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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.

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Music Played

  • Gabriel Fauré

    5 Mélodies de Venise, Op.58

    Performer: Finghin Collins. Singer: Ailish Tynan.
  • Claude Debussy

    Sonata in D minor

    Performer: Marc Coppey. Performer: Finghin Collins.
  • Ernest Chausson

    Chanson perpetuelle, Op.37

    Performer: Finghin Collins. Singer: Ailish Tynan. Ensemble: Van Kuijk Quartet.
  • Nadia Boulanger

    Trois pièces

    Performer: Marc Coppey. Performer: Finghin Collins.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Trois mélodies

    Music Arranger: Jean-Christophe Masson. Ensemble: Van Kuijk Quartet.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    6 Polish Songs, S.480: iv) Bacchanal

    Performer: Mariam Batsashvili. Music Arranger: Franz Liszt.

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