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Ibert, Grieg and Britten from West Cork

John Toal presents highlights from the 24th West Cork Chamber Music Festival. Featuring music by Ibert, Grieg and Britten.

John Toal presents highlights from the 24th West Cork Chamber Music Festival. Featuring music by Ibert, Grieg and Britten.

We begin in the rich acoustic of St. Brendan's Church, situated on the main square in the centre of Bantry town, with a performance of Ibert's Trois pièces brèves: a short, punchy work for woodwind quintet from 1930.

Henning Kraggerud and Dénes Várjon perform Grieg's Violin Sonata No.3 in C minor, Op.45, in the opulence and grandeur of the Library in Bantry House: a work composed in 1886-87, after Greig's two-decade-long break from the sonata genre.

And we return to St. Brendan's where Dénes Várjon also accompanies Johannes Moser in Britten's Cello Sonata, Op.65 - premiered at the Aldeburgh Festival in July ly 1961.

Ibert: Trois pièces brèves
Azahar Ensemble

Grieg: Violin Sonata No.3 in C minor, Op.45
Henning Kraggerud (violin), Dénes Várjon (piano)

Britten Cello Sonata, Op.65
Johannes Moser (cello), Dénes Várjon (piano)

57 minutes

Music Played

  • Jacques Ibert

    3 Pièces brèves

    Ensemble: Azahar Ensemble.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Violin Sonata No.3 in C minor, Op.45

    Performer: Henning Kraggerud. Performer: Dénes Várjon.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Cello Sonata in C Major, Op.65

    Performer: Johannes Moser. Performer: Dénes Várjon.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Diabelli Variations, Op 120 (Variation 9)

    Performer: Alfred Brendel.
    • Beethoven: Alfred Brendel plays, vol.4.
    • Vox Box.
    • 10.

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