65. Crespo Series

Lightness of Spirit

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Friday 5 July 2019

4:00 pm

5:00 pm

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Admission: €18/€13/€9

There can be no better antidote to the intensity of the Austro-German school of music making than exposure to Poulenc’s lightness of spirit. Much the same could be said of Ibert’s Three short pieces that gets this French-themed Crespo Series off to a cheerful start. Poulenc’s delightful Sextet follows, one minute all romantic seriousness, the next surreal craziness. Fauré worked on his First Piano Quintet for over twenty years, the final creation is a delicately crafted work, whose beauty is always restrained and its calmness belies the immense labour it cost the composer.


Composer Work Artist(s)
Ibert Trois pièces brèves Azahar Ensemble
Poulenc Sextet Azahar Ensemble Gloria Campaner
Fauré Piano Quintet No.1 in D minor Op.89 Quatuor Zaïde Finghin Collins