West Cork Chamber Music Festival 4/4
Sean Rafferty makes his last visit to the south west tip of Ireland and the town of Bantry in West Cork. Shostakovich's Fourth String Quartet was composed in 1949 and is dedicated to the memory of Shostakovich's close friend, Pyotr Vladimirovich Vil'yams, who was a Russian stage designer and a painter noted for his portraits, one of which was of Shostakovich himself. The quartet contains music of great beauty and sorrow.
Mozart's Clarinet Quintet was completed in 1789 and written for the clarintettist Anton Stadler, who had demonstrated the full possibilities of this "little-known" instrument to Mozart. The result is one of the finest pieces of chamber music for the instrument.
Shostakovich: String Quartet No.4 in D major Op.83
Apollon Musagete Quartet
Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A major K.581
Christoffer Sundqvist (clarinet), Signum Quartet.