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After stunning audiences in a Morning Masters concert for Musica Viva Australia last year, pianist Bernadette Harvey, violinist Harry Bennetts, and cellist Miles Mullin-Chivers reunite to perform some of that special program again.
Opening proceedings is Australian composer Donald Hollier’s A Little Sea Music…, a ravishing commissioned work that Harvey, Bennetts, and Mullin-Chivers premiered last year. A theme and variations on the opening to Britten’s opera Peter Grimes, the work is also inspired by some of the most striking poems about the sea.
A Little Sea Music… is followed by Beethoven’s kaleidoscopic Piano Trio in D Major, known as the ‘Ghost’. The work’s character is mercurial, beginning with a vigorous opening movement before segueing to the eerie largo that gives the work its nickname. It’s not until the finale that a sense of serenity is introduced, full of translucent textures and elegant themes.
The Lento doloroso from Grieg’s Second Violin Sonata is the ideal showcase for the storytelling skills of Bennetts and Harvey, while Ravel’s Piano Trio in A Minor sees all musicians onstage again to conjure up the composer’s voluptuous dreamscape. Full of shimmering colour and dripping with sensuality, audiences will leave the concert hall on cloud nine.
Read the 5-star review from Limelight Magazine from the trio's recent performance in Canberra.
"This stunning trio gave a sublime performance of music by Ravel, Beethoven, Grieg and Donald Hollier."
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Bernadette Harvey, Harry Bennetts & Miles Mullin-Chivers will be livestreamed on Monday 7 March at 7pm AEDT.
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BERNADETTE HARVEY Piano
HOLLIER A Little Sea Music (2021)
GRIEG Lento doloroso from Violin Sonata no 2
Harry Bennetts appears courtesy of Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
Easily reaching the 10,000 hours required for mastery, Donald Hollier is a senior composer who writes music every day – wonderful, theatrical, expansive music, that speaks of a lifetime’s emotions and knowledge. Donald’s Piano Trio was written for Bernadette Harvey, Lerida Delbridge and Miles Mullin-Chivers, to be premiered at their Sydney Morning Masters concert on 22 September 2021. It was commissioned by Musica Viva Australia with support from Create NSW.
Born in Sydney, Donald Hollier studied piano at the NSW State Conservatorium of Music. Following studies in Vienna and London, he was appointed the first Director of Music at Sydney’s Newington College in 1962. He was the recipient of a Churchill Fellowship in 1973, and in 1974 received his D.Mus. from the University of London. Donald’s many commissions include an opera, works for chorus and orchestra, stage works, chamber music, and solo pieces for piano, harpsichord and organ.
Monday 7 March, Sydney – Kathryn and Judith Bennett
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|Online Concert||7 March 7pm AEDT|
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