- Date: Thursday, 27 August 2015, 6:30pm
- Venue: Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) — South Melbourne Town Hall, 210 Bank St, South Melbourne, VIC
- Tickets: Adults: $20 | Children: $10 | Concession: $10 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (03) 9645 7911
In his despairing Heiligenstadt Testament of 1802, Ludwig van Beethoven laments the loss of hearing he so famously suffered – “…how could I possibly admit such an infirmity in the one sense which should have been more perfect in me than in others…”. Brett Dean took this as the inspiration for his intense 12-viola work Testament (2002), which will fill South Melbourne Town Hall with visceral sounds and poignant recollections. This will follow a performance of Beethoven’s first Razumovsky quartet, heard anew via the enthralling music of renowned Hungarian composer, and mentor to Brett Dean, György Kurtág.
Featured non-Australian music: György Kurtág - Signs, Games and Messages; Ludwig van Beethoven - Quartet Op. 59/1 (Razumovsky)
Featured Australian Works
||Testament : music for 12 violas (2002) by Brett Dean|
— performed by Alexina Hawkins, Chiaroscuro and Dominic Harvey
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