CIMF: The October Revolution
- VENUE: Off-Site
- COST: $57 adult, $52 concession, $30 under 30, $25 under 18s/student rush
- BOOKINGS: Via CIMF website
- PRESENTER: Canberra International Music Festival
- WHEN: 2:30pm to 4pm
29 April 2017
Shostakovich’s Cello Sonata in D minor and his Seven Romances on Poems by Alexander Blok are searing masterpieces from a dark episode in Russia’s history. In this concert they are offset by Mozart’s playful tribute to bowling (or ‘skittles’), and a new sonata by the Belgian composer Frank Nuyts. Hear how a cheeky song about a cockroach became the battle cry for the Mexican revolution.
W.A. Mozart (1756-1791), Trio in E-flat KV 498 “Kegelstatt”
Frank Nuyts (b. 1958), Piano Sonata no. 20 “Radical Risk” or “La Cucaracha” (WP)
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975), Sonata for Cello and Piano
Dmitri Shostakovich, Seven Romances on Poems by Alexander Blok (1967)
written for the 50th anniversary of the October Revolution
Durations: 20′ – 18′ – interval – 20′ – 25′
This event is part of CIMF 2017 Festival, supported by Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres.