Sunday, November 14, 2010

Grainger again

I enjoyed the choral music of Percy Grainger at Melba Hall, The University of Melbourne this afternoon. Conducted by Peter Tregear, there were thirteen amazing singers and the guest artists -virtuoso piano duo, Timothy Young and Anna Carson. There was one unusual composition by Grainger who wrote a piece for two pianos placed back to back, which not only sounded like the surging motion of the sea but elicited the emotion associated with it. I also enjoyed having a conversation prior to the performance with Andrew Metaxas, Viola player with both the Tasmanian and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras, who, like me, enjoys science fiction films, but was in the vicinity today not to hear the choral music, but to visit the new Grainger Museum. I am so lucky to meet such interesting people.

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