100. Main Evening Concert

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Saturday 2 July 2022

7:30 pm

9:00 pm

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If you are looking for unusual repertoire, then Hindemith is your man. Des Todes Tod is a wonderful example. It is exactly a100 years since its premiere in Berlin for the exotic line-up of mezzo, two violas and two cellos reminiscing on Holbein’s famous danse macabre woodcuts. Weinberg’s 13th dates from 1977, two years after the death of Shostakovich, whose ghost haunts this quartet. Beauty and sadness mix with howls of pain and shocked silences. Weinberg’s 14th is in 5 short movements again played without a break. After an assertive opening movement and an extraordinarily beautiful slow movement, the composer seems to lose his way until the finale opens up the possibility of a sense of purpose. The ending however is typically inscrutable.

Admission: €30/€20/€10

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Please note a change from the printed brochure. Neither Brett Dean nor Johannes Moser will be performing in the Hindemith, Seamus Hickey and John Myerscough have kindly agreed to perform instead.


Please note there is a change in the programme from the printed brochure. Sadly due to events beyond our control, Johannes Moser has withdrawn from the festival.


Composer Work Artist(s)
Hindemith Des Todes Tod Op.23a Lotte Betts-Dean Hélène Clément Seamus Hickey John Mysercough Ella van Poucke
Weinberg Quartet No.13 Op.118 Quatuor Danel
Weinberg Quartet No.14 Op.122 Quatuor Danel
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