Festival Events

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Saturday 18 July, 7:00pm
Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music
Boundary Road, Ooralea

At the end of the second world war, the aging Richard Strauss mourned the fate of his native Germany, and especially the impact that the war had on culture and the arts. It is widely thought that his “Metamorphosen” is the musical embodiment of this mourning. Originally performed with 23 individual string parts, this arrangement is for only 7 string parts which reflects the early sketches of the work. Gustav Mahler’s hauntingly beautiful Piano Quartet is a single-movement work, which had its first performance with the composer at the keyboard when he was only 16 years of age. Between these two works is the 2nd Piano Trio of Brahms, a grand work full of colour, and which is widely considered to be his best work of the Piano Trio genre.
After this concert of three of the most revered composers, please join the artists for a drink in the foyer after the performance, and perhaps a few extra tunes, or two…

MAHLER - Piano Quartet (Ike See, Elizabeth Woolnough, Edward King & Stewart Kelly)
BRAHMS - Piano Trio No.2 in C major, Op.87 (Lyrebird Trio)
STRAUSS (arr. Leopold) - Metamorphosen, for string septet (Glenn Christensen, Doretta Balkizas, Elizabeth Woolnough, Nathan Greentree, Simon Cobcroft, Edward King & Jaan Pallandi)