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DEATH AND THE MAIDEN

Irish Chamber Orchestra

Gábor Takács-Nagy Principal Artistic Partner/Conductor

Ailish Tynan Soprano

 

Pergolesi          Salve Regina in C minor

Haydn               from The Seven Last Words of Christ Introduzione: Maestoso ed Adagio

Mozart              Kommet her ihr frechen Suender KV 146

Haydn               from The Seven Last Words of Christ Il Terremoto (The Earthquake)

Schubert           Salve Regina D676

Schubert           String Quartet in D minor D810 Death and the Maiden

 

Pergolesi’s musical career spanned only six years, during which he produced liturgical music of astounding beauty. His exquisitely emotive Salve Regina, with soloist Ailish Tynan, is pure in tone, expressive and poignant.

Haydn’s The Seven Last Words of Christ opens with a solemn Introduction, a movement suffused with sorrow and beauty based on the Crucifixion. The final sonata underscores the momentousness of the close of Christ’s life as the Earthquake heralds the Resurrection.

Schubert’s church music is among his finest. He set the Latin Salve Regina no less than 4 times during his short life. In the setting performed by Ailish Tynan, the music progresses from veiled grief to genuine tragedy.  Mozart’s Kommet her ihr frechen Suender is based on Psalm 66 and presents a bereft mother, Mary at the foot of the cross as her son is being crucified.

Schubert’s electrifying Death and the Maiden is one of the pillars of the quartet repertoire bringing together his two talents: his natural instinct for melody and song.

Concert Dates

    1455132600
    1529769185
  • 19:30, Wednesday, February 10, 2016

    The Mansion House, Dublin

    Tickets no longer available

  • 1455220800
    1529769185
  • 20:00, Thursday, February 11, 2016

    UCH Limerick

    Tickets no longer available

 
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