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Sparks of Conflict


Sparks of Conflict

  • Date: Wednesday, 20 July 2016, 6pm
  • Venue: The Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre — Cnr Southbank Boulevard & Sturt Street, Melbourne, VIC
  • Tickets: Standard: $39 | Concession: $29 (booking fees apply) — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (03) 9699 3333

Event Details

Works by Shostakovich, Vine and Barber.

Three composers from three different continents respond to an inner unease caused by their powerlessness to change circumstances in the outer world.

Barber’s ‘Dover Beach’ is an exquisite setting of the famous 1867 poem by Matthew Arnold. The turmoil expressed in the poem, which in turn refers to writing by Sophocles in the 5th century BC, is still keenly felt in our own 21st century. Indeed, perhaps that eternal note of sadness, and a troubled feeling of unease with the circumstances in which we find ourselves, is a universal human condition.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Quartz.


Dmitri Shostakovich
String Quartet No 9 in E-flat, Op.117

Carl Vine
String Quartet No.4

Samuel Barber
‘Dover Beach’

Featured non-Australian music: Shostakovich, Barber

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (03) 9699 3333

Featured Australian Works

String quartet no. 4 : string quartet (2004) by Carl Vine
— performed by Quartz

Featured artists

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