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Claire de Lune


Claire de Lune

  • Date: Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 6 - 7pm
  • Venue: Melbourne Recital Centre, Primrose Potter Salon — Cnr Southbank Blvd & Sturt St, Southbank, VIC
  • Tickets: Adults: $39 | Concession: $29 (booking fees apply) — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (03) 9699 3333

Event Details

Syzygy 2018 – Hommage à M. Debussy

Claude Debussy is widely regarded as the father of modern classical music. In the centenary year of his death, Syzygy takes the final three sonatas of Debussy as points of departure for three concerts that explore the fantastical and multi-faceted contemporary legacy of this bold, exploratory musician. In the pioneering spirit of Debussy, we also include a newly-commissioned Australian work in each concert.

Concert 2. Claire de Lune

With nightfall comes moonlight, the earth bathed in strange hues and half-tints. Debussy’s Cello sonata was originally titled ‘Pierrot Howls at the Moon’ and, along with the mystical ‘Apollinaire Songs’ of Rosalind Page, conjures up a fantastical moonlit world full of folkloric hyperactivity and danger. In a more reflective mode, Caerwen Martin’s ‘Midnight Loon’ frames the unassumingly beautiful call of a North American aquatic bird against a hypnotically static night-scape. This concert also features the premiere of Tim Dargaville's After and Before.


Claude Debussy - Sonata for Cello and Piano
Caerwen Martin - Midnight Loon
Tim Dargaville - After and Before
Rosalind Page - Apollinaire Songs

Featured non-Australian music: Debussy

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (03) 9699 3333 or by email to info@syzygyensemble.com

Featured Australian Works

Digital sheet music sample After and before : for flute/alto flute, clarinet/bass clarinet, piano, violin, cello (2017) by Tim Dargaville — World premiere
— performed by Syzygy Ensemble
Apollinairesongs : for mezzo-soprano, flutes, clarinet, viola, cello and piano (2007) by Rosalind Page
— performed by Jacqueline Dark and Syzygy Ensemble
Digital sheet music sample Midnight loon (quintets: flute, clarinet, piano, violin, cello) (2017) by Caerwen Martin
— performed by Syzygy Ensemble

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