

Music from the 23rd West Cork Chamber Music Festival.

Live and recorded concerts from all over the UK. Includes the Wigmore chamber music series

John Toal presents highlights from the 23rd West Cork Chamber Music Festival. Featuring music by Mozart and Brahms.

We begin in the rich acoustic of St. Brendan's Church, situated on the main square in the centre of Bantry town, with a performance of Mozart’s Duo for Bassoon and Cello in B Flat Major, K.292. It was written in 1775 and dedicated to Thaddäus von Dürnitz, an amateur bassoon player.

We then move to the opulence and grandeur of the Library in Bantry House for a performance of Brahms’ Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34, featuring the French string quartet, Quatuor Danel, and international Irish pianist Barry Douglas: described by violinist Joseph Joachim as a “piece of the greatest significance. ?

Mozart: Duo for Bassoon and Cello in B Flat Major, K.292
Bram van Sambeek (bassoon), Christopher Marwood (cello)

Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor Op.34 BH
Quatuor Danel, Barry Douglas (piano)

20181018

Music from the 23rd West Cork Chamber Music Festival.

Live and recorded concerts from all over the UK. Includes the Wigmore chamber music series

John Toal presents highlights from the 23rd West Cork Chamber Music Festival. Featuring music by Mozart, Debussy and Mendelssohn.

Mozart’s Trio in E Flat Major, K.498 (Kegelstatt) begins the programme, performed by BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, clarinettist Annelien Van Wauwe, with British violist Rosalind Ventris and Irish pianist Barry Douglas. It was recorded in the rich acoustic of St. Brendan's Church, situated on the main square in the centre of Bantry town. That was the same venue for a performance of Debussy’s Cello Sonata, which follows. It was written in 1915: a work using extended techniques which were both innovative at the time and still pertinent today. It is performed by Andreas Brantelid and Nathalia Milsteinthe.

We then move to the opulence and grandeur of the Library in Bantry House for a performance of Mendelssohn’s String Quartet in F minor, Op.80, with the Dutch Dudok Quartet, which closes the programme.

Mozart: Trio in E Flat Major, K.498, Kegelstatt
Annelien Van Wauwe (clarinet), Rosalind Ventris (viola), Barry Douglas (piano)

Debussy: Cello Sonata
Andreas Brantelid (cello), Nathalia Milstein (piano)

Mendelssohn: String Quartet in F minor, Op.80
Dudok Quartet

20181019

Music from the 23rd West Cork Chamber Music Festival.

Live and recorded concerts from all over the UK. Includes the Wigmore chamber music series

John Toal rounds off our highlights from the 23rd West Cork Chamber Music Festival. Featuring music by Brahms, Elizabeth Maconchy and Beethoven, recorded in the rich acoustic of St. Brendan's Church, situated on the main square in the centre of Bantry town.

Pianist Barry Douglas opens the programme with a performance of Brahms’ Three Intermezzos, Op.117 and is joined by an international line-up of musicians to close it with Beethoven’s Quintet for Piano and Winds in E Flat Major, Op.16. They bookend Elizabeth Maconchy’s String Quartet No.2, performed by the French string quartet Quatuor Danel, composed in 1936.

Brahms: Three Intermezzos, Op.117
Barry Douglas (piano)

Elizabeth Maconchy: String Quartet No.2
Quatuor Danel

Beethoven: Quintet for Piano and Winds in E flat Major, Op.16
Ramón Ortego Quero (oboe), Annelien Van Wauwe (clarinet), Ron Schaaper (horn), Bram van Sambeek (bassoon), Barry Douglas (piano)