13-14 October @ Perth Concert Hall,
Presented by West Australian Symphony Orchestra
Ravel’s enchanting ballet, a virtuosic concerto and a serene symphony.
The three months that Vaughan Williams studied with Ravel in 1908 were rewarding both personally and professionally. The two became friends and Ravel’s tuition helped Vaughan Williams achieve a more luminous sound and greater textural clarity in his orchestral music. His Fifth Symphony is imbued with the delicate handling of lyricism and orchestral colour evident in his teacher’s Mother Goose ballet. By contrast, musical prodigy Saint-Saëns’ stormy, mercurial First Cello Concerto positively erupts with melodic invention.
“Mr. Qin has… a meltingly beautiful tone, flawless centered intonation and an ironclad technique.” – New York Times
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