Susan Tomes in Bantry House - June, 2001, 12:00 PM

from Visiting Ireland: West Cork Chamber Music Festival, Bantry, June 2001, page 100:

At midday, Anthony Marwood gives a solo recital of entrancing virtuosity; including the Six Caprices by the Italian contemporary composer Salvatore Sciarrino. As Anthony says, these are like the 'air from another planet' which Schoenberg referred to in the sung text that accompanies his Second String Quartet. Almost entirely played in harmonics, and executed at top speed, with flying glissades of icy feathers, they're like passing through a musical hailstorm in the stratosphere. Alas, despite their technical wizardry, these are pieces that have more visual than emotional appeal.
cite as

Susan Tomes, Visiting Ireland: West Cork Chamber Music Festival, Bantry, June 2001. In Beyond the notes : journeys with chamber music (Woodbridge, 2004), p. 100. accessed: 25 February, 2024

location of experience: Bantry House


Susan Tomes
Pianist, Writer

Listening to

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Sei capricci
written by Salvatore Sciarrino
performed by Anthony Marwood

Experience Information

Date/Time June, 2001, 12:00 PM
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by iepearson on Sat, 21 Jun 2014 19:21:45 +0100
Approved on Tue, 18 Aug 2015 15:44:54 +0100