Frank Corcoran

irish composer

NEW FRANK CORCORAN CD RELEASE JUNE 2017

Rhapsodic Celli:

The Music of Frank Corcoran

CD Release June 2017

Soloist Martin Johnson explores Frank Corcoran’s writing for cello in all its nuances,

from the swagger of a concerto and the rhapsodic polyphony of his work for eight

cellos through to composer’s arrangements of folk tunes for cello and piano, his ”

DUETTI IRLANDESI ”

informed

by the rhythmic patois of the Irish language.

Frank Corcoran has lived in taught in Germany for most of his professional life but has

retained a profound connection with the literature and traditional music of his native

country. It is this distance from and relationship with Ireland that informs so much

of his music, directly as in the case his short

“Rhapsodietta Joyceana” for solo cello

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