MUSICA VIVA FESTIVAL 2017
Fernande Decruck’s Sonata is the best-known of her many works for saxophone, its melodic inventiveness reflecting her Parisian studies as well as her years in America. It is one of three works in this concert which are completely new to Musica Viva’s stages, alongside George Crumb’s Little Suite (performed by his friend Lambert Orkis) and the world premiere of a string octet by young Adelaide composer and cellist, Jakub Jankowski. In the midst, like the chamber music monument it is, stands Beethoven’s glorious ‘Archduke’ Trio.
DECRUCK Sonata in C-sharp major for alto saxophone and piano
Performed by Amy Dickson (saxophone) and Amir Farid (piano)
BEETHOVEN Piano Trio in B-flat major, op 97 ‘Archduke’
Performed by Zukerman Trio
CRUMB A Little Suite for Christmas, A.D. 1979
Performed by Lambert Orkis (piano)
JANKOWSKI String Octet (World Premiere)*
Performed by Goldner String Quartet and Elias Quartet
*Commissioned with support from Australian Executor Trustees Community Program.
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.