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ANAM | The Power of Eight

4 September 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEST

$25 – $62

LED BY TABEA ZIMMERMANN, THREE FASCINATING MUSICAL VOICES ARE UNITED IN THIS PROGRAM THAT CELEBRATES THE VIOLA.

  • Londoner York Bowen, a viola player himself, was also a fine pianist, and often acted as accompanist to the legendary violist Lionel Tertis. It was for Tertis and his students that Bowen composed this rhapsodic Fantasia
  • Paul Hindemith was another viola-playing composer, and his final chamber work, the zesty Octet, includes not one but two violas; the finale features a particularly virtuosic part for first viola – a part Hindemith himself played at the first performance
  • Yehudi Menuhin regarded his teacher George Enescu as the greatest musician he had ever met, and; you get some sense of Enescu’s titanic achievements when you hear his bold, beautiful Octet – a symphony in all but name – which he composed when he was still in his teens

BOWEN Fantasia for four violas
HINDEMITH Octet
ENESCU String Octet

Tabea Zimmermann viola/director
ANAM Musicians

Details

Date:
4 September 2020
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost:
$25 – $62
Book Now:
https://anam.com.au/whats-on/events/power-of-eight

Venue

Australian National Academy of Music, South Melbourne
210 Bank St
South Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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