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Sunday 10 July 2022  |  2:30PM


'I'm very excited to present this program of five wildly different and visionary composers. Max Reger is the last giant of the romantic period, and his monumental Chaconne for solo violin is like a musical frieze depicting the development of music from Bach to Brahms. Controversial futurist, author, inventor, pianist and composer George Antheil, whose 1945 autobiography was entitled The Bad Boy of Music, wrote in a style which fused modernism, romanticism and jazz. His Sonatine for Violin and Cello is a foil for the next short work on the program which asks the question: What happens when modernist Jörg Widmann writes a piece based on the James Bond theme?

Alfred Schnittke's first Sonata for Violin and Piano, modelled on the famous Shostakovich second Piano Trio, is an exciting rhythmic and melodic tour de force unlike anything in his subsequent output. Finally, Ravel's sublime and masterful Piano Trio concludes this program.

Thanks to UKARIA, I'm exceptionally lucky to now be the custodian of an extraordinary Vuillaume violin, an instrument of rare qualities and, for an instrument from 1859, of even rarer condition. For my first concert at UKARIA with this instrument, it was important to me to present a major French piece of music, such as the Ravel Trio, to showcase this French violin, but also to display the versatility and power of the instrument in a diverse range of other music as well.'

– Kristian Winther

Duration | Approximately two hours, including a twenty-minute interval.
Note | Complimentary afternoon tea will be served during the interval.
Dining Options | Hearty soup with hot crusty bread can be pre-booked to enjoy before the concert ($15).


Max Reger (1873–1916)
Chaconne in G minor, Op. 117 No. 4

George Antheil (1900–1959)
Sonatine for Violin and Cello, W. 138

Jörg Widmann (b. 1973)
Duo No. 24 'Toccatine all'Inglese'

Alfred Schnittke (1934–1998)
Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano

I. Andante
II. Allegretto
III. Largo
IV. Allegretto


Maurice Ravel (1875–1937)
Piano Trio in A minor

I. Modéré
II. Pantoum (Assez vif)
III. Passacaille (Très large)
IV. Finale (Animé)

Photo Credit

Kristin Winther: Anthony Browell

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