Sydney Symphony: Schubert, Grainger, Ravel
- Date: Wednesday, 23 June 2010, 8pm
- Venue: Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall — Bennelong Point, Sydney, NSW
- Tickets: $94-$35 — Tickets can be purchased online
Schubert’s gift was for irrepressible tunes, and there’s nothing more deliciously tempting than to take his Unfinished Symphony and chill-out to its spontaneous melancholy. Who knows what Percy Grainger would have made of that? This maverick Australian turned the music world on its head with The Warriors, one of the most magnificently ambitious pieces ever written. It’s only 20 minutes long but it calls for assistant conductors, off-stage musicians, and at least three pianos armed with “strong, vigorous players”. It’s just as well Grainger was happy to think of The Warriors as an imaginary ballet. But Ravel’s ballet was a real one, his luscious and hyper-erotic sounds inspired by a love story from Greek mythology. Swooning is an option.
Featured non-Australian music: Schubert, Ravel
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Featured Australian Works
||Warriors : full orchestra (1916) by Percy Grainger|
— performed by Oleg Caetani and Sydney Symphony
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