Rowell & Moore : Musica Viva
- Date: Tuesday, 24 September 2019, Morning tea from 10am (included with ticket), Concert at 11am, Meet the Artists at 12pm
- Venue: Melbourne Recital Centre, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall — Cnr Southbank Blvd & Sturt St, Southbank, VIC
- Tickets: General: $54 | Under 40: $20 — Tickets can be purchased by phone on 1800 688 482
Sophie Rowell and Christopher Moore have each toured nationally for Musica Viva in different ensembles, but this concert brings these Melbourne Symphony Orchestra principals together for the first time as a chamber duo.
If the string quartet is a conversation among equals, then the duo of violin and viola is an engrossing tête-à-tête. Mozart’s faculty for melody shines in his joyous G major duo, where Baroque-like craftsmanship meets Classical flair. Martinů’s Three Madrigals were composed for the virtuoso siblings Joseph and Lillian Fuchs and are wonderfully rich in texture, employing the eight available strings to their fullest potential. A world premiere by Melbourne composer Stuart Greenbaum adds an Australian element to the repertoire for this most intimate of chamber music combinations.
Sophie Rowell Violin
Christopher Moore Viola
MOZART Duo for violin and viola in G major, K423
MARTINŮ Three Madrigals for violin and viola
GREENBAUM Sonata for Violin and Viola (From Far Above) World Premiere*
*Commissioned for Musica Viva Australia by Dr Victor Wayne and Dr Karen Wayne OAM
Featured non-Australian music: Mozart, Martinu
Further information for this event is available online at the event's website
Featured Australian Works
|Sonata for Violin and Viola : From Far Above (2018) by Stuart Greenbaum — World premiere|
— performed by Christopher Moore and Sophie Rowell
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