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John Toal presents music by Mozart, Faure, Franz Strauss and Beethoven performed at the 2015 Clandeboye Festival in Bangor, County Down.

John Toal introduces the second of four recitals from this year's Clandeboye Festival. Recorded in the Banqueting Hall of Clandeboye Estate, County Down, today's programme begins with Mozart's Flute Quartet in D, K285: a compact work which later inspired Beethoven. Fauré's Cinq mélodies "de Venise" follows, based on poems by Paul Verlaine, whose musicality inspired him. The soprano here is Ailish Tynan.

Barry Douglas then performs alongside horn player Richard Watkins in Franz Strauss's Nocturno for Horn and Piano Op. 7. Strauss is perhaps best known as the father of composer Richard Strauss, and as a virtuoso horn player himself he is remembered for his pieces written for the instrument. Cellist Andrés Díaz rounds off the programme as soloist in Beethoven's Sonata No 5 in D major, Op 102. The piece belongs to the composer's final creative period, written in 1815 and published in 1817.

Mozart: Flute Quartet in D K.285
András Adorján (flute); Elina Vähälä (violin); Ruth Gibson (viola); Andrés Díaz (cello)

Fauré: Cinq mélodies "de Venise", Op. 58
Ailish Tynan (soprano); Barry Douglas (piano)

Franz Strauss: Nocturno for Horn and Piano Op. 7
Richard Watkins (horn); Barry Douglas (piano)

Beethoven: Cello Sonata No 5 in D major, Op. 102
Andrés Díaz (cello); Barry Douglas (piano).

58 minutes

Music Played

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Quartet in D major K.285 for flute and strings

    Performer: András Adorján. Performer: Andrés Díaz. Performer: Elina Vähälä. Performer: Ruth Gibson.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    5 Melodies 'de Venise' Op.58

    Performer: Ailish Tynan. Performer: Barry Douglas.
  • Franz Strauss

    Nocturno Op.7 for horn and piano

    Performer: Barry Douglas. Performer: Richard Watkins.
  • Sonata in D major Op.102`2 for cello and piano

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Quartet In D Major K.285 For Flute And Strings

    Performer: András Adorján. Performer: Elina Vähälä. Performer: Ruth Gibson. Performer: Andrés Díaz.
  • Franz Strauss

    Nocturno Op.7 For Horn And Piano

    Performer: Barry Douglas. Performer: Richard Watkins.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Sonata In D Major Op.102`2 For Cello And Piano

    Performer: Andrés Díaz. Performer: Barry Douglas.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    5 Melodies 'De Venise' Op.58

    Performer: Barry Douglas. Singer: Ailish Tynan.
  • Franz Strauss

    Nocturno Op.7 For Horn And Piano

    Performer: Barry Douglas. Performer: Richard Watkins.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Sonata In D Major Op.102`2 For Cello And Piano

    Performer: Andrés Díaz. Performer: Barry Douglas.

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