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The Sonata - Mapping Emotions in Music : Westlake


The Sonata - Mapping Emotions in Music : Westlake

  • Date: Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 6pm
  • Venue: Salon - Melbourne Recital Centre — Cnr Southbank Blvd & Sturt St, Southbank, VIC
  • Tickets: Standard: $39 | Concession: $29 (booking fees apply) — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (03) 9699 3333

Event Details

Three thrilling sontatas by Beethoven, Westlake, and Prokofiev

In this concert, acclaimed New York-based Australian pianist, Andrea Lam, presents three thrilling and very different sonatas.

The programs opens with the first of Beethoven’s 32 sonatas, revered as a touchstone of the form. By contrast, Nigel Westlake’s work from 2004 is a single-movement sonata growing from quiet contemplation to virtuosic accents of jazz and rock and roll. Prokofiev’s powerful Piano Sonata No.6 – the first of his Three War Sonatas – is a magnificent work in the traditional form, with Sviatoslav Richter describing how it yet “with wild audacity… broke with the ideals of Romanticism and introduced into [Prokofiev’s] music the terrifying pulse of twentieth-century music.”

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre


Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Sonata No.1 in F minor Op.2 No.1

Nigel Westlake
Piano Sonata No.2

Sergei Prokofiev
Piano Sonata No.6 in A, Op.82

Featured non-Australian music: Beethoven, Prokofiev

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

Featured Australian Works

Piano sonata no. II (solo piano) (2004) by Nigel Westlake
— performed by Andrea Lam

Featured artists

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