The Lure of the East

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Explore the influence of music from the East on composers from the West

Geoffrey Saba explores the works of Ravel and Debussy and presents a new work by the Surabaya-based Krisna Setiawan, inspired by Javanese gamelan.

In 1913 Debussy wrote “Javanese music is based on a type of counterpoint by comparison with which that of Palestrina is child’s play. And if we listen without European prejudice to the charm of their percussion, we must confess that our percussion is like primitive noises at a country fair”.

This concert opens with an introduction from ethnomusicologist, Professor Margaret Kartomi.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre

PROGRAM

Introductory talk with Margaret Kartomi

Debussy/Borwick
Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune

Claude Debussy
Preludes Book I

Krisna Setiawan
Ladrang Basa Priyo

Maurice Ravel
Sonatine

Claude Debussy
L’Isle Joyeuse

ARTISTS

Geoffrey Saba, piano
Professor Margaret Kartomi, speaker

Series

This production is part of the following series:

Piano Series

The 2018 Piano Series features five leading Australian exponents of the piano some of whom will return from abroad to perform great masterpieces of the piano repertoire across the year.

Venue