“Virginia Woolf wanted to be buried to it”
- Sinéad Doyle
- The Irish Times
Marina Carr, prolific and award-winning Irish playwright
My favourite work is the Cavatina from String Quartet No 13 in B flat, I play it incessantly. Virginia Woolf wanted to be buried to it.
Apparently this Quartet was the last music he completed before he died.
I find it moody, ethereal, suffused with the Eternal and the otherworldly.
Amazing to think, he was deaf when he wrote it, maybe Adagios should only be written by those who…