Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Liane Keegan
Be swept away into an ethereal paradise of classical songs.
About the concert
Dramatic contralto Liane Keegan and pianist Simon Kenway make musical magic, performing songs of poetic wonder and high imagination. They create an ethereal escape with beautiful music inspired by faraway valleys and islands; ancient spirits and fairies at the bottom of the garden; lovers and anti-heroes; timeless romantic tragedies and picturesque wedding days. The lyrical delights of the human voice as well as the piano ring out in a program featuring Betty Beath’s Yunggamurra, River Spirit, Felix Mendelssohn’s Songs Without Words, Quilter’s Dream Valley of William Blake and Britten’s Nocturne from On This Island. Liane’s rich expression and magnetic charms, combined with Simon’s sensitive piano musicianship, will make the effect of these lyrical masterpieces all the more captivating.
Praise for Dream Valley
‘Keegan [carried] the listener into dreamscapes of fragrance, celestial gazing and solitary musings. This was art to awaken even the most world-weary listener.’ The Australian
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Liane Keegan contralto
Simon Kenway piano
Lyric Pieces, Op.65
6. Wedding Day at Troldhaugen – arr. piano
Peer Gynt, Op.23
Songs Without Words, Op.19b
La rosa y el sauce
Three Songs of William Blake, Op.20
1. Dream Valley
There are Fairies at the Bottom of Our Garden
On This Island, Op.11
Cathy’s Aria ‘I have dreamed’ from Wuthering Heights
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Monday 14 February 2022 6pm
Duration: 1 hour (no interval)
Standard $40 ($29 Concession)
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