Antique Epigraphes

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Discover melancholic themes and ground-breaking works performed by the award-winning Syzygy Ensemble.

Debussy’s Violin Sonata — among the sonatas he prophetically dubbed ‘tombstones’ — hints at sounds he was unable to explore. Here, Turnage and Kurtag contribute their own tombstones — Turnage writes a moving elegy, while Kurtag embeds secret references in his tribute to Robert Schumann.

Join Syzygy Ensemble for a post-concert wine tasting in the ground floor foyer.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Syzygy Ensemble


Claude Debussy
Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor

Mark Anthony Turnage
Cortege for Chris

Catherine Sullivan

Lachlan Skipworth
The Crossing
sextet with audio playback

George Kurtag
Hommage a Schumann


This production is part of the following series:

Local Heroes 2018

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

Syzygy Ensemble

Contemporary music that speaks to all with relevance, authority and passion.