The Dance of Nature
Guest artists: Karin Schaupp, guitar; Claire Edwardes, percussion
The sound patterns of the eastern Australian seaboard are always nearby the music of Ross Edwards. This program includes the premiere of his new work Animisms, which celebrates the rich diversity of the natural world and is dedicated to his one-time teacher, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies. Also a committed environmentalist, Maxwell Davies draws his inspiration from the rustic tradition of Scottish reels and dances. In this program, our featured guest artists – guitar virtuoso Karin Schaupp and percussionist Claire Edwardes – take centre-stage in Nigel Westlake’s scintillating Songs from the Forest.
Schubert’s ‘Trout’ Quintet is a timeless celebration of the wonders of nature, and one of chamber music’s best-loved pieces. Based upon the famous lied of the same name, Schubert’s wit and invention shines through in a spectacular set of variations.
Featured non-Australian music: Bruch, Musgrave, Beethoven
Featured Australian Works
|Animisms : suite for five instruments (2014) by Ross Edwards — World premiere|
— performed by Australia Ensemble
|Songs from the forest : for guitar & percussion (2002) by Nigel Westlake|
— performed by Karin Schaupp and Claire Edwardes
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