AMPAG, Musica Viva Musica Viva:Nicolas Altstaedt & Aleksandar Madžar

Nicolas Altstaedt & Aleksandar Madžar

September 2017

Thu 28 

07:30 PM

Musica Viva

Musica Viva

Corner of Laman & Auckland Sts

NewcastleNew South Wales

 
 

Two brilliant adventurers set out across an enthralling musical landscape when Nicolas Altstaedt and Aleksandar Madžar step onto the stage. The program chosen by this intrepid duo offers a delicious survey of Romantic and modern cello sonatas from Debussy, Britten, Boulanger and many more.

Two brilliant adventurers set out across an enthralling musical landscape when Nicolas Altstaedt and Aleksandar Madžar step onto the stage. This is how great artists play: with imagination, with attention to style, with flexibility of technique, and above all a great sense of being in love with the music. As a result, every recital feels fresh and exciting, glowing with a sense of discovery. ‘How will we play this worktoday?’

Nicolas Altstaedt is a leading light of his generation, with a diverse career that encompasses orchestral concertos, artistic direction, festival programming, and of course chamber music (usually the bit that all musicians like best!). Aleksandar Madžar is no less accomplished, as a busy soloist, teacher and a particularly sought-after chamber music colleague.

The tour repertoire chosen by this intrepid duo offers a delicious survey of cello sonatas. Brahms’s second sonata, the earliest music on the program, served in varying degrees as inspiration for all the others. Debussy’s Cello Sonata was a late work, written in difficult days; its satisfied composer mused on the ‘power of the right chord in the right place’. Nadia Boulanger’s Three Pieces give a tantalising, attractive glimpse of a composer more renowned for teaching. A little homage to Shostakovich (a four-note motif based on his initials) sneaks its way into the Sonata by Britten. Taking us up to the present day is a new work from a young Australian composer, who happens to be a cellist as well: Adelaide’s Jakub Jankowski.

For more information and to buy tickets visit:

musicaviva.com.au/Nicolas

or call our friendly box office on: 1800 688 482