German-born Sebastian Lang-Lessing leads the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra into this bright and imaginative adventure with Etudenfest a 'prepared improvisation' sizzling with passion by Australian composer, Brett Dean, inspired by his years with the Berlin Philharmonic.
The magnificent voice of Teddy Tahu Rhodes joines the orchestra for Glanert's affectionate and respectful contemporary orchestration of Brahms's Four Serious Songs and Preludes. Then, he takes on Schubert's brilliant example of German Lied, Erlkönig, written as a teenager, before we hear the dazzling fantasia it inspired by Henze.
The second half is given entirely to Schumann's Symphony No. 2, famed for its ravishing slow movement and extraordinary finale: a fitting celebrtion fo the composer's bicentenary in 2010.
Featured non-Australian music: Brahms arr. Glanert, Schubert, Schumann
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Featured Australian Works
||Etüdenfest : string orchestra (2000) by Brett Dean|
— performed by Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and Sebastian Lang-Lessing
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