Australia Ensemble - Russian Legends (Kats-Chernin)
- Date: Saturday, 11 March 2017, 8pm
- Venue: Sir John Clancy Auditorium — University of New South Wales, Gate 9, High Street, Kensington, NSW
- Series: This event is part of the Australia Ensemble - Season 2017 - Voyages series
- Tickets: Adult: $50 | Senior: $38 | Concession: $30 | Student Rush: $15
From Stravinsky’s charmingly folkloric Soldier’s Tale Suite through to the depths of Borodin’s profound Second String Quartet, this program explores the richness and diversity of the Russian school of composition while proffering some of its lesser-known voices – Arensky’s Piano Trio is one of the masterworks of the repertoire. Meanwhile contemporary practitioners Sofia Gubaidulina and Elena Kats-Chernin give us new insights into ‘Russian-ness’. Although born in Uzbekistan (in the old Soviet Union) and now a Sydney resident, Elena studied in Moscow. Her Russian Rag is, ironically, one of the most recognisable and famous of Australian compositions!
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971): L'histoire du soldat (Soldier’s Tale Suite)(1918)
Sofia Gubaidulina (b 1931): Allegro Rustico (1963) and Sounds of the Forest (1978)
Anton Arensky (1861-1906): Piano Trio no.1 Op.32 (1894)
Elena Kats-Chernin (b 1957): Three Rags (1996)
Alexander Borodin (1833-1887): String Quartet no. 2(1881)
Featured non-Australian music: Stravinsky, Gubaidulina, Arensky, Borodin
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