99. Main Evening Concert

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Saturday 2 July 2022

7:30 pm

9:00 pm


Bantry House

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Shostakovich’s Viola Sonata was his last work, composed in 1975 in the hospital where he died. Performers have naturally tended to treat it with great reverence, but hand the score to a new generation of musicians and it can sound very different. Grigori Frid was a lesser-known but much longer lived contemporary of Shostakovich, best known for his work as a teacher. His short First Viola Sonata, dating from 1971, opens in a tranquil and elegiac mood leading to a highly conflicted Allegro before concluding with a long deeply affecting lament from the solo viola. Henk Badings is a Dutch composer from the same generation, who has found a great advocate in Dana Zemtsov with her recording of Dutch Hidden Gems.

Admission: €45/€35/€25

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All works performed by Dana Zemtsov Anna Fedorova

Composer Work
Grigori Frid Viola sonata No.1 Op.62
Henk Badings Viola Sonata
Shostakovich Viola Sonata Op.147
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