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Kirsanova + Clarke: Schnittke, Szymanowski, Stravinsky & Saint-Saëns
Mon 20 March @ 13:10 - 14:00Free
This delightful program by Sophia Kirsanova and Rhodri Clarke reveals a fascinating world of the past, where music is a mirror of other art forms, ancient cultures and history. The program features Neo-Baroque works - the sophisticated and ironic Schnittke's Suite in the Old Style and Stravinsky's Suite Italienne, derived from the ballet Pulcinella, which was inspired by the 18th-century commedia dell'arte. The unique violin style in one of the most famous violin works by Szymanowski, The Myths, evokes the imagination of Greek mythology and the thrilling Dance Macabre by Saint-Saëns depicts the allegory of death from the medieval art and literacy.
This recital is presented as part of the Melba Hall Lunch Hour Concert Series. All concerts in this series can also be streamed live via the Melbourne Conservatorium website.