MUSICA VIVA FESTIVAL 2017
Franck’s tender wedding gift to his famous colleague Eugène Ysaÿe, the Violin Sonata in A major has never fallen from popularity. There can be few finer interpreters than Pinchas Zukerman, revered master of the lyrical, expressive style of playing that so perfectly suits this rhapsodic piece. Koppel’s Saxophone Quintet makes a vivid contrast, with its jazzy inflections and rhythmic verve. Clarinettist-composer Paul Dean (beloved mentor of Arcadia Winds) was inspired by the Australian novel Jasper Jones to create his characterful work. It’s followed by one of the most beloved piano quintets in the repertoire, in which Dvorák’s endless capacity for melody engages the heart from start to glowing finish.
FRANCK Sonata in A major for violin and piano
Performed by Pinchas Zukerman (violin) and Angela Cheng (piano)
KOPPEL Quintet for saxophone and string quartet
Performed by Amy Dickson (saxophone) and Goldner String Quartet
PAUL DEAN Jasper and Charlie for Wind Quintet
Performed by Arcadia Winds
DVOŘÁK Piano Quintet no 2 in A major, op 81
Performed by Lambert Orkis (piano) and Elias Quartet
about the festival
Presented in association with the Australian Youth Orchestra and Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Musica Viva's biennial chamber music festival showcases the best local and international chamber music artists in four days of concerts, talks and masterclasses.