There can be no better antidote to the intensity of the Austro-German school of music making than exposure to Poulenc’s lightness of spirit. Much the same could be said of Ibert’s Three short pieces that gets this French-themed Crespo Series off to a cheerful start. Poulenc’s delightful Sextet follows, one minute all romantic seriousness, the next surreal craziness. Fauré worked on his First Piano Quintet for over twenty years, the final creation is a delicately crafted work, whose beauty is always restrained and its calmness belies the immense labour it cost the composer.
|Ibert||Trois pièces brèves||Azahar Ensemble|
|Poulenc||Sextet||Azahar Ensemble Gloria Campaner|
|Fauré||Piano Quintet No.1 in D minor Op.89||Quatuor Zaïde Finghin Collins|
St. Brendan’s Church
This beautiful old church was built in 1818, and is Church of Ireland. It was designed by Henry Edward Kendall, and is gothic style. It's situated in the centre of...Read More