Sean Rafferty introduces the final concert from the Clandeboye Music Festival recorded last summer on the Clandeboye Estate in County Down, Northern Ireland. The programme begins with Liszt's piano transcription of his song: Petrarch Sonnet No 104 - "Warfare I cannot wage, yet know not peace; / I fear, I hope, I freeze again..." performed by the young Irish pianist, Sophie Cashell. Clandeboye's Artistic Director and pianist, Barry Douglas brings this week of programme to a close when he is joined on stage in the Banqueting Hall by regular guest musicians for a performance of Brahms Piano Quntet - this masterpiece caused Brahms much trouble and much communication from Joachim and Clara Schumann. It began life as a string quintet, was then re-worked into a sonata for two pianos before finally becoming the Piano Quintet in in F minor Op.34
LISZT:Sonetto 104 del Petrarca (Petrarch's Sonnet 104);
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Sophie Cashell (piano)
BRAHMS: Piano Quintet.
Barry Douglas (piano); Graf Mourja Michael d'Arcy (violins), Paul Neubauer (viola); Andres Diaz (cello).