17–18 May 2025

Concert 2 - Thirties

Saturday 22 May 2021 at 5pm

In the 1930s, we see an even greater widening of idiom. Alongside the neo-classical imaginings of Hindemith and Françaix, young Sydney composer Holly Harrison glances back to the exuberant gypsy jazz of guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist Stéphane Grappelli. Shostakovich’s dramatic cello sonata offers a premonition of the Stalinist purges, while Rachmaninov’s Variations on a theme of Corelli look back to the past, and also deeply within.

String Trio in C (1933)
Andrew Haveron (violin), Tobias Breider (viola), Umberto Clerici (cello)

Scherzo for Viola and Cello (1934)
Tobias Breider (viola), Umberto Clerici (cello)

Cello Sonata Op. 40 (1934)
Umberto Clerici (cello), Anna Goldsworthy (piano)

~ Interval ~

New Commission (2020/1)
Lloyd van’t Hoff (clarinet), Andrew Haveron (violin), Tobias Breider (viola), Umberto Clerici (cello)

Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op. 42 (1931)
Konstantin Shamray (piano)