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Episode 3

1 hour
First broadcast:
Thursday 22 September 2011

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.

Music Played

2 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
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    Brett Dean Voice of Angels

    Performer: Tai Murray(violin) Brett Dean(viola) Christian Poltera(cello) Niek de Groot(double bass) Cedric Tiberghien(piano)

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    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart String Quintet in D major K.593

    Performer: Brett Dean(viola) RTE Vanbrugh Quartet


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