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On Saturday 9th May a Blue Plaque commemorating John Ireland's frequent visits to the Kentish seaside town, midway between Folkestone and Canterbury, was installed on the imposing 18th-century house named 'Comarques' in the High Street where he occupied the top floor whenever he could get away from London in the 1930s.
Ireland was particularly sensitive to place and he wrote that the town was “free from the crushing, tragic weight of ancient times which is so oppressive in the Downs.” The flat was furnished with the greatest of care, according to an acquaintance; the centrepiece being the baby grand piano which had been presented to him by Chappell.
The John Ireland Charitable Trust in co-operation with the Deal Festival and the Deal Society sponsored two concerts in the Town Hall during the unveiling weekend; the first featuring the Odysseus Piano Trio (Clare Hammond piano, Sarah Trickey violin and Gregor Riddell cello) in trios by Ireland, Martinu and Brahms, and Clare Hammond played Ireland's piano suite 'Decorations' and Cap Gris Nez by Deal resident and composer, David Matthews. On Sunday, after a morning Mass in St Andrew's Church (including Ireland's anthem 'Ex Ore Innocentium' beautifully sung by the choir) David Matthews and Bruce Phillips, Director of the Trust, discussed the music Ireland is known to have written in Deal, and the talented young musicians of the Purcell School delighted the audience with their performances of music by Ireland, Ravel and Debussy.
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Esteemed Russian conductor, Gennady Rozhdestvensky completed a series of programmes devoted to English music entitled 'Foggy Albion' at the Moscow Conservatoire last year, with his State Symphony Capella Orchestra of Russia in the Great Hall of the Conservatory, Moscow
The following works featured:
Michael Tippett - Symphony No. 1
Gustav Holst - Overture 'Walt Whitman'; The Planets for choir and orchestra
Michael Tippett - Symphony No. 2
John Ireland - Overture 'Satyricon'
Arthur Bliss - Suite from the ballet 'Checkmate'
Michael Tippett - Symphony No. 3
Constant Lambert - The Rio Grande
Frank Bridge - Symphonic Poem 'Isabella'
Michael Tippett - Symphony No. 4
Arnold Bax - Irish Landscape for violin and orchestra; The Truth about the Russian Dancers
see more on the New Releases page.
Stainer & Bell has published the 6th and final volume of Ireland's piano music: www.stainer.co.uk/ireland.html
A pack of Ireland postcards, a mousemat and a handy mobile phone holder, all illustrated with Ireland's photo, can be found at Amazon (Germany):
During his lifetime Ireland worked with many publishers and this is reflected in the distribution of his works today, see 'Works'.
The Trust is registered as a charity. Reg. No. 255004
Trustees: Erwin Mulholland, Graham Parlett, Carol Phillips.