Through whirling clouds...

Kawabata-Go Piano Duo

Details

Through whirling clouds… Sonic landscapes for two pianos.

Pianists Tomoe Kawabata and Aura Go share an electric musical connection that speaks directly to audiences. Described as ‘positively ecstatic’, ‘masterful’ and ‘profoundly moving’, the pair delights in sharing the unique combination of intimacy and dynamism of the piano duo. Their innovative and thoughtful programming explores seldom-performed works and new music alongside much-loved staples of the repertoire. Their 2017 Melbourne Recital Centre series celebrates three favourite aspects of the genre in three distinct and compelling programs: unique resonances, evocative and colourful sonic landscapes, and infectious energy.

From the sensuous rhythms of the Habanera to the rugged coastline and bleached seashore of the Scottish Highlands, landscapes are vividly brought to life through music in masterful works by Maurice Ravel, Germaine Tailleferre, Robert Schumann and Judith Weir. Through an intricate dialogue between two instruments and four hands, each composer has created an evocative world of sights, smells, rhythms, memories and imaginings. The concert culminates in Ravel’s apocalyptic La Valse for two pianos.

Melbourne Recital Centre & Kawabata-Go Piano Duo

ARTISTS

Tomoe Kawabata & Aura Go, piano

PROGRAM

Maurice Ravel
Les sites auriculaires

Germaine Tailleferre
Jeux de plein air

Robert Schumann
Bilder aus Osten Op.66

Judith Weir
Ardnamurchan Point (first Australian performance)

Maurice Ravel
La Valse

Series

This production is part of the following series:

Local Heroes 2017

Now in its sixth year, Melbourne Recital Centre’s Local Heroes series brings together Melbourne’s best artists in a year-long festival of chamber music.

Kawabata-Go Piano Duo

Pianists Tomoe Kawabata and Aura Go showcase seldom-performed works and new music alongside much-loved staples of the piano duo repertoire.

Venue