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John F. Larchet - Complete Songs & Airs

Niall Kinsella

John F. Larchet - Complete Songs & Airs

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Format: CD
Label: Champs Hill
UPC: 5060212591586
Catnr: CHRCD 151
Release date: 04 September 2020
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Label
Champs Hill
UPC
5060212591586
Catalogue number
CHRCD 151
Release date
04 September 2020
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About the album

Pianist Niall Kinsella presents the complete songs and airs of Irish composer John Francis Larchet (1884–1967).

Kinsella first encountered Larchet’s songs at university and was keen to find more, but discovered that many of the songs were difficult to access and long out of print. With the help of the Larchet family, Kinsella has gradually collected every song that Larchet composed across the span of his career.

Kinsella writes: "I see this project not only as a revival of Larchet’s songs but also as an acknowledgement and celebration of the rich contribution that he has made to musical life in Ireland. Larchet was an integral part of the Irish literary revival at the beginning of the 20th century, writing music for the plays of Yeats, Lady Gregory and Synge, displaying a real skill for building and sustaining drama.”

Larchet’s marriage of text and music shows the qualities of invention and wholehearted lyricism which characterise his music. Curated by Niall Kinsella (piano), this album features Raphaela Mangan (mezzo-soprano), Gavan Ring (baritone), joined by violinist Mia Cooper and ‘cellist Verity Simmons. His songs are paired on this album with his two sets of Irish Airs for violin and piano.

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Gavan Ring (vocals)

Niall Kinsella (piano)

Irish pianist Niall Kinsella is fast establishing himself as one of the most exciting accompanists of his generation.  Niall is a graduate of the University for Music and Performing Arts, Vienna, and completed a Masters in Music Performance (Piano) at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin in 2014. In Summer 2017, he studied at the Franz-Schubert-Institut, Baden-bei-Wien, an International Master Course for Lied Interpretation and Summer 2018 he studied at the International Summer Academy of the Mozarteum University, Salzburg. He also holds a BMus degree from University College Dublin, an MA in Music from Maynooth University, and a Higher Diploma in Music Education from Griffith College Dublin. He began is early musical studies at DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama studying piano, flute...
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Irish pianist Niall Kinsella is fast establishing himself as one of the most exciting accompanists of his generation. Niall is a graduate of the University for Music and Performing Arts, Vienna, and completed a Masters in Music Performance (Piano) at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin in 2014. In Summer 2017, he studied at the Franz-Schubert-Institut, Baden-bei-Wien, an International Master Course for Lied Interpretation and Summer 2018 he studied at the International Summer Academy of the Mozarteum University, Salzburg. He also holds a BMus degree from University College Dublin, an MA in Music from Maynooth University, and a Higher Diploma in Music Education from Griffith College Dublin. He began is early musical studies at DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama studying piano, flute and musicianship.
He performs regularly across Europe as a concert accompanist, and has appeared in recitals with leading Irish and international singers including Cara O'Sullivan, Celine Byrne, Sandra Oman, Majella Cullagh, Lynda Lee, Sylvia O'Brien, Harriet Burns, Tammy Hensrud, Korliss Uecker, Raphaela Mangan, Sharon Carty, Ema Nikolovska, James Newby, Anthony Kearns, Eamonn Mulhall, Gavan Ring, Igor Onishchenko, Owen Gilhooly. As a chamber musician, he has enjoyed performances with Musici Ireland and RTÉ ConTempo Quartet, and regularly with members of the RTÉ Symphony & Concert Orchestras. He has received masterclasses from renowned accompanists Roger Vignoles, Julius Drake, Graham Johnson, Helmut Deutsch, Wolfram Rieger, Sholto Kynoch, Iain Burnside, Dalton Baldwin, singers Elly Ameling, Wolfgang Holzmair, Robert Holl, Birgid Steinberger, Andreas Schmidt, lieder specialist Prof. Richard Stokes and has received répétiteur masterclasses at the National Opera Studio, London. He has performed in venues such as Wiener Musikverein, Wiener Konzerthaus, Mozarthaus Wien, The Liszt Academy, Budapest, National Concert Hall, Dublin, and the Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin. ​ ​He has accompanied lieder masterclasses internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano Ann Murray DBE, French-song specialist Deirdre Grier-Delaney, Richard Stokes, Professor of Lieder at the Royal Academy of Music, London; mezzo-sopranos Alison Browner & Angelika Kirchschlager.
Niall’s collaborations with choirs have included, Webern-Kammerchor der MDW (Vienna), award-winning Irish chamber choir, Tribal and RTÉ ConTempo Quartet, annual concerts with Chamber Choir Ireland, and RTÉ Cór na nÓg, and also accompanied conducting masterclasses given by Dr. Doreen Rao.
Also an experienced conductor, Niall was selected as RTÉ / Association of Irish Choirs' Conductor in Training for 2014/15, and as part of the programme has worked with the RTÉ Philharmonic Choir, RTÉ Cór na nÓg, conducted Irish Youth Choir and received coaching from leading international conductors. As director of Carlow Choral Society and Cambiata, he has conducted several major choral works including Mozart's 'Great' Mass in C minor & Exultate Jubilate, Fauré's Requiem, Carl Orff's Carmina Burana, Durufle’s Requiem, Britten’s Ceremony of Carols, Haydn’s Stabat Mater, several performances of Handel’s Messiah (for which he was described a ‘rising star’), and Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater. In April 2017, Niall was a finalist in the ESB Feis Ceoil Conducting Competition (Ireland) and conducted the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. With over ten year of teaching experience at Higher Education level, Niall is a performance tutor at Maynooth University Music Department, teaching piano to students at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and coaching/accompanying instrumentalist and singers. He is a vocal coach on the American College Dublin's Performing Arts Degree programme, and regularly deputises as a staff accompanist in the vocal department of the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin. Niall also runs a busy studio practice, coaching singers in lieder, art-song, oratorio and opera repertoire, and teaching advanced piano students. He has delivered choral workshops across Ireland, including several choral workshops for the National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland. His choral arrangements have been published worldwide by Boosey & Hawkes / Hal Leonard Corporation.
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Mia Cooper (violin)

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01.
The Philosophy of Love
02:03
(John F. Larchet) Gavan Ring, Niall Kinsella
02.
In Sweet Humility
02:41
(John F. Larchet) Niall Kinsella, Raphaela Mangan
03.
Love’s Question
03:39
(John F. Larchet) Gavan Ring, Niall Kinsella
04.
Love and a Garden
03:19
(John F. Larchet) Raphaela Mangan, Niall Kinsella
05.
Padraic the Fiddiler
03:00
(John F. Larchet) Mia Cooper, Niall Kinsella, Gavan Ring
06.
An Ardglass Boat Song
03:40
(John F. Larchet) Raphaela Mangan, Niall Kinsella
07.
Irish Airs for Violin & Piano: Emer’s Farewell
01:48
(John F. Larchet) Niall Kinsella, Mia Cooper
08.
Irish Airs for Violin & Piano: The Wind that Shakes the Barley/The Flower of Donnybrook
01:37
(John F. Larchet) Niall Kinsella, Mia Cooper
09.
Irish Airs for Violin & Piano: The Wheelwright
01:35
(John F. Larchet) Niall Kinsella, Mia Cooper
10.
Irish Airs for Violin & Piano: The New Potatoes/ The Merry Blacksmith
01:06
(John F. Larchet) Niall Kinsella, Mia Cooper
11.
Irish Airs for Violin & Piano: Little Brother of My Heart
02:16
(John F. Larchet) Niall Kinsella, Mia Cooper
12.
Irish Airs for Violin & Piano: The Harvest Home/The Good Natured Man
01:39
(John F. Larchet) Niall Kinsella, Mia Cooper
13.
A Stoirin Ban
04:43
(John F. Larchet) Raphaela Mangan, Niall Kinsella
14.
The Bard of Armagh
02:28
(John F. Larchet) Gavan Ring, Niall Kinsella
15.
The Song of the Faery Child
01:47
(John F. Larchet) Raphaela Mangan, Niall Kinsella
16.
Diarmuid’s Lament
01:25
(John F. Larchet) Gavan Ring, Niall Kinsella, Verity Simmons
17.
The Thief of the World
02:21
(John F. Larchet) Gavan Ring, Niall Kinsella
18.
Irish Airs for Violin & Piano: Cáit Ní Duibir
03:06
(John F. Larchet) Niall Kinsella, Mia Cooper
19.
Irish Airs for Violin & Piano: Galway Reel
01:11
(John F. Larchet) Niall Kinsella, Mia Cooper
20.
Irish Airs for Violin & Piano: Cradle Song
01:58
(John F. Larchet) Niall Kinsella, Mia Cooper
21.
Irish Airs for Violin & Piano: Sail round the Rocks/Don’t leave me alone
01:40
(John F. Larchet) Niall Kinsella, Mia Cooper
22.
Irish Airs for Violin & Piano: Lament
02:07
(John F. Larchet) Niall Kinsella, Mia Cooper
23.
Irish Airs for Violin & Piano: unleary Hornpipe/The Hatter’s Hornpipe
02:10
(John F. Larchet) Niall Kinsella, Mia Cooper
24.
The Stranger
02:38
(John F. Larchet) Raphaela Mangan, Niall Kinsella
25.
The Wee Boy in Bed
03:23
(John F. Larchet) Raphaela Mangan, Niall Kinsella
26.
The Cormorant
03:37
(John F. Larchet) Gavan Ring, Niall Kinsella
27.
Wee Hughie
02:38
(John F. Larchet) Raphaela Mangan, Niall Kinsella
28.
The Small Black Rose
04:28
(John F. Larchet) Gavan Ring, Niall Kinsella
29.
Padraic the Fiddiler (Raphaela)
03:03
(John F. Larchet) Raphaela Mangan, Niall Kinsella
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