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With Sean Rafferty. Michael Collins (clarinet), Giovanni Guzzo (violin), Michael McHale (piano) in Milhaud: Suite, Op 157b. Cuarteto Casals in Brahms: Quartet, Op 51 No 1.

Sean Rafferty continues this week's series of Lunchtime Concerts recorded at the Great Music in Irish Houses Festival.
Michael Collins, Giovanni Guzzo & Michael McHale play Milhaud's Suite Op.157b for clarinet, violin and piano in a venue which stands in Dublin's Grand Canal - Waterways Ireland Visitor Centre. The music began life as incidental music for Jean Anouilh's play, "Le Voyageur sans Bagage" and after its success, Milhaud arranged this quasi baroque-style dance suite.
Cuarteto Casals then perform Brahms's String Quartet in C minor, Op 51 No.1, at the National Botanic Gardens in Glesnevin, Dublin. Brahms was always painstaking and self-critical. He was 40 before he published a single symphony or string quartet. In the case of the quartets, Brahms had made as many as twenty previous attempts before writing the two Opus 51 quartets in the summer of 1873.

Milhaud: Suite for clarinet, violin and piano Op.157b
Michael Collins (clarinet), Giovanni Guzzo (violin), Michael McHale (piano)

Brahms: String Quartet in C minor, Op 51 No.1
Cuarteto Casals.

58 minutes

Music Played

  • Darius Milhaud

    Suite for Clarinet violin and piano, Op 157b

    Performer: Michael Collins. Performer: Michael McHale.
  • Darius Milhaud

    Suite Op.157b (Le Voyageur Sans Bagages) For Clarinet, Violin And Piano

    Performer: Michael Collins. Performer: Giovanni Guzzo. Performer: Michael McHale.
  • Richard Strauss

    Violin Sonata in E flat major, Op 18 (Improvisation: Andante cantabile)

    Performer: Arabella Steinbacher. Performer: Robert Kulek.
  • Richard Strauss

    Sonata In E Flat Major Op.18 For Violin And Piano

    Performer: Robert Kulek. Performer: Arabella Steinbacher.
  • Johannes Brahms

    String Quartet in C minor, Op 51 No 1

    Ensemble: Casals Quartet.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Quartet No. 1 In C Minor Op.51`1 For Strings

    Ensemble: Casals Quartet.