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Adelaide Festival 2021 - The Return : Incredible Floridas - Chamber Landscapes
This event is part of the Incredible Floridas - Chamber Landscapes concert series curated by Kim Williams.
A gorgeous afternoon of rich string textures from Sutherland, Sculthorpe (his deeply moving Irkanda IV) and Glanville-Hicks, surrounding two ‘greatest hits’: Elena Kats-Chernin’s winsome Wild Swans Suite and Grainger’s outwardly breezy (but fiendishly difficult) riff on The Harmonious Blacksmith, Handel in the Strand. All delivered by definitive performers.
John Gaden, poetry
Anna Akhmatova (1889-1966): The Return (1944)
Margaret Sutherland (1897-1984): Concerto for Strings (1961)
Peter Sculthorpe (1929-2014): Irkanda IV (1961)
Peter Sculthorpe: Sonata for Strings (1983)
Elena Kats-Chernin (b. 1957): In Tension (1982)
Elena Kats-Chernin: Wild Swans: Concert suite (2005, arr. 2020) (world premiere)
Peggy Glanville-Hicks (1912-1990): Concerto Romantico (1956)
Percy Grainger: Harvest Hymn (1905-32)
Percy Grainger: Handel in the Strand (1911)
Featured non-Australian music: Anna Akhmatova (1889-1966)
Featured Australian Works
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