Classical Notes

Galway gets spiritual with a feast of Fauré

This year marks the centenary of the great French composer’s death and the musical calendar kicks off with a fitting tribute to his work

ConTempo Quartet will be among those celebrating Gabriel Fauré at this year’s Midwinter Festival. Picture: Photocall

What is the first music festival of the new year? We have done some deep research into the matter and the finger points directly at Music for Galway which presents its annual Midwinter Festival on January 19 to 21 – leaving all potential early challengers way out of sight.

The overall subject matter is the work of the great French composer Gabriel Fauré, whose centenary year falls in 2024 and who left us with tons ...