Great Music in Irish Houses Festival 2019 - Fauré, Debussy, Chausson, Boulanger and Poulenc
Performances from the 2019 Great Music in Irish Houses Festival, with music by Fauré, Debussy, Chausson, Boulanger and Poulenc.
In our second visit this week to the 2019 Great Music in Irish Houses Festival we have an all-French programme. Opening the recital, soprano Ailish Tynan and pianist Finghin Collins perform Fauré’s Cinq mélodies de Venise, Op. 58, setting the poems of Paul Verlaine. Next, Debussy’s Cello Sonata, performed by cellist Mark Coppey. This colourful work was written in 1915 in a summer house on the French coast, originally as part of a series of sonatas Debussy wanted to write towards the end of his life. Next, Chausson’s Chanson perpétuelle, which through the years has had a series of different orchestrations, presented here in an arrangement for soprano, string quartet and piano. Finghin Collins is joined by soprano Ailish Tynan and the Van Kuijk Quartet.
We continue with music by one of the most important French composers of the 20th century. Nadia Boulanger’s Three Pieces was originally written for organ but is arranged here for cello and piano, performed by cellist Mark Coppey. And completing today’s concert, an arrangement Poulenc’s Trois Mélodies with the Van Kuijk Quartet.