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Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra: Evoke | Beethoven & Berwald

Melbourne Recital Centre Melbourne
Franz Berwald, now regarded as one of the most important Swedish composers of the 19th century, was rather overlooked during his lifetime – so much so that he wound up managing a glassworks for almost a decade when he couldn’t make a living composing, before a hit opera landed him a…

Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra: Evoke | Beethoven & Berwald

Melbourne Recital Centre Melbourne
The early years of the nineteenth century saw a surge in popularity for works composed for larger chamber ensembles of winds and strings, of which Beethoven’s Septet in E-flat, Op.20, was considered the very peak of the genre. So successful was it that publishers released multiple arrangements of it for…
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Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra: Evoke | Beethoven & Berwald

Melbourne Recital Centre Melbourne
Franz Berwald, now regarded as one of the most important Swedish composers of the 19th century, was rather overlooked during his lifetime – so much so that he wound up managing a glassworks for almost a decade when he couldn’t make a living composing, before a hit opera landed him a…

Melbourne Recital Centre: Mozart Piano Masterworks

Melbourne Recital Centre Melbourne
anThe overture to The Magic Flute is one of the supreme orchestral works of the 18th century. Experience this gleeful piece performed on two grand pianos in a concert that salutes the keyboard compositions of Mozart. His Fantasia in F minor is appropriately named for a piece which is even more…

Melbourne Recital Centre: Mozart Piano Masterworks

Melbourne Recital Centre Melbourne
anThe overture to The Magic Flute is one of the supreme orchestral works of the 18th century. Experience this gleeful piece performed on two grand pianos in a concert that salutes the keyboard compositions of Mozart. His Fantasia in F minor is appropriately named for a piece which is even more…

Melbourne Recital Centre: Wintereisse

Melbourne Recital Centre Melbourne
As autumn turns to winter in Melbourne, come with tenor Douglas Kelly and pianist Stewart Kelly on Franz Schubert’s Winterreise (Winter Journey), a storytelling masterpiece composed in the final months of his life. From the outset, our protagonist is in despair as he departs his lover for reasons unknown. Over 24…

Melbourne Recital Centre: The Persephone Project

Melbourne Recital Centre Melbourne
My Friend the Chocolate Cake string queens Helen Mountfort and Hope Csutoros have been captivating audiences for decades with their joyous onstage partnership. This May, the duo team up with superb pianist Phillipa Safey to launch The Persephone Project, an album of luscious new original instrumental music. For two very special…
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Musica Viva: Konstantin Shamray & ANAM Orchestra, Sophie Rowell, Director & Violin

Melbourne Recital Centre Melbourne
Originally written for Sweden’s Camerata Nordica and cellist Per Nyström, Estonian composer Mihkel Kerem’s 2008 Lamento will have its Australian premiere in this national concert tour that brings together pianist Konstantin Shamray and musicians from the Australian National Academy of Music, led by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s Concertmaster Sophie Rowell.…

Melbourne Recital Centre: The Persephone Project

Melbourne Recital Centre Melbourne
My Friend the Chocolate Cake string queens Helen Mountfort and Hope Csutoros have been captivating audiences for decades with their joyous onstage partnership. This May, the duo team up with superb pianist Phillipa Safey to launch The Persephone Project, an album of luscious new original instrumental music. For two very special…

Melbourne Recital Centre: Corpus Medicorum Concert #2

Melbourne Recital Centre Melbourne
Corpus Medicorum’s second 2021 concert of ‘Symphonic Vaccines’ is indeed a double shot of the birthday boy Beethoven himself. The orchestra welcomes as soloists Corpus’s dear friends Monica Curro, Michelle Wood and Stefan Cassomenos to perform Beethoven’s Triple Concerto for violin, cello and piano. Following this the orchestra plays Michael’s…

Melbourne Recital Centre: Phantasy

Melbourne Recital Centre Melbourne
Flinders Quartet’s masterful performances have inspired a love for string quartet music, running the gamut of contemporary and classical repertoire for the art form. Written by female composers during their twenties, the music in this concert dazzles with the unique brilliance that is so prevalent in composers at the beginnings…

Melbourne Recital Centre: Phantasy

Melbourne Recital Centre Melbourne
Flinders Quartet’s masterful performances have inspired a love for string quartet music, running the gamut of contemporary and classical repertoire for the art form. Written by female composers during their twenties, the music in this concert dazzles with the unique brilliance that is so prevalent in composers at the beginnings…