TOMBEAU – UKARIA 24

Sunday 18 October 2020  |  11:30AM

The tombeau (meaning 'tomb' or 'tombstone') flourished in seventeenth-century France. Written for lute or harpsichord, these vibrant dance-inspired works payed tribute to the greats of a bygone era. In 1917 Ravel revitalised the genre with his neo-Baroque masterpiece Le Tombeau de Couperin. Fifty years later, Arthur Benjamin wrote Le Tombeau de Ravel, lending a new Australian dimension to this unique tradition. This concert juxtaposes some of these great works side by side, allowing them to speak to each other in a dialogue that transcends time.

At the heart of the weekend is the Australian premiere of a new work by one of today's leading composers, Thomas Adès, commissioned for Lawrence Power by an international circle that includes UKARIA and some of the world's great festivals.


PROGRAM

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
Duett mit zwei obligaten Augengläsern in E flat, WoO 32 Eyeglasses Duo (1796)

I. Allegro
II. Minuet – Trio

Lawrence Power | Viola
Torleif Thedéen | Cello


Thomas Adès (b. 1971)
Three Berceuses from The Exterminating Angel for Viola and Piano (2019)* [Australian Premiere]

Lawrence Power | Viola
Simon Crawford-Phillips | Piano


François Couperin (1668–1733)
Pièces de violes (1728)

Première Suite in E minor

I. Prélude

Lawrence Power | Viola
Simon Crawford-Phillips | Piano


Maurice Ravel (1875–1937)
Le Tombeau de Couperin (1914–17)

V. Menuet

Simon Crawford-Phillips | Piano


Arthur Benjamin (1893–1960)
Le Tombeau de Ravel (1958)

Lawrence Power | Viola
Simon Crawford-Phillips | Piano


* Three Berceuses from The Exterminating Angel were commissioned for Lawrence Power by Verbier Festival, Moritzburg Festival, BBC Radio 3, Aspen Festival, UKARIA Cultural Centre, Muziekgebouw can't IJ, Amsterdam, and underwritten by The Viola Commissioning Circle.


This concert will run for approximately forty-five minutes without interval. Followed by Lunch at 12.30pm (separate booking required).

Full Price
$55.00
Concession*
$50.00
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*Concession price includes pensioners, health care cardholders and seniors' health care
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