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The final concert in the National Tour Season is a big, exuberant celebration. Opening with the Australian Premiere of American composer Andrew Norman’s Gran Turismo, revving up for a showdown by two of the most important names in the romantic era.
Johannes Brahms and Antonín Dvořák were close friends, spiritually as well as professionally. Brahms embraced his rich Germanic music tradition, while Dvořák was carving out a new sound, rooted in the music of his own homeland. Brahms admired the young composer’s dazzling melodic and rhythmic skills and championed his work on an international scale.
Richard Tognetti and Principal Cello Timo-Veikko Valve perform Brahms’ Double Concerto, the composer’s last orchestral work. Brahms’ aim in combining the two solo instruments was to create a deeply sonorous and wide-ranging string sound. Dvořák’s Symphony No.8 expresses a kaleidoscope of emotions and manifests the composer’s love of nature and Czech folk music. Pushing the very concept of a “chamber orchestra” to even greater heights, it’s an explosive finale to the 2019 Season.
Richard Tognetti Director & Violin
Timo-Veikko Valve Cello
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Andrew Norman Gran Turismo Australian Premiere
Brahms Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor ‘Double Concerto’
Dvořák Symphony No.8 in G major
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Presented by Australian Chamber Orchestra
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