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Thursday 18 June 2020

Press Release - Chamber Music Festival

This substitute for the West Cork Chamber Music Festival will feature a dozen specially filmed concerts featuring musicians from the cancelled Festival streaming on the Festival website from 26 June.

Friday 12 June 2020

Festival Memories 9

Hear this profound performance of Schubert’s last Sonata by Finghin Collins from his late-night concert on 30 June last year. This stupendous sonata is Schubert’s valediction, an epic work with its noble, unhurried melodies that defy time, his last miraculous song magnificently played for you by one of our own.

Sunday 7 June 2020

Festival Memories 8

The piano trio repertoire does not have the same dazzling range and scope as the string quartet, but it has a few jewels headed by Beethoven’s Archduke, featured in this series on 16 April, and amongst many others, Dvořák’s so-called ‘Dumky’.

Tuesday 2 June 2020

Looking Forward & Back

This week's choice is the staggering late night performance by Dénes Várjon of Beethoven’s majestic Hammerklavier Sonata. Beethoven designed this gigantic Sonata to be grander, more elaborate and more imposing than any previous sonata bar none.

Tuesday 26 May 2020

COVID-19 Plans in the Making

We are glad to be able to announce that streamed and online versions of this summer’s West Cork Chamber Music Festival and the West Cork Literary Festival will replace the live versions cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Irish Government’s COVID-19 Roadmap is enabling us to come up with plans for Masters of Tradition in Bantry in August.

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