Sunday May 31, 2020

No fuss or fanfare as ‘Queen’s composer’ makes visit to Dublin

Without pomp or ceremony, fuss or fanfare, a prestigious British composer will attend a performance of one of her works in Dublin this Wednesday.

22nd February, 2015
Fidelio will perform Judith Weir’s Piano Trio Two, along with works by Fauré and Schoenberg

No surprise there, you might think; composers come and go on a weekly basis without much notice, but Judith Weir just happens to be Master of the Queen’s Music, the first woman to hold this royal accolade, which dates back nearly four centuries to King Charles I.

The title was originally Master of the King’s Musick and was a royal device “for the survey, scrutenie, correction and government of all and singular musicians...

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