With tenor Robin Tritschler, pianist Christopher Glynn and the Dante Quartet performing Philip Hammond's Lament for an Irish Rebel. Plus works by Chopin.
Pianist Janina Fialkowska, tenor Robin Tritschler and the Dante Quartet perform at the 2016 Belfast Music Society International Festival of Chamber Music in a programme of Chopin and a world premiere commission from the festival. Janina Fialkowska performs Chopin's Impromptu in G flat, the Nocturne in B major, Op.9 No.3, and Waltz in B minor, Op. 69 No. 2, and, to complete her programme, his Scherzo No. 1 in B minor - a work dedicated to Thomas Albrecht (then secretary to the Saxon Embassy in Paris), who convinced Chopin to stay in Vienna to further his career - and the Ballade No.4 in F minor, dedicated to Baroness Rothschild. Both the Scherzo and the Fourth Ballade are considered to be among the composer's most difficult works.
Also in the programme is the world premiere of a new commission from the BMS festival, written by Northern Irish composer Philip Hammond. 'Lament for an Irish Rebel' is based on texts spanning three centuries and was composed especially for tenor Robin Tritschler.
Chopin: Impromptu in G flat Op.51 No.3; Nocturne in B major, Op.9 No.3; Waltz in B minor Op. 69 No. 2
Janina Fialkowska (piano)
Philip Hammond: Lament for an Irish Rebel (world premiere)
Robin Tritschler (tenor)
Christopher Glynn (piano)
Chopin: Scherzo No. 1 in B minor Op. 20; Ballade No.4 in F minor Op. 52
Janina Fialkowska (piano).