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VIEW FROM THE VIOLA

Isabelle_van_Keulen

Irish Chamber Orchestra

ISABELLE VAN KEULEN Director/Viola

Mozart Adagio & Fugue. K546
Britten Lachrymae, reflections on a song by Dowland, for viola & string orchestra, Op. 48a
Britten Simple Symphony
Hindemith Trauermusik for Viola and String Orchestra
Bridge Three Idylls for String Quartet, Op. 6, No. 2.
Britten Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge

A violinist and violist of the highest calibre, Isabelle van Keulen is one of the most sought after and charismatic musicians of her generation. She directs this performance uniquely from the viola section and not surprisingly her programme features works by three violists who have been influenced by baroque music, styles and forms. When Mozart wrote his Adagio & Fugue K546, Einstein recognized a revolution and a crisis in his creative activity. The Adagio is reminiscent of a French overture in contrast to the Fugue which is full of Mozartean quality and is very rhythmic.

The ICO celebrates the centenary of the composer Benjamin Britten with some of his landmark works. From his reflective and touching final work, Lachrymae to the bountiful Simple Symphony alongside the dynamic, diverse and emotionally vibrant Variations on a Theme of Frank BridgeBridge’s second movement of Three Idylls for String Quartet was the inspiration for the basic theme for Britten’s “Variations” so it is apt to include both. Hindemith’s extraordinarily moving Trauermusik dedicated to King George V also features.

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Concert Dates

    1363896000
    1539723712
  • 20:00, Thursday, March 21, 2013

    UCH Limerick

    Tickets no longer available

  • 1364068800
    1539723712
  • 20:00, Saturday, March 23, 2013

    RDS Concert Hall Dublin

    Tickets no longer available

 
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