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Every so often a new work comes along that makes us all sit up and take notice, startled as we do so; Paul Dean’s concerto for cello and wind quintet is such a piece. It is gritty, lyrical, compelling, and in Trish Dean, has a phenomenal advocate. She is well-matched by Paul and the other members of Ensemble Q, a sharp-shooting group of renowned wind soloists in Brisbane, brought together out of the desire to create a collection of ‘exceptional players and wonderful people’. 

This program demands much from each player, perfectly framed by the different ways in which composers since Beethoven have thought about wind instruments. It’s funny to think of the Ligeti and Barber works being composed within two years of each other, for they could not be more different – Barber an exponent of mid-century American lyricism, Ligeti an uncompromising modernist. They nonetheless rub shoulders most happily in this program, a snapshot of virtuosic wind writing. 

PAUL DEAN CLARINET AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
TRISH DEAN CELLO AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
VIRGINIA TAYLOR FLUTE
HUW JONES OBOE
PETER LUFF HORN
DAVID MITCHELL BASSOON

Concert Guide

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PAUL DEAN CLARINET AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
TRISH DEAN CELLO AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
VIRGINIA TAYLOR FLUTE
HUW JONES OBOE
PETER LUFF HORN
DAVID MITCHELL BASSOON

DEBUSSY Syrinx (1913)
BEETHOVEN Variations on ‘Là ci darem la mano’ (1795)
LIGETI Six Bagatelles for wind quintet (1953)
BRITTEN Ciaccona from Second Suite for Cello, Op. 80 (1967)
BARBER Summer Music, Op. 31 (1955)
PAUL DEAN Concerto for Cello and Wind Quintet (2018)

To our Ensemble Patrons Ian and Caroline Frazer for their support of this tour.

And to our Concert Champions:

  • Musica Viva ACT Committee, Andrew Blanckensee and Ruth Weaver (Canberra)
  • Anonymous in memory of Stephanie Quinlan (Perth)
  • Priscilla Adey and Peter Ratcliffe (Sydney)
  • Gale Spalvins (Adelaide)
"One notable achievement was the discovery that a piece by a homegrown talent, Paul Dean, could stand proudly in the company of those of Sibelius and Mahler."
— Daily Review

Performance Details

Dates & Times

Online Concert   Monday 23 August 2021 7PM AEST

Pricing

Online $25.00

Location

Online Concert

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