John Toal introduces the second of four recitals from this year's Clandeboye Festival. Recorded in the Banqueting Hall of Clandeboye Estate, County Down, today's programme begins with Mozart's Flute Quartet in D, K285: a compact work which later inspired Beethoven. Fauré's Cinq mélodies "de Venise" follows, based on poems by Paul Verlaine, whose musicality inspired him. The soprano here is Ailish Tynan.
Barry Douglas then performs alongside horn player Richard Watkins in Franz Strauss's Nocturno for Horn and Piano Op. 7. Strauss is perhaps best known as the father of composer Richard Strauss, and as a virtuoso horn player himself he is remembered for his pieces written for the instrument. Cellist Andrés Díaz rounds off the programme as soloist in Beethoven's Sonata No 5 in D major, Op 102. The piece belongs to the composer's final creative period, written in 1815 and published in 1817.
Mozart: Flute Quartet in D K.285
András Adorján (flute); Elina Vähälä (violin); Ruth Gibson (viola); Andrés Díaz (cello)
Fauré: Cinq mélodies "de Venise", Op. 58
Ailish Tynan (soprano); Barry Douglas (piano)
Franz Strauss: Nocturno for Horn and Piano Op. 7
Richard Watkins (horn); Barry Douglas (piano)
Beethoven: Cello Sonata No 5 in D major, Op. 102
Andrés Díaz (cello); Barry Douglas (piano).