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Benjamin Beilman and Andrew Tyson

  • Monday, 3 Oct 2016 - 7:30PM

In one of the most exciting classical music debuts of the year, two award-winning young stars make their first recital tour of Australia.

The program reflects the equal nature of their roles. Saint-Saëns’ First Violin Sonata requires two virtuosi to bring it off: the two parts are equal in emotional expression and take turns in musical leadership, before joining for an exuberant finale which has been called ‘the most exciting in the repertoire’.  Mozart wrote his delightful Violin Sonata K. 454 for himself to play at the keyboard, accompanying a violin virtuoso – though the story goes that he ran out of time to write out his own part before the premiere, and played from a blank page!

Janácek’s Sonata is a darker beast, written at the onset of the Great War, with what the composer described as ‘the sound of metal clashing’ in his head. But it has a richly Romantic character too, and a wealth of Bohemian folk touches. A notable inclusion on the program is a purpose-built world premiere by Jane Stanley, an Australian composer now resident in Glasgow, whose distinctive musical language marries fiery technique with emotional impact.

Approx. 120 minutes including a 20 minute interval.

MOZART Sonata no 35 in A major, K. 526
JANÁCEK Violin Sonata
STANLEY New Work (World Premiere) Commissioned by Musica Viva’s Hildegard Project
SAINT-SAËNS Sonata no 1 in D minor, op 75

Musica Viva Australia


Pre- & Post-Concert Talks
Speaker - Rosalind Appleby. Prior to the concert, join fellow music lovers at 6:45pm at the Corner Stage (Terrace Level) in a fascinating pre-concert talk and discover some of the intricate moments within the concert program with guest speaker Rosalind Appleby. These talks are perfect for those who are keen to find out a little bit more about the composers of the work, as well as the music. The talk delivers a unique perspective on the history and significance of the music being presented in the program and is the perfect accompaniment to complete your concert experience.

Immediately following the performance, join the delightfully entertaining Meet the Artist discussion at the Corner Stage (Terrace Level) hosted by Rosalind Appleby. Come with any questions you may have about the repertoire performed during the concert!


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