Songs of Farewell

Anja & Zlatna

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Anja & Zlatna

Details

Anja & Zlatna is a vibrant ensemble that fuses the beauty of traditional melodies from the Balkans and beyond with 17th-century practices and improvisations.

Its unique sound is due in part to its original approach to instrumentation featuring the harpsichord. Sometimes one hears guitars, cimbalom, accordion kaval or ney. An interesting combination of techniques, such as traditional European and Bulgarian chest voice singing, offer fresh musical delights.

About this concert

There’s never a good time to say goodbye … unless perhaps you need to cut ties with a cruel lover, escape an evil enemy or quit smoking. In most cases though, goodbyes are tough. It helps to have a little music in mind that can pick you up and give you courage. Anja & Zlatna performs songs that show you the bright side of life. These gorgeous world-worn songs remind us to cherish the landscape in its vast beauty, revel in good times with loved ones and remember those we leave behind.

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ARTISTS

Anja & Zlatna
Aleksandra (Anja) Acker artistic director/voice
Kirsty (Zlatna) Morphett voice/percussion
Donald Nicolson harpsichord
Andrew Tanner acoustic bass/balalaika
Tim Nikolsky guitar
Ryan Williams recorders

PROGRAM

Bogdan
Ne vredi plakati

Teresa Vera
Veinte Anos

Petersburski
Utamljonoe Solnce

Traditional Macedonian
Zajdi, zajdi

Traditional Macedonian
Zašto si me majko rodia

Marinkovic
Tamo daleko

Bajramovic
Geljan dade

Traditional Greek
Thalassa lipisou

Traditional Serbian
Udade se Jagodo

Traditional Ukrainian
Lusche Bilo

Traditional Bosnian
Kad ja podjoh na Bembašu

Traditional Serbian
Kafu mi draga ispeci

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.

Anja & Zlatna

Anja & Zlatna is a vibrant ensemble that fuses the beauty of traditional melodies from the Balkans and beyond with 17th-century practices and improvisations.

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