2019 musica viva festival
Dvořák is renowned for his seemingly endless supply of great melodies. In this trio, they take on a touchingly serious, mature quality that has led many to regard it as his greatest achievement in the genre. Thierry Escaich’s haunting Scenes of a Child at Dusk vindicates his reputation as one of France’s finest living composers. Edgar Meyer takes centre stage with an unusual adaptation of a Bach sonata, highlighting its masterly interwoven lines, before settling into his own Concert Duo with Tessa Lark – a piece which draws the listener into an extraordinary mix of Classical forms and folk-inspired joy.
DVOŘÁK Piano Trio no 3 in F minor, op 65
ESCAICH Scènes d’enfant au crépuscule
JS BACH Sonata in G major, BWV1027
MEYER Concert Duo for Violin and Double Bass (Mvts I & IV)
TESSA LARK violin
KONSTANTIN SHAMRAY piano
TIMO-VEIKKO VALVE cello
ADAM WALKER flute
AURA GO piano
EDGAR MEYER double bass
CAMDEN SHAW cello
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.