Sean Rafferty visits Bantry House and St Brendan's Church in the West Cork town of Bantry. Today's concert recorded at the West Cork Chamber Music Festival features the festival's composer-in-residence, Brett Dean, who is also an esteemed viola player, as both composer and performer. He is joined in the library of Bantry House by violinist, Tai Murray; cellist ,Christian Poltera; Niek de Groot, double bass and Cédric Tiberghien, piano, for a performance of his piece titled "Voices of Angels". The score is prefaced with lines by Rilke, "Angels (it's said) are often unable to tell whether they move / amongst the living and the dead... Brett Dean then joins the festival's hosts, the RTE Vanbrugh Quartet for a performance in St Brendan's Church of Mozarts's Quintet for Strings in D K. 593, which was written in 1790, at the beginning of a final flourish of composition that occupied Mozart during his final year.
Dean: Voices of Angels
Tai Murray [violin], Brett Dean [viola], Christian Poltera [cello], Niek de Groot [double bass], Cédric Tiberghien [piano]
Mozart: String Quintet in D major K.593
Brett Dean [viola], RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet.
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