Phantasy with Garth Knox

This concert is centered round two quintets: Simon Mawhinney’s “In all the worlds” for the unusual combination of viola d’amore and string quartet, and Garth Knox’s “The Weaver’s Grave”, a composition based on Irish traditional themes, inspired by the book by Seamus O’Kelly.


Henry PURCELL, Fantasy on one note (1680)
for string quintet
George BENJAMIN, Viola, viola
for 2 violas
Benjamin BRITTEN, Quatuor no. 1 (1941) or Three Divertimenti (1936)
Benjamin BRITTEN, Phantasy, Quintet (1932)
for string quintet
Garth KNOX, The Weaver’s Grave (2011)
for string quintet
Simon MAWHINNEY, In all the worlds (2013)
for viola d’amore and string quartet

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Garth KNOX website
Vidéo : William Purcell, Fantasy on one note, at Festival les Nuits d’Eté