Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Songmakers Australia
Songmakers Australia celebrates 10 years with a ravishing bouquet of great songs.
Unique in the musical landscape of Australia, Songmakers Australia brings together some of the country’s leading singers and instrumentalists in a diverse repertoire comprising some of the pinnacles of all chamber music. Under the artistic patronage of Graham Johnson, founding director of the acclaimed London-based Songmakers Almanac, pianist Andrea Katz teams with soprano Merlyn Quaife, mezzo-soprano Christina Wilson, tenor Brenton Spiteri and bass-baritone Nicholas Dinopoulos in inspired programs that feature a dynamic interplay of song and chamber music.
About this concert
Leading vocal ensemble Songmakers Australia captivates with a garland of songs, dedications and serenades. The delightful collection of flower-inspired songs features duets and trios by great masters, including Robert Schumann’s romantic Mit Myrten und Rosen (With Myrtles & Roses), and English and Australian classics, such as Percy Grainger’s lovesick Willow, Willow. Dedicated to its fans and newcomers on the 10th anniversary of Songmakers’ debut, this enchanting concert is a perfect fit for the intimate beauty of the Primrose Potter Salon.
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Merlyn Quaife soprano
Christina Wilson mezzo-soprano
Nicholas Dinopoulos bass-baritone
Andrea Katz piano
9. Mit Myrten und Rosen
24. Du bist wie eine Blume
Three Zweistimmige Lieder, Op.43
25. Aus den oestlichen Rosen
7. Die Lotosblume
3. Ich bin dein Baum, o Gartner
Six Duets, Op.63
6. Maiglöckchen und die Blümelein
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Due pupille amabili, K.439
Mi lagnerò tacendo, K.437
Più non si trovano, K.549
Three Songs, Op.3
2. Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal
Three Songs, Op.15
3. Blossom Time
Five Blake Songs: A Song Cycle
Down by the Salley Gardens
Le poème des fleurs
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Monday 21 February 2022 6pm
Duration: 1 hour 10 mins (no interval)
Standard $40 ($29 Concession)
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