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REVIEW: Australian Festival of Chamber Music

Written by Jayson, Sunday 13th August 2017

Courtesy of Performing ArtsHub

by Gillian Wills

ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE

It’s not every Music Festival that can conjure up breaching whales on the boat trip to a concert on Orpheus Island.

This year’s eclectic chamber music Festival roiled with tropical theatre. Emotion ran high. Not entirely due to the well-designed programs that featured chamber giants Dvorak, Brahms, Schubert, adventurous 21st Century works and neglected gems, but, because it was award-winning Artistic Director, Piers Lane’s 11th and final Festival. Incidentally, it’s not every Music Fest that can conjure up ... Read more

Wigmore Hall recital 27 January 2014

Written by Jayson, Monday 27th January 2014

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Rondo in C major, Op. 51 No. 1 (c. 1796, possibly earlier, first published 1797)
   Moderato e grazioso

Rondo in G major, Op. 51 No. 2 (c. 1798, first published 1802)
   Andante cantabile e grazioso

The period between Beethoven’s relocation from Bonn to Vienna in 1792 and roughly 1802 is generally seen as the consolidation of his early style or ‘first maturity’.  On arrival in Vienna he studied composition with Haydn, and the oft-quoted prophecy by Count von Waldstein that Beethoven was to ‘receive the spirit of Mozart from the hands of Haydn’ is rightly famous, because ... Read more

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