Gods and Demons



An old chant, a haunted castle, the bizarre world of Babayaga, gamelan, ancient gods, a great celebration on Java Island.

Explore the tantalizing creations of three imaginative composers: Mussorgsky, Balakirev, and Godowsky.

From Pictures at an Exhibition to Java Suite, Chinese born pianist Yiyun Gu brings fantastic gods and demons together in a concert of magic and high imagination.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Yiyun Gu


Leopold Godowsky
Java Suite ‘Phonoramas: Tonal journeys for the pianoforte’
-Wayang-Purwa, Puppet Shadow plays
-Hari Besaar, The Great day

Mily Balakirev
Islamey, Op.18 (2nd version)

Modest Mussorgsky
Pictures at an Exhibition