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48. Late Great Show

Wednesday 1 July 2020

10:30 pm

11:30 pm

Bantry House

€15

©Evelien van de Rijn

Vocal quartets were all the rage in the 19th Century, mostly for domestic performance. Nearly every household had a piano and most people learnt to sing so there was a huge market for such works.

Damask Vocal Quartet and their pianist, Flore Merlin, have put together a wide-ranging nocturnal programme that features another master-student combination with Brahms and Gustav Jenner as well as lesser-known songs from Schumann and Heinrich von Herzogenberg. Ned Rorem’s Four Madrigals are gentle a capella songs. Late night magic.

All works performed by Damask Vocal Quartet


Composer Work
Brahms Vier Quartett, Op.92; Drei Quartette, Op.31
Schumann 'In der Nacht' from Spanisches Liederspiel, Op.74; 'Ich bin dein Baum'; 'So wahr die Sonne scheinet' from Minnespiel, Op.101; Zigeunerleben, Op.29/3
Jenner 'Richten will ich Tisch und Gastmahl'; 'Fensterlein, nachts bist du zu'; 'Wenn’s die Baume konnten klagen' from Zwölf Quartette
Rorem Four Madrigals
Herzogenberg 'Wie schön hier zu verträumen' from Vier Notturnos, Op.22

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