THE LOST JEWELS
Masters and masterworks lost to the Great War.
NATIONAL GALLERY OF AUSTRALIA ON 10 AND 11 AUGUST 2018
An extraordinary concert of musical and artistic treasures lost to the Great War, for soprano, tenor, chamber choir, string quartet and piano in order to mark the centenary of the final days of World War One. The music of composers from nine countries, lost to war or disease, are combined with the vivid projected images of paintings by Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele (Austria), Umberto Boccioni (Italy), Franz Marc, August Macke and Wilhelm Morgner (Germany) who also died during WWI.
PERFORMERS: Louise Page soprano, Edward Neeman piano, Sculthorpe String Quartet (Anna McDonald and Christopher Latham violins, James Wannan viola, Paul Stender cello), Luminescence Chamber Choir
Directed by Christopher Latham, artist-in-residence at the Australian War Memorial.
Antonio Fragoso Nocturne for piano
Ernest Farrar Heroic Elegy arr for piano quintet
W Denis Browne To Gratiana arr. for soprano and piano quintet
Andre DeVaere Grave et Poignant arr. for piano trio
Botho Sigwart Adagio from the Symphony in C Major arr. for piano quintet
Lili Boulanger Vielle prière bouddhique (Old Buddhist Prayer), Prière quotidienne pour tout l'Univers (A Daily Prayer for all the Universe) for soprano, chamber choir and piano quintet