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
Introductory talk with Margaret Kartomi
Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
Preludes Book I
Ladrang Basa Priyo
Geoffrey Saba, piano
Professor Margaret Kartomi, speaker
This production is part of the following 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.
Thursday 23 August 2018 6pm
Duration: 2 hours (incl. interval)
Standard $50 ($40 Concession)
This concert is set in theatre-style. Seating in the Salon is general admission.
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