69. Crespo Series

Hommage à J.S.B.

Time and date

Friday 30 June 2023

12:05 pm

1:00 pm

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Bach has become impossible to avoid in this year’s Festival; for no special reason except that so many musicians keep wanting to play his music. It is a strange fact but after Bach and his contemporaries very few composers, with the obvious exception of Paganini, chose to write major works for solo violin until the Twentieth Century. György Kurtág, born in 1926, is the current grand old man of European composers. Musicians and composers from all over the world visit him for advice and guidance. He is famous for his very short, concentrated, intensely expressive pieces often dedicated to friends and composers he admires. Helena Winkelman’s short Ciaccona is a gentle piece inspired by the landscape of Iceland. Schnittke’s Fugue is a student work only discovered after his death. It builds slowly to a spectacular conclusion.

Please Note: This venue may have limited access for those with disabilities. Please call the box office on 027 52788 for further information.

Admission: €15

All works performed by Jonian Kadesha

Composer Work
Kurtág Féerie d'automne from "Signs, Games and Messages"
Telemann Fantasia No. 1 in B-flat major, TWV 40:14
Kurtág Perpetuum Mobile C from "Signs, Games and Messages"
Winkelman Ciaccona for violin solo
Kurtág Nepdalfele from "Signs, Games and Messages"
Schnittke Fugue for solo violin
Kurtág Hommage à J.S.B from "Signs, Games and Messages"
JS Bach Partita No.2 in D minor BWV 1004