Revival

Melbourne Guitar Quartet

Presented by Melbourne Rectal Centre & Melbourne Guitar Quartet

Details

Melbourne Guitar Quartet (MGQ) is one of Australia’s leading ensembles.

A finely tuned partnership between four great players, MGQ is beloved for its innovative arrangements, technical flair and superb ensemble playing. The band performs on the rare guitar ‘family’ of instruments (classical bass, baritone, standard, treble and octave guitars), a dynamic instrumentation that reveals the vivid world of guitar like you’ve never heard before.

About this concert

Celebrating over 15 years together, Melbourne Guitar Quartet (MGQ) revives some of its favourite works from around the world. In signature fashion, MGQ’s inspired guitar arrangements transform Rameau’s elegant keyboard music and Albéniz’s haunting Córdoba. These brilliant pieces set the stage for Nigel Westlake’s Winter in the Forgotten Valley, a hypnotic work inspired by the unique sounds of the Australian landscape. This globetrotting fiesta through France, Spain and our own backyard highlights the adventurous spirit that has defined the Quartet’s performances for well over a decade.

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PROGRAM

Isaac Albeniz – arr. J. Tottenham
Córdoba from Chants d’Espagne, Op.232

Astor Piazzolla – arr. C. Donovan
María de Buenos Aires (selections)

Claude Debussy – arr. Melbourne Guitar Quartet
Suite Bergamasque, L.75 (selections)

Jean-Philippe Rameau – arr. Benjamin Dix
Pièces de clavecin avec une méthode
4. La Rappel des Oiseaux
10. Les Tendres Plaintes
17. Les Cyclopes

Nigel Westlake
Winter in the Forgotten Valley

ARTISTS

Melbourne Guitar Quartet
Benjamin Dix guitar
Dan McKay guitar
Jeremy Tottenham guitar
Michael MacManus guitar

Series

This production is part of the following series:

Local Heroes 2021

Now in its tenth year, Melbourne Recital Centre’s Local Heroes series brings together Melbourne’s best artists in a year-long festival of chamber music.

Venue