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Natural Landscapes


Natural Landscapes

  • Date: Thursday, 16 August 2018, 6pm
  • Venue: Melbourne Recital Centre, Primrose Potter Salon — Cnr Southbank Blvd & Sturt St, Southbank, VIC
  • Tickets: Standard: $39 | Concession: $29 (booking fees may apply) — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (03) 9699 3333

Event Details

Brown & Breen harness the expressive intensity of two pianos in Natural Landscapes

Embark on an emotional journey that celebrates the power of nature and its influence over music throughout history.

Delight in an extraordinary program featuring Rimsky-Korsakov’s heart-stopping ‘Flight of the Bumblebee’ and highlights from Stravinsky’s virtuosic ‘Firebird Suite’ in an acrobatic transcription for two pianists.

Also on the program are works by iconic Australian composer Ross Edwards who celebrates his 75th Birthday in 2018, and Debussy’s rarely heard jewel for two pianos ‘Lindaraja’ to commemorate the centenary of the composer’s death.


Nikolai Rimky-Korsakov arr. Greg Anderson
Flight of the Bumblebee

Ross Edwards
A Flight of Sunbirds – 9 Bagatelles for Piano Duet
Bird Morning

Claude Debussy
Lindaraja for two pianos

Maurice Ravel
Ma mère l’oye ‘Mothergoose’ Suite

Igor Stravinsky
Highlights from ‘The Firebird’ Suite transcribed for 2 pianists

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Brown & Breen Piano Duo

Featured non-Australian music: Rimky-Korsakov, Debussy, Ravel, Stravinsky

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (03) 9699 3333

Featured Australian Works

A flight of sunbirds : nine bagatelles for piano duet (2001) by Ross Edwards
— performed by Brown and Breen Piano Duo

Featured artists

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