- Date: Sunday, 16 November 2014, 2pm
- Venue: Gandel Hall, National Gallery of Australia — Parkes Place, Parkes, ACT
- Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online
The Mendelssohn family were pioneers in the presentation, preservation and creation of music. The most modern works imaginable and the most newly revived older works were performed side by side in their house concerts in the early 19th century. Not only were Felix and Fanny's extraordinary gifts as performers, composers and programmers discovered and developed in these performances, but the revival of the then-forgotten JS Bach began there too.
It is in their spirit of adventure and preservation that we bring you works by the Mendelssohn family. These sandwich two compositions for string quartet and soprano from our own time and place, with guest Greta Bradman — Sea Chronicles by Paul Stanhope, and Peter Sculthorpe's 13th Quartet, Island Dreaming. Like the Mendelssohns, both composers have helped shape the cultural identity of a nation and of countless individual artists.
Featured non-Australian music: Felix Mendelssohn, Fanny Mendelssohn
Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on 1800 040 444
Featured Australian Works
||Island dreaming (mezzo-soprano with string quartet) (1996) by Peter Sculthorpe|
— performed by Australian String Quartet and Greta Bradman
||Sea chronicles : five songs for soprano and string quartet (1998) by Paul Stanhope|
— performed by Greta Bradman and Australian String Quartet
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