Spring Summer Variations

The Vanbrugh & Guests

Thursday 13th May

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The Vanbrugh:
Keith Pascoe, violin
Simon Aspell, viola
Christopher Marwood, cello
Marja Gaynor, violin
David Kenny, viola
Yseult Cooper-Stockdale, cello 

Johannes Brahms tring Quintet No.1 in F major Op.88 
Antonín Dvořák String Sextet in A-major, Op.48 

The Vanbrugh and their guests present two of the most loved works from the chamber music repertoire. Brahms’ F major quintet, written in Bad Ischl in the summer of 1882, was a work he was particularly fond of and from the gorgeous opening melody, through the exquisite slow movement, to the high octane finale, it is easy to see why. Slightly the older of the two great composers, Brahms supported Dvořák in his career and of his A major sextet, written in 1878, wrote ‘It is endlessly beautiful. I always have the feeling that people don't admire this piece enough, this splendid invention, freshness and sonorous beauty’

The Vanbrugh has evolved from the work of the legendary Vanbrugh Quartet. Over three decades the quartet gave close to three thousand concerts, presenting the chamber music repertoire to audiences throughout Ireland, Europe, the Americas and the Far East. Commercial recordings include more than thirty CDs of repertoire, ranging from the complete Beethoven quartets to many contemporary Irish works.  


The concert will be available to tickets holders for 48 hours following the performance

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The NCH Spring Summer Variations series is presented in collaboration with the Irish Chamber Orchestra, National String Quartet Foundation, Camerata Ireland, Irish Baroque Orchestra and The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media. 

Supported by RTÉ Supporting the Arts and RTE Lyric FM.

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