40. Crespo Series

Time and date

Tuesday 27 June 2023

4:00 pm

5:00 pm

Location

Bantry House

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The Afternoon Crespo Concert introduces the Armida Quartet, who have embarked on a workshop exploration of all Mozart’s string quartets using both the manuscripts and early editions. Here they play his very first quartet, composed on 15 March 1770 at a wayside inn at Lodi near Milan on the fourteen-year-old prodigy’s first Italian tour. His father, Leopold, commented Wolfgang is doing quite well: at this moment, to kill time, he is writing a quatro. It may be a slender work, but it is a beginning. The D minor Quartet dates from 13 years later at the peak of his powers. In later years Constanze used to claim that he wrote it while she was giving birth to their first child. It is the second of the quartets he dedicated to his friend Joseph Haydn.

Admission: €37/27/21/11

All works performed by Armida Quartet


Composer Work
Mozart Quartet No.1 in G major K.80
Mozart Quartet No.15 in D minor K.421
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