In the Shadow of War

20th - 29th August, 2022

The surprising connection between the three works on this program is that of wartime conflict and how it impacted each composer. Australian Matthew Hindson, composing in 2015, was motivated by the thought of how a young person living 100 years before might face the prospect of going to war. For Shostakovich, this great work was formed from the spectre of a world at war in the mid-20th Century. He found it almost too much to bear and the singular transparency of his empathy with the victims is what makes the work an immensely powerful experience. Most people don’t think of Schubert in terms of conflict, but in fact he was surrounded by the constant threat of war during the Napoleonic era. One may never know the true impact this had on him and whether his penchant for song grew from a desire to avoid any conflict and embrace love and beauty. Having Grace and Tipi with me on this journey of exploration will be exciting indeed.

Matthew Hindson (1968- )

‘1915’ (2015)

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 – 1975)

Piano Trio in E minor, Op. 67 (1944)

Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828)

Piano Trio in E flat Major, Op.100 D.929 (1827)

20 AugustSouthern HighlandsChevalier College Performing Arts Centre4:00 pm get tickets
21 AugustTurramurraTurramurra Uniting Church2:15 pm get tickets
22 AugustCanberraChamber Music Mode at Llewellyn Hall7:00 pm get tickets
23 AugustMelbourne Recital CentrePrimrose Potter Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre7:00 pm get tickets
28 AugustAdelaideElder Hall, University of Adelaide2:15 pm get tickets
29 AugustSydneyCity Recital Hall7:00 pm get tickets

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