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Sydney MUSIC – Australia Ensemble 4th Concert 2010 Program

August 14, 2010


What’s on in classical music in Sydney – Australia Ensemble 2010 Program, concert 4; Gustav MAHLER, Dmitry SHOSTAKOVICH, Felix MENDELSSOHN
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  • Saturday 14 August  8pm
  • Sir John Clancy Auditorium UNSW

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Australia Ensemble Program for the 4th concert of the 2010 series
Gustav MAHLER (1860-1911): Songs of a Wayfarer (Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen) arr. Schoenberg (1885) – 150th anniversary
Dmitry SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-1975): Sonata for viola and piano Opus 147 (1975)
Felix MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847): Piano Trio in C minor Opus 66 (1845)

Mahler set one of his earliest masterpieces in song-writing, the Songs of a Wayfarer, for voice and piano and then for voice and modestly sized orchestra. We owe to the constellation of talents that met regularly in Vienna to savour new music through practical arrangement and performance (in the days before sound recording) the version of the work that allows its eloquence to be enjoyed within the finer focus of a chamber instrumentation. Mahler may have been simply picking up to some extent the standard responses of love-lost youth, as already sanctified by Schubert and others; but Shostakovich’s final masterpiece, his sonata for viola and piano, has no room for romantic attitudinising in its memorable and heartrending communication of a sense of tragic farewell. In this program it is left to the ever-youthful genius of Mendelssohn, who lived a shorter life than either Mahler or Shostakovich, to sound an invincible response to the deep challenges implicit in his C minor piano trio.

Bookings and Enquiries
Telephone: (02) 9385 4874 (Monday to Friday)
Web:  Box Office
Email: australia.ensemble@unsw.edu.au
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How to get to the John Clancy Auditorium
The outstanding acoustics and intimate atmosphere of the Sir John Clancy Auditorium at The University of New South Wales, Kensington, provide the ideal environment to enjoy the delights of the Australia Ensemble.

Easy to get to, free to park
The University of New South Wales is easy and quick to get to from the north shore by car via the Harbour Tunnel and Eastern Distrinbutor.

Public transport: Buses are available from Railway Square, Circular Quay, and Bondi Junction (telephone the Travel Infoline on 131 500 for details.) A taxi zone is located on High Street, immediately outside the Auditorium.

Pedestrian access: via Gate 9, High Street Kensington.

Car access and parking: via Gate 11, Botany St to free onsite parking behind the Auditorium for subscription concerts.  Disabled parking & access: via Gate 9, High Street available at subscription concerts immediately adjacent to the Auditorium. Please call 02 9385 4874 to arrange disabled access.


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