Lyrical night of Australian classical gems


Radiating the advantages of their lengthy affiliation, Harris and Almonte supplied a richly rewarding sampling of Australian music reaching again so far as Margaret Sutherland and lengthening to right this moment’s youthful composers. Sutherland’s piano setting of the Bach Christmas chorale, Jesu meine Freude set a temper of lyrical introspection that was to characterise a lot of this system. In the same vein was Moneta Eagles’ Pastorale.

Pianist Caroline Almonte.

Pianist Caroline Almonte.Credit score:Ken Irwin

Indigenous melodies discovered poignant expression in Sculthorpe’s Djilile and Gordon Kerry’s Dream. Harris dedicated to supremely expressive enjoying, his singing cello using the music’s emotional peaks and troughs. He excelled in Sculthorpe’s Sonata for Cello Alone, bringing this brief however demanding tour de pressure vividly to life.

Mining the poetic inspiration behind Brenton Broadstock’s Clear Flame Inside and Kate Moore’s Whoever You Are Come Forth, Harris superbly rendered the calm of the primary and entered deeply into the soul-searching of the second.

Extra not too long ago composed, Katy’s Abbott’s solo piano work Glisten and Alice Humphries’ Strike A Gentle, Burn It Shiny for cello and piano supplied evocative scenes, some playful, some intense, utilizing imaginative and well-suited methods.