19. Main Evening Concert

Time and date

Sunday 25 June 2023

7:30 pm

9:30 pm


Bantry House

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The 22-year-old Mozart wrote this lovely Sonata during his extended stay in Mannheim, a stopping-off point on his ill-fated journey to Paris. Mozart had fallen in love with a beautiful young singer, Aloisia Weber (the elder sister of Constanze, his eventual wife) and came up with a million excuses to avoid the journey to Paris. The Sonata’s slow movement betrays his state of mind. The G major Quartet is the first of his incomparable series that he dedicated to Haydn, a series that showcases the extraordinary possibilities of the string quartet. Here we find Mozart exulting in his ability to create such joyful music. Schumann’s last piano trio comes from a very different place, he was at his prime as a composer but plagued with mental and physical illness. This magnificent Trio was rapturously received by Clara as original and abounding with passion. Tiberghien concludes the concert with the last work Schumann wrote, a set of variations for Clara followed by throwing himself into the Rhine such was his desperation.

Admission: €47/37/27/13


Composer Work Artist(s)
Mozart Violin Sonata No.17 in C K.296 Mairéad Hickey Jérémie Moreau
Mozart Quartet No.14 in G major K.387 Ragazze Quartet
Schumann Piano Trio in G minor Op.110 Alina Ibragimova Leonard Elschenbroich Cédric Tiberghien
Schumann Geister Variations Cédric Tiberghien
Arts Council - funding music
Crespo Foundation
Fáilte Ireland
Wild Atlantic Way
Cork County Council
Pure Cork
RTE Lyric FM
Maritime Hotel
IMRO - Irish Music Rights Organisation