36. Crespo Series

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Tuesday 27 June 2023

12:05 pm

1:00 pm

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In this intimate recital Ardeo Quartet explore the work of three women composers. Emilie Mayer in her lifetime was known as the female Beethoven. She started composing in her late twenties and became a student of Carl Löwe. She was highly prolific, producing 8 symphonies, an opera, a piano concerto and multiple chamber works including 7 string quartets. Her scores are currently being rediscovered. The Festival will also hear more of Bushra El-Turk as we are co-commissioning with the Amsterdam String Quartet Biennale a new quartet for Dudok Quartet to premiere next year. She is a prolific London-based composer of Lebanese roots and is particularly interested in integrating music from different cultural traditions and in challenging socio-cultural issues. Saffron Dusk is dedicated to the victims of the Beirut explosion in August 2020. It is a short work with its own unique sound world. Anna Clyne is a hugely successful New York based composer. Her 2020 quartet Breathing Statues was a Beethoven 250 commission referencing three late Beethoven quartets and Rilke’s poem On Music, whose first line is
Music: the breathing of statues. Perhaps:

Admission: €15

All works performed by Ardeo Quartet


Composer Work
Anna Clyne Breathing Statues
Bushra El-Turk Saffron Dusk
Emilie Mayer Quartet in A major
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